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    Default Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    I looked everywhere and can't figure out how to get it.

    I'm thinking about posting a blog and was wanting to reference a thread so that anybody that might read the blog could go look at the thread.

    so how'd you do it?

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    Default Re: Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    I always just cut and past the URL in the address address bar.

    For example, this thread is:

    http://forums.parallax.com/showthrea...66#post1065666

    Maybe there's a better way?

    Or if I click on the blue "Where do you det a threads ID to reference it in another thread..." at the top of the page right after "Thread:" it takes me to this URL

    http://forums.parallax.com/showthrea...another-thread...

    Which also works as a link.

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    Default Re: Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    Thanks.

    Around here we call that 'A big red truck'.

    If it had flashing lights and a siren, I probably would've noticed that.

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    Default Re: Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    If you want to link to a specific post, just get the number of the post by hovering over the "Blog this post" icon in the lower left of the post and get the number from the taskbar or popup that shows the link. A "Blog this post" link will look like this:
    Code:
    http://forums.parallax.com/blog_post.php?do=newblog&p=1065683
    The number at the end is the post number. With that, just make a link that looks like this:
    Code:
    http://forums.parallax.com/showpost.php?&p=1065683
    and it will take you to the exact post with the number. This works great when you want to reference something in a really long thread.
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    Default Re: Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    Or, just right-click on the post number and select "Copy link location" (or its equivalent) in your browser.

    -Phil

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    Default Re: Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    I didn't know exactly what the Blog this Post would do.

    If I right click the post number (the little #X at the right of the blue bar), I get Copy Shortcut....I'm guessing this is the same thing.

    Thanks. Trying to learn VB 2010, PBasic, this forum, and the Stamp all at the same time makes my brain full.

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    Default Re: Where do you get a threads ID to reference it in another thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by Catspaw View Post
    I didn't know exactly what the Blog this Post would do.

    If I right click the post number (the little #X at the right of the blue bar), I get Copy Shortcut....I'm guessing this is the same thing.

    Thanks. Trying to learn VB 2010, PBasic, this forum, and the Stamp all at the same time makes my brain full.
    I right click on the post number and choose "Open in New Tab". I then copy the URL from the address bar of that tab. I just noticed the "Copy Shortcut" option last night. I might try that next time.

    I think IIRC the "Blog this Post" button opens a new blog page with the text of that post in a quote box. It's a lot like "Reply With Quote". You can try it and then cancel the blog post.

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