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I have noticed that users in the know can refer us back precisely to a question on a page of our site or to any specific answer they wish, on the same page.
Here is an example, where we can click either on "answer" and be sent to Jonas's answer or on "problem" and be sent to AKM's question just above.
How is that done?

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    $\begingroup$ You can get those direct links by clicking on the little "link" on the bottom left corner of any answer/question. It is certainly a useful thing, especially when linking to an answer in a question with lots of them! $\endgroup$ – Bruno Stonek Feb 4 '12 at 19:29
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    $\begingroup$ That was quick, dear @Bruno, thanks a lot. But does it work? :-) Yes, fantastic! Why don't you upgrade your comment to an answer, so that I can have the pleasure to accept it? $\endgroup$ – Georges Elencwajg Feb 4 '12 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ Dear @Zev, since you just edited my tag (which I had chosen a little at random) , I'll use the opportunity to ask: what exactly do "support" and "feature request" mean ? $\endgroup$ – Georges Elencwajg Feb 4 '12 at 21:05
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    $\begingroup$ "Support" means "how do I use the site as it currently exists?", whereas "feature request" means "please change how the site works". $\endgroup$ – Henning Makholm Feb 4 '12 at 21:20
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, thanks @Henning, your explanation makes the distinction perfectly clear. $\endgroup$ – Georges Elencwajg Feb 4 '12 at 21:50
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You can get those direct links by clicking on the little "link" link on the bottom left corner of any answer/question. It is certainly a useful thing, especially when linking to an answer in a question with lots of them!

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    $\begingroup$ You can even link directly to comments. For example, here's the link to Bruno's comment on the question: meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3586/…. You can get the link by clicking on the time of the comment posting. $\endgroup$ – Jonas Meyer Feb 4 '12 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks @Jonas and thanks again, Bruno. You gurus will never cease to impress me... $\endgroup$ – Georges Elencwajg Feb 4 '12 at 20:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Jonas: Could you perhaps post this way of posting comments as an answer to How to link to a comment? Your suggestion is much better and simpler that the one described there. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Feb 5 '12 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin Sleziak: Done. $\endgroup$ – Jonas Meyer Feb 5 '12 at 5:18
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    $\begingroup$ The little "link" link has become the little "share" link. $\endgroup$ – Antoine Nov 23 '16 at 15:23

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