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For questions relating to sharing a post or promoting the site via email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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Anchor links for sharing specific answers [duplicate]

I want to be able to share answers using anchor links, such that when the link is visited, the page scrolls to the particular answer instead of showing the top of the page. A good example is seen ...
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Remove Google+ recommendations and references

Now that Google is officially killing Google+, we should drop it from the list of sharing suggestions at the bottom of every unanswered question throughout the network (except meta sites). The ...
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What happened to “depends on everyone sharing their knowledge” message? Can this be changed on per-site basis?

As I read in Adam Lear's answer to the question What is this “Can you help?” message above the answer box?, at some point in the past, the message was tested: Can you help? SiteName depends on ...
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Share popup still uses old Google+ branding

This is what the share icons look like for a post: The Google + share button is not using the current Google + logo. Can this be updated? Perhaps these is relevant: Google + Share guide Icon/button:...
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Add sharing support for China, like WeChat

When I want to share a good question, I am presented with three alternatives: Sadly: China blocks Google+ China blocks Facebook (and Instagram and WhatsApp, etc.) China blocks Twitter So, may you ...
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How can I share funny things that I found in the SE network?

I've found something funny and interesting on Stack Exchange and I want to share it with others. Things I've considered so far: ✖ Post on Meta or its Per-site Meta. Obviously OT. ❓ Share in my ...
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Can I share a question with someone else on Stack Exchange?

Often I bump into an interesting question on Stack Overflow and would like to link it to my friend but I'm at work so I'm not logged into any outer social network. Can I somehow share a link to some ...
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Why do “share” links include user IDs? [duplicate]

I've noticed that the "share" links on answers and comments note that they not only include the answer ID, but the user's ID as well: Why does Stack Exchange do this? Obviously, it is tracking it, ...
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Is there an option to share posts on LinkedIn and have it count for the Publicist badge? [duplicate]

I have a lot of technical friends from LinkedIn, so I would like to share questions or answers from Magento.SE, but there is no LinkedIn option when I click on the share link beneath the post. I know ...
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What is this “Can you help?” message above the answer box?

I was looking at a new question on Retrocomputing (Where and what was Haunt.bat? A game pre-loaded on a c1992 PC) and saw this message above the answer box: What is this message? Was it added by a ...
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Link for sharing a post doesn't fit inside a block

Tapping on share link under any post opens popup block with text: Sometimes field's width is not enough for whole link as showed on the picture above. Actual link is: https://meta.stackexchange....
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Allow SE app to share external links from in-app browser (Chrome Custom Tab) [closed]

Many times question or answer has relevant and informative external links which when tapped, opens in an in-app browser (Chrome Custom Tab). Currently not able to retain when we need. How about "share"...
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Why is preview sometimes not shown when sharing a post on Facebook?

Why sometimes the preview part of Facebook post sharing a post from StackExchange site remains empty? (By preview part I mean the picture which usually contains site icon. IIRC if the question ...
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Can answers have a “copy link” button/link? [duplicate]

Sometimes I don't want to refer to another question but to an answer on which I am building my solution upon. However, I am missing a "copy link" option where a link to the answer is copied to the ...
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Add hashtag with tag of question in 'share' before posting

I have two suggestions by clicking 'Share' a question or answer: When click in Twitter Facebook or G+ auto add #{main tag} ({main tag} represents first tag in question) in field text, like 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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Share text box is editable

When you click the share button under a post, a small popup will appear. There is a link in a text box to the post that you would like to share. The problem I've encountered is that I accidentally ...
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Do shared links to one question/answer on multiple outside webpages all count toward the same Announcer, Booster, or Publicist badge?

If I share a link such as this one: http://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/40032/20394 to a question or answer on multiple outside webpages, are all the incoming visits to this link from all ...
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Not able to share question on Facebook

I am trying to share my question on Facebook via the share button, but Facebook gives an error like "You can't post this because it has a blocked link". Here is the screen shot of the exception ...
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Area51's Share section is using Twitter's old logo, which Twitter's branding guidelines are against

A variation of the old (really old) Twitter logo is being used in various places on Area51 when sharing is involved: This goes against Twitter's branding guidelines (which have been in place for ...
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Share answer/comment URL is genius. How does it work?

TIL that when using the share link on a stackexchange comment you get a URL that looks like this: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/51139 However, it has no hashtag like the destination page ...
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Under what conditions is a user invited to “share a link to this question”?

Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. This notice occasionally appears under a question with no answers. But not often. What are the ...
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How can I tell if a question has been shared? [duplicate]

If you look at the edit history of a question (ie here), you can see if that question has been shared. However, if the question has not been edited then I don't see a way of finding out if it has been ...
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Is it possible to add the feature of “Share link to this question” in the Stack Exchange application for mobiles? [duplicate]

The Stack Exchange app is one of the best apps I have on my Iphone and I just love it. Sometimes, I wish to send a link to a question by email or sms but the app lacks the feature to share links. Is ...
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Avoid sharing bad questions at Facebook

Related: Avoid tweeting bad questions Sharing questions by Stack Exchange FB account is possibly automated, but shouldn't it avoid sharing questions with close votes? For example this had (I ...
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Does the Announcer badge count visits from social networks only?

