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Implemented Link URL for a specific post

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shanj, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    Maybe I missed noticing something but just now I wanted to put in a link to one of my own posts.

    I went to look at it but couldn't see anything to click to get its URL.
    Went long ways round via my name top right and "your Content"
    - which should read "My Content" to make sense really.

    Can we have a thingy on each post to Copy its URL please?

    I found a workaround this time but that wouldn't cover it if I needed to link to someone else's post.
    This is something that admins and mods often need to direct people to an explanation already made.
  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

  3. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    Enigma thank you.

    But this is practically invisible. I think the design is a bit too discreet here.
    At least make the number on the right the same as Like and Reply.
    I've clicked Like and Reply loads of times and never noticed that poor little grey ghost there.

    As for the link being on the "6 mins ago" text I don't think that's intuitive at all. Why would I click on a time text?
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I see where you're coming from, but here's the other side of the story: Liking and replying to a post are probably the two most common things you do after reading a post. Finding the permalink for a post is much lower on the list. Thus the permalinks are given less visual weight in the design.

    The timestamp of the post being used for the permalink is a standard throughout XenForo. Pretty much anywhere you see a time/date, it's a permalink to the related content. This is also a standard on some other popular sites, such as Twitter.
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  5. darkon

    darkon Member

    The permalink is also used for the number left from the "like"-button.
  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    and this is pretty much the standard on all forum apps from my experience :)
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I like the design. The permalinks are discrete which is great because I will rarely use it. I personally think clicking the number permalink (#6 for example) should use JavaScript to copy the link to clipboard!
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  8. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    that is a good idea but i also tend to click on them to put the focus on them so that i can tweet it using one of the chrome extensions i use :)
  9. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The permalink is also the time.
  10. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    Oh if it doesn't do that how can I get a link to a post to Paste in another one?
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Right click "copy link location" and then paste or ctrl+left click/right click and open in new tab then copy and paste the url.
    Shanj likes this.
  12. def

    def Member

    Old thread, but not sure if I want to start a new one...

    I am looking for a functioanlity that displays ONLY single post (something like " # of displayed posts for thread page = 1; with no header; with no footer), but cant find anything like it. I would like to embed such url in an iframe in some other app/website. Or even just provide a link to page with one post... So exactly something that xenforo does for twitts or facebook posts...

    Any advice?
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    There's no ability to link directly to a post and have that post be the only thing on the screen.

    An add-on could achieve it if you post there.
  14. def

    def Member

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