I have a tendency to run on and on sometimes when responding, and would like to be able to create a link to one of my earlier responses, rather than re-inventing the wheel. Is there a way to find or construct the URL that will link back to that specific response?

In a similar vein, is there a way to find all your earlier responses here on the site? I know I can try using the search term {site:wealthyaffiliate.com [username]} in Google to find things Google has indexed, but for the most part those are links to profiles for "Follows" - not to comments with [username] attached to them. Any clues out there?

Thanks much!

Dennis

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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
We just came across Jovo's website today. A post in there might be able to help you.
You'll have to hunt down your earlier responses, but Jovo's post will show you how to link everything up together.

http://justmythinking.com
"How to insert links in the post"
It's about the 9th post down in the blogroll.

Hope this helps, and hope Jovo doesn't mind us giving this info to you.
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Prestones Premium
Thanks for linking to an explanation of anchor links! Now I just need to know what the name of the anchor is, and I'll be golden. I sent a PM to Carson to see if he can shed some light on the matter. I'll post back here to let you know the outcome.

Much appreciated!

Dennis
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MarionBlack Premium
Ask a friend. The person who initiated the discussion will have received an email saying "Prestones has responded to..." and the link in that email will be the one you're looking for. Other than that my head is empty too. ~Marion
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Prestones Premium
That's a great workaround Marion. Thanks!

I sent a PM to Carson to see if he could enlighten me; stay tuned.

Dennis
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Prestones Premium
I haven't heard back from Carson yet. It's been over a week now - perhaps he's on vacation :)

I did find a way to get a link to a specific comment or reply, but you need to be able to find the comment first - so there's still that issue.

Once you HAVE located your comment or reply, you can right click on it and "Inspect Element" in the local menu that appears. A div of the form <div id="comment_xxxxxxx" class="comment_outer>" will be highlighted.

Your target URL is therefore https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ [link within WA]/comment/xxxxxxx

For example, to get to my earlier comment to your reply, the link is: Beauty!

Dennis
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MarionBlack Premium
Sweet! I never thought of looking at the source code.
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FHagstrom Premium
The best way that I know of is when you go to the URL and you are at the top of the page, hold down CTRL + F - then type Prestones into the little box, bottom left, and it will bring you to the last comment you made. Keep hitting enter will allow you to scroll through all the comments you made on that page
Hope this helps
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Prestones Premium
Thanks Forrest! Perhaps I'll have to resort to the control + f (or command + f for Macs) when I'm trying to direct folks to an earlier response. <sigh>

On the other hand, if that's the worst thing that I have to deal with today, I've done well!

Much appreciated!!

Dennis
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FHagstrom Premium
Either that or you can go to the response and copy and paste it for them
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Prestones Premium
Another great suggestion Forrest. Sadly, for the most part I come up short when trying to find the response here on WA myself - so I can provide a link to it.

All too often the answer exists somewhere between my ears - lost in space!

Dennis
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Lazyblogger Premium
Go to that response you made, and copy and paste the url that appear in the search bar in your browser. That is what I do. Hope that helps Dennis.

Bishop
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Prestones Premium
Thanks for the reply David. Grabbing the URL from the browser window gets me back to the thread, but unfortunately it doesn't get me back to the actual comment. For example, if I'm trying to get someone to a comment I made at you'll just be put back at the top of the page, wondering what I was referring to.

What I'd like to do is to be able to add the bit at the end of the URL to get someone to the comment I'm referring to. Using the same example URL as above (with the added /comment/xxxxxxx), would be That gets you to a comment BenORourke made - and even highlights the comment. The comment I'm trying to get to is the one above that however.

Sooo... any clues as to how to pick out a comment and get the URL that will take you back to that comment?

Thanks for the effort.

Dennis
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Lazyblogger Premium
Now know what it is you would like to accomplish.I may be wrong, but I think it can't be done. This one is for Kyle and Carson Dennis. Send in a support ticket. It would be great though. It will ve saa lot of time and repetition. good luck.

Bishop
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ChrisGooden Premium
Click on the world button at top right of page. Select "View All" and scroll down to the one you want.
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Prestones Premium
Thanks for getting back with me Chris.

My problem is that I'm trying to get someone to a comment I made 6 days ago at I sorta solved the problem - for that thread.

When I click on the globe icon, select "view all", and look at the resultant list, I'm overwhelmed. In most instances I won't know how long ago a comment was made, and it seems like anything over a few hours old will be buried in the ongoing site activity.

In addition to simply finding old threads I've participated in, I'm trying to direct someone to a specific comment in that thread. For example, has "/comment/4624933" appended to the link at the top, although you can't see it in my response here - unless you hover over the lower link and look in the lower left corner of your browser. This modified link gets you to a comment BenORourke made - and even highlights the comment. The comment I'm trying to link to is the one above that however.

My problems remain:
- finding threads I've previously participated in, and
- linking to a specific comment in that thread

Help!!

Dennis
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ChrisGooden Premium
That's probably as good as it gets. I don't know any other tricks.
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Prestones Premium
Thanks for the effort Chris. Much appreciated!

Dennis
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