I can get the link to a question by hovering the cursor over its title. What's the smart way to get a direct link to one of the answers? The only way I know is to go to the user's page and hunt for it there. So I am clearly missing something.
All posts (questions and answers) have a "share" link beneath them, in the same area where the "edit" link is. This brings up a pop-up with a short URL that links directly to the question or answer.
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It does work, even with long titles. However, this is display feature (appearance only) and is subject to change. It's not the same as button that creats a real text string of the form:
[title](url) which you can copy/paste anywhere without depending on the page to regenerate the appearance of the title.
I'm not sure what happens to the title generation/appearance if the original post is deleted the displayed text reverts back to the bare url (per comments below, thanks folks!).
However it doesn't seem to work for questions from another site:
so here I've done it manually again. Here's how it looked before my edit (after I re-pasted the url just to make sure):