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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 01:57 PM

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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Reply Question for those in the know(s)... (Original post)
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 OP
HappyMe Jul 2013 #1
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #2
HappyMe Jul 2013 #3
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #4
HappyMe Jul 2013 #5
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #6
HappyMe Jul 2013 #7
Arugula Latte Jul 2013 #12
Chan790 Jul 2013 #8
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #9
Chan790 Jul 2013 #10
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #11
Locut0s Jul 2013 #13

Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:02 PM

1. I think the permalink has something to do

with the permafrost. Or maybe Perma-Press Pants.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:09 PM

2. are ya sure?

because I think it's some sort of offramp into oblivion

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:15 PM

3. Nope.

Not at all sure.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:27 PM

4. Maybe it's a reference to link to my mother...

Per-ma-link?
Or to change my text color? permal-ink? What color does permal look like?

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:31 PM

5. Permal is a darkish,

light blue redgreen with yellow undertones.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:35 PM

6. I thought that was called

MERDE.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:37 PM

7. Depends on what you had for lunch.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:54 PM

12. Only those who live on a tundra may use it.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:39 PM

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:

Permalink: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1202&pid=339
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.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:44 PM

9. Look, if you can't help...

Don't muddy up the thread, okay?

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:45 PM

10. See! This is what I get for having the right answers!

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:47 PM

11. Thread Killer!

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:21 PM

13. Being technically literate can have its downsides on DU ;)

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