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  1. 22 Sep '06 09:50
    I'd like to be able to refer to a previous post without having to cut 'n' paste it into the new one. I tried refering to them using the timestamp of the post but is seems that that is presented to each person in their own local time. If this was also represented in UTC or a unique message number listed for each post, it would make refering to old posts much easier.

    Apologies if this has been discussed before.

    --- Penguin
  2. 22 Sep '06 10:13
    Originally posted by Penguin
    I'd like to be able to refer to a previous post without having to cut 'n' paste it into the new one. I tried refering to them using the timestamp of the post but is seems that that is presented to each person in their own local time. If this was also represented in UTC or a unique message number listed for each post, it would make refering to old posts much easier.

    Apologies if this has been discussed before.

    --- Penguin
    You mean something like threadid and postno?

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=52718&postno34
  3. Standard member Ragnorak
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    22 Sep '06 10:53
    Originally posted by Penguin
    I'd like to be able to refer to a previous post without having to cut 'n' paste it into the new one. I tried refering to them using the timestamp of the post but is seems that that is presented to each person in their own local time. If this was also represented in UTC or a unique message number listed for each post, it would make refering to old posts much easier.

    Apologies if this has been discussed before.

    --- Penguin
    You can post a link directly to a post. There may be easier methods, but this is what I do.

    I have this link saved in my bookmarks...
    1) http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=37005&page=11#post_643646

    I then go to the post that I want to link to, and click reply and quote, which gives me a link in the address bar like...
    2) http://www.timeforchess.com/board/post.php?threadid=52718&frompage=1&replytoid=971917

    I then replace the threadid number, page number and post number in link 1, with the details from link 2.

    D
  4. 22 Sep '06 18:43
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    You can post a link directly to a post. There may be easier methods, but this is what I do.

    I have this link saved in my bookmarks...
    1) http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=37005&page=11#post_643646

    I then go to the post that I want to link to, and click reply and quote, which gives me a link in the address bar like...
    2) http ...[text shortened]... e the threadid number, page number and post number in link 1, with the details from link 2.

    D
    That sounds a lot more complicated than necessary. I simply go to the page the post is on, look for the post number by hovering over "Reply & Quote", and then add "#post_12345" (if the post number happened to be 12345) to the end of the address in the address bar.

    It would be nice if it were possible to post internal links like we can do for a thread for thread pages and specific posts, though. I hate ending up on RHP when someone links to a post or thread page.