Hey, Shayne Seymour!
It’s funny, actually, because it all makes complete sense, it’s just something you don’t think about.
Yes, this can affect “other” platform development. The friend link is “friendly”. No need not to use it. ;-)
I’m looking at the link. I see how it is different when I copy it, just don’t see those differences as readily when I share it.
Do you see any notable differences so we can identify the friend link on sight, even if others don’t shout it out?