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Background

The Announcer badge is awarded to people who share a link that results in 25 distinct IPs clicking on it. To track that the URLs are constructed like this:

http://stackoverflow.com/a/12860971/569976.

The first number is the post ID and the second number is the user ID.

The Question

Is it possible to see how many times a link was shared using data.stackexchange.com? I'd expect a table Links or something to be used to keep track of how many people clicked on a particular link, but unless I'm missing it I'm just not seeing such a table?

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That information is not available in the Data Explorer data set, no.

The data is only available internally; and not visible even on the regular sites until the badge is awarded even.

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So is the Data Explorer data set just a bunch of (MySQL-like) views or something? –  neubert Mar 25 '13 at 2:11
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essentially, yes @neu - it's based on the same sanitized subset as the public data dump. –  Shog9 Mar 25 '13 at 2:18
    
I didn't know stackoverflow did datadumps. I did Google searches to try to find them to no avail. I guess they're normally available as Torrents and are *.xml files? idk either way I can't find them! –  neubert Mar 25 '13 at 2:23
    
@neubert data.stackexchange.com –  Austin Henley Mar 25 '13 at 5:15
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@neubert The data dumps are currently being released as torrent of XML dumps, seeded by clearbits, here's the latest. The release method may be changing in the future. –  Jeremy Banks Mar 25 '13 at 5:21

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