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Direct Link to a Comment

There should be a way to permalink comments, too. I found a comment that answered my question better than the answer (because it was specific to my problem, not that it was a real answer) and I wanted to link to it, but I can't. Sometimes, comments are great and they should be able to be permalinked. Shouldn't be too hard. [URL]#id.

  • It's all well and good that this was closed as a duplicate, but why did I lose points? I looked for duplicates. The other one was labeled funny. He called it "Direct Link to a Comment." Instead of "Permalink Comments." Most people on this site know what a permalink is and StackOverflow didn't suggest it as a similar article. I read through that list for a while and didn't see it. Yet I lose reputation?
    – vbullinger
    Nov 22, 2011 at 18:17
  • Direct comment links exist but should be more intuitive, e.g. having permalink icon - see Improve the usability/intuitiveness of direct comment links Jun 25, 2016 at 2:01
  • I asked this question five years ago. I actually think my asking this question made it happen.
    – vbullinger
    Jun 26, 2016 at 4:43

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Questions and answers are entities of their own, but comments are comments to either a question or an answer - linking to a comment without context does't sound right to me.


Comments can now be permalinked - the link is the timestamp on the comment.

  • I can't accept this answer as THE answer, but I'd love to upvote you for the salient point you make. Alas, I don't have the required 15 rep. So at least know that your comment wasn't made in vain, my dear Oded, and that I appreciate your response. It may take a long time for me to get enough rep to upvote you, friend, for I am not popular on Meta as I question the system and the moderators around here sure do get butthurt easily. I'm sure I'll be reprimanded/have my comment edited/deleted.
    – vbullinger
    Mar 5, 2012 at 20:23
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    @vbullinger - Things change. Here is the link to your last comment.
    – Oded
    Mar 5, 2012 at 20:27
  • Came back to this question now that I have enough reputation to upvote you, @Oded :D And, yeah, I wonder if my suggestion was taken...
    – vbullinger
    Aug 3, 2012 at 20:28

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