Hey, thanks for that - NS just explained to me on another thread that I should delete the page numbers when I paste the links. From now on, I will :)<quoted text>
No, Pokay-Mon, she's not lying. And it's you that just got caught again - caught being not too bright. She got the links from somewhere where they were recorded when originally posted and never updated. Topix edits posts out, and frequently, a post will end up on the page prior to the one it started out on, the one in the link.
Hiding's first link terminates in the suffix "...T63/p26570#c558200, " which can be seen in the address bar of your browser by clicking on it. This format specifies the page and post number. Once upon a time, your post, number 558200, was on page 26570. But now, because of deletions, it is on page 26569, which is obvious by looking at the URL, the post number it contains, and the number of the first post on the page, which happens to be #558216. With there being twenty posts per page, post 558200 is one page back.
Unfortunately, the software goes to the specified page, and when it can't find the post there, it leaves you at the top of that page. It doesn't figure out to go one page back. But you can.
All you needed to do was to look at the URL up there, realize that it was referring to a post that would be a page earlier, click on "<prev page," and find the post. I did.
Her second link suffers from the same problem. It's suffix is "T63/p26572#c558243, " and as you should have guessed by now, post 558243 is now on page 26572.
In both cases, you could have noted that the post number is lower than the first post on the page, and gone back a page to access it. Instead, you preferred to call Hiding a liar.
FYI, there is a second post URL format that uses the suffix "...T63/post558200" which is much more flexible. In this case, the software looks for the post by number. This never fails, whatever page the post ends up on over time. Here's the link in that format http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE...
This format is collected by right clicking on the post number immediately to the left of the words "Judge It," and selecting "Copy Link Location"
It's amazing how often the word "liar" gets tossed around on these threads.