Linked Questions

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Why is my userid in links I copy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a permalink used for? Privacy leak in permalink? If you right click/copy "link", your user id is appended at the end of every link you create. e.g. https://...
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Share questions without automatically showing own account ID [duplicate]

When I click "Share" on a question or an answer, if I am logged in, a /{$account_id} is automatically appended to the link, probably for the Announcer family of badges [citation needed]. However, this ...
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It would have been nice to know that shared links include my user id [duplicate]

I noticed that every short-link/permalink that I share while I'm logged in includes my user id. It would have been really nice if the UI had highlighted this fact in the link sharing popup so that ...
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Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these ...
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Any plans supporting Google+ for link sharing in the near future?

Are there any plans to also support Google+ for sharing links to questions, like it is already implemented for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? It has already been opened for public, and seems to be ...
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Is seeing other people's favorites a privacy issue?

I can see that anyone can see the favorites of other people. I don't care much about this, but I was thinking: is this a privacy issue? For example, someone downvoted some questions or wrote ...
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Provide an easily discoverable way to get the full URL to an answer

Since late November 2011, clicking "link" "share" for anwers yields a short (traceable) URL in the "share a link to this answer" dialog, such as https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/75963/84237†: These ...
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For what purposes is my user id used when sharing a link?

My user id on StackOverflow is 50776. I just noticed that when sharing a link, it's appended to the end of any link when I try and get a link for a question/post: I'm curious what purposes this is ...
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Ban Dropbox referral/affiliate links? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using affliate links in answer/question Update: just found out that the db.tt links are not only used for all new referrals, but also for URLs to public files (for now: only ...
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Is there any analytics information that moderators can access for individual questions?

There are a number of questions on Programmers' that seem to be getting a lot of traffic: Do I need to go to a big-name university? How to be a zero-bug programmer? for example. I'm curious as to ...
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What is the correct way to attribute a Stack Overflow answer in my code?

I understand that Stack Overflow answers are released under a Creative Commons license, and that I may use code from Stack Overflow answers (such as this one) in my work. I want to give credit (as ...
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Why is the title included in the URL of questions?

Here's the URL of a recently asked question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4005768/specifying-a-pronunciation-of-a-word-in-microsoft-speech-api Why is the title of the question included ...
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Announcer badge spike

There has been a recent spike in the number of Announcer badges being awarded on TeX.SE. A query on SEDE highlights this: The last four months saw the occasional awarding of more than one-a-day, with ...
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Show a short link for Answers too… not just Questions

Currently, when you hover over the link link for a question you see a shortlink. For example for this question, hovering over the link for the question shows you: AJAX inconsistency in IE 8? and ...
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Make links in downvoted posts be grey, just like the text

Downvoted posts are nicely rendered some sort of greyish. However, links are not. That makes links in such posts stand out even more. If there is some wish list for minor CSS tweaks: maybe make the ...

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