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Today I got both the Announcer badge and the Booster badge for this question that I asked last year.

I don't remember ever sharing a link to it, and it seems odd to me that I would get both badges in one day, implying that there were at least 276 people who viewed it today from a link I don't remember ever sharing.

What's going on?

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Your question was linked using your user ID from the on-going Stack Exchange segment on Ars Technica, as the "See also" link under the "Challenge Yourself" answer. Admittedly I'm not entirely sure I get how your post relates to the chosen answer, but it does explain the traffic.

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6 the heck did you find this out? – Ben Brocka Sep 1 '12 at 22:50
I have my ways, I have my ways... – Tim Stone Sep 1 '12 at 22:54
I also knew that it had to have been shared from a place with reasonably high visibility and that that article ran today, so it was a likely (and correct) candidate. Apparently searching for the title brings it up as the ninth result now, too. – Tim Stone Sep 1 '12 at 22:56

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