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Can we have a profile URL at SO?

Is it possible to get nice looking url to SO user account for external linking?

This is to include link to my SO account in CV or in blog.

For example linkedin.com provides urls in the form of

http://<country>.linkedin.com/in/<username>

Is similar url available for SO account? I noticed that the url to my SO account has a number in it, is this something like user id - e.g. will it ever change or am I safe to use that as external link:

http://stackoverflow.com/users/<somenumber>/<username>
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marked as duplicate by John Rudy, ChrisF, mmyers, Shog9, Troggy Dec 9 '09 at 23:21

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That number isn't "something like a user id" - it is your user id. –  mmyers Dec 9 '09 at 22:51
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The URL to your profile page is not going to change as long as you retain the same account. The number is your user ID, which is the unique way of identifying you. The username is not important at all and gets ignored. You can link to anything as the username, for example, clicking this link will take you to your Meta profile page, despite the fact that it replaces your username with a little phrase: meta.stackoverflow.com/users/140169/whats-in-a-name. Also, this is a duplicate (see iammichael's answer, below). –  John Rudy Dec 9 '09 at 22:52
    
Thanks for the explanation, it make sense now, I searched a bit around but couldn't find this information anywhere (the other linked question has the answer but it's never been upvoted so it's lost at the bottom of the page ...) –  stefanB Dec 9 '09 at 23:04
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See: Can we have a profile URL at SO?

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thanks, i've found it as well, couldn't find anything before I posted question –  stefanB Dec 9 '09 at 22:51
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Consider making yourself a customized bit.ly or tinyurl to point to your StackOverflow URL.

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