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There is no doubt that them term skeptics.se, which stands shortly for Skeptics Stack Exchange (skeptics.stackexchange.com) is very commonly used on this site, many times I have typed skeptics.se on my browser thinking it would link to skeptics.stackexchange.com and I got linked nowhere.

One time I wanted to share a question on skeptics on Twitter, and due to the characters limit I couldn't finish one single sentence (even with the stackexchange sharing link). So, I had a search on a domain registrar and it seemed no one had registered the swedish domain name skeptics.se, I saw it as an opportunity and bought it. I have also had the idea to integrate it with the StackExchange API so that we could have a URL shortener for questions on this site.

So, currently:

skeptics.se

redirects to

skeptics.stackexchange.com

As for the questions, you just have to type skeptics.se along with the id of the question. For example:

skeptics.se/22345

redirects to

skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/22345/did-the-twitter-account-fifndhs-predict-the-exact-world-cup-results-ahead-of-tim

I might create other redirects (for users and meta section) if this domain was pratical and effective.

  • +0 for using Godaddy. – Andrew Grimm Mar 19 '15 at 0:56
  • This is awesome – Dustin Mar 22 '15 at 21:30
  • What happened to this? It seems to no longer work. If you are not interested in maintaining it, I might be willing to take ownership of it. – Ravenstine Aug 13 '16 at 18:03
  • @Ravenstine: fixed now. – George Chalhoub Aug 20 '16 at 21:59
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Thanks for that!

Please make sure you always use 302s.

Also, please don't use these on the site, but only to share our content elsewhere. We don't actually want a dependence on an external service in order to navigate the site.

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    StackExchange: Make this for all sites! This is cool! – Kaz Wolfe Mar 26 '15 at 20:50

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