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Is there a way to link to part of an answer, e.g. a section header within the answer? For example, I wanted to add a link in my profile to a section header in one of my answers that prefaces general information about that type of problem, while skipping the first part.

I don't think this is possible, but if it is, how can I do it? If it's not possible, this isn't a feature request by any means, since it's probably quite a specific notion that may not find much use.

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You could simply "quote" yourself using the markdown > character and then provide a link to the full post...

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I'll probably do so if this isn't possible. Since the part of the post in question was a bit long, I hesitated to put the entire piece of text in my profile. +1 for a simple possible solution, though! – Ricardo Altamirano Jul 20 '12 at 22:21
@Ricardo AFAIK, what you're suggesting is not supported by the current system +1 – gobernador Jul 20 '12 at 23:07
@gobernador I Was fairly sure of that, but it never hurts to ask. – Ricardo Altamirano Jul 21 '12 at 3:44
@Ricardo It's unfortunate, but I believe the justification for it is too much work for not enough benefit. It just wouldn't be used enough to make it worthwhile to implement. – gobernador Jul 21 '12 at 3:57
@gobernador I figured that, hence the last paragraph of my question. It's a feature that I might find useful in one or two instances, but not much more (which is why I did not mark my question as a feature request, but rather a discussion to check if I had missed something). – Ricardo Altamirano Jul 21 '12 at 3:59

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