Page Numbering Request

I tried searching so I might have missed a pertinent thread, if so this can be killed quickly. I was casually following a recent pitting that I had participated in pretty early on. When looking at the BBQ forum listing the thread had links to pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6… Last. When I clicked last I saw that the thread had reached 10 pages.

I was wondering if there is something that could be changed so that we could see 1, 2, 3,… 8, 9, 10 instead of 1-6, Last giving us some indication how long some train wrecks have become.

Ooh, if it’s in the software’s capabilities, I second the request! It would save time and hamster power if I could click on, say “9” instead of “Last” and then “9” to back up to where I think I left off. By the time it’s 10 pages, I really don’t need a quick way to get to page 6, ya know?

Ooo, me too! I was just thinking about this today.

Creeepyyy… :stuck_out_tongue:

We were probably looking at the same thread!

Very likely!

Try it now.

Hmm…When I do a new posts search, I’m still getting (for example):

However the top of each fora, and the numbers on my own “Search for all posts by Why Not” have the page numbers of the fora spread all across the top:

Close, but no chocolate for you yet! :stuck_out_tongue:

Well, here’s the choice I got here:

Number of Pages Visible in Page Navigator
If a thread/forum (etc.) requires multiple pages to be displayed, this option selects how many page links either side of the current page are shown. Set this to 0 to display all pages.

The previous setting was “3”; you saw three pages to either side of the current page displayed.

I turned it to “0”.

I don’t think I can get it exactly like you’d like it.

I was just coming into ATMB to complain about the long list of page numbers now cluttering up my thread, and I see this was requested!

It’s a nice idea, but it doesn’t format so well when you a large number of pages.

Now I see all the page numbers when I go into a thread. Which is a step forward, to be sure. I should have been more specific in my request, I would like to see something like this 1, 2, 3…9, 10, 11 in the forum index.

Thanks my jack-booted mod!

After reading TubaDiva’s description, I may be out of luck. Oh well, it was worth a try.

Moved it back to 3.

I can try giving you more options for posts per page and you can try it from that way if you wish. The current settings are . . . 5,10,20,30,40, . . . and the default is 50. I’ll add 100, 150, 200, see if you like that any better. Change that in your User Control Panel.

Yep, thanks for trying. Condolence chocolate, 'Diva? :wink:

… I wonder what the coca percentage is in Condolence Chocolates…

I tend to hit the Last icon and see how far things have gone, then decide if I’m going to peruse all of the unlisted pages. That’s usually a good idea so as not to appear to be a complete idiot when posting ( " Honest Officer, it’s not a habit, it’s just something I do sometimes when I’m alone ! ")

The idea of seeing all pages is cool, but could make for a hellaciously messy front page, no?


There aren’t usually more than a couple of threads that run more than 3 or 4 pages. Not in the fora I visit, anyway – how nuts do the folks in GD get?

As long as the subject is page numbering, there is a small annoyance about them. The page number URLs in the page numbers of a thread on the “threads in forum” page are not exactly the same as the page number URLs within the thread. The result is that if you go from page to page in the thread, the page numbers on the “threads in forum” page don’t change color to show they’ve been visited (and vice versa).

From a Pit thread:

on the forum topics page:

within that thread:

It’s the “posts per page” parameter on the latter that causes this. It’s probably a customized change that would not be done because it isn’t necessary, but I thought I’d mention it anyway.

After getting fooled by that stuff a few times, I started looking at the reply count. I can devide by 50 (or two-for-every-hundred) to find out how many pages there are. At that point, I usually say, “to hell with it,” and go read some other thread.

That’s because “sticky threads” are displayed on every page – that throws off the count.

And I’ve noticed that the system often will display what was the last post on the previous page as the first post of the next page – that will also throw off the count. So what you’re using to estimate is going to be rough at best.

Just more fun with vB.

Cool, thank you very much for this. I set mine up to 200 and it works great.


It’s not the fora I’m worried about.

It’s the fawna.