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Newsreader threads permanent links

Subject: Newsreader threads permanent links

From: scott

Date: 12 Mar, 2013 06:07:10

Message: 1 of 4

When I find a solution in the newsgroups to a problem I'm having in my Matlab code, I like to put the link to the thread in the comments in my code with the idea that I can go to the thread later and refresh my memory about why I implemented something in that particular way.

In rechecking like this I couldn't find a link and was wondering whether (a) there has been a change in how matlab central has addressed its threads and (b) whether there are permanent links for threads or a better way to ensure refinding the thread.

The thread I was searching for is:

http://www.mathworks/com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/324165

Looking at the URLs for threads now, it is possible I didn't copy an extra #XXXXXX after the 324165, but I was wondering whether this extra set of numbers is recent.

Thanks.

Subject: Newsreader threads permanent links

From: scott

Date: 12 Mar, 2013 06:11:10

Message: 2 of 4

IGNORE THE PREVIOUS POST. Stupid of me...I had a / instead of a . in the URL. That would tend to mess things up. Is there a way to delete posts?

"scott" <grenblau@yahoo.deletethis.com> wrote in message <khmgmd$all$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
> When I find a solution in the newsgroups to a problem I'm having in my Matlab code, I like to put the link to the thread in the comments in my code with the idea that I can go to the thread later and refresh my memory about why I implemented something in that particular way.
>
> In rechecking like this I couldn't find a link and was wondering whether (a) there has been a change in how matlab central has addressed its threads and (b) whether there are permanent links for threads or a better way to ensure refinding the thread.
>
> The thread I was searching for is:
>
> http://www.mathworks/com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/324165
>
> Looking at the URLs for threads now, it is possible I didn't copy an extra #XXXXXX after the 324165, but I was wondering whether this extra set of numbers is recent.
>
> Thanks.

Subject: Newsreader threads permanent links

From: Nasser M. Abbasi

Date: 12 Mar, 2013 08:05:53

Message: 3 of 4

On 3/12/2013 12:11 AM, scott wrote:
> IGNORE THE PREVIOUS POST. Stupid of me...I had a / instead of a . in the URL.
That would tend to mess things up. Is there a way to delete posts?

Not really. Usenet posts travel to many usenet servers all over the world
and impossible to find all copies of a post and communicate asking to delete
your post from every server.

So, too late. Your post is now there forever. 500 years from
now, someone can still read it.

--Nasser

Subject: Newsreader threads permanent links

From: Steven_Lord

Date: 12 Mar, 2013 14:30:23

Message: 4 of 4



"scott" <grenblau@yahoo.deletethis.com> wrote in message
news:khmgmd$all$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com...
> When I find a solution in the newsgroups to a problem I'm having in my
> Matlab code, I like to put the link to the thread in the comments in my
> code with the idea that I can go to the thread later and refresh my memory
> about why I implemented something in that particular way.
>
> In rechecking like this I couldn't find a link and was wondering whether
> (a) there has been a change in how matlab central has addressed its
> threads and (b) whether there are permanent links for threads or a better
> way to ensure refinding the thread.
>
> The thread I was searching for is:
>
> http://www.mathworks/com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/324165
>
> Looking at the URLs for threads now, it is possible I didn't copy an extra
> #XXXXXX after the 324165, but I was wondering whether this extra set of
> numbers is recent.

No, those numbers allow you to refer to a specific posting in a thread using
the MATLAB Central newsreader. As far as I remember the MATLAB Central
newsreader has been including them in URLs for some time. For example in
this thread:

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/327459

message 2 is:

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/327459#899763

Each of the "Reply to this message", "View original format", and "Flag as
spam" links refer to that specific post number.

You could supplement the URL in your code comment with the name of the
poster, subject of the thread, and date/time of the post to guard against
MATLAB Central changing its thread and post URL format if you're concerned.
That could also allow you to search a different newsgroup archive (Google
Groups, mathforum.org) if MATLAB Central is down for maintenance but you
urgently need to refer back to the posting.

--
Steve Lord
slord@mathworks.com
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