Kevin Aylward at Wizbang pointed out to me earlier today that his comments are individually linkable. This sounded like a good feature, so I did a Google search and found easy instructions at and implemented the code.

The “Link it” code can easily be moved to be less obtrusive (Kevin simply has it surround the timestamp), but it occurs to me that this feature should probably be a bit obtrusive since most sites don’t use it and thus the reader doesn’t expect it. (Indeed, as often as I’ve been to Wizbang, I didn’t realize his site had it.)

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  1. That’s because of the three spots you can read the comments (inline, in the popup, or on the individual archive page) I’ve only implemented that feature on the individual archive page. Perhaps I will do it on the other two as well…

  2. James Joyner says:

    Ditto here. I’m not sure whether it’s worth doing there or not, since the permalink is to the archive page. I may give it a whirl, though.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Well, as you can see, I’ve implemented it for the inline feature. I don’t think I’ll do it for the pop-up, though.

  4. Kevin Drum says:

    Just did it for both inline and popup. Thanks! It was pretty easy.

    If you do it for the popup, be sure to use the “target = “new”” tag in the hyperlink so that the post doesn’t get displayed in the comment window.