Forum's missing bottom breadcrumb and broken top breadcrumb

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Claude626, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Claude626, Nov 11, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010

    Claude626 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hello MacRumors,

    I'm very surprised that you had removed(or was it never there?) the breadcrumbs at the bottom of any forum page. I find this very counter intuitive.

    By the time the user reach the bottom of a long thread page, I think the most common actions would be to either want to move to a different page of the same thread or to go back to the section page with listings of all the thread titles. In my case, I ALWAYS want to go back to the section page so I can select another thread to view. Currently... there is no breadcrumb at the bottom that I can quickly jump back out of the thread.

    There's always the back button on the browser... However, that's practical only if the thread is single page(or I can even stand 2-3 pages, just a few more back clicks, right?). What if I've dwelved a good 10 or so pages into a long thread? Or I'm jumping around a REALLY long thread to try to find something? I would have to scroll all the way up just to find the breadcrumb at the top. Very annoying...

    It may seem like a trivial thing and I'm nit picky... but imagine that this repeated annoyance happens nearly every time you view a multi-page thread... I realize that there is the "Forum Jump" menu, but that either requires 2 clicks or you must scroll... Why can't we have both? Jumping else where with "Forum Jump" or simply single click to jump back up a tree.

    Also on a side note... your breadcrumb at the top of the forum page is broken in FireFox. The "trigger box" for the "MacRumors Forums" link is a huge box that overlays the next few items in the breadcrumb. Essentially, making the neighboring links useless because it would fire the "MacRumors Forums" link instead.

    Please bring back the bottom breadcrumb... It's the most logical place to offer navigational links since the user is most likely done with reading and would like to browse else where.

    Please fix the top breadcrumb when viewed in FireFox...

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    This is something that I would like to have as well. Actually, making a thread about this has been on my to-do-list.

    Definitely something that I've been missing. The next and previous thread links are completely useless
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    This is an issue with one of your Firefox extensions.

    As for the breadcrumbs, we noticed they went missing after we updated the forums last week, but it wasn't something we consciously changed. We'll see if there's anything we can do to bring them back.
  4. Claude626 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010

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