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Questions tagged [permalink]

For questions about the permanent URLs that can be used to access any question or answer on the site.

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When following a direct link to an answer, the sticky top bar will cover up the top of it [duplicate]

When I follow a direct link to an answer (a share link, or I click an "answered 1h ago" or "modified 1h ago" link in the active questions list), the sticky top bar will cover up the top of the answer, ...
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Provide a permalink to a query with parameters

I've noticed that sometimes I get a "permalink" for a query that includes the parameters I gave. This is very inconsistent, and I failed to find out when it's provided and when it isn't. So I have to ...
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Get the best of both worlds when sharing a link

A post share link and a normal post link have these orthogonal advantages: Share link: has poster ID => get a sharing badge/track its usage short => useful in a severely space-constrained media ...
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How cost effective is it to have the option to generate a permalink for every chat comment [closed]

I am a beginner to the process of URL generation and its money aspect, but recently while chatting on a chatroom for a SO question, I realized that there was an option to generate and have a permalink ...
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Why are links to comments not permalinks?

When sharing a question, the link given by the share button is of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/[question ID]/[user ID] (e.g., https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/5436/178179) Why are links ...
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Are shortened URI to Stack Exchange questions stable?

URI to questions on Stack Exchange may be shortened from: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123456789/my-popular-question to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123456789 Suppose you've been ...
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Distinguish between in-app permalinks and external links on StackExchange mobile app

I love the StackExchange mobile app - its low data usage, intuitive navigation and easy access to the most used features means it's often much better than the mobile site. When touching a permalink ...
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Link to a question, answer or comment

In writing a question, answer or comment, how can I include a clickable link to cross-reference another question, answer or comment?
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Shall we make it easier to find the links to comments? [duplicate]

If you are the author of a post, or you are @Mentioned, you are notified when there is a comment, and are given a link to it. However, if you just want a link to the comment, there is no way of ...
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Get the complete link with an id of a particular post [duplicate]

Is there a proper way to get the id of a particular answer without using the built-in DevTools of the browser? Like for example, I want to refer that specific answer in some post, so when someone ...
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Difference between [share-this], [permalink], [short-links]?

This site (MSE) has three tags without a wiki page which look very similar: [share-this], [permalink], [short-links]. Do all of them refer to the "share" link / "share a link to this answer" dialog? ...
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Are visits to permalinks by an account still attributed to it after it's merged?

Account 4145951 was merged into account 1333493. Instead of a permalink with trailing /4145951, the user will now be offered a trailing /1333493 by the "share" link / "share a link to this answer" ...
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Are links to Questions perpetually permalinks even after migration? [duplicate]

At https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/10250/142333 It states one side-effect of migration is: The question is left as a stub, or pathway to the new site, for 30 days, after which it is automatically ...
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Can we add a feature enabling us to save our favorite chat messages in one place?

I visit a number of different chat rooms where I find specific messages interesting. Because there are so many, and I tend to forget which room they came from, I'd like to be able to save them in one ...
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Use another colour for highlighting a permalink chat message

The yellow is only somewhat disruptive when it's a single line message, but with larger messages it hurts my poor eyes. Can you pick another colour?
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Permalink short URLs lose HTTPS

Here's something I noticed while testing a client-side fix for this issue. If you follow a permalink / shortcut URL with an https: protocol, like: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/223725 you'll get ...
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Starred messages aren't showing their stars in the transcript if you use their permalink [closed]

In Firefox 29.02a, if a message is starred, and you visit it via its permalink, you won't see its stars in the transcript. This includes the messages in the starred message list on the right hand side ...
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Why can't I obtain links to comments on the moderator page? [duplicate]

Is it deliberate that I can't click on the timestamp of a comment on the election page, to grab a link? I could earlier tonight! The feature is useful for sharing comments in chat. FF26 WinXP SP3
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Election comments have no permalink link

There were previous questions on this already, and according to those it’s also implemented by now. And when looking at the source, I can indeed see an ID being set for every comment on election pages....
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Why do I see permalinks instead of slugs on Google? (i.e. /q/ and /a/)

Lately, I've seen many search results in the form of https://stackoverflow.com/q/<id> and /a/<id> on Google. Why do I see these slug-less permalinks instead of the full URL? For instance, ...
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Why does Stackoverflow redirect permalink URLs and URLs with an old question title?

Not sure whether it is due to SEO or for a security reason. But according to what I have found in an answer to a question here, it says: Leave it as it is. Google will figure out the canonical url ...
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Can't Permalink to text results in data explorer

When you: compose a query in the Data Explorer check the Text-only results checkbox run the query the permalink hyperlink looks like this: http://data.stackexchange.com/user%20experience/query/...
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Improve the usability/intuitiveness of direct comment links

I have seen many people share links which go directly to a specific comment. I wanted to do this too today but I couldn't figure out how. I had to search here on Meta to find this Q&A: Direct ...
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Why don't the “short permalink” URLs use a shorter domain, and why aren't the decimal IDs converted to a higher base?

