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This would make accessing the thread a bit quicker and more intuitive. I mean if you are subscribed to a thread and you get a notification that someone has added something what's the point of linking back to the start?
Because everyone has different settings for "posts per thread" therefore making it ridiculously intensive to get everyone's settings to send the email.
I'll second the motion! I'm not sure I understand the challenge. Each reply has a unique number associated with it, why can't there be a "fragement identifier" attached that takes you to that post? Just like when you are returned to your reply?
I would think that the user settings don't affect this? The message is always going to be at that number no matter what the user preferences are, yes?
I will admit that I have no idea of the technicalities involved.
Me too. I still don't understand how the multi thread affects the fragment identifier. Its a client side function and no matter where that post is, the user should end up there. I'm sure Adam has been mulling this one over as it has been this way as long as I can remember. I do believe there was a time where it was implemented but only briefly, yes?
The problem with the fragment identifier on this site is that it must point to an anchor on the page you're viewing. So 3602975.htm#msg3603003 might work, but 3602975-2-30.htm#msg3603003 may well not. At a minimum it would need the post ID to passed to the server.
[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 4:26 pm (utc) on Mar. 17, 2008]