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What is my user ID?

I know that I have read that the stackexchange sites use SQL Server and IDENTITY columns, is this that number, or some other ID number?

I have 177800 in my URL that points to my stackoverflow profile page, does this mean I was user 177,800 to sign up on that site?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, random Aug 26 '12 at 5:11

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Yes, that's your unique user id. – Mysticial Aug 26 '12 at 3:31
@AnishGupta: Why do you think so? Not saying you're wrong, but the nth user having user ID n would make sense. – Dennis Aug 26 '12 at 15:11
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Yes, that is your unique user ID for that site. What I mean for "that site" is this: (my profile)

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