I was going to share a link to one of my SO questions when I realised that the actual question URL (without the human-readable title) is the same length as the "short permalink" URL after my user ID ...
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Comment permalinks should work even when they don't go to a different page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment links within the same question Clicking a link to a comment that is on the same page as the link may not cause the browser to scroll to that comment nor to highlight ...
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wrong permalinks for comments on English.SE review page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment links on review page lead to nowhere, when they exist On the English.SE review page, when comments are displayed, their permalinks are wrong (different, and don't work)...
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Comments on election page don't have a permalink [duplicate]

I can't share some hilarious comments posted on the ongoing Super User election page. Please enable permalinks for comments on the election page. Thankyouverymuch.
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Are the friendly links to question always valid no matter how much time the title has changed?

I've noted that after the title of the question is edited, so change the friendly link, but the old friendly link is still valid and results in redirection to the new link. According to the question ...
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Using the live refresh links breaks the permalink button

I noticed on SO earlier that clicking on any of the various live refresh links causes the permalink button on the bottom left of a post to misbehave. I specifically noticed it with: The this post has ...
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Permalink URLs disallowed in robots.txt, causing PageRank dilution

Below each question and answer on Stack Exchange, there's a "link" button which generates a short permalink URL to that post for convenient linking and sharing. These URLs look like this: https://...
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Can you get reputation when people follow links to questions or SO sites?

One thing I really like about StackOverflow is how professional the responses can be. I like the dedicated sub sites that are being created too. Could there be an Evangelist badge? Could we get ...
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How are question title slugs generated so magically? (ß)

I was just looking through some old posts and I noticed that a "ß" in a question title magically turns into an "ss" in the URL slug. What function is being used to format the slugs? Clearly it has ...
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Add a second 'share' button to posts with comment-ready links

I'm very often in the situation of having to link to another post (mostly questions) from comments. As moderator of TeX SE, I often link to related or duplicate questions. I can't use the "close as ...
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Can there be way to see details on where all the visitors to my question are coming from?

I know there are badges for X number of times a question is viewed via a personal link to it. Is there any way (with the data explorer or something else) to view all of the referring pages for all of ...
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“Link” link on review page - unexpected behavior

I discovered this over on gamedev.stackexchange, but I've reproduced it on Stackoverlow and here on meta. When reviewing a question in the /review page, clicking on the "link" link should provide a a ...
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Links to election nominations don't work after nominations close

If you go to the election page for an election that's past nominations but still incomplete (for example, Gaming), and then go back to the nominations tab, the individual nominations still have links: ...
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A permalink feature for tags would be pretty handy

I just posted to a Couchsurfing group to let people travelling in my area know about the Travel SE site and hopefully attract some new users. I included links to the relevant tags, georgia-country ...
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Consistent permalink behavior between chat and StackOverflow proper? [closed]

On StackOverflow, when I click on the "link" button beneath an answer or a question, I get this neat popup which allows me to copy the link and subsequently paste it anywhere. In chat, when I click ...
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Provide an easily discoverable way to get the full URL to an answer

Since late November 2011, clicking "link" "share" for anwers yields a short (traceable) URL in the "share a link to this answer" dialog, such as https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/75963/84237†: These ...
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Linking to sub-anchors in the “Markdown help” page not working as well as they could

On the Markdown Editing Help page, every section is lead off by a header element that can be directly linked to (e.g. Spoilers). If a section can be expanded (e.g. Links) , each sub-section also has ...
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How do I link to an Answer, rather than the Question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I link to a specific answer? I was trying to include in one of my responses a link to a prior SO answer to give the right credit. However I couldn't find any ...
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Make a link to another answer in the same question without reloading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make links to other answers in the same question link to the anchor instead of the full URL Proposed Solution Same idea from the duplicate, but less words and a ...
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How can I link to a specific moderator flag for discussion with other mods?

For discussion purposes I'd like to link to a specific moderator flag (for instance, in chat, or over IM or some other medium). I can't see anything in the UI indicating that this is possible. If it's ...
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Are friendly links to SO questions permanent?

Googling for programming answers will typically show friendly links to SO questions. For example, googling "freely available programming books" shows this as the top answer: stackoverflow.com/...
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Show warning or 404 when following permalink to deleted answer

When following a permalink to an answer that has been deleted, most viewers get to see the question instead. (The browser cannot find the <div id="answer-xx" ...> to scroll to, unless one has ...
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Allow linking to comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Direct Link to a Comment SE sites assist users who want to link directly to questions or to answers. I believe they should also assist users who want to directly link to ...
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New “link” miniwindows don't copy-n-paste in vimperator

When clicking "link" below a question or answer, one gets a popup with a pre-selected link: I cannot get the selected text to actually copy and paste using vimperator on X11. The old behavior was ...
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Can we have permalinks to each block of faq page's UI?

For example A quick and dirty script for above would be $("h2>a").each(function(){ $('<a href="#'+$(this).attr("name")+'" title="Permalink">¶</a>') .appendTo($(this).parent());...
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Add permalink to Candidate Search page

Then it will become a lot easier to recommend SO Careers to other people: "Look here, so and so many candidates who match your requirements!" If it's simply not available to test-drive users, do make ...
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Is the 'permalink' link-button not working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a permalink used for? I tried clicking the 'Link' button to create a permalink to a post but nothing happens - the page just refreshes. I thought that I had ...