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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:37 PM

 

DU thread link test

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021053218#post90

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UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 OP
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #1
Make7 Aug 2012 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #3
Make7 Aug 2012 #4
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #5

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:44 PM

1. It worked!

 



I wanted to post a link that would take you to a specific post instead of just the OP. In this case post 90 for no particular reason. I realised that if you add #post90 to the thread url it will take you to that post. (This is useful if you want to direct people to a subthread.)

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:52 PM

2. That's what the 'Link here' link is for...

... found in the lower left area of each post:

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ETA - I guess only the Alert link shows up in the mobile version...

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Response to Make7 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:03 PM

3. Ah.

 

That's why I didn't see it. What does permalink do?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:34 PM

4. Permalink will show a single post at the top of the page...

... instead of the OP followed by all of the replies ('view all' mode). Like this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1256&pid=3056

Interestingly enough, you can add the #post<num> to the end to that URL also:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1256&pid=3056#post4

That takes you to the post so you don't have to scroll down past all the links and tabs found at the top of every page. You can also do the same thing for opening posts by using #op at the end of a link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563051#op

... and also in 'view as single post' mode:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1256&pid=3051#op


To get to the permalinks in the mobile version, you'd have to change the OP to 'view as single post' mode and then use the links in the Replies to this discussion thread section (which will be the permalinks). To get the OP out of 'view all' mode, use the info in the normal thread link (4-digit forum number followed by post number):

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563051

... and put it in the 'permalink' format:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1256&pid=3051

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Response to Make7 (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:19 PM

5. More great tips.

 

Thanks. I'll save your post for future reference.

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