The announcer, booster and publicist badges be awarded for sharing questions.

Is there a reason why sharing answers is not rewarded in the same way?

  • $\begingroup$ see here: List of all badges with full descriptions $\endgroup$ – draks ... Feb 7 '13 at 11:19
  • $\begingroup$ possible duplicate of How does the Announcer badge work? $\endgroup$ – draks ... Feb 7 '13 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ I see the answer to my first question is present in those links, but not the answer to my second. They state that the badges are for links to questions, but I couldn't see any explanation of why links to answers were not included. I will edit my post to make the distinction between my two questions more obvious. $\endgroup$ – Michael Albanese Feb 7 '13 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ By the way, I think the Publicist / Booster badges are way too easy to earn. I earned 4 / 8 of them (resp.) without even trying, just from noncommitally sharing a few links here and there. Publicist should be upped to 5000 views and Booster should be 1000. $\endgroup$ – Alexander Gruber Mar 5 '13 at 1:44

According to the feature change of 2012-01-10:

The Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges can now be earned multiple times and they can also be earned for the same question. The time limit has also been removed. Sharing direct links to answers now also counts towards these badges. (my emphasis)

You must use the link provided by the "share" button at the bottom left of a post and make sure that the link includes your user number, so it should be of the form


in order for the system to be able to identify the traffic coming from the link you shared.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. Maybe this should be made clear in the badge descriptions. $\endgroup$ – Michael Albanese Feb 7 '13 at 15:24

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