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Creating a Post# designation for posts on a thread.

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Posted: April 3, 2016, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

I was wondering if its not too much work to have a post# label for every post on a thread?  So If I want to footnote, I would say, see what Todd said on page 4

post # 32.   Of course the page number can differ based on the settings the user chooses, but the post # would always be sequential, and make it easier for

people to find a certain interesting, educational or amusing post.

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    Posted: April 3, 2016, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

    I was wondering if its not too much work to have a post# label for every post on a thread?  So If I want to footnote, I would say, see what Todd said on page 4

    post # 32.   Of course the page number can differ based on the settings the user chooses, but the post # would always be sequential, and make it easier for

    people to find a certain interesting, educational or amusing post.

    Why not use the Permalink?

    https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/246686

    https://www.lotterypost.com/search/forums?q=permalink&t=all

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      Posted: April 3, 2016, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

      A permalink I think still only gives you the thread.  You still have to search for the post.

      Thanks for the response raven.  This is what Todd said.

      It certainly would be possible, although I am uncertain as to the benefits.  In fact, it might be considered a negative, when people start refering to "reply #101", rather than posting a permalink to the post they're talking about.  When you give someone the reply number, that means if they want to see it, they have to hunt it down, and that is not easy on a thread with many replies.

       

      Dont they still have to hunt it with the permalink?

      It might be easier to hunt with a post #.  Considering that certain poster may post multiple times on a thread.  A post designation could possibly save time.

      Take for instance one of KOLA posts.  He might post three times in a permalink.  Each post taking about three hours to get through.

      I could possibly save 6 hours by knowing that its page 6, Kola post 3.  After page 6, Kola post 1, and 2, I am going to definately need a nap.

      When I wake up I just might give up looking if its going to be this hard!!!

      In fact, it might be considered a negative,

      Who might be considering this as negative? 

      they have to hunt it down, and that is not easy on a thread with many replies.

       

      Thats the point.  If the thread has many replies, a post designation might be more easy for hunters who are left valuable clues.

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        Posted: April 3, 2016, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

        A permalink I think still only gives you the thread.  You still have to search for the post.

        Thanks for the response raven.  This is what Todd said.

        It certainly would be possible, although I am uncertain as to the benefits.  In fact, it might be considered a negative, when people start refering to "reply #101", rather than posting a permalink to the post they're talking about.  When you give someone the reply number, that means if they want to see it, they have to hunt it down, and that is not easy on a thread with many replies.

         

        Dont they still have to hunt it with the permalink?

        It might be easier to hunt with a post #.  Considering that certain poster may post multiple times on a thread.  A post designation could possibly save time.

        Take for instance one of KOLA posts.  He might post three times in a permalink.  Each post taking about three hours to get through.

        I could possibly save 6 hours by knowing that its page 6, Kola post 3.  After page 6, Kola post 1, and 2, I am going to definately need a nap.

        When I wake up I just might give up looking if its going to be this hard!!!

        In fact, it might be considered a negative,

        Who might be considering this as negative? 

        they have to hunt it down, and that is not easy on a thread with many replies.

         

        Thats the point.  If the thread has many replies, a post designation might be more easy for hunters who are left valuable clues.

        How to find the Permalink for each post in a thread: Look/Click to the left of: Posted: Today, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

        This is the Permalink for your post: https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/302014/4556287

        This is the Permalink for my repy to your OP: https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/302014/4556158

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          Posted: April 3, 2016, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

          A permalink I think still only gives you the thread.  You still have to search for the post.

          Thanks for the response raven.  This is what Todd said.

          It certainly would be possible, although I am uncertain as to the benefits.  In fact, it might be considered a negative, when people start refering to "reply #101", rather than posting a permalink to the post they're talking about.  When you give someone the reply number, that means if they want to see it, they have to hunt it down, and that is not easy on a thread with many replies.

           

          Dont they still have to hunt it with the permalink?

          It might be easier to hunt with a post #.  Considering that certain poster may post multiple times on a thread.  A post designation could possibly save time.

          Take for instance one of KOLA posts.  He might post three times in a permalink.  Each post taking about three hours to get through.

          I could possibly save 6 hours by knowing that its page 6, Kola post 3.  After page 6, Kola post 1, and 2, I am going to definately need a nap.

          When I wake up I just might give up looking if its going to be this hard!!!

          In fact, it might be considered a negative,

          Who might be considering this as negative? 

          they have to hunt it down, and that is not easy on a thread with many replies.

           

          Thats the point.  If the thread has many replies, a post designation might be more easy for hunters who are left valuable clues.

          No "hunting" for a post is necessary with a permalink.  You click the link and it brings you directly to the post the person referenced, no matter what page it's on.

           

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            Posted: April 8, 2016, 3:13 am - IP Logged

            How to find the Permalink for each post in a thread: Look/Click to the left of: Posted: Today, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

            This is the Permalink for your post: https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/302014/4556287

            This is the Permalink for my repy to your OP: https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/302014/4556158

            Thanks Raven!  I never new that.  Always learning something new on LP.