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Just now, Salerno said:

Not available since upgrade (not part of the core code for a number of years and won't be - plugin required if the powers that be deem it valuable, existing plugin doesn't work with the core upgrade).

How can you quote a post number if you want to include it in a response?

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9 minutes ago, giddyup said:

How can you quote a post number if you want to include it in a response?

 

More to the point, why quote a post number rather than actually quote (or link) to it?

 

The rationale behind ditching them in the first place is that it's potentially a misdirection. The mods may delete numerous posts therefore, when a person says "As stated in post 23" the post that at any given time is marked as "Post 23" can be a totally different post.

 

By actually quoting/linking to the relevant post the integrity will be maintained regardless of deletions and it makes it much easier (in large, heated threads several pages of posts can be deleted - "post 243 on page 15 mentions X" could take ages to finally track down the actual post referenced), and therefore more likely, others will follow a reference you (as in anyone, not "you" in particular) wish them to.

 

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