I just got annoucer badge for this question.

  • I have never seen this question
  • None of these tags are favourite nor known
  • I don't even know such language exists (or whatever it is)

I didn't find my referal link (https://stackoverflow.com/q/25433/764846) anywhere on google, nor SE sites I visit.. Is that a bug?

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    You've never heard of Lisp?? :p Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:21
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    @Chris: Like a twice in my life
    – genesis
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:22
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    In all seriousness, though, it's possible that someone else mistyped their ID in a referral link... Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:23
  • @Chris: Oh. I didn't even consider this. Still, this links isn't in google nor I can find it via internal search
    – genesis
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:24
  • As an aside: linking from within SE-sites won't give you the badge anyway.
    – Arjan
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:35
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    I did it, as a test of your meta-reporting speed. ;P
    – Jeremy
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:56
  • @JeremyBanks: hi! Hah, it was slower than before. I was half-sleeping when I got it yesterday and now I reallized I forgot about that one
    – genesis
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:58

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If it wasn't you, I can't tell you who the donor was who gave you that present, but someone submitted that question to Reddit with your user ID. It didn't receive much attention there; otherwise you'd probably have received more than a bronze badge…

  • Can I ask how did you find it? I can't find it in google
    – genesis
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:37
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    @genesis-φ: I have access to a bit more data :) I checked the logs for refer(r)ers for requests going to that link.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:39
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    If it had hit the front page with thousands of upvotes, if would still have been a bronze badge, really.
    – a cat
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:54
  • @lunboks: That's true. I can't get silver and bronze badges for single question
    – genesis
    Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 21:59

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