#2678 Comment Page Numbering

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2003-10-10
2003-10-09
Gary
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After reading /. for a while, Im experiencing a problem
with your page counters for moving through extended
discussions.

It doesnt work on my system!!

I might be going mad about this for nothing, but I
cannot find anywhere to alter this (I would like the
entire conversation rendering in one go, and already
have it set on maximum (100). I do realise the problems
from your end, but having stable page indexes prevents
this from being a problem.

When I reach the end of the current page, and am
reading a comment I expect the next page to continue
at the next comment.

What actually happens is it makes the next page, but
seems to just start again in the middle of the 1st page.

for Example:

Page1
Comment1
Comment11
Comment12
Comment2
Comment21
Comment3
Comment31
Comment32
Comment4
Comment5

[Click on the 2]

Page2
Comment3
Comment31
Comment32
Comment4
Comment5
Comment6
Comment7
...

The expected action should be:

Page2
Comment6
Comment7
...

Is this a bug, or am I simply not using my eyes?

If the problem is at your end, then I am prepared to
make some additional tests, or obtain specific
information as may be required.

If its something I can change in my settings, could you
please shed light onto where I would find the setting in
question.

Liquidcoooled (Gary)

Discussion

  • Jonathan Pater
    Jonathan Pater
    2003-10-10

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    I read mostly at -1 Nested and have seen this problem a lot.
    When a comment thread gets very long and does not fit on a
    page the first comment on the next page tends to be the top
    level comment in that thread and not the next comment after
    the one on the previous page.
    The worst example of this I saw was when the first comment
    provoked so many responses that the first 4 pages rendered
    at -1 nested had exactly the same comments on them.

    Example

    page1
    1
    1.1
    1.1.1
    1.1.1.1
    1.1.1.2
    1.1.1.2.1
    1.1.1.3
    1.1.2
    1.1.2.1
    1.1.2.2
    1.1.2.3
    1.1.2.3.1
    1.2
    1.2.1

    page 2

    1
    1.1
    etc.

    page 3

    1
    1.1
    etc.

    page 4

    3
    3.1
    etc.

    How can I get to read comments from the second top level
    thread? Or even the comment 1.4 or 1.2.3 etc.

     
  • Thomas Harold
    Thomas Harold
    2003-11-11

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    It's a bug that I've seen ever since I started visiting /. a
    few months ago. A good example would be "SCO Now Willfully
    Violating the GPL" from Oct 31st, as there are over 1000
    comments:

    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/31/1451233&mode=nested&tid=187&tid=88

    At threshold -1, flat mode, oldest first (ignoring threads),
    the last comment on page #1 is (#7358293), and it doesn't
    show up on page 2. So that works properly, so long as no
    comments are filtered out.

    Change threshold to 0, now the last visible post on the 1st
    page is (#7358339), however, this post is repeated on page 2
    about 1/4 of the way down the page.

    Change threshold to 3, the last visible post on page 1 now
    appears again halfway down the 2nd page.

    My configuration is to show 95 comments per page, but you
    can get the same effect at other settings. The bug seems to
    lie in the algorithm that figures out what the first post on
    the next page should be when some posts are filtered.

     
  • Geoff Graham
    Geoff Graham
    2004-02-14

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    On my system, OSX 10.2.8/Safari, page 2 is exactly, or almost
    identical to page 1. Page 3 has a few new comments at the
    bottom, and you have to go to page 5 to see unread stuff. The
    recent W2K source code story is a good example. Oh yeah, nested
    at level 1. This bug filing is a little old; makes me think it may be
    a browser issue?