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My question is simple and short. When exactly is the "tweet this" button visible for a given answer?

For example when I go to a question I answered Duplicate type error? I don't see the "tweet this" button. I know for sure it's visible directly after I gave the answer.

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Is that functionality ever available on answers? I thought it was only on questions. Do you have an example of an answer with it? – David Dec 14 '11 at 15:08
@David Yes I have used it multiple times. Well I can't give you a example because they aren't visible now hence the question. I guess they are only visible directly after answering? I now also notice that the tweet this button for this question is also missing? – Martijn B Dec 14 '11 at 15:12
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Jeff answers this question here:

This only appears:

  • a random percent of the time, decreasing chance with greater reputation- on your posts
  • if they are greater than 400 characters in length
  • for 1 hour after posting

Note: The other question (where Jeff posted his answer) is not a dupe of this one, since it was a request to "please-ditch-all-of-the-share-icons-they-give-me-nightmares"

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@jardarnal27 Thanks. Well I can empathize with people who don't like it but there are enough people like me who don't care and ask them self where is that button. I've seen it before? A better implementation would be to leave it to the user. If you don't like it disable it or the other way around. – Martijn B Dec 14 '11 at 15:57
I wouldn't want to Tweet everything anyway, but on the odd occasion that it does pop up it gets me thinking "Hmm, in fact, do I?" - and, rarely, but still, I do. I think it's worth it. – Grant Thomas Dec 14 '11 at 16:00
@MartijnB I don't really understand why people get so upset about the buttons to be honest =) In case you did not notice, the "share" buttons are always there on the question (right below the voting buttons). – jadarnel27 Dec 14 '11 at 16:01
@Mr.Disappointment That would make for a rather controversial [feature-request], wouldn't it? (To always show the sharing buttons) – jadarnel27 Dec 14 '11 at 16:03
@jadarnel27 Oh, I wouldn't want that! And I don't think I implied as much? – Grant Thomas Dec 14 '11 at 16:04
@Mr.Disappointment Haha, I think I mis-read your comment. My mistake =) – jadarnel27 Dec 14 '11 at 16:05
I am going to give it some more thoughts and maybe start a discussion for a feature request. – Martijn B Dec 14 '11 at 16:09
Discussion started -… – Martijn B Dec 14 '11 at 16:27

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