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Might it be feasible to get a link to subsequent pages of a thread down at the bottom in addition to the one at the top? I'm sure I've had to scroll up thousands of times in the past few years to get to the next page, and I can't be the only one who yearns for this simple tweak. It would enhance the already considerable awesomeness of the forums here.
 
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These are already in place.
Looking at a busy thread: Jokes shows a list of pages on the top and at the bottom of the page.
Let me know if you see the page list on Jokes forum.

Could it be you have been viewing threads with few replies?
If there is only 1 page of replies, the page list will not appear.
 
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That's weird--I was using IE8 and they didn't appear (I'll check again tomorrow), but I see them now in Chromium. Maybe it's the crappy old browser. It was my continual frustration in not finding them that precipitated this thread, but my wife will attest to my frequent failure to locate things that are right in front of my face, so maybe it's just a manifestation of that disability. I'm usually pretty good with text, though. Objects are more problematic.
 
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My wife says I have that problem too Victor.
 
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Note that you have to be logged in to the site to be able to see them *both* at the top and the bottom of the thread. For non-logged in users, it's only shown in one place.
 
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Jaikiran Pai wrote:Note that you have to be logged in to the site to be able to see them *both* at the top and the bottom of the thread. For non-logged in users, it's only shown in one place.



Ah--that probably explains it. I notice the "keep me logged in" checkbox doesn't seem to work for me, so I end up not always being logged in. Maybe another tweak?
 
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I too have complained about this a few times in the past. My main pc has a bug that logs me out of everything periodically and forgets every password, regardless of what check boxes I tick. On my phone it occasionally logs me out, and I don't usually realise until I'm halfway through reading a long thread then face the endless finger swipe back to the top of the tiny screen.

I'd also like to see the block of links pictured at the bottom of each page...

Various thread where this has been discussed before:

Links top and bottom

hmmm... there was definitely another thread on this but I can't find it.

Anyway, the answer to your request was that someone somewhere thinks that having those links is bad SEO. Back in around 2008 - 2010 website owners were spamming links to manipulate search engine rankings. It is not a factor any more, and search engines recognise the benefits of good user experience and have removed the impact (positive and negative) the spammy links had.

Personally I still think that good user experience trumps SEO factors and consistent user experience between logged in and logged out modes would be better.

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My keyboard has 'Home' and 'End' buttons.........that seems to work pretty well to jump either way quickly unless the thread is loaded with pictures.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:My keyboard has 'Home' and 'End' buttons.........that seems to work pretty well to jump either way quickly unless the thread is loaded with pictures.



I use them all the time, but it's still annoying to have to. Now that I know, I'll just make sure to log in.
 
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