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Something along the lines of these:

social buttons

I haven't seen one yet, but if one exists, that would be great.

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What would it do? – mmyers Jul 22 '10 at 22:53
You would use it so link to your stack overflow/super user/server fault profile on your website...that's what they are used for... – Thomas Owens Jul 22 '10 at 22:54
social buttons like those above are for sharing content, not linking to profile - have you ever clicked on one? ;-) – Steven A. Lowe Jul 23 '10 at 0:26
Steven: I've also seen them used to link to profile pages. – Thomas Owens Jul 23 '10 at 2:05
I wouldn't mind seeing this. ask a question then see if someone on fb or twitter can answer it. – WalterJ89 Jul 23 '10 at 9:42
up vote 6 down vote accepted

I wouldn't call it a "social button" because of the connotation, I'd just call it an icon. That being said, yes someone's made one:
Stackoverflow Icon


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This is just what I'm looking for, but that's now gone. Any idea where to find it? – William Pietri Jun 4 '11 at 22:51

Got flair?

NB: You'll also find this link in your profile...

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That's not what I described. At all. – Thomas Owens Jul 22 '10 at 23:11
Really? I mean they are bits of web code for you to put places website, and to your Stack Overflow profile. – dmckee Jul 22 '10 at 23:24
Yes, but they aren't buttons...they are flair. It's nitpicky, I know. But a social button is a small square button (usually no larger than 60x60) that simply links to your profile page. There is no text on the button other than the logo of the site being linked to. – Thomas Owens Jul 22 '10 at 23:26
@Thomas So this is like a social button, only much more useful? – Michael Mrozek Jul 23 '10 at 2:59
Michael: More useful, yet. But if you are using other social buttons to link to your facebook, twitter, and linked in profiles, then flair really sticks out like a sore thumb. – Thomas Owens Jul 23 '10 at 9:21

If you want to link to a user profile simply click the got flair? link on your user page:

We only do this on public betas.

for example on (currently in public beta)

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I'm looking for something to link TO a stack overflow profile with on my site. – Thomas Owens Jul 23 '10 at 0:06
@Thomas see my update – Jeff Atwood Jul 23 '10 at 5:07

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