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Nine hours ago I got the 'Announcer' badge ("Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses...") for following question:
How do I detect when the iPhone goes into landscape mode via JavaScript? Is there an event for this?.


  • this question is not mine
  • there is and was no link in the question
  • there is no comment (with question from me)
  • I haven't edited the question

(Also see the revisions.)

Can somebody explain me why I got the badge or is there currently a bug with this badge?

marked as duplicate by hims056, Antony, Danubian Sailor, Aziz Shaikh, Martijn Pieters Mar 14 '14 at 8:09

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  • If you share the link to the question, the number of visits is tracked by the last number in the link. If I click the share button on this question, I get this: http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/225384/209357. The last number is my userid, which is used for tracking purposes. If anyone clicks on that link, it will be counted towards the badge progress. – Antony Mar 14 '14 at 6:46
  • That means I have (or someone else, I can't remember) shared a link to the question with my user id, and this link has been clicked 25 times? Then post your comment as answer and I will accept it. – scessor Mar 14 '14 at 6:54
  • You might have shared this link long back on some site or blog.. – Mr_Green Mar 14 '14 at 6:57
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    @scessor - No need to post an answer when the duplicate question is found. – hims056 Mar 14 '14 at 7:13

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