Page moving back or specific post
  • So occasionally when I open a thread it'll open onto a specific post (#post23 - or something) which is fine I guess because it seems to go to which post I last looked at, but occasionally if I scroll off that post, it just continually goes back to that post, even after I take the #post thing out of the URL. What's going on here?
  • Yeah it can be pretty annoying. You're effectively locked out of the thread. I've noticed that it happens much more often on the iPhone than desktop.
    "A ship is safe in its harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” - William Shedd
  • Yup. iPhone. Same issue.
  • Stig_AdminStig_Admin
    Black Rabbit of Inlé
    Hey guys,

    This kind of error usually happens when the page hasn't quite finished loading. As new elements are loaded the browser sort-of refreshes the page, sending you back to the starting position for each link.

    It's most evident on smartphones, since most use 3G connections and those can take a little while to load up the forum. A workaround would be to highlight the post's URL and remove everything after (and including) the # sign.

    For example, right now this post's URL looks to me to be: http://duncantrussell.com/forum/discussion/862/page-moving-back-or-specific-post#Item_2

    So I change it to:
    http://duncantrussell.com/forum/discussion/862/page-moving-back-or-specific-post

    And it shows me the thread without jumping to a specific post. Unfortunately if you use this on a thread with multiple pages it will take you to page 1, so FYI.
    I make websites sometimes, view my portfolio at Chromadile.com

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!