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Kathleen Nugent
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In the top, right-hand corner of the screen where I list all the games I own there is the word "Permalink." What is it? What does it do?
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Gary Sonnenberg
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You may have arrived at that page in some dynamic way. By clicking the Permalink, you get an address (URL) in your browser's address bar that will always bring you directly to that page. You could then bookmark that page in your browser, or (something I like to do) you could copy and paste it into one of the link locations in your Quickbar up at the top of the page. (Click "Edit" up there to add links to the Quickbar.)

Someone else will probably give you a more techie explanation if you want one.
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Kathleen Nugent
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Thanks Gary
 
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Actually, Permalink is always there. As Gary says, it's for bookmarking a particular set of Filter, Column, and View options (left side). Then you can call up that view with a bookmark or a Quickbar link.
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I always wondered what that Quickbar was for. Thanks this was most helpful.
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Maybe it's worth mentioning that the Quickbar is just like a bunch of browser bookmarks/favorites. So, if you're linking something you might need while looking at BGG, Quickbar is a good solution. If you want to start BGG in a particular place--like your subscriptions--a browser link may be quicker.
 
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I also use a converted version of the permalink for my owned games list.. Useful when someone I meet asks what games I have, or when checking out a new gaming group, as it's easy to remember.

http://tinyurl.com/BQGames
 
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