Bob wrote:Choice of 10, 20, 50 or 100, with reverse sort by date & author as an option.
Until a point in time when page length
is determined via User's Preferences, the default
length of posts per page should be a number which is easy to multiply, add to, or subtract from. Currently, in any thread with several hundred messages, a user can jump
forward or back by changing the start=
number in the URL: (You may need to know how to write the url yourself if PhPBBS isn't immediately providing a proper fill in when you open that thread.)e.g.
30, 60, 90, 120 or
20, 40, 60, 80 or
25, 50, 75, 100 or
15, 30, 45, 60
As an example, in the Empire Store
thread, which has several pages, the user can 'page
' forward or back by changing the start=
# to 20, 25, 30, 42, 11, whathaveyou. However, this trick
is not so obvious to a new user when the default
page length is an odd-ball number like 42 or 11. Something like 30, 60, 90 in the url is easier to recognize as a pagination
scheme. My recommendation is 30 because it is easy to multiply, add to and subtract from and it can also be halved by 15, making a half-jump forward
to start=45 or half-jump back
to start=15. If 30 is too long, let's try 20 (or even the original default
of 15) for the default
length, for the same reasons.
Badger wrote:Agree. I especailly like the idea of the reverse order viewing.
The page can be displayed in descending order by changing the postorder=
from 'asc' to 'dsc'. Give it a try on this page here in this forum-
Hope this helps!
Courtesy of Captain Fuckwit