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Allow users to set LiquidThreads thread paging limit with preferences or view options
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When the page
has been altered from a normal talk page, its content
has been broken into several pages. That is counterproductive
when searching for something. With the newly introduced screen
clutter, it is now extremely hard and time consuming to find
something anyways. Average processing times of finding answers
to ones questions went up some 700 % to 30.000 % depending somewhat
on how long ago answers were given, and other random things.

This page is extremely unproductive now. Scattering everything over
several pages makes thing only worse - needlessly.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:55 PM
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You can search threads using the included search box. The intention is that paging takes the place of archival.

Paging could be effectively disabled by setting a high paging count, see bug 20961.

Paging cannot be used instead or archiving, (in twns support page)
since section counts are unrelated to the fact whether something is
done or not.

The MediaWiki search is not doing the same as the browsers search.
While it is of course nice to have both, MediaWikis search does not,
or hardly, work on some wikis.

I will not be disabling paging, as it mitigates performance problems.

My advice if you wish to avoid paging is:

  • On your own installation, you can set $wgLiquidThreadsDefaultPageLimit to a high number (from r59623).

It may make sense for me to make it possible to view more than the paging limit on a particular page through user preference or display options. I'm changing the summary of this bug to reflect this.

See also bug 25055 for a sort of workaround.

This will become moot with the redesign and its infinite scrolling system.

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Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.Aug 4 2016, 11:35 PM
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LiquidThreads has been replaced by StructuredDiscussions on all Wikimedia production wikis (except one, which will be done soon). It is no longer under active development or maintenance, so I'm re-classifying all open LQT tasks as "Lowest" priority.

Nemo_bis raised the priority of this task from Lowest to Medium.Feb 24 2019, 8:37 AM

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Liuxinyu970226 lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.Mar 22 2019, 2:00 AM
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@Nemo_bis Do you have Gerrit patches to fix this? If not, keep Lowest, or file a patch to revert my action here.

Nemo_bis raised the priority of this task from Lowest to Medium.Mar 22 2019, 1:09 PM

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Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 12:24 PM