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Allow better paging of lists of threads/messages
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Description

Each time when I select "mark as read" on a thread on the page "new messaegs (some number)" of my personal user-specific links, the page is redisplayed and both paging and scrolling are started from the newest thread. Since I do not mark newer threads as read before having read then, and I read them in roughly chronologial order, I have to page back to where I was before, then scroll down to where I was before, and continue reading. With several 100 threads and messages, this is extremely time consuming. I spend a magnitude more time waiting for pages to be sent to me just to immediately go to the next page, and scrolling down than actually reading. Unfortunately I do not have a choice to avoid using this extension, else I would.

Thus I suggest to enhance paging in a way allowing to jump to specific pages/threads/messages, e.g. via a numbered list of links, or a set of number input fields such as: Go to page [] thread [] message [__]
Of course, these numbers should be shown on the pages, next to the threads and messages.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bz26893

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 11:21 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LiquidThreads has been replaced by StructuredDiscussions on all Wikimedia production wikis (except one, which will be done soon).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.