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I tried adding a Skype button in my StackOverflow profile to show my current status: online/away/offline using the code provided by Skype: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/tell-a-friend/wizard/

The button works as expected showing my status, but if someone tries to click it, the Skype app won't open because this URL:

http://skype:lenielmacaferi?chat

is translated to:

http://skype:lenielmacaferi/?chat

With the above link, this window won't appear:

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I also think that the URL should not have the http part. It should only be

href="skype:lenielmacaferi?chat"

but this is not possible as of today.

Would this be acceptable or even possible in the future? If there's security concerns, no problem... I'll just close this question. :)

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I came that close to flagging this as off topic. Well done sir. :) –  Mysticial May 3 '12 at 16:01
    
@Mysticial Is letting the other users on MSO think the question is off-topic a new trend? Is there a badge for that? ;) –  kiamlaluno May 3 '12 at 16:04
    
@kiam is there a badge for that -- do you really want another fake badge from me? –  Manishearth May 3 '12 at 16:10
    
@Manishearth Ehmmm… I didn't ask the question; I would not get the badge. As you say, "another fake badge," which one is that other fake badge? :) –  kiamlaluno May 3 '12 at 16:16
    
@kiam quite a few. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/116735/… Also, a deleted post has a whole bunch (search Is there a badge for scoring my own birthyear?). I was bored, and I knew jQuery. So I made some badges :) –  Manishearth May 3 '12 at 16:21
    
Ok....how is this on topic? –  John May 3 '12 at 17:24
    
@John it's about Stack Exchange profiles messing with (unusually formatted) user-entered URIs. –  Pops May 3 '12 at 17:32
    
Ah I see. Thanks, @Pop. –  John May 3 '12 at 18:59
    
We detected an invalid link in your post, please correct it. (this message will be automatically removed when the link is fixed) –  Community May 14 '12 at 5:34

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