I'm looking down the badges list and see the Announcer badge: Announcer Badge Description
And so what I was wondering was how tracking/obtaining this badge is possible. Is there some kind of referral link somewhere that I don't know or does SE employ unicorns?


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First make sure you are logged in, and then give out the link URL for the question, new users that come in via this URL will be counted towards your badge.

Screenshot of link location; under the question's tags

How it works

The link on this question shows as (to me):

Notice that 39366 is my user ID (as per the URL when looking at my user profile), which is all there is to it - unique URLs that are attributed to a specific user ID.

For more info, check out the blog post.

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    I love how recursive it is that you used screenshotted the question in your answer :P
    – digitxp
    Dec 11, 2010 at 20:57
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    How about I screenshot the question and the answer I've written in my next answer? :)
    – DMA57361
    Dec 11, 2010 at 21:05

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