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I propose that there be a non-painful mechanism to refer to a particular comment in a post with a URL; right now it's pretty hard to do that.

(By non-painful, I mean something other than viewing the page source and finding the comment URL.)

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Just copy the link on the timestamp of the comment –  Barry Jun 8 '11 at 15:46
    
@Barry: Wait, what? I right-clicked the 9 secs ago next to your comment here, and I don't see any "Copy Link" thing... –  Mehrdad Jun 8 '11 at 15:47
    
@Barry is probably already using one of the scripts that provide this functionality and forgot it :) –  balpha Jun 8 '11 at 16:07
    
We don't want you linking to comments. Comments are temporal; they can be deleted or hidden at any time, breaking your links. There's no button exposed for this for a reason. –  Cody Gray Jun 8 '11 at 16:09
    
@Cody: Isn't the same true with questions (for < 10k users anyway)? –  Mehrdad Jun 8 '11 at 16:13
    
@balpha: Yeah my bad. I have a few scripts installed and totally forgot that the functionality wasn't built in. –  Barry Jun 8 '11 at 16:17

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Sounds like the perfect place for a userscript. For each id element in a tr tag, add a little link icon with the URL set to the page, #, and the id string inside the tr body.

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Idk any JavaScript. D: I'm just beginning to learn CSS... –  Mehrdad Jun 8 '11 at 15:48
    
@Mehrdad: my meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76720/… provides this, and this functionality is also part of stackapps.com/questions/2138/… –  balpha Jun 8 '11 at 16:11

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