Continuing the discussion from Does a being blessed with the "Sage" badge bestow any additional Discourse authority?:
Dan: I don’t think the action you took:
will give you the hoped for response. Anything after the “?” you added ultimately goes to the target of the link (in this case meta.discourse.org).
I’ve tried - multiple times - to repeat a link in a way that credits the original provider of the link. It appears that Discourse does some strange stuff in order to give credit.
For instance, here is @sketch3d_de link - **as copied using “copy link address” then pasted somewhere else:
I tried, while in the reply editor, to duplicate this by putting the full link into the link url in the “add link” dialog box. The result - a link that goes nowhere! (And one of the things I tried was replacing the %xx references with their original characters.)
My reason for taking this public, is this:
Does anyone know how to re-use a link in a way that results in the original provider of the link getting credit for click throughs?