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Acorn Arcade forums: Site Comments: Forum links should be anchored to the comments section.
 
  Forum links should be anchored to the comments section.
  richcheng (16:02 19/3/2007)
  rich (17:17 19/3/2007)
    richcheng (17:46 19/3/2007)
      richcheng (12:47 26/3/2007)
        rich (13:53 26/3/2007)
          richcheng (18:02 26/3/2007)
            rich (17:18 27/3/2007)
              monkeyson2 (17:21 27/3/2007)
                richcheng (11:26 27/4/2007)
                  rich (14:58 1/5/2007)
                    richcheng (15:12 2/5/2007)
                      Phlamethrower (15:18 2/5/2007)
                        richcheng (11:26 3/5/2007)
              richcheng (11:19 27/4/2007)
 
richard cheng Message #100279, posted by richcheng at 16:02, 19/3/2007

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I thoroughly approve of the integration of article comments into the forum system.

However, this has led to the minor irritation, that, in the case of clicking a link to the comments for an article from the forum, you are taken to the top of the page, rather than the top of the comments.

When this is a long article, that results in a lot of scrolling before you get to what you wanted to see.

It's arguable whether or not the main forum topic link should go straight to the top of the comments (I still think it should), but links to subsequent pages definitely should. Same for "next page" and whatnot links on the topic pages themselves.
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Richard Goodwin Message #100288, posted by rich at 17:17, 19/3/2007, in reply to message #100279
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Hmm, good point, and should be fairly easily fixed.

Not that I'm saying I'll get round to it of course, what with it being nearly home time
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richard cheng Message #100290, posted by richcheng at 17:46, 19/3/2007, in reply to message #100288

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Do it nooooooooow! Don't go hoooooome!
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richard cheng Message #100776, posted by richcheng at 12:47, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100290

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Do it nooooooooow! Don't go hoooooome!
How about noooooooow?
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Richard Goodwin Message #100780, posted by rich at 13:53, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100776
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Tryyyyyyyy iiiiiiiittt...

(e.g. go to http://www.iconbar.com/forums/viewthread.php?threadid=9725 and click to go to the next/last page; and click to go back again)
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richard cheng Message #100797, posted by richcheng at 18:02, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100780

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That's greeeeeat!

But I was kinda hoping the links from the Thread column of the forum pages, (in particular the small direct page links underneath the title of multipage threads, but also the titles themselves) would go there, too.

Is that feasible?
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Richard Goodwin Message #100855, posted by rich at 17:18, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100797
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I see, moon-stick boy!

I don't like it on the main titles - for instance, clicking on "Sticky: News and Features: Icon Bar and Acorn Arcade relaunch" doesn't (apparently) tell you anything about the relaunch, because you're skipping the article.

The individual pages, no problem - done.
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Phil Mellor Message #100856, posted by monkeyson2 at 17:21, 27/3/2007, in reply to message #100855
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The comments links on the front page need doing too.

Would a 'Jump to comments' link on the article page suit Mr Moon-Stick?
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richard cheng Message #101782, posted by richcheng at 11:19, 27/4/2007, in reply to message #100855

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I see, moon-stick boy!

I don't like it on the main titles - for instance, clicking on "Sticky: News and Features: Icon Bar and Acorn Arcade relaunch" doesn't (apparently) tell you anything about the relaunch, because you're skipping the article.
Fair enough.
The individual pages, no problem - done.
Sweet! Muchos gracias.
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richard cheng Message #101783, posted by richcheng at 11:26, 27/4/2007, in reply to message #100856

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Would a 'Jump to comments' link on the article page suit Mr Moon-Stick?
That would be helpful, but more of a workaround, IMHO. You should always be able to leap straight to the comments from the forum index page. With Rich's sterling work, you can now do this if the thread has more than one page of comments, but you still can't do it if there's only a few comments.

One solution would be to make the "Page:" sublinks always visible, but that might look a bit cluttered.

A better solution might be to add a "Comments" column to the table, with links to whatever pages are available. That'd presumably be a whole lotta work, though.

I am happy for my display-name to be changed to Mr. Moon-Stick, if the powers that be deem it appropriate. grin
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Richard Goodwin Message #101908, posted by rich at 14:58, 1/5/2007, in reply to message #101783
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One solution would be to make the "Page:" sublinks always visible, but that might look a bit cluttered.
That looked really nasty, so I un-made that rather quickly.

A better solution might be to add a "Comments" column to the table, with links to whatever pages are available. That'd presumably be a whole lotta work, though.
Bleh - not likely.

I just made the title in the forum display link to #comments. If you want the article, hit the front page. Or the news archive. Or the search engine. Or just scroll up.

I could put a small "Up to article" link near the comments I guess, but then I'd have to write code to work out if there actually is an article, and that's too much like hard work.

I am happy for my display-name to be changed to Mr. Moon-Stick, if the powers that be deem it appropriate. grin
If you're OK with that, where's the fun in it for me? tongue
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richard cheng Message #101936, posted by richcheng at 15:12, 2/5/2007, in reply to message #101908

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One solution would be to make the "Page:" sublinks always visible, but that might look a bit cluttered.
That looked really nasty, so I un-made that rather quickly.
Thought it might smile
A better solution might be to add a "Comments" column to the table, with links to whatever pages are available. That'd presumably be a whole lotta work, though.
Bleh - not likely.

I just made the title in the forum display link to #comments. If you want the article, hit the front page. Or the news archive. Or the search engine. Or just scroll up.

I could put a small "Up to article" link near the comments I guess, but then I'd have to write code to work out if there actually is an article, and that's too much like hard work.
Sweet! Thanks!
I am happy for my display-name to be changed to Mr. Moon-Stick, if the powers that be deem it appropriate. grin
If you're OK with that, where's the fun in it for me? tongue
Ah the power of reverse psychology smile
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Jeffrey Lee Message #101938, posted by Phlamethrower at 15:18, 2/5/2007, in reply to message #101936
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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I am happy for my display-name to be changed to Mr. Moon-Stick, if the powers that be deem it appropriate. grin
If you're OK with that, where's the fun in it for me? tongue
Ah the power of reverse psychology smile
So if you want us to make a change to the site, we should ignore you?

Hmm, I think I'm getting the hang of this reverse psychology thing wink
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richard cheng Message #101961, posted by richcheng at 11:26, 3/5/2007, in reply to message #101938

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I am happy for my display-name to be changed to Mr. Moon-Stick, if the powers that be deem it appropriate. grin
If you're OK with that, where's the fun in it for me? tongue
Ah the power of reverse psychology smile
So if you want us to make a change to the site, we should ignore you?

Hmm, I think I'm getting the hang of this reverse psychology thing wink
Hoisted by my own petard unhappy
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