I actually agree with this "don't punish newbies for interpretating what is not spelled out well in the wikipages" also voting them down (in retrospect) I understand why is bad.
I actually had no idea that it was written this vaguely in the wiki, if anything it needs to be changed and updated, like people here have said.
for now I advocate we vote 'yes' or 'abstain' and just tell people making the mods about the issue and about VxJasonxV's 'quickly' way of getting it
nope, you're not and idiot, it's amazon.com that is.
the american amazon has had removed the left sidebar for some time now, I am also having problems just generally using the site, the way I want to because of this.
for amazon.com I have this way of doing it:
go to the page by normal means and then copy the link on "See larger image"
and remove the /images bit.
has the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00004KD11/ "See larger image"
with gives you a good http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004KD11/ link
also you could get the asin, and try doing a google/yahoo!/etc search on it, might bring up the correct link :)
but I digress. this *is* a lot of hard work to put on the shoulders of a newbie. I *don't* think its to much to ask the older, more seasoned moderators to do this, but newbies and casual moderators, it's another hassle.
I still think the best implementation would be a form to put in just the asin and a dropdown? for the domain would be the best. it would also make it so that any new changes that amazon decide to implement in their linking system in the future
won't bother us.