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Take, for example, the reputation tab of my user profile. Note that the links to questions do not use the canonical URL because they omit the question title in the URL.

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This seems to me a feature request rather than a bug. Personally this does not affect my experience of the site in any way. If you really want to get the canonical URL for some question, you can do so quite easily by clicking the non-canonical link, then scrolling to the top where the question is stated and clicking on the question title. –  Mitch Schwartz Dec 11 '10 at 8:08

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What difference does it make?

This tag is present in your user page

<link rel="canonical" href="http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/89334/waiwai933">

That means you can use whatever form the URL you want, and search engines will know that this form is canon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonical

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Then why do you include the title on every other link on the Stack Exchange site? Because, as I understand, the link is more meaningful that way. I only mentioned canonical because that's the one SE typically uses—I'm familiar with how canonical urls work. –  waiwai933 Dec 11 '10 at 5:16

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