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How to find a post given the post number
#1
I would have thought that given a post number (such as #54321), there would be an easy and straightforward way to locate that post.

I'm betting most of you would think that too.

So, I wonder why I can't figure out how to do it.

And - NO - I don't really want you to answer that question because the answer will almost certainly be something that will hurt my feelings.

But, if anyone would be so kind as to explain to me how to go about doing that, I sure would appreciate that.

Thank you IA.

FYI, I tried to use the search function but couldn't see and entry for post number. However, it just occured to me to try and enter the post number and see what happens.
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#2
Use the site site URL + '/showthread.php?pid=54321'

For instance, the post you just made above can be referenced with this address: http://www.rantcentralforums.com/showthr...?pid=54739
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#3
Thanks Mark. That worked OK but there is just one problem.

Let's suppose the post number is 54321

So I did this:

http://www.rantcentralforums.com/showthr...?pid=54321

I was looking for a specific post but unfortunately, that seemed to find all posts in a thread. Or maybe it
found the post plus all replies to that post? I will send you the exact post number in a PM (to protect someone's privacy).

Please take a look and see if you can suggest a way to identify the correct post? Thanks very much.
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#4
If you're talking about in your reputation details where it says, "Rating given for Post #XXXXX," simply click the post number. It's a hyperlink to the post.

Also in your above example, go to the page http://www.rantcentralforums.com/showthread.php?pid=54321. The URL will then change to the proper URL for that thread. Once on that page, add #pid=54321 to the end of the URL to scroll to that post.
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#5
(01-06-2013, 12:21 AM)System Folder Wrote: add #pid=54321 to the end of the URL to scroll to that post.

Actually its '#pid54321' . . . no = sign
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#6
(01-06-2013, 12:21 AM)System Folder Wrote: If you're talking about in your reputation details where it says, "Rating given for Post #XXXXX," simply click the post number. It's a hyperlink to the post.

Also in your above example, go to the page http://www.rantcentralforums.com/showthread.php?pid=54321. The URL will then change to the proper URL for that thread. Once on that page, add #pid=54321 to the end of the URL to scroll to that post.

Hey SF,

I was talking about a reference to a post number in someone's rep details. LOL. I see now that I just could click on it.

DOH! DOH! DOH!

Typical ALI Boner!

Thanks very much. I learn something new everyday.

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