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Given Jeff's post here, which type of user id was used in the site.

I presume it was int, as it is used in the URL, and as far as I can see there is not the need to use GUID, as the benefits in the above are for distributed disconnected systems, it seems to me.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

According to the data dump, it is an integer.

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Likely a bigint. – perbert Nov 5 '09 at 0:12
@voyager: That is not the question. – GEOCHET Nov 5 '09 at 0:14
Thanks for the answers guys.. – Chris Barry Nov 5 '09 at 0:27

post revisions use guids, but everything else is standard incrementing integers

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