Let's get rid of thread page numbers.

TSE

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Jun 25, 2007
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Just wondering what the general consensus would be, and if it's even possible.

Instead of having multiple pages in threads, why not eliminate page numbers, have all the posts visible by scrolling, and have each post have a number in case a certain post needs to be refered to?

To eliminate the issue of huge loading times, why not have it automatically load a certain number of posts ahead of the one you are at as you scroll?

A good example of this is lookbook.nu

This would make it easier to browse on computers, but especially iPads.
 

Comeagain?

macrumors 68020
Feb 17, 2011
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Spokane, WA
Some of these threads get incredibly long. That would mean larger wait times when replying to a thread, and increased server load. And slower loading times because of the adding images (avatars). Could you imagine trying to scroll to a certain point? That'd be torture. At least with page numbers you could remember "Its about half way down page 4".

As a good work-around, you can set it to show 100 posts at a time in your usercp.
 

nickspohn

macrumors 68040
Jun 9, 2007
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This will put a strain on the servers, and will probably never be considered in the near future. Best you can do is enable the 40 post per page option.
 

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