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.