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When I click on a vote button on a question, the link dialog containing a URL to the question may appear intermittently. This most often occurs on Stack Exchange Photography, but I've seen it occur on other sites. Is this a bug?

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Nope, it's a feature – fretje May 4 '11 at 15:13
    
Yup, I've seen this too - I've yet to establish what the pattern is though. – Rob May 4 '11 at 15:31
    
I don't think the pattern is public. I remember Jeff talking about it here on meta somewhere, but can't find it. – fretje May 4 '11 at 15:34
    
Anything like this that may be subject to gaming is best kept secret. You comments have convinced me that this is by design. Thanks! – bwDraco May 4 '11 at 15:35
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@fretje At most, Jeff just mentioned that it stops once you've made enough promotions to posts. – Grace Note May 4 '11 at 16:00
    
@Grace: Yep, now you mention it, that was what I remembered. – fretje May 4 '11 at 16:05
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No, it isn't a bug. It is a feature. The dialog (if you read it!) invites you to share the link. As you've voted on the question, you must think it is a good question, one worthy of, perhaps, sharing! (:

There is a random chance you will be invited to do so.

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