|Posted: July 1, 2008, 2:22 am - IP Logged|
Thanks for enlightning me VLM...like Vergie, I'm constantly learning new things too. Todd prefers us to use the link instead of copy & paste. Didn't you see that post he wrote to Vergie???
Well anyway...got to go watch the numbers rise!!! Good luck!
GS, I think what VLM was saying is that he would copy the link as it appears in the Address bar of the web browser (starts with http://.....).
However, I always recommend using the small post icon directly on the post itself, if you're directing someone to a specific post.
You can look at any link and easily see if it will bring you to the top of a topic, or will scroll to a specific post within a topic:
If the link has only 1 number at the end, the link will go to the top of the topic. If it has 2 numbers at the end, it will scroll down to a specific post. Here are examples:
This link has 1 number at the end, and will go to the top of the July N.C. Pick 3 topic: http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/177352 That link was obtained by clicking the button marked Link at the top of the topic's page.
This link has 2 numbers at the end, and will scroll down to the specific post I want to show you: http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/175957/1066055 That link was obtained by clicking the small icon on the specific post, just to the left of "Posted: Yesterday, 5:49 pm".
(If you click that second link you will see my instructions just like these, except I also included the images that you click to get the links.
I hope this helps!
By the way, if there's anyone reading this who is thinking, "Geez, I better not go clicking that stuff because I might screw something up" or "I don't get it", then just EXPERIMENT. You can actually click the button and icon, and I promise you won't screw anything up. The only thing that could happen is that you learn how to post like a pro!!
That is the same advice I would give for all aspects of the site. If you see a button there, don't just keep away from it as if the thing has a disease. See what happens when you click it. And don't be afraid to ask!
Also, if there is some help text on the page, READ IT. I am very careful to post helpful text all over the place, so don't be so quick to click "close" on something before knowing what it says.
Likewise, buttons almost always have tool tips, so you can hover your mouse over just about any button or link, and you will see a little help text to tell you what it does.