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I just got annoucer badge for this question.

  • I have never seen this question
  • None of these tags are favourite nor known
  • I don't even know such language exists (or whatever it is)

I didn't find my referal link (http://stackoverflow.com/q/25433/764846) anywhere on google, nor SE sites I visit.. Is that a bug?

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You've never heard of Lisp?? :p – Chris Frederick Oct 7 '11 at 21:21
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@Chris: Like a twice in my life – genesis Oct 7 '11 at 21:22
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In all seriousness, though, it's possible that someone else mistyped their ID in a referral link... – Chris Frederick Oct 7 '11 at 21:23
    
@Chris: Oh. I didn't even consider this. Still, this links isn't in google nor I can find it via internal search – genesis Oct 7 '11 at 21:24
    
As an aside: linking from within SE-sites won't give you the badge anyway. – Arjan Oct 7 '11 at 21:35
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I did it, as a test of your meta-reporting speed. ;P – Jeremy Banks Oct 7 '11 at 21:56
    
@JeremyBanks: hi! Hah, it was slower than before. I was half-sleeping when I got it yesterday and now I reallized I forgot about that one – genesis Oct 7 '11 at 21:58
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If it wasn't you, I can't tell you who the donor was who gave you that present, but someone submitted that question to Reddit with your user ID. It didn't receive much attention there; otherwise you'd probably have received more than a bronze badge…

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Can I ask how did you find it? I can't find it in google – genesis Oct 7 '11 at 21:37
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@genesis-φ: I have access to a bit more data :) I checked the logs for refer(r)ers for requests going to that link. – balpha Oct 7 '11 at 21:39
    
Ah. That's it! Thanks. – genesis Oct 7 '11 at 21:40
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If it had hit the front page with thousands of upvotes, if would still have been a bronze badge, really. – a cat Oct 7 '11 at 21:54
    
@lunboks: That's true. I can't get silver and bronze badges for single question – genesis Oct 7 '11 at 21:59

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