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Doc Daneeka
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PostPosted: 2008.01.22(Tue)20:12    Post subject: Navigating the board. Reply with quote

Hey!

Is there a way, when browsing through a particular section of the board, such as the Photo Album, to "jump" to a page? Like if I want to go to page 20, but don't want to click "Next" 20 times, is there a way to go straight to it? If there isn't, consider this a suggestion for a possible site feature! Wink

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PostPosted: 2008.01.22(Tue)20:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there's no "clickable" way to access all pages of a topic from a single point, but you can easily hack the URL in your location bar to jump to any page directly, adding &start=XX to the end of the topic URL, where XX is the number of POSTS you want to skip ahead (each topic page has 10 posts).

For example, our largest thread is the "We All Have Bettas..." topic. This is the URL of the first page:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=40554

The second page is reached by starting on the 10th post:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=40554&start=10

and this URL advances 200 posts ahead, which places you on page 21:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=40554&start=200
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PostPosted: 2008.01.22(Tue)20:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you do that with pages of forums? I think that's what Doc's getting at.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.22(Tue)20:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

On any thread that has more than one page all you have to do is click on the page number at the bottom of the page. IE betta thread 1 - 150 you can click on any of the pages in between.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.22(Tue)21:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can you do that with pages of forums? I think that's what Doc's getting at.


Exactly. Sometime I like to browse the Photo Album, for old topics I can read and look at the tanks. I realize that you can go by the page number, like susan said, but those only go up/down one page at a time, at it takes me like 7 minutes to get to, for example, page 20.

Again, this is not for in-topic. I could be in the Photo Album, but not in a topic, just browsing topics.

Is that clearer for you guys? Marcos, I am able to "jump" to page 20 with the "hacking" method, but I think for people who want to browse, it would be a lot more convenient to have a "Jump to page X" button.

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PostPosted: 2008.01.22(Tue)21:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luna wrote:
Can you do that with pages of forums? I think that's what Doc's getting at.

Yes, it's pretty much the same, except that now you'll advance XX topics within the forum you're browsing, and each page has 30 topics. So this is the first page of the Photo Album:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewforum.php?f=10

And this is the second page:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewforum.php?f=10&start=30

susankatomerit wrote:
On any thread that has more than one page all you have to do is click on the page number at the bottom of the page. IE betta thread 1 - 150 you can click on any of the pages in between.

No, you can't. The initial pagination gives you the first 3 pages and the last 3 pages, like this:

Go to Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 159, 160, 161

so you can't access any of the other intermediate pages with a single click. Reaching the 21st page requires that you keep clicking progressively: first click 3 to open the 3rd page, then click 4 on the 3rd page, then 5 on the 4th page, and so on...the method I showed above takes you directly to the 21st page without all these clicks/wait for loads/clicks...
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PostPosted: 2008.01.23(Wed)0:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcos, in case you didn't notice, I posted like 2 seconds before you Wink

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