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I found this comment from over 6 years ago. It has a hyperlink to a YouTube video, not a link, but a hyperlink. How was/is this done?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDHfUc_fMI&lc=UggS2CQUfc2M4XgCoAEC

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That link is directed to a video and highlights a comment...

This link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDHfUc_fMI&lc=UggS2CQUfc2M4XgCoAEC is normal until the &lc=UggS2CQUfc2M4XgCoAEC

the &lc= is basically what dictates that a comment will be highlighted

People can get to a link like that by notifications that highlight there own comment. What probably happened was the person who shared that link, shared it when they were looking at there own comment.

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So I've found myself here because I was trying to post a link to one of my own comments inside another comment I made down further but what would happen is when trying to then click that link to a previous comment, my browser would show when hovered over that the link had cut off the section that refers to the comment.

So as a demo, if I right-clicked and use the 'copy link' feature, I paste the link into the address field first (otherwise it's posts it as shortened-text hyperlink), then I grab the 'shortened link' (by using the Share feature on the video and replace the standard link section (everything before lc=)

Standard comment link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...&lc=... Shortened comment link that will then link correctly in other comments: https://youtu.be/...&lc=...

Browser used is Safari Version 13.1.2 (13609.3.5.1.5) on macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra

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