I'm fairly new to Stack Exchange. I'd like to know if questions posted on these sites have a unique ID to identify them by. When I click on any question and look at the link, I usually see a number like:


And typing in just https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/###### opens that question. Is that number unique to each question on each site? If yes, is there a way to find that number out without looking at the link?

  • as i know, the id is a timestamp of yout question
    – gagantous
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 5:48
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    @gagantous it is not a timestamp but just a incrementing number that started at 1. See also: meta.stackexchange.com/a/298852/158100
    – rene
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 7:15

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That's the question number, yes.

Each question and answer has a "share" link underneath that you can click on to get a permalink to that question, and that will have the question/answer number in it, does that do what you need?

For example, for this question:


where 302613 is the question number and 134374 is my user number.

  • Yes, this is exactly what I wanted. Thanks! Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 5:53

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