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

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 s.tk 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 s.tk URLs will be created.

General

Communities

Beta Communities

Easter Eggs

  • /hyphen: The hyphen site
  • /stk: See /stk
  • /unicorn: Candy Mountain
  • /StackOverflowSecrets: Direct access to secret keys



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  • 9
    Is this list still up-to-date?
    – gerrit
    Dec 13, 2012 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. Dec 15, 2012 at 19:31
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    There was s.tk/denver, but that's obsolete now so I won't bother adding it.
    – Jeremy
    Jan 1, 2013 at 11:09
  • Do we really need ones for Jeff's and Joel's profiles?
    – Cole Tobin
    Jul 22, 2013 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, 2013 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 Tobin
    Jul 22, 2013 at 8:25
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    First Stack Exchange and in 6 to 8 weeks, the world!
    – Amicable
    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:25
  • s.tk/blender is currently going to a private staff Google Hangout.
    – Jeremy
    Apr 16, 2014 at 15:08
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    s.tk/meta should now point to Meta.SE, no?
    – brasofilo
    Apr 17, 2014 at 12:04
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    Why is /hyphen how they choose to refer to Expert Exchange? Why not /arch-nemesis or /anti-christ, or /arch-enemy or /rival? Apr 27, 2015 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: expertsexchange.com)
    – user259867
    Apr 27, 2015 at 15:12
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    @2mkgz: That's hilarious - I've never noticed that before. Apr 27, 2015 at 15:18
  • @JeremyBanks the first, s.tk, no longer works.
    – ike
    Mar 13, 2016 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.
    – Jeremy
    Mar 14, 2016 at 22:37
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    @JeremyBanks could we have s.tk/alcohol to point to Beer, Wine, & Spirits? s.tk/beer 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. Dec 20, 2016 at 16:07

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