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Message 1258975 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:07:07 UTC - in response to Message 1258973.

I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is all about. This has been a feature for a while now and I've had mine set to only display the last 35 posts for a few years.

Has something other than that been changed or are people just noticing it now?


If you have it set to display the newest posts last, it always loads the top of thread and then you have to scroll down and hit load the next xxx posts several times for longer threads.

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Message 1258981 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:15:26 UTC - in response to Message 1258973.

I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is all about. This has been a feature for a while now and I've had mine set to only display the last 35 posts for a few years.

Has something other than that been changed or are people just noticing it now?


The option to show only some of the last posts is not there anymore, now the threads are paged. That's what changed.

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Message 1258982 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:16:17 UTC - in response to Message 1258975.

I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is all about. This has been a feature for a while now and I've had mine set to only display the last 35 posts for a few years.

Has something other than that been changed or are people just noticing it now?


If you have it set to display the newest posts last, it always loads the top of thread and then you have to scroll down and hit load the next xxx posts several times for longer threads.


I do have it set to show newest posts last, and it just worked now when I read your new post to me.


I have, however, noticed a bug in two specific threads (one thread in politics and one in SETI non-science) where a post keeps getting marked as having a new post, but when I click on it, no new posts have been added.

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Message 1258984 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:17:28 UTC
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OK, the whole thing is pretty much unusable on longer threads in combination with some "normal" amout of posts per page (20-40). If you post in such thread, you be redirected to the first page and can click you thru to your post. If that "improvement" was for dial-up users, I'm pretty sure they are the ones, who are pissed off the most now. Let's hope they fix it fast.
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Message 1258986 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:20:28 UTC - in response to Message 1258981.
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I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is all about. This has been a feature for a while now and I've had mine set to only display the last 35 posts for a few years.

Has something other than that been changed or are people just noticing it now?


The option to show only some of the last posts is not there anymore, now the threads are paged. That's what changed.


Ah, yes, I see what you mean now.

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Message 1258993 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:28:50 UTC - in response to Message 1258982.

I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is all about. This has been a feature for a while now and I've had mine set to only display the last 35 posts for a few years.

Has something other than that been changed or are people just noticing it now?


If you have it set to display the newest posts last, it always loads the top of thread and then you have to scroll down and hit load the next xxx posts several times for longer threads.


I do have it set to show newest posts last, and it just worked now when I read your new post to me.


I have, however, noticed a bug in two specific threads (one thread in politics and one in SETI non-science) where a post keeps getting marked as having a new post, but when I click on it, no new posts have been added.


Try loading one of the older game threads that still says it has unread messages and it should take you to the first posts and you will have to hit next several times.

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Message 1259009 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:39:48 UTC - in response to Message 1258993.

I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is all about. This has been a feature for a while now and I've had mine set to only display the last 35 posts for a few years.

Has something other than that been changed or are people just noticing it now?


If you have it set to display the newest posts last, it always loads the top of thread and then you have to scroll down and hit load the next xxx posts several times for longer threads.


I do have it set to show newest posts last, and it just worked now when I read your new post to me.


I have, however, noticed a bug in two specific threads (one thread in politics and one in SETI non-science) where a post keeps getting marked as having a new post, but when I click on it, no new posts have been added.


Try loading one of the older game threads that still says it has unread messages and it should take you to the first posts and you will have to hit next several times.


Ah, I see now. The number I had listed for "show only the last X posts" is now the number of posts per page.

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Message 1259021 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 17:54:16 UTC - in response to Message 1258843.

Mine is set at 75?


Mine too I think.
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Message 1259025 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 18:00:15 UTC

Oh my, oh my, that was not an improvement. Until it's changed back to the old style, I've set my community prefs to "1000 Display this many messages per page".

Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.

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Message 1259033 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 18:17:01 UTC - in response to Message 1258984.

OK, the whole thing is pretty much unusable on longer threads in combination with some "normal" amout of posts per page (20-40). If you post in such thread, you be redirected to the first page and can click you thru to your post. If that "improvement" was for dial-up users, I'm pretty sure they are the ones, who are pissed off the most now. Let's hope they fix it fast.

