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Old Sep 8, 11, 2:15 pm
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Problems with links to individual posts

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., http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/14388759-post41.html), 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.
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Old Sep 8, 11, 6:09 pm
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as you may be indicating, the problem is the page numbers in thread titles, which vary by user (and login status)
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Old Sep 8, 11, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
as you may be indicating, the problem is the page numbers in thread titles, which vary by user (and login status)
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Old Sep 9, 11, 9:34 am
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Old Sep 19, 11, 5:22 pm
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cant believe i forgot there is a solution >
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxur...l#post13542264

this is the format used when you click the >
1. thread link in a view single post
2. link in a quote
(so you can right click as well)

there is also this old format option >
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthrea...31#post7150031

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