getting the actual links requires a search of the entire thread for the post of interest which takes an astonishing length of time to accomplish (it took a long time with the old system but the old system was snappy compared to this new set up). It was the time such a search took which lead me to create my reference table. As I said, with my table of post numbers (together with a quick summary of the post) it used to take me about two seconds to open any specific post. Now, even opening a post takes 20 or 30 seconds even if you have the correct address.
As you may have discovered by investigating the actual links as they appear in your browser (hover over them, rightclick on link properties, or show source), you can use the URL
As Tormod has commented the pid reference you give does not seem to correspond to the old post numbers. From my perspective, this forum is rapidly approaching unusably. I just spent the whole day today fixing one post (which I referenced in my most recent post) " Deriving Schrödinger's Equation From My Fundamental Equation". Fixing them all would take more time than it would take to start from scratch.
And, Tormod, I used to have a web site years ago and I discovered back then that subbing out operations to others was one of the worst things one could do. It invariably slows things down by unbelievable amounts of time. Particularly if a single post makes multiple calls on the provider of that service. You really need control of your own software or things will go down the drain fast.
I would say "Have fun" but I don't think you are going to -- Dick
Oh, by the way, I was unable to fix the links in that post I fixed.
This is an edit: As soon as I posted this post, I saw your post telling me that my old links would now work. I checked against my table and you are correct, they do work; however, I have not checked the post I fixed as the system is so slow that I just don't want to face the issue today. Simply getting back to this post so I could add this edit took almost three miniutes. I don't know what the system is doing but it seems to be reloading the thread about three or four times before it allows me to move the view. By the way, everytime it loads a thread, it first puts up what appears to be some sort of window which disappears immediately then it starts loading the actual thread. It appears to complete the load and then jumps back to the beginning and seems to load again and even after it seems to be finished, it won't let me move the view for another few minutes. ???? I suspect this is probably some "fixit" program running in the background ???