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How many posts per thread?
Keep it as it is now (10) 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Make it 25. 38%  38%  [ 7 ]
Make it 50. 33%  33%  [ 6 ]
Make it unlimited (100+). 22%  22%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:04 am 
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Should I increase the default posts that are displayed in a thread? Currently this is 10, and once posts reach 11, the thread goes to another page.

Unfortunately phpbb does not allows everyone to customize this (like other forums, e.g. bulletinV) so I can onyl change this centrally.

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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:22 am 
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Is there any reason for a user to prefer 10 posts instead of 50?

I've always thought this was an issue of server bandwidth/usage.


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:32 am 
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Yeah, mainly bandwidth, which shouldn't be a big concern now.

But also some people prefer smaller pages, I don't know why.

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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:37 am 
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100ftw ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:59 pm 
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100 minimum. Is there a setting for Show All?


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:29 pm 
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indiana wrote:
Yeah, mainly bandwidth, which should be a big concern now.
Is your webserver using gzip extension ? That can save some bandwitdh. Random Google link for Apache : http://www.askapache.com/htaccess/apach ... ssion.html


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:54 pm 
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I'll check for gzip, but I made a typo above, I wanted to say that bandwidth "shouldn't be a big issue", while I said the opposite :(.

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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
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BlueSilicon wrote:
100 minimum. Is there a setting for Show All?


If you're using Firefox there are some extensions for it. Google for pagerize or something like that ;) It automatically loads all "next" pages to the buttom of the page. This works in message boards and google for example.


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:57 pm 
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I have accessed others sites with pages that you have to move on, and when they change it to view all itens was much better.

Then my vote is to put ALL.


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:13 pm 
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I also vote for increasing posts per page to a much larger value. 10 per page is rather tiny...


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:50 pm 
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OK, I increased it to 20 for now to see how it goes (Realized 20 is better than 25, to keep the cutting of the existing threads the same).

Mor than 20 would make sense if we would have many threads that are huge (which we don't with some exceptions). Also going much over 20 will make it a bit slower (for threeads with many pics etc) which would be worse than click a page from time to time.

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Is bandwith or speed really a issue these days?


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 Post subject: Re: Increasing posts per thread to 25? 50? 100?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:13 am 
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Somewhat. E.g. some pictures posted on this site were reposed (inlined) on 2+2 and blogs and this occasionally (when it happens) slows down (eats up bandwidth) and in combination with longer threads experience gets worse.

It really depends what people are doing with the site at the moment, but the main problem is that there is no sort of prioritization (if viewing threads e.g. always had highest priority it would always work perfectly).

Now that I increases the posts/page to 20 I can see that at most 1 per 20 or even less threads are paginated. So this should be OK 95%+ of the time :)

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