How to link to only ONE forum post instead of an entire page or thread

WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my FeetQuakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
edited September 20, 2013 in Dgrin Forum Support
I've often had the need or desire here to post a link in one thread to a single post from another thread. But I've never been able to do that successfully. Others often seem to be trying to do the same thing. When links lead to an entire page or even a whole thread, sometimes I've even given up ever finding the actual single post that was supposedly linked. However, I've seen a few people do this successfully & a single post stands alone on a page when linked. Could someone explain how to do this? Thanks.
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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,993 moderator
    edited August 27, 2013
    Click the post number in the top right of the post. You'll get a page with only that post. Then notice the URL in the browser with the thread and the post number added to it.
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  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Quakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2013
    David_S85 wrote: »
    Click the post number in the top right of the post. You'll get a page with only that post. Then notice the URL in the browser with the thread and the post number added to it.
    Good grief-- thanks. That was easy! I never knew those numbers were click-able. How 'bout posting this info. more prominently somewhere? So many of our links would be much more effective in these forums!
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CARegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited August 31, 2013
    My favorite way of doing this is to use the post and thread codes (*'s added to make them visible in this post:

    [*post=1904157]post description here[/post], which looks like this without the *: [post=1904157]post description here[/post]

    This also works for threads:


    [*thread= 239790]thread description here[/thread], which looks like this without the *: [thread=239790]thread description here[/thread]

    The advantage of this method is it doesn't matter if the other guy (who's clicking on your link) is logged in to www.digitalgrin.com or dgrin.com, since these links are relative.

    Hope that helps and doesn't confuse even more!
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  • WinsomeWorksWinsomeWorks Keep Thou my Feet Quakertown, PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,935 Major grins
    edited September 20, 2013
    DavidTO wrote: »
    My favorite way of doing this is to use the post and thread codes (*'s added to make them visible in this post:

    [*post=1904157]post description here[/post], which looks like this without the *: [post=1904157]post description here[/post]

    This also works for threads:

    [*thread= 239790]thread description here[/thread], which looks like this without the *: [thread=239790]thread description here[/thread]

    The advantage of this method is it doesn't matter if the other guy (who's clicking on your link) is logged in to www.digitalgrin.com or dgrin.com, since these links are relative.
    Hope that helps and doesn't confuse even more!
    Forgot to thank you for this info, David. I'll have to refer to this next time I wanna do this. I've learned how to do this in other forums, but I've had to re-train myself sometimes, as I forget these simple things when I don't use them often. I don't understand why it makes a difference with digitalgrin or dgrin (I didn't even know they were different until about 6 months ago!!!) but I certainly take your word for it. Well, OK, I guess I do see... because I understand relative links a little better now after working on my blog's Navbar. Hmmmm. Anyway, thanks.
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CARegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 19,160 Major grins
    edited September 20, 2013
    Forgot to thank you for this info, David. I'll have to refer to this next time I wanna do this. I've learned how to do this in other forums, but I've had to re-train myself sometimes, as I forget these simple things when I don't use them often. I don't understand why it makes a difference with digitalgrin or dgrin (I didn't even know they were different until about 6 months ago!!!) but I certainly take your word for it. Well, OK, I guess I do see... because I understand relative links a little better now after working on my blog's Navbar. Hmmmm. Anyway, thanks.

    Glad it helped. Your login for this site is set in your cookies, and your cookies for dgrin and digitalgrin are separate, so you're only logged into one at a time, unless you specifically log into both. Point being if you post to the domain I'm not logged into and I click on your link, I'm suddenly logged out, until I change the domain to match my login. thumb.gif
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