Nice Sharing is Caring

Ok, got some questions about this, the ‘Nice Share’ badge:


I send out a lot of links to my SDMB musings, from Twitter to texts to emails to NextDoor to LinkedIn to… like I said, I promote my work and the SDMB a fair amount, especially my OP’s. This one tweet (tweet activity shown) in the past couple of hours got 18 clicks to my OP, for example:


I get the NS badge sometimes, I just got it again, and I have some questions:

  1. How does this work? Is this 25 clicks from ONE link or 25 clicks from DIFFERENT links or other? Do you capture all these links, including links from SMS activity?
  2. What if @codinghorror shares my OP on their FB page and that gets 25 clicks… do either I or CH get a badge? Both?
  3. Is there any way I can see who is clicking on my links, or at least which of the links is drawing attention? It’s nice to earn this badge, but I don’t know if it’s my Twitter promotion, my texts, NextDoor, whatever… I would definitely be interested in that info.

Thanks for the ‘new’ site, I truly appreciate it.

(For some reason, if you want to go to the tweet above:


When posted, the above tweet had brought 18 people to the board. Overnight it broke 25, the level to earn another ‘nice share’ badge. However, I didn’t get another badge.

Curiouser and curiouser.


(Discourse made me add this extra sentence)

If you look at the link itself, the URL contains your name as a parameter. That is how new visits to the site are credited to you and not codinghorror. His links have his own username on the end.


Ahhhhh… so you’re saying that ‘johnt’ at the end of the URL is what is being tracked?

Basically, yeah.


So, am apparently the only person to receive one of these, so to your point, Max, it does seem to tag off the URL and to the question I asked, it appears that it’s cumulative across all shares:


I know in the pre-switchover era I had a single Twitter link bring in 400+ visitors, so it’s not a record… yet.

And, for those wondering, next (and last) level is ‘Great Share’, for 1,000 outside visitors brought to the SDMB via sharing the same post.