MacRumors last page bug?

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  1. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

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    So I was reading a thread and it says I was on page 57 of 58, but when I click the "58" or the ">>" it just reloads page 57 and positions me at the top? :confused:

    I have noticed it from time to time, just thought I would mention it. It isn't a big deal, I just thought somebody might be able shed some light on it... :)

    I have attached before and after screenshots...
     

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  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, it's a bug that crops up from time to time. We're aware of it, but haven't pinpointed a way to get rid of it.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I have never noticed this. I'll have to try to break something.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. TwinCities Dan thread starter macrumors 603

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    Cool, it's not a big deal, I was just making sure it was documented... ;) :)
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yep, me too.

    Annoying, but not worthy of an effort on my part to report it.

    Thanks for that. :p
     
  7. TwinCities Dan thread starter macrumors 603

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    C'mon! I just offered to vote for you, then you start making fun of me!?! :eek:

    J/K, I know it was pointless, I just was curious... :D
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Ah, good, yet another happy constituent. [​IMG]

    Can I put a sign on your lawn???
     
  9. TwinCities Dan thread starter macrumors 603

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    :D
     

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  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I've also seen this especially in News threads, I think it happens when posts are deleted but I'm not sure...
     
  11. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I am a member at another forum that uses vBulletin as well, and we have basically attributed this problem to deleted posts in a thread. It seems that the forum gives a thread the number of pages needed to hold all the posts made in it, both posts that are visible and deleted posts.

    For example, if a user has their preferences set to 30 posts a page, there were 63 posts made, but 5 were deleted by the mods, the forum would show the thread as having 3 pages, but only 58 posts, which would only account for 2 actual pages. This happens a lot in threads that are popular but also have a decent amount of deleted posts.

    This was really noticeable in the other forum that I am at, as we had at thread that had climbed up to about 3,500 posts (we cap off threads there at 5,000 posts) when an argument broke out that went on for about a month before the mods stepped in. In all there were about 60-70 deleted posts from the thread, and the forum would show the thread as being 2 or 3 pages longer than it actually was.

    This is also why the "extra page" does not show up all the times. In my example in two paragraphs above this, if there were 50 posts made, and 5 deleted, then the forum would show only 2 pages, as it would allot for 50 posts which would still be 2 pages, while there were only 45 viewable posts.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Saved.

    One never knows, does one??
     
  13. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I was thinking "subfile error." I'm really showing my age here huh?:eek:
     

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