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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 04/20/2006 :  11:05:25  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
How to get a specific post's URL, crash course:

This how-to has become obsolete thanks to the new [permalink] that has been added to the forum. Check out how it works through this link.



There are several ways for the HTML-savvy, but for regular users, this is probably the simplest way:

1) get the URL to the page in which the post is, and copy it. In this case, page 9:
http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5483&whichpage=9

2) Find the post of your choice, and click the reply-with-quote button.

3) Once the reply-page has opened, examine the URL:

http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/post.asp?method=ReplyQuote&REPLY_ID=82354&TOPIC_ID=5483&FORUM_ID=5

The number bolded, 82354 is the id-number of the post.

4) add the bracket sign '#' and the number, to the URL you copied in the first stage:

http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5483&whichpage=9#82354

5) Done! You may now hide the link in the URL-forum code:
http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5483&whichpage=9#82354"]GeeMack's post[/url]


(This post appears in another thread, but since this one is more Q & A kind, I'm reposting it here.)

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 08/19/2006 19:19:30

Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
9664 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2006 :  11:06:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
How to get a specific post's URL, advanced crash course:


If the subject is locked (and/or Archived) and you can't "Reply" to it, the only way to get the post-number is to fish it out of the raw HTML code. As per the post above:

1) get the URL to the page in which the post is, and copy it. In this case there is no page forward, but having the whichpage=1 will still work, though it is not mandatory:
http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5540&whichpage=1

2) Since the time of posting of any specific post is fairly unique, use it to locate the the post in the raw HTML-code:

3) mark-and-copy the posting time (for my previous post above, the time is 18:26:13) Select the time, copy it.

4) In the Internet Explorer menu, under "View" select "Source" to open the Notepad with the HTML source code.

5) In Notepad, go to the menu Edit and Search for the time-stamp you copied in step 3.

6) Back up the cursor four lines, and go to the end of the line and look for an HTML-tag that looks like this:
<a name="86125"></a>
The number is the bookmark that points to the post. Include the "#"-sign, then the number at the end of the URL just as you do in my previous post, and you'll be allright.

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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  20:06:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Things just got a lot easier, folks.

At the top of each post, you'll now notice a little blue text: [Permalink]

If you click it, the link directly to whichever post you clicked on will wind up in your browser's address bar. Cut-and-paste the whole thing into URL tags, and you're done.

For example, if you click this post's Permalink, you'll find the following in your browser's address bar:
http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5977#98696
Cut-and-paste the whole thing into a URL...
[url="http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5977#98696"]this post[/url]
...and it will result in
this post
Hope that helps to make everyone's experience here a little tiny bit happier.

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  20:42:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
Cool!

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JohnOAS
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Australia
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Posted - 08/19/2006 :  17:29:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Things just got a lot easier, folks.


Damn right they did.

Major thanks to Dave and/or whoever else may have been involved.

John's just this guy, you know.
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9664 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2006 :  19:15:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Things just got a lot easier, folks.


Great. Just great.
What about all the work I put into these how-to's then? All in vain...




But honestly, great work Dave!
This permalink makes it so much easier for everyone, and hopefully direct-links to posts will be more utilised by everyone, both old-timers as newbies.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2006 :  19:22:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Things just got a lot easier, folks.


Great. Just great.
What about all the work I put into these how-to's then? All in vain...




But honestly, great work Dave!
This permalink makes it so much easier for everyone, and hopefully direct-links to posts will be more utilised by everyone, both old-timers as newbies.

Mab, a special thanks to you for the write-ups!

But yeah-- it makes it easier to cite posts without goofy and long cut-and-pastes. (Or saying, "on this page, the 6th post from the bottom...") So good times!
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25970 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2006 :  21:34:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Mab, if it hadn't been for your write-up, I wouldn't have found something to do for the site last night as quickly as I did.

Thanks, a lot!

I'm getting more confident in my site-coding skills, so what should I take on next? Perhaps a new thread would be good to answer that, really.

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