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Posted Oct 22, '10 at 9:35pm

Joe96

Joe96

2,288 posts

Some threads have crazy amounts of replies (I've seen one thread, whose name keeps somehow being changed, with over 300 some pages of replies!), and I was thinking that instead of clicking on over 300 pages to read all the comments, you could either expand the page or change the design.

 

Posted Oct 22, '10 at 10:06pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

I don't see why you should be complaining about changing the pages by clicking the next page button. This is the way it is on almost every internet message board there is.

As for endless pages, you could get FastestFox or FastestChrome. I guess. This idea is fine as long as it is within convenient means to implement and it isn't a strain on one's internet connection and computer.

 

Posted Oct 22, '10 at 11:58pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

4,753 posts

There needs to be a better layout in some cases though. The Fame thread has over 2000 pages, and if you "Go to last post" you'll be treated to all 2000+ pages.

 

Posted Oct 23, '10 at 12:57am

Reton8

Reton8

2,543 posts

Moderator

It would be cool to have the pages load like the new Google image searches where when you scroll down it just loads more posts on that page (but online as your scroll toward the bottom. And that at a certain point you click see next page or something. It would probably be overly complicated and confusing, or there would have to be an option to not use that mode, probably would take lots of code.

 

Posted Oct 23, '10 at 12:59am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,117 posts

Moderator

Why not simply type which page you wanna go? If a thread has X number of pages, say 100, then the thread is prompted an extra dialogue box where a user can type a number and the server will take the user TO that page.

 

Posted Oct 23, '10 at 1:02am

Reton8

Reton8

2,543 posts

Moderator

Why not simply type which page you wanna go?

I'm hoping the new forums have that. I've seen it before on other forums I think. It'd be a great feature.

 

Posted Oct 23, '10 at 11:17am

thaboss

thaboss

882 posts

I think there should be more thread posts per page. like, instead of about ten posts the size of mine, mabye 20 or 30. and the endless page idea seems cool.

 

Posted Oct 23, '10 at 12:59pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

We've already discussed having a customizablenumber of posts per page.