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interesting phenomenon: when you link to a "searched" post

a.s.
Quartermaster


Feb 4 2009, 11:08am

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interesting phenomenon: when you link to a "searched" post Can't Post

Just for interest, in case it happens to anyone else (it may have, and I am just unobservant!!): I was looking for a previous post of my own and used the search function (and let me interject how grateful I am that we HAVE a search function that actually works!! go Torn PTB!!) and found it.

Then I copied the URL for that post to my reply in the RR, as in "please see this old post of mine". If you click on that link, you go to the correct old post, but it is now highlighted with my search terms.

Cool

I don't think anyone minds, but it's just an interesting thing! You could, I suppose, deduce my thinking process for search boxes from the highlighted terms, which is sort of odd. Blush

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Some say once you're gone, you're gone forever, and some say you're gonna come back.
Some say you'll rest in the arms of the Savior, if sinful ways you lack.
Some say that they're coming back in a garden: bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Iris DeMent



Call Her Emily


dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Feb 4 2009, 11:36am

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Take a look at the URL [In reply to] Can't Post

I've found that the URL for a searched post is different from its URL if it's "unsearched"!

I've solved this problem by clicking on another post in that post's thread, then clicking on the post I need. Its "normal" URL is now shown.


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


a.s.
Quartermaster


Feb 4 2009, 11:41am

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see, you are so observant!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the hint for the future!

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Some say once you're gone, you're gone forever, and some say you're gonna come back.
Some say you'll rest in the arms of the Savior, if sinful ways you lack.
Some say that they're coming back in a garden: bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Iris DeMent



Call Her Emily


sador
First Mate

Feb 4 2009, 11:52am

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In threaded mode; I think this doesn't work in flat // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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NottaSackville
Sailing Master

Feb 4 2009, 1:08pm

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Looking closer at the URL... [In reply to] Can't Post

The URL in the link is:

http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=57530;search_string=house tom bombadil;#57530
(you may see '%20' where the spaces are between the search words....)

And it is the 'search_string=house tom bombadil' part that makes the search terms 'house' 'tom' and 'bombadil' highlighted. If you just delete that portion, so that the URL is:

http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=57530;;#57530 Try this one

You get the page without the search words highlighted.

Just FYI, and a possible solution if you want another way to "hide" your search terms.

Notta


Magpie
Captain


Feb 4 2009, 2:41pm

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When linking to a post [In reply to] Can't Post

It's best to always find the little link under the poster's name labeled 'shortcut'. You can either click on that link, which seems to only refresh the page but - in fact - gives you a 'cleaner' url at the top of the page that you can copy, or you can right click it and choose 'copy link location'. The urls that show up in the field at the top of the window always have code worked into them either from a search function or from our being signed in (probably reflecting settings, etc.).

Look at the url of this post, then click the 'shortcut' link and see what I mean.


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N.E. Brigand
First Mate


Feb 4 2009, 3:19pm

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Yes, "copy shortcut" is the way to go. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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a.s.
Quartermaster


Feb 4 2009, 4:53pm

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let's see if that takes you to the highlighted post, though [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll link it here, using the "copy shortcut" function, and see if the post is still the highlighted post.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Some say once you're gone, you're gone forever, and some say you're gonna come back.
Some say you'll rest in the arms of the Savior, if sinful ways you lack.
Some say that they're coming back in a garden: bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Iris DeMent



Call Her Emily


a.s.
Quartermaster


Feb 4 2009, 4:54pm

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OK, it doesn't!!!! thanks, I'll do that from now on. [In reply to] Can't Post

Although dernwyn's hint worked, too!

{{{hugs magpie and dernwyn}}}

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Some say once you're gone, you're gone forever, and some say you're gonna come back.
Some say you'll rest in the arms of the Savior, if sinful ways you lack.
Some say that they're coming back in a garden: bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Iris DeMent



Call Her Emily


dernwyn
Terror of the Seas / Moderator


Feb 4 2009, 8:16pm

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Heh, this old dog [In reply to] Can't Post

learned a new trick! Laugh

Thanks, Magpie & NEB!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


(This post was edited by dernwyn on Feb 4 2009, 8:19pm)


Magpie
Captain


Feb 4 2009, 10:01pm

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I think I picked up the tip from some admin [In reply to] Can't Post

Mr. Cere? can't remember


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