O Stoma Mia wrote:If your objective is to create a link that will open one very specific post, then you have to use a different kind of bookmark -- a Post Bookmark
How do I create a Post Bookmark
Thank you for your reply. To create a Post Bookmark
you have to do it manually because the software here doesn't provide any menu item or any shortcut key that will do it for you.
The procedure is actually very simply as long as you understand the required syntax of a Post Bookmark and you correctly type in (or paste in) the required components.
I will demonstrate this by example by using the Post Bookmark for the post that you just posted. The full, absolute, Post Bookmark for that post is:https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38032&p=487378#p487378
In contrast, the Topic Bookmark for that topic is:https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38032
If you compare the two URLs above, it will be obvious to you what the difference is. The Post Bookmark has two extra arguments that each contain the post number 487378 of the specific post in question: There is a &p=
flag followed by the post number, and then a #p
flag followed by the same post number. There are no spaces anywhere in a Post Bookmark, and the URL must be constructed exactly as shown above. There are only three "=
" signs in the whole URL.
The only difficult part of this is determining the exact 6-digit post number that goes with the post in question, and not a 6-digit code that belongs to a neighboring post.
To determine the 6-digit code that goes with a particular post you need to look at the address bar of your browser when the browser is anchored on (or focused on)
that particular post. To get your browser to anchor on a particular post you do this:
Just above the post in question there will be a line with the author's userid and the date when the post was posted, and immediately above that line will be a line with the title that belongs to that post. Usually the title will start with Re:
if it is a ReplyPost, but it could be something different if the author decided to edit the subject line of the reply before posting it. Once you have found the title (subject line) of the post you want to bookmark, then select and click (or double-click) on the title line
. This should anchor your browser on that particular post. Once you are sure that your browser is focused on that particular post, then look at the address bar of your browser, find the 6-digit number of the post (and the 5-digit number of the topic) then you will have all of the information you need to create the Post Bookmark according to the template, either by direct typing or by cut-and-paste method.
In brief, here are the steps to manually create a Post Bookmark
1. Navigate to the post that you want to bookmark
2. Double-click on the title that goes with that post.
3. Look at the browser address bar to get the topic number and the post number
4. Manually create the Post Bookmark according to the model above.
If you do this according to the model above, then your Post Bookmark should work the same way for all users, whether they are logged in or not, and whether they have changed their display preferences or not. A Post Bookmark containing only one post-number argument will work for some users but not for others