Is StackExchange DataExplorer somehow special?
The data explorer isn't as tightly integrated into the network as the Q&A sites, StackExchange.com, and Area 51 are. This is status-bydesign, for a couple reasons.
- Data Explorer is an open source project, tight integration with our login system becomes complicated accordingly
- Unlike the other sites, your activity on data.se isn't really likely to be of much interest to other members of the community
- It'd be a really weird fit display wise, Area 51 is already a bit odd out but Data.SE is really wildly different