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Postby BIGHOSS » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:30 pm

Since I am new to this fine forum. I want to read all pages as I get time. Can I select a certain page and go directly to it without scrolling through one page at a time? For instance, now pages 1,2,3 ...........157,158,159 are the only available to select.

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Re: Reading Forums

Postby Rudi » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:53 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:Since I am new to this fine forum. I want to read all pages as I get time. Can I select a certain page and go directly to it without scrolling through one page at a time? For instance, now pages 1,2,3 ...........157,158,159 are the only available to select.

By the way this is a great informative forum. Keep up the good work.


How much time do you have :?: :?: :shock: :roll: :shock: :? :shock:

There are a lot of threads... it would take probably a year to read em all on all of the forums...

on this forum alone there are 7,957 threads with 66,517 posts.... even if I was stuck at the North Pole at CFS Alert again for 6 months or Scott Base Antartica.. I don't think I could read em all..

All told there are as of 2359 AST on the 23rd of July 2006 - 82,109 posts on this site....

That is one TALL order :!: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Reading Forums

Postby johnbron » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:49 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:
Can I select a certain page and go directly to it without scrolling through one page at a time? For instance, now pages 1,2,3 ...........157,158,159 are the only available to select.


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Unfortunately there is no way to get directly to the middle pages. That is also one of My pet peeves having to spend so much time getting to the middle of the pack. :o
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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:53 pm

If you really want to jump down into the middle somewhere, modify the URL as it is showing in your browser. For example, if you go into the Farmall Cub forum and page down, the URL will look something like this:

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewfo ... &start=150

The end of it is "start=150" which means start listing at the 150th post. Page 2 is 50, page 3 is 100 etc. Just overstrike the number with thatever number you want to start with. Of course, as new posts are made, these numbers are a moving target, just like the page numbers are.
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Postby johnbron » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:33 am

Jim, Maybe I am doing something wrong. I tried your suggested method on the Membership page and the page I tried (48) did not corrospond with the number showing on that pages URL. :(
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Postby Jim Becker » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:08 am

It isn't real obviuous how to ge the right page and I probably didn't explain it too well. The number you put in on the URL line corresponds to individual records displayed, mot page numbers. This is page ten of the member list in ascending joined date sequence (note number of 450 ( ( 10-1 ) * 50)

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/memberlist ... &start=450
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Postby johnbron » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:33 am

Okay, I see what you mean. Your method can get a person closer but its still a time consuming guessing game to get anywhere near the middle. It would be nice if the search offered some middle numbers instead of showing only the high end and low end numbers. :P
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