I wish they didn't have the "instead of rolling back to the last thing that worked, let's spend the next 2 years trying to make the change work" mentality.
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Message 1259045 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 18:33:22 UTC - in response to Message 1259033.

OK, the whole thing is pretty much unusable on longer threads in combination with some "normal" amout of posts per page (20-40). If you post in such thread, you be redirected to the first page and can click you thru to your post. If that "improvement" was for dial-up users, I'm pretty sure they are the ones, who are pissed off the most now. Let's hope they fix it fast.

I wish they didn't have the "instead of rolling back to the last thing that worked, let's spend the next 2 years trying to make the change work" mentality.


I think the Captain of this ship is the type that can't admit it, when he's done something wrong.
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Message 1259050 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 18:40:14 UTC - in response to Message 1259045.

OK, the whole thing is pretty much unusable on longer threads in combination with some "normal" amout of posts per page (20-40). If you post in such thread, you be redirected to the first page and can click you thru to your post. If that "improvement" was for dial-up users, I'm pretty sure they are the ones, who are pissed off the most now. Let's hope they fix it fast.

I wish they didn't have the "instead of rolling back to the last thing that worked, let's spend the next 2 years trying to make the change work" mentality.


I think the Captain of this ship is the type that can't admit it, when he's done something wrong.


I think that DA was tying to be accommodating to a user request. The way the preference was implemented previously, if you hadn't visited the forums in a week and a particular post had 100 new entries, even if you had the "display only X" set to 35, you would still have to wait for the entire page to load because it would still show all 100 new posts.

With this change, people on slow mobile connections can at least change the number to something meaningful and only have to load X many posts per page without having to wait forever.

With the entire world going increasingly mobile (phones, tablets, netbooks), this change makes sense.

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Message 1259057 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 18:50:48 UTC

Then It should be an option. Not defacto.
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Message 1259064 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:14:05 UTC
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I was wondering why I couldn't seem to see the new posts in a thread. *clicks next* hehehe :)

[EDIT]OK, not funny, it keeps going back to the first page[/EDIT]
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Message 1259066 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:19:28 UTC - in response to Message 1259025.

Oh my, oh my, that was not an improvement. Until it's changed back to the old style, I've set my community prefs to "1000 Display this many messages per page".

Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.


you are a true gent...just done that & that "pesky" next 75 posts button has disappeared.... :)
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Message 1259070 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:26:22 UTC - in response to Message 1259066.

Oh my, oh my, that was not an improvement. Until it's changed back to the old style, I've set my community prefs to "1000 Display this many messages per page".

Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.


you are a true gent...just done that & that "pesky" next 75 posts button has disappeared.... :)

That does seem to be the work around unless they decide to implement the rest of the features that a standard paged message board uses.
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Message 1259072 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 1259070.

Oh my, oh my, that was not an improvement. Until it's changed back to the old style, I've set my community prefs to "1000 Display this many messages per page".

Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.


you are a true gent...just done that & that "pesky" next 75 posts button has disappeared.... :)

That does seem to be the work around unless they decide to implement the rest of the features that a standard paged message board uses.
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Message 1259082 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:38:37 UTC - in response to Message 1259025.

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Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.


Not a problem if all OP's have their threads locked between 350 & 500 posts & continue with a second thread etc.
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Message 1259086 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:42:41 UTC - in response to Message 1259025.

Oh my, oh my, that was not an improvement. Until it's changed back to the old style, I've set my community prefs to "1000 Display this many messages per page".

Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.

Might do the same. But will that not mean more work for the servers, loading all posts every time one checks latest posts?

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Message 1259088 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:43:49 UTC - in response to Message 1259082.
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Problem gone, until there is a thread with more than 1000 posts.


Not a problem if all OP's have their threads locked between 350 & 500 posts & continue with a second thread etc.

I actually set mine to 10000. I tried to find a thread with more than 1000 posts to test this, but the max I found was in the 900 range.
EDIT: The Topic page selections just disappear?
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