I'm confused about the "Announcer" badge and some questions were raised in my mind. When you share it only shows social network icons. Can we only share links on social networks (FB, G+ and Twitter)? ...
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Are Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges given later for answers?

I shared a link to an answer on reddit which also contains my SO id. In 3 days it increased with more than 1400 views which probably could have 1000 unique IPs and surely passed the 25 and 300 unique ...
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Link / share comment [duplicate]

How can I share / link a comment, just like I can do with question or answer? If someone puts a new comment to my stuff and I click reminder about this in the list, I'm getting a direct link to that ...
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What is the use of the `Know someone who can answer?` function?

Surely if I knew someone who could answer the question, i would contact them directly and not post the question? The only reason I can understand why "Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this ...
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Stats for questions that were shared by users

When a question does not have any answers, we see this below the question: Are there any statistics about who shared and what questions have been shared?
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Putting mailto link also under the share button

Currently for SE2 sites, when the share button is clicked, we get A shortened link for copying-and-pasting Three buttons to share via Google+, Facebook, and Twitter For unanswered questions there ...
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Sharing question from mobile app (android)

I had the following case today: I've set up my app to open every SO overflow from the browser, but I wanted to share a question with a friend to discuss some topic about a programming approach, the ...
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How do I share an entire C# project?

I am answering a question for someone on stack but I would like to share an entire test project (C#) that I created as part of the answer. Is there any recommended approach or solution for doing this? ...
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Know someone who can answer? Share list broken

The list has several empty strings in it for me right now:
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Change sharing message to icons

I find the "Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook." a bit messy. Could this be changed to the traditional sharing buttons that appear on a ...
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Share buttons for chat events!

TildalWave recently had a great idea: Add share buttons to chat events! Here's a concept drawing of what I'd like it to be: Let's get rid of the export and delete links right after each title, and ...
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Separate “share” from “direct link”

Background Often I wish to quote other answers in my own answers or comments, at that time I need a direct link to the answer. That is of course what the share button is for. Crazy work arounds ...
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Facebook playing hide and seek

Is Stack Overflow talking about their period? I sure don't want to share it with people. See for yourself: Appears below questions without answers on the main site.
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Accessing deleted answers behaviour doesn't match accessing deleted questions behaviour

When you share a link to a question that gets deleted, any user without enough reputation sees a page that states the question had been there but is now removed. (I'm assuming the ability to see ...
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Sharing a question from the Stack Exchange Android app doesn't use the shortened URL with my userid

When sharing the link for an question, the URL is not the same as one would get when sharing from the site. It is the full URL, rather than the shortened one with the user id appended. (That is, on ...
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Would it be ok to join chat rooms and share a link to a Area 51 proposal?

I would like to make the Expatriates proposal more popular and I wonder if it would be OK to share a link in several chat rooms. Would this be a spam?
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Share question, answer or comment on Android app

Is there any sharing functionality built into the Stack Exchange android app? This is something I use often.
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Sharing and Reputation badges on Stack Overflow

I have observed that Stack Overflow gives badges for sharing questions over social media websites. I have few doubts about it. How is the number to which the question is shared counted? Say I have ...
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Sharing reputation for good comments that contribute to the quality of the answer [duplicate]

Sometimes a comment can add great value to an answer once its content has been incorporated into the answer. Perhaps correcting an error to an otherwise good answer, plugging a logic hole, rendering a ...
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Add WordPress blog direct sharing for Stack Overflow

I was trying to share my question more and more using my social networks, but I do not have a lot of followers on Twitter and friends on Facebook. On the other hand, I have a WordPress blog. I know ...
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Obtaining the link direcly to one answer of a question [duplicate]

Is there a way to obtain the link to one precise answer of a question (not the selected answer). There are multiple answers, and I want to talk about one precisely inside a comment.
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Can we have a page that lets us show off a specific badge we've earned?

Is there a way to share a link to an SO page which says that I got awarded a badge? I'm kinda proud of one I just got so I'd like to post about it on social networks like Twitter / Facebook. But I ...
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Why don't shared posts resolve into post titles? [duplicate]

Questions can be linked to in one of two ways. One of them keeps track of who "created" the link and the other does not. I.e. http://stackoverflow.com/a/14305875/569976 https://stackoverflow....
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How can my company benefit from employees participating in Stack Overflow?

I use Stack Overflow regularly during my work and also ask some questions. I wonder how my company can benefit from me and other employees who participate on Stack Overflow. For example, if two or ...
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Share a question to someone else INSIDE Stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Routing a question to a particular Stack Overflow member or members Currently the only options in Stackoverflow to share a question with someone that you think can help you is ...