Re: How to construct a Google Groups non-redundant URL for reference purposes
- Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:13:59 -0600
- From: "Danny D." <dannydiamico@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to construct a Google Groups non-redundant URL for reference purposes
Here is the message I sent earlier today but it never made it for some
If this also fails, I'll give up trying to help others with the URLs.
On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:27:00 -0500, Ken Whiton wrote:
> Everything you detailed here is unnecessary, because Google
> Groups will give you a non-redundant URL.
> At the top of each post, in a box to the right of the date, is a
> small down-pointing arrow. Hover your mouse over that arrow and
> Google Groups will display a tooltip reading "More message actions".
> Click on that arrow and the first item on the pop-up menu is "Link".
> Click on that "Link" item and a box opens containing a link already
> highlighted, ready for copying-and-pasting.
This is a great simplification (with only minor drawbacks).
To help others, here is composite drawing of that simpler method:
Both methods start from this easy to remember search start point:
That takes us to the standard Google "Groups" (also Usenet) search:
Which results in the following four long "message-style" URLs:
The suggested simple method results in these "message-style" references:
The suggested manual method results in these "topic-style" references:
Both results seem functionally equivalent in my initial test just now.
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