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.

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!

• Thanks - sounds like this may be the only way for a few weeks. Apr 19, 2014 at 16:21

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.