Update Much more than the page numbering is wrong. Post numbering becomes non sequential; the prompt to view more messages appears in the midst of that disorder; and so on. Generally: frequently disorientating. Thoughts Assuming that the behaviours are inherent to XenForo, the strictest way to prevent (or minimise the risk of) disorderly content might be to never offer the Write your reply… field (with its Post Reply button) at pages that include the nn more messages … link. In other words: offer the reply field at only one page of any multi-page topic – the last. That's strict enough to be treated as unpopular. All things considered, I now vote to completely remove the big red volatile arrows. Never show them. The down arrow is, essentially, an incentive to readers to rush, to ignore content before writing. Amongst the undesirable side effects of ignorance: duplication, triplication and so on.