Fwd: Profile suggestion

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From: Michael G. Simpson <>
Date: 28 November 2017 at 18:24
Subject: Profile suggestion

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I would like to strongly suggest that in one’s figshare Profile, a field for email and a field for personal web page be added.  It would also be better if those addresses automatically formed a link.  Currently, one must cut and paste, e.g., a web page URL, rather than simply click it.
The email address field is most critical, so that other collaborators may easily contact members of a group.  
Thank you for considering this, and please forward as needed.

Michael Simpson 

Dr. Michael G. Simpson
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA   92182-4614, U.S.A.

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Making things clickable is definitely already on our roadmap for next year. I doubt we would ever have an explicit email address field, but this would not prevent emails being added into the description and being clickable. 


Thanks, Chris.  A field for a personal website would be good, in addition to those for social media.  


Michael Simpson

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