When I posted my latest message in the Odyssey tracklisting thread, I tried to insert a direct link to my original (updated) tracklisting for Japan. But whatever I did, it always linked to the first post in the thread. People then have to scroll down to find whatever post I am on about - or scroll up if I don't insert a link.
It's also confusing, I think, because if other people quote my original message (Lothar did) then I modify my original, people may come across the quoted (out of date) version first. It's even worse if there are multiple pages in the thread, such as the Charts thread!
Is there any way of linking direct to an individual message, or starting the display at a particular message? Many other forums can do this... but I can't work out how the new super-duper Proboards 4 does it! Maybe it's obvious but I can't work it out! Cheers
EDIT: Thanks to Keith for providing the method of doing this (below). Here is the format:
I'm trying to get a definitive answer from the support forum at the moment.
So far, the only way I have found that you can call up your original message is as follows (it might sound complicated, so I will make it a list of instructions):
1) Go to your original post (the one you want to refer to) 2) Click on "Quote" 3) Copy the text it places in the text box 4) Using your browser back button, return to the thread you want to post on. 5) Click "Reply" or "New thread", whichever is relevant. 6) Paste the copied text into your new message wherever you want it to appear.
When you have completed your message, click "Post Reply" in the normal way.
Thanks for the solution, Keith - I have a couple of specific (ongoing) uses in mind for the direct links I can now embed in messages. Thanks also to Richard for moving the thread out of it's secret locker now that the solution has been found.
If you write down the 10 digit number instead of copying and pasting, you can simply type # and the 10 digit number after pasting the relevant page address onto your message, and this avoids using the word document completely. I'm going to try it here:-