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Can I get the Announcer badge from sharing a link to a deleted question? If so, does it only count if 10K users follow it, or does it track all clicks on the link by unique IP addresses?

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TL;DR: no, they shouldn't work.

Link to deleted posts used to award the badge until January 2012, but then it was fixed by balpha.

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