Apparently I just earned a “First Share” badge, without realizing that I’d shared something. Now, I do recall replying to a number of posts and quoting said posts in my response; however, I do not recall the first share. I looked in my activity report, but no joy there either.
So, how do I find out what it was I shared and when and how shared?
But that also means you can use that as a first level estimate of the number of users.
Several of the badges have been awarded more than 10,000 times. That shows the size of the community over the last two years of Discourse. First emoji is over 20,000 and “First” has to mean unique users. Our community is more sizable than I would have thought.
Doesn’t seem worth starting up a new thread about, so I’ll bump this one, which seems about the closest, plus the above post may be relevant:
I just got a “first share” badge – and I’'m about 99.9% sure that I didn’t actually share anything. What I do remember doing is actually hitting “share” when I meant to click on something else on the page, and then just closing the share window, or page, or whatever it is that comes up, without doing anything further about it.
Maybe Discourse doesn’t do badges on holidays. Or there’s some other sort of random badge glitch.
Or maybe I somehow did accidentally share it. I wonder who with, if so; and how confused they were about it.
wait a minute! I just remembered – I emailed a link in that thread to myself, in order to easily listen to it on another device a couple of days later. I don’t think I did it using the share function – I think I just copied a link to the post and pasted it into an email – but maybe somehow Discourse knows that I did that; or maybe I did do it using the share function.
So the answer seems to be, I shared it with myself, and I sure am confused about it. Sorry about that!