It was announced on the Stack Exchange Podcast episode #23 (at 1:05:26) that Stack Exchange has its own URL shortener,

Users can't create their own, they can only use the ones that are built-in.

What shortened URLs are available through it?

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This is a community-maintained list of publicly-known URLs. Please note that several links have broken or been removed in the past. Long-term stability is not guaranteed.

Note: The SE team announced on October 6, 2017 that no more URLs will be created.



Beta Communities

Easter Eggs

  • /hyphen: The hyphen site
  • /stk: See /stk
  • /unicorn: Candy Mountain

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    Is this list still up-to-date? – gerrit Dec 13 '12 at 13:18
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    Links are added as they are discovered. So there's a possibility that there exists sites that have links but are not listed. If you find any, feel free to add to the list. – Jeff Mercado Dec 15 '12 at 19:31
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    There was, but that's obsolete now so I won't bother adding it. – user Jan 1 '13 at 11:09
  • Do we really need ones for Jeff's and Joel's profiles? – Cole Johnson Jul 22 '13 at 4:21
  • @Cole I can't imagine anyone using them but it's not like there is a negative cost to having them there. – Amicable Jul 22 '13 at 8:10
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    @Amicable No! You see, It's a conspiracy! They're slowly but surely implanting doctrines in our minds! It's subtle things like these that make it hard to pick up on! Don't you get it!? They are promoting themselves as the leaders! They're plotting to take over! We can't have that! You need to be on the lookout to notice things like this! – Cole Johnson Jul 22 '13 at 8:25
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    First Stack Exchange and in 6 to 8 weeks, the world! – Amicable Jul 22 '13 at 11:25
  • is currently going to a private staff Google Hangout. – user Apr 16 '14 at 15:08
  • 7 should now point to Meta.SE, no? – brasofilo Apr 17 '14 at 12:04
  • Why is /hyphen how they choose to refer to Expert Exchange? Why not /arch-nemesis or /anti-christ, or /arch-enemy or /rival? – ArtOfWarfare Apr 27 '15 at 15:02
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    @ArtOfWarfare Because it's none of those things? SE won by a knockout. Today's rival would be Quora. (Also, "hyphen" refers to what happens if it's omitted from the domain name: – user259867 Apr 27 '15 at 15:12
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    @2mkgz: That's hilarious - I've never noticed that before. – ArtOfWarfare Apr 27 '15 at 15:18
  • @JeremyBanks the first,, no longer works. – ike Mar 13 '16 at 0:49
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    @ike Updated the list. Several of the links are gone -- some seem pretty arbitrary. Heh. I guess these aren't to be relied on. – user Mar 14 '16 at 22:37
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    @JeremyBanks could we have to point to Beer, Wine, & Spirits? is already taken (by Homebrewing) and it's causing a little confusion; would be great if we could tell people a shortened URL to use for the other site. Thanks. – Monica Cellio Dec 20 '16 at 16:07

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