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Here comes a strange question.

When I want to edit one answer in particular, the link for the "Save your edits", obviously randomly generated, contains amongst other random characters the following word: babe.

Edit: screenshot to show the link:


Nothing wrong in itself, it's randomly generated, and not really offensive. however, it was deemed offensive by my workplace's proxy, which refuses to send my request (and probably notified the local admin that I'm trying to watch some things that I'm not...)

Question is: is there a way for me to change this link, is it related to my current session, or is it a strong link, and will remain the same for this particular question?

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random, what are you doing here? Bad boy! – Ladybug Killer Nov 4 '09 at 14:55
Where are you seeing these babes? – random Nov 4 '09 at 14:58
What a canting question, random. You can't fool us! – Ladybug Killer Nov 4 '09 at 14:59
Not sure where you're seeing these babes, do you have a properly marked out screenshot to illustrate? – random Nov 4 '09 at 14:59
A screenshot with babes shouldn't be a problem, should it? – Ladybug Killer Nov 4 '09 at 15:01
Sounds like the other half of this sordid tale:… – random Nov 4 '09 at 15:04
Solution: Get rid of your workplace's content filtering. You're really missing out on good content. I bet you can't even read my magnificent profile. It's really awesome. Really. – JSONBog Nov 4 '09 at 15:04
You could even ask a question on SU: "How to circumvent my workplace's content filter?" – JSONBog Nov 4 '09 at 15:06
He could but then there'd be comments about how it's so wrong subverting The Man and his policies and to not fight the system and just roll with it or quit and find a better job. Because when The Man lays down the rules, you gotta stick by them with a clenched body part. Or just spend another day on reddit. – random Nov 4 '09 at 15:09
@random: He'd only get a reply like that if Atwood would happen to be online at that time. – JSONBog Nov 4 '09 at 15:14
Atwood is always online. He never sleeps. Not to mention his army of archangels out there. – Ladybug Killer Nov 4 '09 at 15:16
He is a vampire. Vampires don't have armies of archangels. The best they have is one vampire who happens to be ironically named Angel. He's not an angel, either: he's just a guy in a vampire suit. And a leather jacket. – JSONBog Nov 4 '09 at 15:20
@I'm-really-awesome : Actually, it's really silly, it filters only urls, not content. So yes, I was able to bask in the awesomeness of your profile :-] – Gnoupi Nov 4 '09 at 15:20
@Gnoupi: you are not here for reading profiles, you are here for providing screenshots! Do your work! – Ladybug Killer Nov 4 '09 at 15:24
@Am I really Welbog: I know he's a vampire. I said that. He does not sleep. – Ladybug Killer Nov 4 '09 at 15:25
up vote 3 down vote accepted

What a babe! ;)

It looks much like a GUID to me. I assume Jeff uses them to distinguish the different edits easily.

It's not just your session:

leg shot of the babe link

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Ok, so in this case, it would be linked to each edit, not to the account, I guess. – Gnoupi Nov 5 '09 at 9:24
Nope, no harem for you ;) They are linked to the edits. – Ladybug Killer Nov 5 '09 at 9:26
Aaaaahhh! Jeff, why can't I upvote my own post? - Lovely, random :) – Ladybug Killer Nov 5 '09 at 9:46

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