Bug in Forum- Only 4 pages viewable???


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Blain
February 25, 2003, 01:57 PM
How come this forum only displays 4 clickable pages on threads that are longer than 4 pages? For instance the WWII troops vs. our troops thread which is about 10 pages long now, only 4 of those ten pages are viewable to click too. If I wanted to go to page 6 or 7 I don't know how I would do that, seems like it would be a pain.

In TFL all the pages of a thread were visable so you could click on the page you wanted to access. Just curious why this forum isn't like that. Is it a bug or what? Hopefully it can be corrected as I think that would greatly improve the forum. Thanks again.

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jjmorgan64
February 25, 2003, 02:21 PM
It only offers a few ahead of where you are, go to page 4 and it will offer pages 5 and 6, go to page 6, it wil offer 7 and 8, etc.

This is not a bug, just trying to conserve space on the screen.

Viking6
February 25, 2003, 02:48 PM
What may be "bug-like" is when you click on Last Page, it gives you that big old white page saying unavailable or words that effect. You then click the last numbered page and advance from there.

Correia
February 25, 2003, 03:06 PM
No idea, so I'm going to move this to the area where more technically minded Moderators live. :)

Mal H
February 25, 2003, 07:38 PM
Like jj said it is to conserve space. I agree it is a pain to have to jump in 3 or 4 page blocks to get to the page you want. But, most often, it is quicker to go to the end (haven't seen the error Viking6 reported) and page backwards from there since you have generally seen most of the pages from the beginning.

It worked the same way on TFL, I just checked. However, I found some cases where it would show 5 page numbers and then the "... last page".

I have created a new acronym for this and similar "bugs":
WeDoWTCoWOLI (We Don't Write The Code, We Only Lease It.)

[Edit]
On further investigation I found a parameter that controls how many page numbers are displayed once the thread is opened. I set that to display all pages. That should help.

Viking6
February 26, 2003, 09:06 AM
Mal H, this is what I got when I clicked the view Last Page icon on another posting with multiple pages. No sweaty-da, I know better for the future.
v/r Viking6


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