The announcer, booster and publicist badges are awarded for sharing questions (or answers, as has been discussed in this question). According to their descriptions, only clicks from outside the Stack Exchange network count toward the badges.

Is MathOverflow part of the Stack Exchange network?

I have a question on MO which contains a link to a question on MSE, but earning one of the badges above for that link seems dishonest.

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    $\begingroup$ If you don't want to earn a badge for posting a link, remove your user number 39599 from it: e.g. link to http://math.stackexchange.com/q/194749/ instead of http://math.stackexchange.com/q/194749/39599. See here. $\endgroup$ – Martin Mar 12 '13 at 5:50
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    $\begingroup$ I would add to Martin's excellent reply that badges don't matter, that a publicist badge and $1.65 will buy a cup of coffee, and that I, at least, won't even notice that you have the badge, much less how you obtained it. I hope this helps you worry less about it. $\endgroup$ – MJD Mar 12 '13 at 13:28

No, it isn't (yet). ${}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}$

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    $\begingroup$ I'll just add that Mariano wrote the word yet in his answer because there are plans (and they look quite realistically) to move MO to SE network, see this discussion at meta.MO. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Mar 12 '13 at 7:36
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak Thanks for the info - I wonder if they are aware that anyone with +200rep on any other SE site will then be able to vote on MO. I thought that was one major reason for staying separate so far $\endgroup$ – Tobias Kienzler Mar 15 '13 at 12:06
  • $\begingroup$ The plans are quite real and will happen very soon! (One of the final hurdles was cleared last week...) $\endgroup$ – François G. Dorais Mar 18 '13 at 4:34

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