Do it makes sense to have the "Share This Page" block on member profiles?


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In my opinion the Share This Page (STP) block makes sense for threads, resources and media items/albums however for member profiles it doesn't make sense and its usage statistics speak for itself:

Mike (a developer): Twitter (0) / Facebook (0) / Google (2)
Brogan (a moderator): Twitter (0) / Facebook (0) / Google (2)
Daniel Hood (a good member): Twitter (0) / Facebook (0) / Google (0)
Super120 (a bad member): Twitter (0) / Facebook (0) / Google (0)

So as you can see, the STP block adds no value to member profile pages. In my forum I have removed that block with a simple template edit but I believe it shouldn't come present in the stock style.

You're not a bad member.

But yes, it personally does make sense. It may not be used as much, but some people like the feature being on profiles.
The "Share This Page" block as is adds unnecessary page load and 99.9% of the time it is never used. Seemingly disabling it reduces load time on average by about 10-15% (sometimes more).

At a minimum, I think that block should be a clickable and then load in the js from Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc once clicked if at all possible.
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Maybe it would be good idea if we could collapse that block and only load it when someone clinks on the block to open it.
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