Possible pony: Moving the "Older" and "Newer" navigation bar to the top?
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Feature Requests at 10:38 PM (21 comments total)
If you want to navigate from thread to thread anywhere on MetaFilter (except, I think, on IRL), there's a handy navigation bar that lets you instantly move to an adjacent thread (either the next newest or next oldest) with a single click. I personally like being able to do this because sometimes I like running through FPPs or AskMes one at a time while seeing all the "more inside" content for each one—and without having to flip back and forth between multiple tabs, or having to hit the back and forward buttons in my browser.
However, the "Older/Newer" bar is all the way at the bottom
of every thread. That means that in order to use it, you have to scroll past all the comments. Sure, this can be accomplished with a quick keyboard command, but I thought this nav bar might be more useful and easier to use if it appeared at the top (perhaps above the thread title) rather than at the very bottom.
That may be undesirable from a page design point of view, and there might also be other unintended consequences I haven't considered. But just tossing this out there as a possibility. (I note that this request has been made a few times, though it's not clear if there's ever been a definite answer. The most recent request appears to be from four years ago
. At the time, mathowie said he'd "consider
" it, but I don't know if a final decision was ever made.)