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Comment Permalinks

What’s a Permalink?

A permalink is a unique URL that never changes. Each comment has a Comment Permalink, which consists of the URL of the specific post it was submitted to, along with the unique Comment ID at the end.

Here’s an example:
http://blog.intensedebate.com/2010/06/04/separate-trackbacks/#IDComment80454149

That link consists of the URL of the specific post, “http://blog.intensedebate.com/2010/06/04/separate-trackbacks/“, and the Comment ID, “#IDComment80454149“.

Sometimes we will ask you to send us Comment Permalinks to help troubleshoot technical support issues. There are multiple ways to access a permalink depending on the situation. You can access them from:

  • The comment section
  • Your moderation page
  • Your comment history page
  • Email notifications
  • User profiles

The following sections provide instructions for the different ways you can access Comment Permalinks.

From Comment Section↑ Table of Contents ↑

If the comment is approved and currently displayed in the comment section then you can locate the permalink using the following instructions.

1. Locate the comment in the comment section on the blog post
2. Hover your mouse cursor over the timestamp – ex: 1 week ago. The timestamp is to the left of the username and reputation score.
3. Right click your mouse when you’re hovering over the timestamp
4. Several options will appear. Select the one that is along the lines of “copy link” or “copy link location”
5. Paste that in a location where you can access it

OR…

1. Locate the comment in the comment section on the blog post
2. Hover your mouse cursor over the timestamp – ex: 1 week ago
3. Instead of right clicking on the timestamp, left click your mouse on the timestamp. That will pull up the comment permalink in the address bar of your web browser.
4. Make sure the URL in your address is the actual comment permalink. The URL will end with #IDComment#####, where ##### is the comment ID.
5. Copy the URL and paste it somewhere you can access it

From Moderation Page↑ Table of Contents ↑

You can easily grab the comment permalink from your Moderation Page for comments that are held in moderation, flagged as spam, or were deleted.
1. Go to your Moderation Page and locate the comment
2. The comment permalink is located at the top of the comment to the right of the timestamp
3. Hover your mouse cursor over the permalink and right click with your mouse
4. Several options will appear. Select the one that is along the lines of “copy link” or “copy link location”
5. Paste that in a location where you can access it

From Comment History↑ Table of Contents ↑

1. Go to your comment history page and locate the comment
2. Two links are displayed on top of each comment: the first is for the blog post; the second is the comment permalink
3. Right click the second link to copy it

From Email Notifications↑ Table of Contents ↑

You can always access the comment permalink from your email notification.

1. In the email locate the “Go to comment” link that is included below the comment text. That’s your comment permalink.
2. You can either right click and copy that link or…
3. Click on that link to open up your web browser and view the comment. Then you can copy the link from your address bar in your web browser.

From User Profiles↑ Table of Contents ↑

1. Head over to your user profile to view your complete comment history and locate the comment
2. Two links are displayed on top of each comment: the first is for the blog post; the second is the comment permalink
3. Right click the second link to copy it or…
4. Click on that link to open up your web browser and view the comment. Then you can copy the link from your address bar in your web browser.

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Last modified: January 5, 2011 by MK

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