Infinite scroll is a bit painful



  • Once a topic gets longer, infinite scroll makes load times horrible.
    Example: http://mangolassi.it/topic/181/who-is-eating-mangoes#5932



  • @JaredBusch said:

    Once a topic gets longer, infinite scroll makes load times horrible.
    Example: http://mangolassi.it/topic/181/who-is-eating-mangoes#5932

    Yes, it does. If, when selecting a thread to go to, if you click the "posted" button it will take you directly to the bottom. Or, if you go into your personal settings, you can turn off the infinite scroll and opt for pagination instead.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Yes, it does. If, when selecting a thread to go to, if you click the "posted" button it will take you directly to the bottom. Or, if you go into your personal settings, you can turn off the infinite scroll and opt for pagination instead.

    I was hoping to avoid turning on pagination. Nothing takes you directly to the bottom until after the page loads, so that does not help the load time. I generally navigate by clicking on the "replied" link by the name of the person that last replied. It takes you to the page, but you have to stare at the loading notice until the page loads and then it dumps you to the bottom.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Yes, it does. If, when selecting a thread to go to, if you click the "posted" button it will take you directly to the bottom. Or, if you go into your personal settings, you can turn off the infinite scroll and opt for pagination instead.

    I was hoping to avoid turning on pagination. Nothing takes you directly to the bottom until after the page loads, so that does not help the load time. I generally navigate by clicking on the "replied" link by the name of the person that last replied. It takes you to the page, but you have to stare at the loading notice until the page loads and then it dumps you to the bottom.

    Yeah, I see what you mean, it like "flies" to the bottom. For me it is really fast though. Maybe I'm just happy that it isn't like SW where there is no way to get to the end. I'm on that feed all day and every thread I go to I have to wait for it to load the first page, then scroll down and find the link to the last page, then load then, then manually scroll to find the final post. It could be nice if this one went right to the bottom rather than doing an animation which looks neat once but isn't as functional as it should be.



  • So I have pagination enabled.

    bad thing: I have to scroll to the bottom of a page to nav to the next page.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    So I have pagination enabled.

    bad thing: I have to scroll to the bottom of a page to nav to the next page.

    I agree, I just switched it back. It doesn't seem to be that bad when it scrolls down to where you were before.



  • I've gotten used to the infinite scroll now and it seems okay.



  • @scottalanmiller I was testing load speeds on large threads with paginations versus infinite scroll. I prefer the infinite scroll, but load times were painful on really long threads..



  • I'm on iPhone so much I have a hard time correlating what causes load issues and what does not.



  • The box that pops up saying 'click me to get to the last place you were' is nice but doesn't always work. Especially if I was looking on a mobile device then switch to my desktop.
    but even on the desktop it doesn't always go to the right place.



  • @Dashrender said:

    The box that pops up saying 'click me to get to the last place you were' is nice but doesn't always work. Especially if I was looking on a mobile device then switch to my desktop.
    but even on the desktop it doesn't always go to the right place.

    It is always a post or two short for me.


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