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How to link to a particular post in a thread


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Have you ever wondered how you can link to a particular post instead of just the top of a thread?  Here's how:
 
Most browsers will show you the URL of where you are going before you visit it by mousing-over the link.  What you will need to do is mouse-over the "Reply" button on the post to which you wish to link to.  If, for instance, you are using Firefox, you'll see the URL displayed at the bottom-left side of the screen (shown below). 
 


 
 
(Here's the bottom left side blown up a bit in case the image above is hard to read:)


 
The number at the end of that URL is a post number, and you can append it to the end of the thread URL to link to the post.  The trick is that you have to put #M in front of it.
 
So, for example, in the thread I'm using in the screenshot, the link to that particular post would look like this: http://community.webroot.com/t5/Security-Industry-News/Flash-Player-11-5-502-146/m-p/20788#M758
 
 
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Best answer by JimM 17 January 2013, 18:25

For that, click Topic Options on the topic you're being notified about, and click Unsubscribe.  Topic Options is at the top left side of the first post in a thread.

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Hi Jim,
 
I find easier in Firefox is just to Rick Click on the number of the post and Copy Link Location then add it to the new post. IMHO
 
http://community.webroot.com/t5/Helpful-Pointers-for-New-Members/How-to-link-to-a-particular-post-in-a-thread/m-p/21528#M184
 
Daniel
 


 


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That works too, but you can't use that link directly unmodified, or you'll get the post page. 😉
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True but in this case it does capture the modified link. http://community.webroot.com/t5/Helpful-Pointers-for-New-Members/How-to-link-to-a-particular-post-in-a-thread/m-p/21528#M184
 
TH
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I see what you did there. I've been doing it the hard way all along! Good post sir.
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Another way also is to click the the message number and copy from the address bar and paste into the new thread. You can tell I visit many security forums and they all do that. 😉
 
Help - how do can I stop being notified everytime someone post in a thread! (All I wanted to do was say thank you for the new forum)
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For that, click Topic Options on the topic you're being notified about, and click Unsubscribe.  Topic Options is at the top left side of the first post in a thread.
Thanks so much

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