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Jan 3, 2013 11:25 PM

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 >>

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  1. 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.

    1. 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. :-)

      1. Thanks for the tip, I hope in the future this is addressed. I partially solved my own problem by choosing to display the 100 posts at a time. It is in the top right hand side of the board next to date replied.

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        1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

          I have increased my display to 100 posts listed as well and this is a nice addition during the redesigning both on boards and in my saved posts file.

          1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

            I did that as soon as they announced that change had been made. :-)