In most questions on AE, one of the more common comments below a question usually are to ask the questioner details regarding his/her device -

  • what device are you using?
  • what version of Android is your device running?
  • Are you rooted?

These questions and the answers to them invariably help a great deal toward answering or focusing a prospective solution to what would be relevant for that particular user.

Is there any way we can set up these fields within a user's profile (with a request to fill in details - not mandatory at all), so it shows below a user's display icon or on hover?

Else can we include a separate field like there is for the tags for a user's device info etc?

  • reddit.com/r/android did something like this, but with CSS files only. It ended up flopping because Reddit limited the size of the CSS file. The hovercard was also slightly annoying.
    – Bryan Denny Mod
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 14:26
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    if this is going to be implemented, don't forget that some people have multiple Android devices and some people switches ROM weekly.
    – Lie Ryan
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 20:41
  • Odds are that these sort of people are more likely to include their device info in the question.
    – Sparx
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 5:20
  • possible duplicate of Should we discourage phone model tags in non-phone-specific questions? Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 15:03

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We could always make it a convention to include it in the free-form space of our user profiles and suggest others do the same.

  • That's what I do, but I often forget to update it when I flash a new ROM.
    – newuser
    Commented May 9, 2011 at 14:02

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