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Sometimes it is useful, when commenting on a question or answer, to link to an answer that was given to anther question. On other sites, I do this by using the "share" link under the desired link target to get a URL that goes specifically to that answer. But that "share" link doesn't seem to exist here at present, presumably because we're in private beta.

How else can I link to an answer?

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This is a hack. I hope there is a better way.

Go to the answer post. You will see the small edit link at the bottom.

Hover or click on it. You will see/go-to a url of the form:

http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/posts/358/edit

The number in the URL is the post ID. Now, add it to the answer short link.

http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/a/358

And, there you have it!

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks - sounds like this may be the only way for a few weeks. $\endgroup$ – Semidiurnal Simon Apr 19 '14 at 16:21
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Once we graduate into public beta, you'll see a 'share' button near each question and answer:

However, for right now, AsheeshR's answer is the easiest way to do it.

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