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New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:20 am UTC

Alright, it was funny, but seriously, the new page lengths cause problems. I keep looking for specific posts and not being able to find them because they are not where I was expecting them to be. More significant still is that every single post anywhere to "look at blah's post on page blah" is now incorrect. This is especially annoying for things like the blue-eyes puzzle thread where there are lots of posts like
aguacate wrote:This point has been brought up before, try reading through some of the posts, it is very interesting. One I found especially helpful was by Tendays on page 5.
And yes, that thread still sees regular attention, as do several other multiple-page threads with comments such as the one I quoted.

Can you please change it back?
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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby ArchangelShrike » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:06 pm UTC

Or is there a setting we can change for our accounts, if the whole board isn't switching back?

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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby M.qrius » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:25 pm UTC

It's not that difficult, really. Try dividing every page reference by 2, rounded upwards.

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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby ArchangelShrike » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:38 pm UTC

It's more "I think I'll only read two-three pages of this thread then stop..." for myself.

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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby scwizard » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:48 pm UTC

I'm just curious as to why this was changed.
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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby RealGrouchy » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:51 pm UTC

Some silly game.

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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby wst » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:22 pm UTC

RealGrouchy wrote:Some silly game.

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I didn't think mods could act on anything related to FaiD, or something... oh well.
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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:28 pm UTC

A mod didn't.

davean did.

And it's hilarious.
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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby davean » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:30 pm UTC

I just changed a board setting, did nothing to FaiD in particular ... don't know what you all are talking about.

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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby 22/7 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:43 pm UTC

wst wrote:
RealGrouchy wrote:Some silly game.

- RG>

I didn't think mods could act on anything related to FaiD, or something... oh well.
mods aren't allowed to mod in FaiD. No modding was done in FaiD.

And as davean said, it is quite hilarious. Especially if you know why it was done and the current/end result.
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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby Socal Swimmer » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:57 am UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:It's more "I think I'll only read two-three pages of this thread then stop..." for myself.


this.

now instead of a maximum 40 posts i have to read, i have to read 80 and sometimes that is just too much. the only solution is to skip the rest of the posts on that page or to write down that they are actually unread (and this defeats the point of the whole unread posts thing).

i suppose it would be funny if i knew why, but i would prefer it changed back.
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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby RealGrouchy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:14 am UTC

It's a bit of a cludgy workaround, but when I came back from my year of absence and had to catch up on a lot of threads, I pm'd myself (giggity) with a link to the last post I'd read.

This is assuming you know how to retrieve the link to a specific post. In prosilver (the gray skin), there's a little icon next to the post time on the top right; not sure where it is on the ugly default blue skin.

Just right-click on that, copy the link location, then paste it into a pm to yourself. Then reply to the pm with the next stop.

This is useful whether there are 40 or 80 posts to a page. (I assume it will go back to 40 after the appropriate people have had their laughs).

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Re: New page lengths are causing issues.

Postby apricity » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:15 am UTC

It has been changed back now. PM me if there are still issues, otherwise this topic is locked.
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