New NARGS Forum - Issues, Question, Suggestions

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Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Lori S. wrote:

Here's one that I think has not yet been mentioned.

It is possible to copy a link to a particular thread, e.g. Pulsatilla patens:  https://www.nargs.org/forum/pulsatilla-patens
However, it does not seem to be possible to copy the link to a particular message within a thread, e.g. the fourth response in the above thread. 
Surely it must be possible to do this somehow?  What am I missing?

I'm not sure I understand this one Lori.  I went to the Pulsatilla patens thread per your link, went down to message #4, went into Edit mode on that message, and pasted the link cited above into it, then saved, and it worked just fine.  I went back and deleted my edit to clean up afterwards.  Do you get an error message of some sort when attempting to copy and paste a link into a message thread?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

I'll try to explain... (Sorry, Mark!  You know, I really feel for the IT people at work, having to deal with descriptions of computer problems from the computer-illiterate like myself!!  ;-)   No, no error messages.

In the old forum, when you clicked on a particular message in a thread, the address bar at the top of the computer screen would show an address that included a  unique identifer number for that particular posting.  Thus, you could go to the 23rd response which was on Page 7 (or wherever) in a long thread and copy the exact address to that response, and post it elsewhere, so that someone could go directly to the 23rd response.

Now, it appears to me that the address bar only shows the general title of the thread, no matter which of the messages within the thread I have clicked on.  

EDIT:   Okay, I have to correct myself from what I claimed immediately above about the general title... It IS possible to get it down to the PAGE within a long thread, though still not to the iINDIVIDUAL POST.  (Capitals for emphasis, since underlining doesn't seem to work!)   In the following example, I was trying to post the link to the 3rd message down on Page 9 of this thread, but the closest I can get is starting at the top of  Page 9, not to the message itself.

https://www.nargs.org/forum/seed-starting-chronicles-2013?page=9

I hope I've explained it clearly... apologies if not.

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Lori, have you noticed that the message number in the right-hand corner of each post, is a live link.  If you click that link, it should show you the URL to that specific link, giving the exact same capability as in the previous form.

I went to the example link you gave:
https://www.nargs.org/forum/seed-starting-chronicles-2013?page=9

...scroll down to a specific message, then click the message # on the right of the message, then copy its URL from the Browser, works for me.

https://www.nargs.org/comment/22186#comment-22186

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

Ah ha!  Okay, thank you very much!

EDIT:

Here's a quicker (I think) way to do the same:

Go to the specific post you want a link to.   Click on the post number which is on the right hand side of the header area:

The address for that particular message then shows up in the address bar at the top of the screen:

The address bar can then be coped and posted into a message.  Viola!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

I think we said the same thing :-)

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

Oops, you're absolutely right!  (I thought you were describing something a little different but no.  Sorry, I need to read more carefully!)

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

With my Firefox browser, if I right click the post number at the right, my drop down menu opts a "Copy link location".  This also copies the URL for that page, beginning with that particular post, and it is faster and easier.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

RickR wrote:

With my Firefox browser, if I right click the post number at the right, my drop down menu opts a "Copy link location".  This also copies the URL for that page, beginning with that particular post, and it is faster and easier.

 

Good observation Rick, that certainly is quicker than the slower two-step process I had been using (clicking the message# > it loads the page starting from that message# > then copy the URL at the top). 

A similar shortcut is available in Internet Explorer browser, right-click on the post number on the right, use the "Copy Shortcut" option from the drop-down menu.
 

Just tried this on the SRGC Forum, it works for both Firefox and Internet Explorer as described above, except one must click on the Message Title link in a specific message (just above the Reply # text).

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

Good to know!  It works in Safari also.   Just right click on the Message #, then "Copy Link".

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

I had my first AJAX HTTP error when trying to upload a pic.  For me, it is linked to the use of the quote button when I reply.  I tried it twice both ways, using the quote button and using the larger regular reply button at the bottom of the page.  The only way I could upload a pic was with the reply button. 

 

And a new twist:

I clicked okay on the AJAX error dialog box to get rid of it.  Then (for a reason I don't remember) I click the back button to view the page before, then the forward button to return to the page, and the pic I was trying to upload was uploaded!  Silly me, I tried it again (back button, then forward) and the document was timed out, so I never saw if I could actually post that pic or not.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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