How to get msg number?

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  1. Rick Radford

    Rick Radford Supporting Actor

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    Vince,

    You might have missed my follow-on question (in another section), but when linking to a thread, you said to get a specific msg within a thread to pop-up, you have to know the msg number. How does one obtain that info?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Well to be honest, I do it by clicking the "edit this post" button.

    For example the address of this thread is:

    hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54973

    If I click edit post, I can see my post number is:

    postid=504254

    And so you can link direct to the post by saying:

    hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54973#post504254

    But with Vbulletin, I believe this has been setup so that only moderators and the original poster may access the "edit post" page for specific posts. This would mean getting a post number would be impossible unless you're a mod, or it is your post (*unless you want to search through the page source code...).

    If that is the case, maybe Parker could add an extra button above each post that provides a link directly to that post-- a "link directly to this post" button. That way you could copy the link and use that.

    -Vince
     
  3. RicP

    RicP Screenwriter

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    Click "View Source" in your browser and look for the "Post (3)" or whatever appears next to the post you want to link to.
    Then look for an anchor tag for "editpost.php"
    Following the Anchor tag for that page is the according post id for that particular post. [​IMG]
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Actually, I just realized- you might not need to look at the source code. Try mousing over the "edit the post" icon and looking at the link the pops up at the bottom of your browser, or even right click and copy the link location.

    That should give you the post number.

    I went ahead and logged out as an admin- and even if I'm not logged in, the link shows me the post number.

    -Vince
     
  5. Rick Radford

    Rick Radford Supporting Actor

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    Vince:

    >I believe this has been setup so that only moderators and the original poster may access the "edit post" page for specific posts<

    Yup. That's what I see from my end.

    RicP:

    >then look for an anchor tag for "editpost.php<

    Ouch! That's too much work!

    Vince:

    >Try mousing over the "edit the post" icon<

    That actually works.. but in a strange way. If I'm careful and mouse to just the right point, I see the post number. But if I mouse to the center of the icon, I just see edit message in the link location.

    Thanks for the help, fellas.
     
  6. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Rick,

    Just right click on the icon and select "Copy Link Location" (or "copy shortcut" if you use Internet Explorer).

    -Vince
     
  7. Rick Radford

    Rick Radford Supporting Actor

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    Vince,

    That works the best yet!

    Thanks.
     
  8. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Rick:
    I just added an icon below a member's username that looks like [​IMG] that you can right click on and then copy the address to your message that you want to send or to the address bar of your browser.
    Parker
     
  9. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

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    I just saw that, Packy. That's TWO Easters Eggs you've given us in a week! Neat.
     
  10. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    PArker,

    Nice addition!

    -V
     
  11. Ash Williams

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    I always wondered how to link directly to a post and now you have simplified it. [​IMG] Thanks a lot.
     
  12. Rick Radford

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    Parker,

    I like the new addition. Thanks!
     

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