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Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)
Sat Jul 20, 2013, 01:57 PM Jul 2013

Question for those in the know(s)...

What does the permalink thingamagoober do and how/why would one use it?
Sorry I'm so computerly inept, but is that some sort of NSA thingamawhatsit? I'm skeered to use it because I might tip something over or it might take me to the end of the internet and I don't know how to turn my 'puter around?
Some scholarly advice would be 'preciated.

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Question for those in the know(s)... (Original Post) Callmecrazy Jul 2013 OP
I think the permalink has something to do HappyMe Jul 2013 #1
are ya sure? Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #2
Nope. HappyMe Jul 2013 #3
Maybe it's a reference to link to my mother... Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #4
Permal is a darkish, HappyMe Jul 2013 #5
I thought that was called Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #6
Depends on what you had for lunch. HappyMe Jul 2013 #7
Only those who live on a tundra may use it. Arugula Latte Jul 2013 #12
It allows one to link to a specific post in a thread without the rest of the thread. Chan790 Jul 2013 #8
Look, if you can't help... Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #9
See! This is what I get for having the right answers! Chan790 Jul 2013 #10
Thread Killer! Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #11
Being technically literate can have its downsides on DU ;) Locut0s Jul 2013 #13

Callmecrazy

(3,065 posts)
4. Maybe it's a reference to link to my mother...
Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:27 PM
Jul 2013

Per-ma-link?
Or to change my text color? permal-ink? What color does permal look like?

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
8. It allows one to link to a specific post in a thread without the rest of the thread.
Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:39 PM
Jul 2013

Doing so allows one to retain a post even if the thread it is in is archived or deleted, as long as the specific post is not removed from the server.

It's the difference between:

Permalink: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1202&pid=339
Non-permanent link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1202331#post1

Edit: It's esoteric and not terribly useful except to the admins and people who wish to export single posts to outside blogs and journals.

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