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Idea 1 of 3: Headhunter badge.

Every now and then I post a link to SO on some local board when people ask a programming question. I'm always wondering if someone followed it and became a permanent user.

It would be good if I could make that link a unique one, so that SO could trace it and maybe reward me with a badge?

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This could be done with the blog badge I would think reasonably easily. – tvanfosson Mar 12 '10 at 16:31
Do we have already some kind of blog badge? – sneg Mar 12 '10 at 16:42
I think @tvan's referring to Flair? – John Rudy Mar 12 '10 at 17:01
Oh, I see. Well, yes, at least like that. Maybe I'll start blogging. :) – sneg Mar 12 '10 at 17:05
@user -- yep, flair, blog badge, whatever. – tvanfosson Mar 12 '10 at 17:08
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I vaguely suspect something like this would result in a lot of people spamming links to the trilogy in places where it isn't really appropriate in order to get this badge.

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If it brings people to SO etc. is that a bad thing inherently? Given the spam is elsewhere I mean? – Smalltown2k Mar 12 '10 at 19:51

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