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When voting to close because of Exact Duplicate, SE does a nice notion of linking the question in a comment. More of a theory then practice question, but would these links count towards the Announcer, Booster or Publicist badge? As well, does the link being shared have to come from the same page, or can it be shared by other questions with similar topics where it would be useful to link?

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    My understanding is that they do not as they're internal links. – James Mertz Jul 18 '12 at 23:13
  • Internal links... So I have to use some sort of referral? As in, post NOT on an SE site and have NEW users click through? – Canadian Luke REINSTATE MONICA Jul 18 '12 at 23:38
  • @luke click in link you'll see a URL in form site/[q|a]/postid/userid - that userid is used to track referrals. And yes, that's right. – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 19 '12 at 5:08
  • So no copy&pasting the address bar URL -- you need the link link and copy that instead. It's more Twitter-friendly anyway... – Daniel Beck Jul 20 '12 at 6:00
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Links in comments and other posts do not count toward the count toward the share badges.

In order to add toward the count, you have to link to the post from a site that is not on the Stack Exchange network.

  • How about putting a link on SE chat? I assume that's on the Stack Exchange network and therefore doesn't count? – Bob Jul 19 '12 at 5:03
  • @Bob yeah, doesn't count. – Sathyajith Bhat Jul 19 '12 at 5:06

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