View Full Version : Linking to specific posts in threads
04-10-2002, 08:28 PM
Recently, I wanted to do something that I'm SURE I've seen done before but now I can't find where, or how they did it.
That is, post with a URL that links straight to a particular post of interest in another SDMB thread (rather than just the top of the page)
How do you do that?
04-10-2002, 09:03 PM
Like this (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=&postid=1986139#post1986139).
Quote this post if you want to see the coding. You can get a post's postid by hovering over the 'quote' button under it if you're using IE. There are other ways to do it that have been covered in ATMB before but I don't remember them as I don't use them. Feel free to use search to find threads discussing this.
04-10-2002, 09:09 PM
And here's a link to the specific post in that specific thread. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?postid=1619417#post1619417) I'm saving you the search time, because White Lightning posted before I could type in the link.
04-11-2002, 12:13 AM
Good teamwork, Wisest Novel.
How's that for speedy, helpful service, Aspidistra?
By the way, welcome to the board.
04-11-2002, 03:10 AM
Thankyou! I am vastly impressed with your speed and efficiency!
::bows in awe::
Now I just need to find another thread I want to use it in before I forget how to do it....
04-11-2002, 07:38 AM
You know, for some reason, I can never remember it either (not that it's particularly complex). That's why Quickdraw McLightning was able to whip me. :) So what I did this time was save the link into my IE favorites. Next time I need it, I can c&p it from the link properties, and just change the post number. Maybe it'd work for you, too.
And welcome to SDMB!
04-11-2002, 07:41 AM
Oops--I gotta clean these glasses. Aspididstra's not new, (s)he's just not a blabbermouth like some of us.
04-11-2002, 10:11 AM
I added this to the FAQ on technical issues (see the post that talks about vB coding.)
04-11-2002, 10:34 AM
Correction: see the post titled “tips for vBulletin specific links”.
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