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    I am surprised that both of the following entries take me to the same post. It seems that we can only link to the starting post of a topic. Am i doing something wrong, or is this something on the "To Do" list?
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    [quote name='wdwells' post='767158' date='24-Mar-2009 18:05']I am surprised that both of the following entries take me to the same post. It seems that we can only link to the starting post of a topic. Am i doing something wrong, or is this something on the "To Do" list?
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    [topic="761839"]try here[/topic]
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    [/quote]
    When I use those links ([topic="761839"]topic="761839"[/topic] and post="767153"), the latter scrolls the page down to that specific post. These are the actual destination addresses the software generates:

    http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showtopic=761839
    http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showtopic=76...mp;#entry767153

    (The second one is being automatically shortened, but if you mouse over it...)

    If yours is not scrolling down, hmmm, I'm not sure I can explain that.

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='767167' date='25-Mar-2009 01:28']If yours is not scrolling down, hmmm, I'm not sure I can explain that.[/quote]

    It might be a browser thing, an earlier version of Opera (8 I think) did that to me regularly. What browser are you using?
    John (Unreconstructed Jacobite)

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    All works well when the display mode is set to 'Standard' or 'Linear +', however when set to 'Outline', a link to a specific post takes me only to the topic. This behaviour is consistent whether using IE or Firefox,
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    [quote name='wdwells' post='767243' date='25-Mar-2009 05:54']All works well when the display mode is set to 'Standard' or 'Linear +', however when set to 'Outline', a link to a specific post takes me only to the topic. This behaviour is consistent whether using IE or Firefox,[/quote]
    Good point, I use Standard mode. The links in Outline mode --

    /index.php?showtopic=761839&pid=767153&mode=threaded&start=#entry767153

    -- are quite different than the links generated by the post tag --

    /index.php?showtopic=761839&st=0&p=767153&#entry767153

    I think this could be considered a bug in the IP.Board software, since it does not effectively work with a user's current display mode in the "findpost" function.

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