Forums

ForumsNews, Feedback and Suggestions

Page's Last Post

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 6:59am

Pazx

Pazx

4,494 posts

Go ahead, call me lazy, but on my tiny laptop when I'm going backwards through pages and pages of threads I feel it would help. Alot.

My idea is that when you press the page selection at the bottom of a thread (under all the posts and above the reply box) it takes you to the last post on the page you select and using the one at the top of the page would take you to the top. With the current (glitchy) 'last post' system this would be extremely hard to implement, but I'm hoping AG3 has the potential for something like this.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 9:10am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,117 posts

Moderator

Top buttons to the top of the page and bottom buttons to the bottom? Shouldn't be too tough. It sounds more like positioning the page correctly. That's what happens when we do #messenger in our Abouts or #merits on the help page--it takes us directly to them! So if the buttons add a #top and a #bottom url, it should work like you want.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 9:27am

Zaork

Zaork

256 posts

Ooooh oooh oooh, idea. I'm going to hijack this thread with my thoughts. How about a 'take me to my last comment' button, or alternatively, a 'take me to page x'? This would significantly reduce sifting time through those long threads that explode overnight.

And also I agree with your idea.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 12:22pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Zaork, that's been covered several times.

Pazx, try hitting your HOME/END keys. Most browsers will jump to the top/bottom of the web page. We'll look at a "last page" link.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 6:37pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,101 posts

Moderator

Maybe this sounds a bit lazy... but how about buying a simple mouse to attach to the laptop (I recon they cost cheap change nowadays) and use the scroll wheel on that to navigate the thread pages? ;)

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 8:01pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

Ah, I missed the point about the tiny laptop. I assume it's a netbook, which may not have HOME/END keys. Still, for accessibility standards, it might be a good idea to have a "back to top" button at the bottom of the forum thread, near this reply area.

If you click on a "last post" link, it *should* scroll down to that post in your browser if there are lots of replies in the thread.

 

Posted Nov 1, '10 at 8:30pm

IcyIndia

IcyIndia

545 posts

Pazx, try hitting your HOME/END keys. Most browsers will jump to the top/bottom of the web page. We'll look at a "last page" link.

Also, if you have a Mac, if you hold function/left or right arrow key, the page will go to the top/bottom of the page.

 

Posted Nov 2, '10 at 1:28am

Pazx

Pazx

4,494 posts

Tiny eeePC netbook >_>

If you click on a "last post" link, it *should* scroll down to that post in your browser if there are lots of replies in the thread.

And the reason it doesn't work half the time is because mods delete posts I believe. I'd really like to see that fixed in AG3 and it could be as simple as instead of linking to the last post, it links to the reply box area as in profiles using '#messenger' and whatnot.

Or it could work like the find system most browsers have.

Or I could stop being lazy :D

Still, for accessibility standards, it might be a good idea to have a "back to top" button at the bottom of the forum thread, near this reply area.

That'd be pretty helpful for people like me.

 

Posted Nov 4, '10 at 7:39am

iFyre

iFyre

43 posts

Why not put a scroll box on a long comment to reduce it's space and add more for other comments?

 

Posted Nov 4, '10 at 7:57am

EmptyHead

EmptyHead

14 posts

then what about when your in the middle

 
Reply to Page's Last Post

You must be logged in to post a reply!