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What is going on with page navigation?

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  • 10-07-2024 8:54am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭


    for the last day, you go into a thread and there’s maybe 100 pages indicated as being the thread length and you go to the last page and it’s empty. In fact the last 50 pages maybe empty so the thread is unreadable



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,512 ✭✭✭volchitsa


    I have noticed the same problem, and also, when I want to give your OP a Thank, nothing happens.

    Is the site about to fall over?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,512 ✭✭✭volchitsa


    Oh and look - my post appears twice. I don't know if that's only for me or if everyone sees it twice, but I'm certain I only pressed Send the once.

    (Just checking with this post to see what happens)



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,512 ✭✭✭volchitsa


    Yep, I see both posts twice, but it's clearly an artefact, since they are still numbered 2 and 3 (twice)

    So this will be number 4, but will presumably appear twice. To me at least.

    That might explain why there are half as many posts as there are page numbers!



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,291 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear


    That's how vanilla works just after a post is made, the new post shows twice, once in sequence with the rest, and a second time at the top just after the opening post it responds to.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    as an example how many pages do you see indicated in any thread you want to use as an example and I’ll tell you how many I see and I expect I’ll see far more pages than you will )if you aren’t experiencing this problem) and my number will be far higher since it will full of blank pages



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,512 ✭✭✭volchitsa


    I'm not completely sure what this means and whether it answers my query: I was seeing ALL my posts as doubles, not just the last one. So, I made posts 2, 3 and 4: when I had posted 2 and 3, I saw the OP, then posts 2 and 3, plus posts 2 and 3 again. Then when I added post no. 4, I could see posts 1-4 followed by posts 2-4 repeated.

    I'm certain that's not what usually happens. I think what you are describing is the way when a thread is several pages long and I'm replying to a post that's a couple of pages before the current end-of-thread, I first see my reply in situ, ie on the page I'm replying to, and then if I click to the last page, I'll see my post where it actually appears, as the last post. But that isn't what is happening here.

    ETA: this post only appears once for me. There's still something strange going on with the Thanks, though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 635 ✭✭✭steinbock123


    The thing that annoys me most is, as I use an iPad, and my eyesight is not the best, I always zoom in to make the print bigger and easier for me to read, but when I do, most times the ads in the sidebar also magnify, BUT instead of going off screen actually move into the centre of the screen and block the post.
    Is there anything I can do to avoid this happening?



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,291 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear


    Please post a screenshot of what you're seeing then to make it clear what's happening.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    yeah this is a problem as well on iPad. More of a long standing problem. The thing I’ve opened this discussion on is to discuss something that is wrecking the site for me for the past 24 hours



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    example; 278 pages on navigation but page 277 and 278 are blank



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,512 ✭✭✭volchitsa


    It's gone now, and anyway may not be related to what the OP is talking about, which I've also noticed, and for which s/he has posted a screenshot.

    If the other thing happens again I'll post a screenshot on here



  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,291 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear


    I think there's two different things being confused here, the blank pages issue and the doubled posts. The latter being expected, but not the blank pages issue.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭Dav010


    When I press on followed threads, the last page is empty as shown in screenshot above, and when I press on previous page tab, it stays on the empty page.

    Just another bug on the long list of crap since the site changed over to vanilla.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭Did you smash it




  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,291 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear




  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭✭✭Boards.ie: Mike


    I'll have a look through the change log and see what happened.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭Did you smash it


    I think it’s ok now. They’ve closed the threads it was happening on and restarted them



  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭✭✭Boards.ie: Mike


    Thanks for that.

    Vanilla have found some info from what I shared from this thread. It is with their developers now. I'll will post updates here when I get them.



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