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Is there a URL to an reply, not only to a question ?

    Question

  • I do no speak English good, I find difficulties to define this question, so I will give an example first and than ask.


    ---------------EXAMPLE--------

    This is the link to "Forums Home":
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories

    This is the link to "Forums Home" / "Using Forums" :
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/usingforums

    This is the  link to "Forums Home" / "Using Forums" / "Suggestions and Feedback for the Forums":
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/suggest/threads

    This is the link to "Forums Home" / "Using Forums" / "Suggestions and Feedback for the Forums" / this question:
    (I will show this link later with EDIT)
    (EDIT: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/suggest/thread/73d07351-99d9-42a3-b4dd-f751ac54778b)
    ----------------End of EXAMPLE------------------


    The question is:
    If there are many replies  to a question, are there separate links for each reply ?
    I believe these links exists somewhere in the forums databases, but I can't see in the "Reply area" any control I can click on

    I am visiting also a few non MS-forums and all of them have this functionality - "to address" a reply. Typically, in the beggining of the replies, there is a small bitmap with hyperlink to the same reply.
    It is very usefull in some cases - for example, if I want to show to a friend (via e-mail) a specific reply (some questions have too many replies and many of them are uninteresting). But at the moment, I can send him only the link to the question (with all the replies), and I have to hope he will be able to identify the reply that I want to show him.


    I hope it is clear what I am asking. As I noticed, I do not speak English good, but now I see, I do not know the exact terms also.
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    that is not that difficult. You can right click on the reply button, then copy the linklocation. This wil look like:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ab1d2639-bcc7-402c-acb7-1369a4ab3c36/8e8aed18-fa5b-4fa3-b778-7751a6283a10/reply

    then change it to:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ab1d2639-bcc7-402c-acb7-1369a4ab3c36#8e8aed18-fa5b-4fa3-b778-7751a6283a10


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    • Marked as answer by DimiterS Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:01 AM
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:26 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    that is not that difficult. You can right click on the reply button, then copy the linklocation. This wil look like:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ab1d2639-bcc7-402c-acb7-1369a4ab3c36/8e8aed18-fa5b-4fa3-b778-7751a6283a10/reply

    then change it to:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vbgeneral/thread/ab1d2639-bcc7-402c-acb7-1369a4ab3c36#8e8aed18-fa5b-4fa3-b778-7751a6283a10


    If you have got questions about this, just ask.
    Mark the thread as answered if the answer helps you. This helps others who have the same problem !
    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/
    • Marked as answer by DimiterS Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:01 AM
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 8:26 AM
  • Thank you Heslacher,
    I tested it and it works good.
    But if I am visiting the forums as guest, it doesn't work.
    Anyway, thank you.

    I am curious how do you know this trick !?
    Are you a magician ? (it is a joke)
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:35 AM
  • Hi,

    you can call me David Copperfield :-) No just kidding.

    If you take a look at a thread in a forum, if there is any response to that thread there is a link called Last Reply. I just have checked this link and then tried it the stuff i wrote before and it just worked.
    If you have got questions about this, just ask.
    Mark the thread as answered if the answer helps you. This helps others who have the same problem !
    C# to VB.NET: http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:13 AM