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The problem:
The links at the bottom of the Stack Exchange newsletter link to a YouTube video instead of the right place on the website. I´m not sure if this is an oversight or a clever hack.

Screenshot:

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Here is the offending link - youtube.com/watch?v=gkfVdrtLcRs and youtube.com/watch?v=wZZ7oFKsKzY –  jjnguy Aug 8 '11 at 15:12
    
Link to the newsletter page so you can see for yourself - stackexchange.com/newsletters –  jjnguy Aug 8 '11 at 15:18
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I requested the devs to point the link to somewhere else but didn't realize they would choose Youtube. :-) meta.stackexchange.com/questions/100852/… –  user162697 Aug 8 '11 at 15:22
    
mhh its funny that they changed the links to youtube. the first thing i thought after seeing it was: "wow did they get hacked?" linking back to the newsletter seems better –  LDomagala Aug 8 '11 at 15:37
    
I don't see any youtube links. –  John Aug 8 '11 at 16:22
    
@John: Are you looking for the YouTube links in the newsletter email that you receive? –  user162697 Aug 8 '11 at 17:09
    
@Siva: No, I thought they were in the newsletter preview as per the title. Are they only in the email? (I haven't subscribed to any newsletters yet.) –  John Aug 8 '11 at 17:20
    
@John: No, those links are in the preview. I can still see the links to YouTube. The links are at the bottom of the newsletter. –  user162697 Aug 8 '11 at 17:24
    
Ah! Found them! Thanks @Siva. Judging by the content of those videos, I think that was intentional. (How exactly would you "properly" implement an "Unsubsribe" button on an example?) –  John Aug 8 '11 at 18:13
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@John: It used to redirect to itself. I suggested redirecting the links to SE newsletter home page. Now, I guess we are kind of Rick Rolled. ;-) –  user162697 Aug 8 '11 at 18:36
    
@Siva: Gotta watch those tricky SE people! (BTW, this question is SO much clearer now that I'm looking at it from a computer that doesn't block imgur!) –  John Aug 8 '11 at 18:38

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This is by design, since those links can't work in the preview.

So instead we made them link somewhere.. fun.

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Since this is by design, can we vote on the videos that you link to? :) –  Chris Frederick Aug 9 '11 at 0:52
    
I was hoping this would be the answer. –  jjnguy Aug 9 '11 at 0:53

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