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Notice this clickable "Permalink" item on posts now. If it was there before, I never noticed it.

What is it?

Is there a FAQ somewhere I've missed that would answer this without posting?

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  1. If you'd like to point someone directly to a post in a topic, the permalink is the url to use.

    1. Sorry, but I'm not getting how you use it. When I click on it nothing happens. And isn't what's in the browser address bar the same link? Thanks.

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      1. re: Midlife

        Try it for one of the reply posts, not the original post.

      2. It existed in the old new site but was pretty carefully hidden.

        Here's how to use it: On Melanie's post right above this one, click
        on the "permalink" link. The page will recenter itself with Malanie's
        post right at the top. Now look up at the address bar on your browser
        (the place where you type in urls). It now says something like
        http:// www.chowhound.com/ topics/364874#2233943
        That's the "permalink". What it means is you can cut and paste that
        address into other posts or mail it to your friends or whatever, and
        it will link directly to Malanie's post (or whatever post you've
        permalinked to). This can be useful if there's one particular post
        that you want to show to someone. Without it, you would only be
        able to send a link to an entire topic and you'd have to say something
        like "scroll down three pages to the post about frog legs" or something.

        Did that make any sense?

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        1. re: Chuckles the Clone

          I thought that made perfectly good sense until I saw you standing on your head.

          1. re: Chuckles the Clone

            Or you can just right click (Command-click for us Mac users) on the Permalink link and "Copy Link Location".

          2. Now I get it. I wasn't noting the additional address info from the specific post.

            And..... a right click to "copy target" (Windows) does it.

            Thanks all.