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richtig
Music Is Emotion
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join:2003-02-19
Australia

Why can't you count?

Why is it that towards the end of a thread, one often finds "Next Page" offered, but it goes to an "empty" page?
Surely this is either a "one-off" error (zero-origin vs 1-origin) or a simple miscalculation. In any case, the user, me, navigates forward only to find that I have wasted some navigation effort.

It really is untidy.
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davidg
Good Bye My Friend
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join:2002-06-15
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it is due to one or more replies being erased by a mod. the replies counter doesn't deduct those replies once a mod removes them since they were once a valid reply to the thread. i have seen threads that show they have 20 replies, but once you open them they only have 5 or 6, maybe 10. the counter doesn't look at the current amount in the thread, but how many times it has been posted to.
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richtig
Music Is Emotion
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join:2003-02-19
Australia

said by davidg:
it is due to one or more replies being erased by a mod. the replies counter doesn't deduct those replies once a mod removes them since they were once a valid reply to the thread.
That may be the cause sometimes, but I am sure that I have seen threads, deletion-free, with the same problem.

Unless, of course, deletion is not always visible??
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Spensergig
Past my Prime
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join:2000-03-26
Bradenton, FL

said by richtig:
Unless, of course, deletion is not always visible??

Bingo!
[text was edited by author 2003-08-15 13:08:55]


nil
Java Geek
join:2000-11-27
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reply to richtig

That's why we implemented the "deleted" tags.. except some moderators don't like how that looks and remove them too..
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vkr
ExMod 2001-06
join:2001-04-03
Terra
reply to richtig

said by richtig:
Why is it that towards the end of a thread, one often finds "Next Page" offered, but it goes to an "empty" page?
Surely this is either a "one-off" error (zero-origin vs 1-origin) or a simple miscalculation. In any case, the user, me, navigates forward only to find that I have wasted some navigation effort.

It really is untidy.

May also occur when we trim a flame out of the thread. Post count will be wrong again.

I don't see how it's that big of a deal, unless you're on dialup or something.

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Optimized
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2004-13
join:2001-05-03
Ringwood, NJ

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reply to richtig

This is a no win situation. If they put the "deleted" tags in people will complain that it looks messy as well. Personally I prefer that the entire post and any evidence of it gets removed.

The solution to there being no empty spaces is for people to post more responsibly.
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vkr
ExMod 2001-06
join:2001-04-03
Terra


People have complained it looks messy with the delete tags. I personally prefer them, because it leaves a road map in the aftermath.

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...RFC143, protocol compliant.