When I go to a thread with more than a handful of replies the server only feeds me the first handful until I scroll to the end, and then it serves up another small handful of replies, and so on and so on. As a result it can takes a lot of keystrokes and time to get to the newest reply.
Is there a shortcut or hotkey (or better yet, a knob I could set in my user profile) that causes the server to serve up all of the replies in the thread without further interaction?
There are oldest / newest buttons to reverse the sort order.Have you tried that?
Thanks Eivind, I didn't notice it until you pointed it out. This longish thread has 32 replies and seemed like a good test case https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/f/nordic-q-a/37801/pc_ble_driver_py-exceptions-nordicsemiexception-no-ping-response-after-opening-com-port?ReplySortBy=CreatedDate&ReplySortOrder=Descending
It's an improvement when looking for answers but in a small way worse than the default ordering for lazy browsing because it doesn't load the older posts. This is with that 32 reply test thread and Firefox 61.0.2.
Best Regards, Howard
Well, it does not load all the nested replies until you click the 'Load next' button.Would you prefer if that button was gone altogether? The alternative would automatic loading, based on scrolling...Eivind
In general, the nested replies are a nice idea but also a source of confusion.Sorting by 'newest' replies only sorts the 1st level - all replies to replies will have to sort downwards anyway. Otherwise, browsing a thread would be an intimidating experience...Eivind
I didn't notice a 'Load next' button until you pointed it out. It's not loading all of the hidden replies elsewhere in the thread (nor would I expect it to given its context), however the ability to load all o of the thread's replies would help with the usability in my opinion because it would allow for browsing the entire thread with the mouse wheel or pg up/down buttons, and also would allow for searching all of the replies with ctrl-f.
Intimidating and definitely confusing. Sort by newest seems useful only for getting to the very last post very quickly.
I agree, that would be the most useful aspect of it.But the problem' stems from the very concept of nested replies itself.
If everything was one flat sequence of posts, you would have a perfect chronology of the posts. But you would loose context unless everybody were absolutely explicit about what they were replying to (by using quotes etc.)