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GaKaye Sep 4, 2012 04:29 AM

What does this mean at the bottom of a post? I've clicked on it, thinking it provided some type of a bookmark so that I can find a post later, but that doesn't seem to be what it's about. I did search the word "permalink", but got no results.

  1. sunshine842 Sep 4, 2012 04:36 AM

    Permalink allows you to link directly to a specific post within a particular thread -- so while the link for this particular conversation is http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/866612, the permalink for my response is http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8666...

    It's particularly handy on very long threads with hundreds of posts.

    1. Gio Sep 4, 2012 04:42 AM

      Permalink allows one to save exactly the individual post you want to refer back to. It saves to your browser cache so you can send the post to someone via e-mail or link to the post in a reply box.

      When Permalink is clicked the URL (address) of the board is changed to add the # (number) of the post you clicked. Right Click on that address then click on Save. Paste it where you want to save it.

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      1. re: Gio
        GaKaye Sep 4, 2012 05:04 AM

        I see. Thank you both for your help.

      2. GaKaye Sep 4, 2012 07:03 AM

        So, another similar question: I see "save to profile" at the top of a thread. I thought clicking that would add it to my list of threads, but it doesn't. Is there any way to do that without actually posting on the thread?

        I'm finding a lot of great information here, and I want to be able to find it again!

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        1. re: GaKaye
          The Chowhound Team Sep 4, 2012 07:38 AM

          It does save it to your profile, but you have to dig a little to find your list of saved threads!

          Click on your profile (your name in the upper right corner of every page). Then on your profile page, click on the "FOLLOWING" tab (right under the page title "GaKaye's Profile"). Then click on "Saved Topics" and you'll see all the threads that you've saved.

          Hope that helps!

          1. re: GaKaye
            rose water Sep 4, 2012 08:53 AM

            It does. You just need to know where to find it. Click on the "user name (view profile)" at the upper right hand corner of the screen. Click on the bar where it says "following" then "saved topics" and voila.

            My wish is that those would be organized or tabbed in some way--by board would be best.

            1. re: rose water
              GaKaye Sep 4, 2012 09:06 AM

              Thanks! I clicked on following and saw nothing there, so went no further.....I feel like a kid who didn't look behind the milk to find the pepsi in the fridge ;~}

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