Let's say some personal info, like interests or location, would really improve the usefulness of my site. Is it excessive to have my profile pages set up so that, when a user opens their own profile, forms open up to show what could/should be added? Could that be endlessly annoying? Is that more intrusive than, say, having a subtle drop down at the top of the page. Are there examples of good design that deal with the "get your users to provide more info" issue?
So I have decided tentatively to display this block above the users profile if there is information missing from the profile that would be helpful to have in order to give a better user experience. Keep in mind that I am a doctor and amateur programmer, not a professional.
You can close this if you want. I am thinking of added some functionality to allow users to stop seeing this completely if they wish. What do you think.....too intrusive, pesky, detailed?