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So, how long have fluther's permalink icons been displaying the date when hovered over?

Asked by La_chica_gomela (12574points) June 26th, 2009

I just noticed that when you hover over the permalink icons, they display the date the comment was left (awesome, bendrew!). Has this been going on for a long time?

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jbfletcherfan's avatar

Where? I don’t see it.

chyna's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Beside the “Flag as” there is a permalink. Hover over it and it tells you how long ago the answer was posted.

Jeruba's avatar

Interesting! Good spotting, @La_chica. I’ll bet it is very new.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

What are these these links for? other than showing the post date

ragingloli's avatar

fluther’ s permalink

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Good find!

@hungryhungryhortence, the permalinks are links for each specific quip, rather than for the whole question. So, say I wanted to PM my friend Allie with a certain quip I found entertaining, I could just copy the permalink next to the quip rather than her having to find the quip in the question.

SirBailey's avatar

I remember there was a question RECENTLY about posting the date and time of each response and Andrew posted that he didn’t want to clutter the responses but something like the permalink idea he liked a lot. Must have been implemented soon after.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@SirBailey: Yeah, I definitely remember it being talked about several times, but I don’t remember anyone ever saying it was here. But it is! Yay!

AstroChuck's avatar

I wish this iPhone version had that.

SirBailey's avatar

@omfgTALIjustIMDu , so what do you do? Right click on the “paragraph symbol” that appears and then what (I’m talking about using the permalink for its original intent)?

jrpowell's avatar

The question that led to them being added is here.

augustlan's avatar

@johnpowell Don’t be so modest!

It was JP’s idea in the first place. :D

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

@SirBailey, just copy the permalink / “paragraph symbol” (which you can do by right clicking and pressing “copy link”) and then paste it wherever you want to show someone a specific quip.

For example, I really enjoy your quip so I would then take that link and send it to someone else.

My apologies if this isn’t clear, my mind’s somewhere else today.

Ivan's avatar

John came up with a very elegant way to implement a feature that some of us were clamouring for.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Oooh, I see. Great feature. I love that!

casheroo's avatar

Very cool! Thank you, Bendrew!

mangeons's avatar


I never got what those were for before now. Thanks!

Bobbilynn's avatar

Stupid iPhone! No fun on fluther for us!!!

YARNLADY's avatar

Wow, great catch, thanks.

Jeruba's avatar

I didn’t know about right-clicking. I just click on them and the quip number appears in the URL bar at the top, and I can copy that and paste it.

Nice going, @johnpowell, Excellent compromise. Hats off to you, sir.

SirBailey's avatar

@omfgTALIjustIMDu, actually, I see a “Copy Link Location”. I did that on YOUR quip. Now I’ll paste:

I must’ve done something wrong.

Jeruba's avatar

What’s wrong, @SirBailey? The link goes to her quip. That’s the idea.

SirBailey's avatar

@Jeruba, yeah but in her example, she has “your quip”. I have this long, drawn out thing.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@SirBailey: The hyperlinks aren’t automatic. See where it says “Style your text!” below the “Answer this question” box? It’s trying to explain that you can type in “the text you want” with a colon, and then the url, and it’ll appear as a hyperlink.

SirBailey's avatar

I’ll try it here

Hey!!! How ‘bout that!!! Thanks!!!

prasad's avatar

I was searching for that and got it now. Thanks Permalink!

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