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But I don't wanna share

The share icons appear to have started appearing on every answer, starting today (June 19th). According to this post they should only appear "a random percent of the time, decreasing chance with greater reputation". Given my StackOverflow reputation, I would not expect to see this repeatedly for every post in a day. Is this a bug?

  • @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: Are you saying you're experiencing the same problem with the share widget appearing on every new post you make? Or just one of them? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 19 '12 at 16:21
  • I think this is different - I understand wanting to ignore it, but this is happening on every post for me today. The behavior has changed as far as I can tell. – Reed Copsey Jun 19 '12 at 16:22
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn same issue. See Kevin's update on my post. – Naftali aka Neal Jun 19 '12 at 16:23

The sharing button rules changed last night as part of an experiment, I missed updating the meta post; my bad.

New rules are the same as the old ones, but without the length and random requirements.

If (and I fully expect, when) this change does nothing to their usage we'll be reverting/pulling them.

So uh, I guess continue treating them with the disdain they deserve.

  • "Without the random requirements" - Does that mean it's basically going to always be on every post until this is pulled? – Reed Copsey Jun 19 '12 at 16:26
  • @ReedCopsey that is what it seems... :-( – Naftali aka Neal Jun 19 '12 at 16:26
  • @Reed - for the first hour of its existence, yes. Unless the question is closed. – Kevin Montrose Jun 19 '12 at 16:26
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    When making controversial changes like this, you guys might want to think about adding a stackapp to turn them off. – user1228 Jun 19 '12 at 16:28
  • Okay - just know that I despise this ;) and I suspect a lot of other poeple will too – Reed Copsey Jun 19 '12 at 16:29
  • @Wont - frankly I want these buttons gone, more documentation of "our users dislike this, duh!" is an OK outcome in that pursuit. – Kevin Montrose Jun 19 '12 at 16:30
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    @Reed I despise them too, counting the days till the experiment ends. – Kevin Montrose Jun 19 '12 at 16:30
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    @KevinMontrose Yeah - way too aggressive and too many wasted pixels – Reed Copsey Jun 19 '12 at 16:33
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    @KevinMontrose - Can we have a countdown somewhere to experiment end? – Oded Jun 19 '12 at 16:53
  • The experiment is over and all I can say is, Thank You! – Mark Ransom Jun 20 '12 at 15:42

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