I tried adding a Skype button in my StackOverflow profile to show my current status: online/away/offline using the code provided by Skype: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/tell-a-friend/wizard/

The button works as expected showing my status, but if someone tries to click it, the Skype app won't open because this URL:


is translated to:


With the above link, this window won't appear:

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I also think that the URL should not have the http part. It should only be


but this is not possible as of today.

Would this be acceptable or even possible in the future? If there's security concerns, no problem... I'll just close this question. :)

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    I came that close to flagging this as off topic. Well done sir. :)
    – Mysticial
    May 3, 2012 at 16:01
  • @Mysticial Is letting the other users on MSO think the question is off-topic a new trend? Is there a badge for that? ;)
    – apaderno
    May 3, 2012 at 16:04
  • @kiam is there a badge for that -- do you really want another fake badge from me? May 3, 2012 at 16:10
  • @Manishearth Ehmmm… I didn't ask the question; I would not get the badge. As you say, "another fake badge," which one is that other fake badge? :)
    – apaderno
    May 3, 2012 at 16:16
  • @kiam quite a few. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/116735/… Also, a deleted post has a whole bunch (search Is there a badge for scoring my own birthyear?). I was bored, and I knew jQuery. So I made some badges :) May 3, 2012 at 16:21
  • Ok....how is this on topic?
    – John
    May 3, 2012 at 17:24
  • @John it's about Stack Exchange profiles messing with (unusually formatted) user-entered URIs.
    – Pops
    May 3, 2012 at 17:32
  • Ah I see. Thanks, @Pop.
    – John
    May 3, 2012 at 18:59
  • We detected an invalid link in your post, please correct it. (this message will be automatically removed when the link is fixed)
    – Community Bot
    May 14, 2012 at 5:34


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