Background: I have my "number of posts per screen" option set to a number other than the forum default.
Problem: Like other FT posters, I often link to specific posts relevant to a given discussion. This works fine if I don't mind having the linked-to post presented in a window by itself (e.g., [EXPIRED] AA Citi / Citibank Card, 75K sign up bonus [read post #2 first]
), but if I instead use a link to that post in context -- that is, surrounded by adjacent posts in the thread, the link is broken for anybody using a different "screenful" setting. Thus, this link to the same post as above, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...l#post14388759
, likely takes you somewhere other than to post 41 in that thread.
Having the URL be dependent on user-specific settings seems like a bad idea. Yes, I could avoid this using another (seemingly undocumented) option, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...-first.html#41
(where I append #<post number in thread> to the base thread URL), but that requires me, and every other FT user posting links, to hand-tweak the URL instead of using the one autogenerated by FT & displayed in the upper-right corner of the post to be linked to.
Not the biggest technical problem on FT, to be sure, but irritating all the same.