Is there a trick to showing links to answers? I notice that they all have a distinct id, so it’s 90% in place already. Sometimes it would be helpful link to an answer rather than a question.

I have a little JavaScript which will do this from the console:

var answers=document.querySelectorAll('div[id^="answer-"]');
    var a=document.createElement('a');

and it’s not hard to turn that into a bookmarklet or an addon, but it seems that it should be an existing feature.

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You just use the share link from the answer itself

gif screenshot of the process of getting the share link of an answer

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    The final /1234567 is your own user ID which allows Stack to keep track of how many times a URL was shared via a link you posted somewhere. This can occasionally be useful, but I often trim it off. (You get a friendly but somewhat obscure badge when enough people click on the same link. It doesn't show where you shared the link, only where the link took people.)
    – tripleee
    Aug 14, 2020 at 11:18

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