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Allow links directly to Q&A on Geocaching 101 page

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It would be nice to be able to link to specific Q&A on the Geocaching 101 page, so the accordion mechanism automatically opens the linked target. This makes it easier to give people a link to a specific Q&A, the way you can with specific guidelines on the Geocache Listing Requirements / Guidelines page.

 

For example, on the guidelines page, I can right-click on the "Listings must contain accurate GPS coordinates" link and select the "Copy Link Location" option. The resulting URL is

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#coordinates

and if someone follows that link, then the details for that guideline are already open when the page is displayed.

 

In contrast, when I want to direct someone to the "What does a geocache look like?" Q&A on the Geocaching 101 page, I have to give them the URL of the page and then tell them to open the specific Q&A. It would be easier to simply provide a URL like

http://www.geocaching.com/guide/#WhatDoesAGeocacheLookLike

that would take them directly to the appropriate Q&A, with that Q&A already open.

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It would be nice to be able to link to specific Q&A on the Geocaching 101 page, so the accordion mechanism automatically opens the linked target. This makes it easier to give people a link to a specific Q&A, the way you can with specific guidelines on the Geocache Listing Requirements / Guidelines page.

 

For example, on the guidelines page, I can right-click on the "Listings must contain accurate GPS coordinates" link and select the "Copy Link Location" option. The resulting URL is

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx#coordinates

and if someone follows that link, then the details for that guideline are already open when the page is displayed.

 

In contrast, when I want to direct someone to the "What does a geocache look like?" Q&A on the Geocaching 101 page, I have to give them the URL of the page and then tell them to open the specific Q&A. It would be easier to simply provide a URL like

http://www.geocaching.com/guide/#WhatDoesAGeocacheLookLike

that would take them directly to the appropriate Q&A, with that Q&A already open.

 

A good suggestion and it would be pretty easy to add anchor tag links to each Q&A. However, since thew open/closed state for each question is managed using javascript/css I'm not sure how easy it would be to produce a URL that would render the page with the specific Q&A open.

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However, since thew open/closed state for each question is managed using javascript/css I'm not sure how easy it would be to produce a URL that would render the page with the specific Q&A open.
I figured that they already have the necessary code working on the guidelines page, so the hard part is done. It should be possible to use the same code on the Geocaching 101 page.

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