Sat Jul 20, 2013, 01:57 PM
Callmecrazy (2,575 posts)
Question for those in the know(s)...
What does the permalink thingamagoober do and how/why would one use it?
Sorry I'm so computerly inept, but is that some sort of NSA thingamawhatsit? I'm skeered to use it because I might tip something over or it might take me to the end of the internet and I don't know how to turn my 'puter around?
Some scholarly advice would be 'preciated.
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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:39 PM
Chan790 (20,031 posts)
8. It allows one to link to a specific post in a thread without the rest of the thread.
Doing so allows one to retain a post even if the thread it is in is archived or deleted, as long as the specific post is not removed from the server.
It's the difference between:
Non-permanent link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1202331#post1
Edit: It's esoteric and not terribly useful except to the admins and people who wish to export single posts to outside blogs and journals.