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Status message purpose?

I wonder what the status message in your profile page is good for?
I used a string such as "Howdi" and then I can see this on my member card. But why would people use this?

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
It's basically similar to writing a message on Twitter or Facebook. It's an informal way of displaying a message about what you're up to, how you're feeling or some such without needing to create an entirely new thread for it.