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Post permalinks retain page count

Discussion in 'Site News, Bug Reports and Questions' started by Nikolai II, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    In the top right corner of each post there's a number that claims to also be a permalink to the individual post.

    The problem is that the permalink includes "pagexx" in it's design, so people wanting to post a link to the post using the permalink will misdirect people who use a differing amount of "posts per page" than they do.

    Can this be changed so it just links to the post? The forum understands it.

    Compare the following three links

    http://bbtactics.com/forums/big-crunch-bounty-board-t2983/page23/#221

    http://bbtactics.com/forums/big-crunch-bounty-board-t2983/page12/#post96141

    Big Crunch Bounty Board - Page 23

    (The last one is how I think the permalink one should look like, since it works for all, unless the post has been moved to another thread which is decidedly uncommon here.)

    (Edit: although amusingly the last one displays a page number, which to me is also wrong, but it still takes me to the right place)
     
  2. Coach

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    I have a mod installed that changes the behaviour from just linking to the post, to link to the post within the thread. Otherwise the default behaviour just shows the single post as a solitary webpage and you don't see any of the other posts from the thread with it.

    I think I can change it to have a separate permalink and have the number going back to the forum software default if you'd prefer. Don't think it will cause any issues but I'm not 100% sure of that!
     
  3. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    I don't have any issues with the idea behind the mod, only that it does things wrong.

    The third link in my post above does it right, so if your mod can somehow be changed to that..
     
  4. Coach

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    I've done what I outlined in the first reply.

    It's the easiest thing to do, it doesn't have settings to do what you wanted from the looks of it.
     
  5. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    Well, the one you're using now works just perfect - it carries both thread and post number. Apparently the base settings got upgraded sometime. :)