I recently noticed that when I followed a link from an email back to a CP message, the message as you would expect was all pale blue. However for some reason, I went to see which post this message related to within the thread and noticed that the subject is not hoverable to display the parent/child lines at the left.
Looks like the styling for a selected message kills the hoverable actions on the subject for the message.
edit: Also happen if you just click the permalink in the message actions turn it blue.
Follow the link, the message is blue, hovering over the subject line does not make it become underlined and the arrow lines to parent do not show. All other message in the thread continue to display the link lines correctly.
In the chrome debugger I just dragged and dropped the <a> tag from the subject line of a message to one that was opened via a permalink, then manually edited the name attribute to the number obtained from the permalink.
and voila, link lines now appear for the permalinked blue message.
So, is it because the subject of a permalinked message does not have a <a> tag with the associated, message-link class that is breaking the permalink message links.
e.g. Typical message subject has the following markup within the <td> <a class="message-link" name="4296545" parent="4296226" thread="4293584" href="/Messages/4296490/Re-Highlighted-message-parent-child-lines-not-acce.aspx">Re: Highlighted message parent/child lines not accessible.</a>
I'd offered to work with an author to fix the formatting on this[^]. I clicked to edit it, and then saw that he'd fixed most of the formatting issues so I left it to approve it. What has been approved is the default template - if you go back to the previous version, you can see what it should have been.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
I have seen many people pasting links from Google results as solution to questions, including top experts. In some cases, without the question being precise and not enough to provide a solution.
Have a look at this question:
Retrieve Image/Photo from SQL Database[^]
You can see my comments and the point that I am trying to make.
My only point is if links are just to give direction to the QP and doesn't answer his question, why aren't they posted as a "Comment or a Suggestion". That is what's been happening in most cases including top experts.
Because sometimes that is the solution. Poster says "How can I do xxx", and pasting that question into Google yields lots of suggestions. So giving the Google link as a solution is the correct thing to do.
Should it be posted as an answer or comment is irrelevant, the important thing is that it gets posted. It's the OP that decides if the answer was helpful and accepts it.
My guess is it's because it generates a bit more points.
The important thing tho is that the OP is helped, isn't that why we are here to ask questions and / or help others by answering.
As to why Google search results are posted, if the question is to general a Google search on some keywords might help the OP in his search for the correct answer.
If the question is to easy it's one way to show the OP that he should have searched Google himself first before asking here.
I think you will find that no matter what you try and enforce as the correct etiquette for posting, it will fall on deaf ears.
You have only been on CP for less than 2 months, and I think you will find that Q&A's have been around a lot longer. If it warrants it, by all means educate the poster of their wrong doing or provide an alternative approach. I will warn you though, this can quickly lead to you been downvoted not just against your post, but against everything the voter can lay their mouse on!
Sometimes it is better to just ignore it and move on....