stk.so demo


When building my personal site, I realised that SO seemed to be one of the (or rather, the only) platforms that didn't allow users to create a short, username-based link —


After a quick google search, landed on this post where it seemed like I wasn't the only one to experience this mild annoyance.

Enter — https://stk.so


The app is intentionally designed to request user authorization as that avoids the issue of random people generating short URLs for profiles that don't belong to them.

Since that's its only purpose, I'm NOT requesting any scopes when using the implicit flow



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When I click "Sign in with Stack Overflow" and authenticate myself, I can see a few items in the user details box - my User ID, reputation, badge count, and profile image.

Except that I can't see my profile image. The image element in the HTML points to https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/76884a1260f15088a41f5cbcf63c99ae, or

gravatar icon

To fix this, all you need to do is add ?d=identicon to the end, like this: https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/76884a1260f15088a41f5cbcf63c99ae?d=identicon

user profile logo

Edit: Apparently this is only a problem for users who have never set their profile picture before. Although it isn't a major issue, it's still worth fixing - there are a lot of users who have never changed their profile picture.

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