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Old 29th Jun 2020, 2:10 pm   #1
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Is there a way of making a reference to another thread from within a post? I can't find an answer to this in the FAQs or elsewhere.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 2:29 pm   #2
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Open two browser sessions, one the source and one the destination. Right click somewhere on the URL of the source thread until it's highlighted. copy (control C or select from the pulldown). Put your cursor in the destination post and paste (control V or right click paste).
If you just want a single post rather than a thread click on the post number and repeat the above. It's easier than it sounds!

Rather than two sessions, you can open them singly once the procedure is memorised.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 2:35 pm   #3
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You also use the construct [thread=<thread no.>]text[/thread] or [post=<post no.>]text[/post] in stead of [URL=<address>]text[/URL]. The thread or post number is embedded in the URL of the thread/post.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 3:01 pm   #4
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Thanks for that. I hadn't realised that highlighting the url would reveal a unique identifier for the thread.
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If you only post the one post often the reader may like to see the previous discussion in that thread, is it then possible to see the whole thread ?

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Old 29th Jun 2020, 4:31 pm   #6
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It would appear that clicking on the link at the top right of the single post puts it into the context of the whole thread.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 6:05 pm   #7
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The important thing is not to try typing it manually, that's often why we get links that look OK but don't work.
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It would appear that clicking on the link at the top right of the single post puts it into the context of the whole thread.
Thank you, Dave.

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