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possible duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/156/… – Ladybug Killer Apr 6 '10 at 9:12
    
@dave no it's not a bug. Period. – Shadow Wizard Dec 30 '15 at 17:29
    
@Mon why not a rollback? – Shadow Wizard Dec 30 '15 at 17:29
    
@sha because I didn't look into the history; I just saw what seemed to be mistagging and fixed it. – Monica Cellio Dec 30 '15 at 17:32
    
@ShadowWizard most people believe there are things called usability bugs. Call them what you will; this is one of those. Exclamation mark. 😉 – Dave Abrahams Jan 2 at 15:55
    
@Dave feel free to start a new bug report then, and have the team decide, but no matter what changing such a support question to bug report is not proper. Thanks for understanding! – Shadow Wizard Jan 2 at 15:58
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Yes, there's a "share" permalink for each answer to a question (and for each question as well).

It's right next to the "flag" and "edit" links at the bottom of the answer:

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How could I have missed that. :) – Kriem May 22 '09 at 16:02
    
I just noticed that too, that the "share" to social networking sites AND the "link" text are all rolled up into the "share" text. It used to look like this meta.stackexchange.com/a/101026/160875 Not sure how I missed that either! – Ellie Kesselman Oct 6 '12 at 10:45
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"link" would be clearer. I wonder how many views this page has had since the change. – A.M. Jul 3 '13 at 0:36
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agreed. I came here because I thought "share" would take me to some social networking site. "link" would be much more accurate. – ggutoski Jul 16 '14 at 16:23
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The problem is with longer answers. Looking for a link we would expect to find it high, at the top of the answer. But the "share" control is at the bottom of the answer. For a one-liner like in the example, it is intuitive. But for a 100-liner, it is not. – Douglas Held Feb 18 '15 at 22:44
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@DouglasHeld +1 Man, that’s dismal for discoverability. – Dave Abrahams Dec 30 '15 at 16:49
    
@ggutoski: the "share" tab seems to be called that because in addition to the link, it does also include options for sharing on social media. – sumelic Jan 4 at 3:58
    
Like this? meta.stackexchange.com/a/45598/250904 : ) – shapiro yaacov May 17 at 9:24

Permalink for questions/answers can be copied from the box shown after clicking the "share" link as shown below

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Permalink for the comments can be obtained by copying the address of the link that shows the Time/Date of posting the comment as shown below

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+1 for also explain the comment link :) – albciff May 21 '15 at 11:42

Recursive answer!

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This is perfect, you should mention the benefit of this method: it will provide a readable url containing the question-text, while the other method provides only a very much shortend version. If anyone didn't get how to extract this url, the 45600 at the end is extracted from the "share"-url -> meta.stackexchange.com/a/45600/328307 – user1885518 May 15 at 15:10

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