Searching back posts
FYI, I like to scan thru older posts. I don't like the limitations at the bottom of the page when I get a choice between only the next page and the 297th page. I'd like to see older pages that are somewhat newer than the 297th page. A lot of other sites will give you a choice of the next page and an array of 4-5 pages as well as the 297th page. Example:
1 2 ... 297 next>>
1 2 3 4 5 .... 297 next >>
Tracy - while it's not optimal, if you want to see posts that are somewhat newer than the 297th page, you can just change the URL address to a page in between the large missing block.
For instance, on the General Topics board, it looks like this:
1 2 ... 325 326 next >>
Click over to Page 2, and change this URL:
by removing the 2 and putting in 35:
As I said - not optimal, but you can get there from here. :-)
I agree that the current display (for example right now on the main page "1 2 … 32983 32984" !!) is pretty silly. But I would guess that most people who are interested in looking at page 4 or 5 are happy with just clicking "Next" a couple of times to get there. If you routinely need to jump directly to some page xxx, you can also manually add "?page=xxx" to the end of the URL in your navigation bar, or create shortcuts in your browser to do this for the boards you're interested in.