No idea how that happened. I was obviously on the page (see screenshot), and I tested the copied link several times in my post.
Thanks for doing that legwork, b!
To the point of, hotwheels #22's OP though, he says that he is unable to reach the Discussions page through direct links, as well, as described in anin another community (to incorporate the rubric!), where a "naked" copy of the link was used.
Not sure that has anything to do with the ascii in the link because we've all been able to reach that page, so I'm back to suggesting a complete Apple cookie toss to Jon...