Number of posts per page in a thread

Argosh

Well-Known Member
#1
Is there going to be a choice somewhere in settings to change it or is it set in stone (so to speak)?
 

Knyght

Well-Known Member
#2
Xenforo does have the option to choose Threads Per Page/Posts Per Page/Conversation Per Page so it's technically doable.
 

chronodekar

Obsessively signs his posts
Staff member
#3
No idea. But I suspect we might get better forum performance if it's the same for everyone.

-chronodekar
 

Xon

Well-Known Member
#4
No idea. But I suspect we might get better forum performance if it's the same for everyone.
It makes sharing thread links viable. Otherwise my (paid) User Essentials add-on allows this sort of thing. You can then use my (free) Custom Field Permissions add-on if you want to gate it behind user upgrades.
 

chronodekar

Obsessively signs his posts
Staff member
#5
How does it affect sharing? I mean, we can already click the number next to a post to get a link which can be passed around. Or am I missing something?

-chronodekar
 

Xon

Well-Known Member
#6
If you copy & paste a thread URL, page 2 could be different for multiple people. Copying via the share link however will work
 

Knyght

Well-Known Member
#7
I'd certainly prefer to have the option if possible. Ever since I first discovered it was possible, I've always set my threads/post to maximum on every forum I use.
 

Shirotsume

Well-Known Member
#8
I'm writing my own forum software (it's meant to be able to run with thousands of users on a cheapo vps- everything is as lightweight as I can pull it) and I ran into the same issue- if you want per-user posts/page settings, you can't grab shit by page, you gotta link by post, and then calculate the page. Extra calculations.

I'm still on the fence if it's gonna have per-user posts/page settings.
 

daniel_gudman

KING (In Land of Blind)
Staff member
#9
I'd certainly prefer to have the option if possible. Ever since I first discovered it was possible, I've always set my threads/post to maximum on every forum I use.
I also do this -- setting it to maximum allowable.

Is there going to be a choice somewhere in settings to change it or is it set in stone (so to speak)?
Where would you put it? Like, would you just slam it to maximum or what?

Because if it's gonna be a performance issue to have it be an optional selection users can change, then most users (probably the vast majority) are just going to leave it at default, and if the people that do want to change it just want to up the number of posts per page, then the simpliest and most robust solution might be to just change it so Threads always display by default the largest number of posts that are practical. Not as a user-selectable value, but as a global setting.
 
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