I would like to link to an answer in my question. Is there an elegant way to do so?

I'm looking for something like the tag short link (applied to answers):

and not something similar to this


The formatting help

should contain this info (if available). It will help to improve content quality.


Below each and every answer you have this:

Clicking this link you get this box:

It really can't be any more simple than that.

If you offer to start messing with the post number and have link like [answer:xxxx], it won't be comfortable, clicking the perma-link and copying to clipboard then pasting is faster and better approach in my opinion.

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    Yes, it could be more simple! The above yields a short URL that is of no use when used on these SE sites, so needs some little effort before using it! (I dislike the short URLs a lot.) (Also, for now, this does not automatically get converted into a clickable, readable title. But I guess that will soon change.)
    – Arjan
    Dec 4 '11 at 13:38
  • thanks, I'm familiar with the functionality. for tags a different approach was taken... +1 anyway ;)
    – udo
    Dec 4 '11 at 13:39

Using the proper full URL, like https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8375327/mamp-unable-to-upgrade-pear/8375349#8375349, usually automatically gets you:

MAMP: How to upgrade PEAR

(Indeed, this is the question title for an answer to that question. This even looks better than , if you'd ask me. Also, when manually using Markdown to specify a title, please use the full URL between these sites too, so people can see what a link refers to without clicking it. The referral does not work between SE sites anyway.)


Short answer: There aren't other ways to link an answer

I don't see a reason to do so. It's comfortable as-is.

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