|Originally posted by captain
were you looking at a multi-page thread when you tried this? for example, if you try to call up tn.com/8215/83963, it should call up postid=8215#post83963, but since that thread has 4 pages and post # 83963 is on page 4, and the url doesn't specify 'pagenumber=4', it doesn't go to page 4 (and comment #83963). a quick bit of php should be able to fix this on showthread, but perhaps it's more bother than it's worth
And it would be fairly complicated to compute because people have different settings for how many posts go into a page.