Each thread has a reply number. This thread will have the number '1' as I am the first responder. If you hover your mouse over a reply number you will see a link in the status bar like "http://forums.adobe.com/message/2634291#2634291". The digits at the end of that link (2634291) is the number you are after. Steve will like this example .
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I feel foolish. I guess I will have to pay more attention to what pops up when I move the cursor around. Thanks for making the numbers relative though. I may have seen them but just not dawned on me what they were for. Good answer. Thanks again.
Do not feel bad. I've been on the Adobe forum since the days that they were ONLY on NNTP - before the Internet. I've been through several software changes with the fora, and did not know the answer to your question. Though it's now been out for over a year, I am still finding my way around the Jive software.
I see the article numbers all of the time, when I link to other articles, but never paid much attention before now.