So, even outside of election years browser crushing 3000+ post megathreads are now a not uncommon thing - should we be looking at pagination at the 2000 comment mark? And if not pagination what else could be done to make them less of a browser crushing experience, especially on mobile?
posted by Artw
on Apr 18, 2013 -
) pony request
posted by hincandenza
on Nov 15, 2011 -
- Support for limited image upload for use in AskMe threads
- Support for pagination of threads (even as little-documented URL edit feature)
So that new 'more questions' thing on the ask.metafilter front page? How do I turn it off? I don't want to load an ever growing mega page with everything all at once and apparently neither does my computer. Downloading small chunks was easier for the computer's processer and works way better for my skimming, and I want to go back. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat
on Mar 1, 2011 -
Re: the Bristol Palin pregnancy thread being deleted - uh, the other post in which it is being "discussed" is sort of inaccessible. [more inside]
posted by billysumday
on Sep 1, 2008 -
We added a bunch MeFi Mail updates that seemed worthy of a post here (and if you have more ideas maybe add them here) [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Oct 23, 2007 -
Bug: "Favorited by others" pages may have an issue sometimes when you try to go to the next page of favorited comments. I'm not sure what causes it, but for example: mine no worky
, but mathowie's does
posted by twiggy
on May 15, 2007 -
I observed that I have saved more comments from ROU_Xenophobe as favorites than from anyone else. Having noticed that, I checked ROU's profile
, saw "contributions from ROU_Xenophobe saved by others 135 times" and tried to look at these to see if there were any pearls I had missed (aside: yes.) First page
of favorites saved by others displays 30 comments. The "next page" link at the bottom apparently goes to page 2 of the favorited comments (the url changes, anyway) but the same 30 comments are displayed. No matter how many times I click "next page" I keep seeing the same 30 comments. Same result in IE6, Mozilla 1.7, and Foxfire 1.5. Darn it, I want to read the rest of prof. Xenophobe's greatest hits.
posted by jfuller
on Nov 22, 2006 -
thread kills Safari/OmniWeb. I'd like there to be a preference that allows me to see massive posts broken up by 100s of comments or something. Alternatively, is there a different CSS file that can be loaded for these that will keep Safari/OmniWeb from crashing?
posted by onalark
on Nov 6, 2006 -
View all comments/posts by this user.
Some time in the past six months (possibly very recently), the "View all comments/posts" interface has changed. Instead of being an enormous page, referencing every post made (sometimes into the thousands), the big list is now split up into batches of 50. [This is good] - it's a no-brainer way of reducing server load. That said
, could there be a way of viewing every post on one page?
posted by Marquis
on Jun 15, 2005 -
So when I look at a user's answers in AskMe, they are divided up into a certain number of pages. Yet when I go to the next page of comments, it only adds them to the previous page, and so on, until at the last page I have all their answers in one window. The header and address would say I'm looking at say, comments 51-100, when all 100 are being displayed. I don't think this is how page views is supposed to work.
posted by scazza
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Something on the "Showing results ... of ... answers by ..." pages seems to be broken.
should be my 50 most recent answers, and it is, but this page
does not show answers 51 - 100 like its supposed to, but rather shows answers Most Recent - 100. Clicking either page number or NEXT yields the same results.
Also, Matt, as I post this -- should the dead blogroots.com link still be on the Metatalk posting page?
posted by anastasiav
on Feb 22, 2005 -
Last alluded to here:
None of the redesign entries (unless I missed something) addressed the "comments by user"
page, which is probably the clunkiest and least usable feature on the site. Long comment histories
take forever to load (and tax the server); and you can't actually see any of the comments without clicking on each individual link. I think pagination, plus an ability to preview the actual comment, would be a great help.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Feb 6, 2005 -
For exceptionally long threads
, would it be more CPU-friendly to stop rendering new pages every time someone clicked into the page after a certain point? Say, arbitrarily, 100 posts?
posted by Hildago
on Mar 14, 2002 -
As I keep refreshing a 350+ post thread, I got to thinking about what that does in terms of bandwidth. Would it make sense to break up posts that exceed 50+ posts into multiple sections or would that just discourage people from reading posts that happened earlier in the thread?
posted by willnot
on Sep 11, 2001 -
could the "http://www.metafilter.com/search_posts.cfm?user_ID=xxxx" page be split up into multiple pages? Kind of a "page 1 of 12" deal. When trying to read through the comments of our more senior members, the download time is reminiscent of post 1142.
posted by machaus
on Jul 26, 2001 -