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Skype plugin converts user reputation and badges to a phone number

Lately I've started noticing on Stack Overflow that if you hover over some users profile pictures it shows their Skype id, but when I try edit my profile I don't see any option to save this type of info, so how can I add my Skype id to my SO profile?

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  • Really? Do you have a link to such an example profile? – Bart Feb 4 '13 at 6:15
  • @Deni - Please don't link like 3rd from the top because the position can be changed withing a second. :) – hims056 Feb 4 '13 at 6:26
  • This user -stackoverflow.com/users/238232/heather – Denys Wessels Feb 4 '13 at 6:27
  • I'm not sure what you're seeing, but I don't see any Skype ID. It's not this Skype browswer plugin going bonkers on some random numbers? – Bart Feb 4 '13 at 6:28
  • It's there bro just check hims056 answer – Denys Wessels Feb 4 '13 at 6:29
  • Github, Bitbucket, Twitter, Last.FM, Steam (no link)...I must be overlooking something then. – Bart Feb 4 '13 at 6:30

What you are seeing is not a real Skype link. It is most likely a problem with the Skype browser plugin which thinks it has found a phone number. The user has:

4870 rep, 6 gold badges, 29 silver ones and 102 bronze.

This explains the "phone number" (4)870629102

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    Unfortunately SE doesn't seem interested at all in fixing it, but just blaming it on Skype. It's actually not Skype's fault. – animuson Feb 4 '13 at 7:01
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    @animuson I do indeed seem to remember an earlier discussion on the subject (years ago?). In any case, should the OP think it is Heather's number, then I'm afraid he's out of luck. – Bart Feb 4 '13 at 7:02
  • I linked it in the comments above. It's currently closed as "off topic." – animuson Feb 4 '13 at 7:02

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