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Questions tagged [tracking]

For questions about the various ways users are being tracked across the Stack Exchange network (e.g. Google Analytics).

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How to use Stack Exchange without letting Google track me through its reCAPTCHA?

Sometimes Stack Exchange thinks I'm a robot and it asks me to do some reCAPTCHA but the reCAPTCHA doesn't load and I get this in my logs: The resource at “https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api.js?...
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What code is getting retrieved from scorecardresearch.com and why? What data is collected? [duplicate]

When loading SE sites in the browser is slow, I see scorecardresearch.com flashing by in the browser status bar. The page source shows that scorecardresearch.com/beacon.js is retrieved. What data is ...
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I’d like to be able to use SE without allowing all the Google tracking [duplicate]

At the moment, I’m using a second, less restrictive Firefox profile to use SE. In my normal profile, I try to block everything from loading I didn’t really ask for. Sadly that breaks SE, as I can’t ...
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Are users trackable from outside over the network?

If I use one and the same account for all sites in the SE Network, can people from outside link my activity on different sites, even when I choose different names? I am aware that of course the ...
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How to handle possible user tracking through images?

I have come across a site-meta question that ended up on the Hot Meta Posts side bar. At the time of writing, that post has about 1000 views. Accidentally I noticed that OP used his own server (his ...
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Clicking on “track a tag badge instead” removes tracking controls

Today I went to my profile on Open Source beta and clicked on "track a tag badge instead" option in the leftmost frame. Since this moment, the section doesn't show any controls whatsoever: I observed ...
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Tracking potentially problematic situations in SO

First of all, I want to highlight that I am aware about the feelings of this community regarding keeping track of friends/foes: in SO specific persons are not important, but questions/content. I do ...
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badge progress tracker bugged [duplicate]

This cannot be right, can it? It seems that the tracking is not synchronized with the actual badge awarding mechanism. Perhaps there is a bug in the awarding and I should have this badge already, or ...
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Does Stack Exchange have an official policy on honoring “Do Not Track” browser settings?

I know that everyone in the world today wants to know pretty much everything (possibly more than one's spouse) about everyone. Does Stack Exchange have an official policy on honoring Do Not Track ...
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Link/Tag/Track Questions/Answers

Is there a way of tagging, bundling or linking questions on stack exchange communities? I would like to track my (and/or others) questions on a matter all together so I could use them later as a guide....
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Would it be possible to remove the google tracking/affiliate/landing page/whatever clickjacked links?

I recently replaced a Google link from this answer with the actual direct link: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/37065/19009 Would it be possible for SE to replace them automatically?
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Tracking attempts to sleaze bounties

This isn't a feature request, because I don't have a concrete answer, but I noticed a behavior, it seems poor, and if we aren't doing something about it, I feel like we should be doing something about ...
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Is it OK for me to track visits to my Stack Exchange profile, questions, & answers?

I would like to track visits to my Stack Overflow profile. Is it acceptable to use a transparent GIF image (or other means) to get a request to my host and record visitors' IP address, time, ...
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How to get rid of CiteHistory crap?

I just stumbled upon this post. The bottom of the answer contained two tracking links. After editing the post I discovered that all of this user's posts contain bit.ly and CiteHistory trackers. A ...
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Show the voting on specific posts over time

I would like to be able to see a per-post (question/answer) vote graph in order to see how posts' votes trend over time. Something similar to the per-user reputation graph but for posts.
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Would it be handy to have a live activity tracker for moderation purposes?

Would it be handy for high reputation users to have a live activity tracker available for moderation purposes? Not a tracker that solely tracks a tag or a question but a tracker that covers all ...
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How to know what kind of traffic your shared link to SO/SE question has generated?

I have shared a link to a question on SO/SE to Facebook. How do I verify that this has generated traffic to the question? Is there any way to verify or track the link to see if any one has visited ...
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How to see who (up|down)voted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: View vote details Can I tell who downvoted one of my answers? Is this possible on SO? Similar to Facebook where you can see who "Liked" something.
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Why can't we see the dates we received badges?

I would guess that this data gets saved. I think it would be cool if we could see the date that we got certain badges. It sort of fits in with the reputation tracking (in monitoring progress on the ...
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Is there a tool (or a possibility to implement it with some limitations) that tracks how much time have I spent on SO?

Yesterday I was talking with a friend of mine, and when I told him that I provided more than 400 answers and asked more than 100 questions and, generally, I found SO very useful and interesting place ...
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Quick access to and keeping track of all stack exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alerts about activity on associated accounts The problem I find it quite difficult to track all stack exchange sites I participate in. I quite frequently participate on ...
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How and when does the tracking of shared links work?

My two main questions: Are all URLs that include your User Id tracked? Can the visitors who use the tracked URLs have Stack Exchange accounts? Specifically: Recently the ability to earn badges for ...
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Can the public track feature-requests via a view into the SO ticket tracker?

This other question seems mildly related, but not really. Where can the [M]?S[UOF] community see whether features we've requested or bugs we've reported are being actively tracked and/or are in ...
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Keep track of where I have upvoted/downvoted [duplicate]

I'd like to see the list of questions and answers where I have left a upvote/downvote. I also would like to see a list of comments that I have upvoted. Today I only have the count of upvotes/...
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Sudden surge of upvotes, how to track why/where users come from?

I noticed a surge of 6 upvotes on an old answer of mine on stackoverflow.com over a weekend. This seems unusual, provided it was just a subjective survey question, so I'm curious to know how this ...
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Following a question, any question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please allow me to follow questions. How do I follow a question? Is there some kind of trick that I'm not aware of where I can keep abreast of the answers posted to a question ...
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Ablity to cross section users

I would like to have the ability to take an users profile on StackOverflow and run a query to see our interactions in the past. Like if he (or she) comments on a question of mine, or I answered a ...
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Tracking the questions you've recently viewed or visited [duplicate]

On your user profile page there are six (6) tabs; stats, activity, reputation, favorites, prefs and accounts. I would like to see in a new tab, maybe named 50 latest viewed questions, which would ...
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Remote Sign-Out

This feature is present in Gmail, but I think it might be useful in such an environment, also. What if we were to have a small box at the bottom of authenticated SO pages that show how many places an ...
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Way to keep track of all the questions and answers I find important/informative

I would like to store the questions/answers I deem important and informative within my "portfolio" on Stack Overflow. Imagine a Stack Overflow where you can quickly peek in your portfolio to recall ...
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I want to follow someone else's interesting question

I often run across questions that people have just asked and are of great interest to me. I can mark them as favorite and go back to them, but I would rather have the ability to follow the question ...
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How to track questions that have certain tags

Say that I am interested in all questions tagged C++ and I would want something (an application, feed, or whatever) to notify me (by email, IM, desktop notifier, or whatever) as soon as someone asks a ...
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Tracking a post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark questions to receive notifications and updates? In stackoverflow and related sites, you get alerts only if you have got something to do with the post i.e. you asked the Q,...
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Is there a way to know which tags I created? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I find out which tags I have created? Seeing this question about the Taxonomist badge caused me to wonder how close I am to said badge. Is there a way to see which tags I'...
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Tracking page in user profile [closed]

At the bottom of each question you can now ask to be notified via email if answer are posted. What I would prefer is a tracking page that is like recent but show these question that are being tracked ...