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Should I use post or get to go to a specific record in a list of records

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I have just set up a contact form that both stores the data in a database as well as emails me data from the submitted form. If I go to my dashboard area I can see a list of messages received. My first thought would be to use a get request to view each one e.g.:

<a href="contact_detail.php?contact_id=<?php echo $contact_id; ?>">

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I just noticed though that experts exchange does not have something like this if I check my list of questions and click on one. Instead I see something like:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/123456/name-of-question.html

Does it look like that because they are performing url rewriting to get pretty urls or are they using post instead of get?

And that makes me wonder, should I use post or get for what I am doing? I thought GET was the normal way of doing it.
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