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'50 older comments' vs pagination

edited June 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I've been using Vanilla 2 for a few months now and I adore it... but I'm finding the Facebook-style '50 older comments' functionality counter-intuitive - it does not feel like a better solution than traditional pagination.

On Facebook, where there are usually a smaller number of comments, it seems to work fine, but on a forum that can sometimes have a great deal of comments, it doesn't seem to 'fit'. I've found that the permalinks do not work properly and you can't link someone to a certain 'page' of comments - for example, there may be key things discussed via multiple comments on 'page 3' of comments.

No doubt this could be overridden with a plugin but just wanted to say it doesn't feel like a better solution than pagination.

What are others' thoughts?


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    TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    We actually talked about this earlier today and we thought we might either make the pagination type into an option, or we'll try to implement a sort of algorithm to intelligently use either the current "MorePager" or a traditional "Pager" depending on how many comments there are. How does that sound?

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

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    oliverraduneroliverraduner Contributing to Vanilla since 2010 Switzerland ✭✭
    Idea #2 sounds neat.
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    @Tim, if that includes a personal override setting, great.
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    Quick and dirty fix is to replace all "MorePager" occurences with proper gdn::config() call.
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    jspautschjspautsch Themester ✭✭✭
    edited March 2012

    kevinkavs said:
    facebook's is better

    You dug up a thread posted 2 years ago to say that?

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    LOL! +1!

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    jspautsch said:
    You dug up a thread posted 2 years ago to say that?

    Lol, that's why I deleted his comment to let the damn thread sink away again. Now we're doing the lol and lol+1 posts :-S

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

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    Cool, no worries - feel free to delete my comment/s too.

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