How do I give someone a link to a specific answer or comment? I know I can, but the only way I can do it now is to go to my user's recent activity and grab the link from there.

Is there an easier way? Or a formula?


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Answers are easy: each answer has a "link" link beneath it, whose URL is the answer's. (See just below.)

For comments, the only way I know of (besides what you mentioned) is to check the HTML source code, but perhaps someone else can answer better.


To link to an answer, click the link link just under and towards the left of the answer text. (h/t msh210 here)

To link to a comment, right click and save the link of the timestamp next to a comment. This is a relatively new SE feature. (h/t IsaacMoses here for the link to this recent post on meta.SO)

  • Can anyone confirm? Is this a permanent solution?
    – Double AA Mod
    Feb 6, 2012 at 4:55
  • Nice discovery! I had no idea. It does work for me as well, FTR.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Feb 6, 2012 at 5:26
  • There's a new answer to the question you previously linked documenting this as a new feature as of Jan. 30, 2012.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Feb 6, 2012 at 5:34

It seems I wasn't the first to think of this. See: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/5436/direct-link-to-a-comment

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