I recently received a notification that I had earned an Announcer badge

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But why? I understand the badge I earned on April 25 but I don't remember answering the question Webcam doesn't work in browser…? and I don't see an answer from me or even a comment there now.

This is not a problem but I am intrigued to understand how I've earned this badge. Any ideas?

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You shared a link to an answer in that question on Launchpad Answers.

  • Thanks that clears it up. I had assumed that this badge was for links on a question or answer that people follow. Not links from other sites to questions here. Sep 29, 2013 at 9:13
  • Ah yeah. The badge is for directing traffic to the site.
    – jokerdino Mod
    Sep 29, 2013 at 9:14
  • Oh wow, so moderators can find out what the link is =D? I got the same badge a while ago too and was wondering the same thing. I don't even remember posting a link to AskUbuntu anywhere other than AskUbuntu. Please please please, can you tell me what my referrer link is =)?
    – Alaa Ali
    Sep 29, 2013 at 11:12
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    @Alaa Hah, no. I searched Google for askubuntu.com/a/*/107450 and his post showed up. I tried looking for yours and I can't find any. :-(
    – jokerdino Mod
    Sep 29, 2013 at 12:32
  • @jokerdino haha, well that was one lucky shot mate. Anyways, I think AskUbuntu should show us a link of where we shared the link to the question next to the badge.
    – Alaa Ali
    Sep 29, 2013 at 15:14
  • @Alaa It's a feature request with no response from the team.
    – jokerdino Mod
    Sep 29, 2013 at 15:16

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