My user id on StackOverflow is 50776.
I just noticed that when sharing a link, it's appended to the end of any link when I try and get a link for a question/post:
I'm curious what purposes this is for (not being a privacy nut either, I'm not concerned).
The question arises because if I post the link (on a Facebook wall, or tweet it, etc), then other people can share that link, and at best, the only tracking that can be done is who exposed the link for a subset of views
This is a valid reason in itself, but I was wondering if there were any others.