How to link directly to a topic.
You can make a direct link, by following this syntax :
https://<link to SSP>/Forms/requests.aspx?categoryid=35&topicid=96
The CategoryID can be found by simply browsing to it. You will need to find the TopicID in the admin section, when editing a topic, it is in the link above :
https://<link to SSP>/Forms/Admin/topicDetail.aspx?id=96