EvilGenius
 member, 78 posts
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 15:52
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In a long thread the top level links disappear off the top of the screen. You either have to scroll all the way back up to the top or down to the bottom (where there is a link) to get back to the top.  I'd suggest having a link to the top of the page and the bottom of the page in the "This forum" menu on the right side of the page.  It scrolls with you so the links are always available.

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jase
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Sat 6 Jun 2020
at 01:05
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Have added it in for game/forum/rmail threads for the responsive site.  It's in two locations so see what you think of the spots and make recommendations/complain where appropriate.  (c;
SunRuanEr
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Thu 11 Jun 2020
at 01:29
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Just noticed the little 'Top' and 'Bottom' arrows in the 'Your Account' section (Although both of them look like up arrows to me, and I'm betting the 'Bottom' one is supposed to point down... <.< ). I'm not sure what the second location is, although I do see the 'Top' at the bottom righthand corner of the screen (not the 'Top'/'Bottom' in the thread itself) what I feel like is new... but I also might have just been overlooking that for however long.

Regardless! I like the little arrows in the sidebar section. =)
Zag24
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Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 14:29
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Two small issues with the top and bottom links.

The top link scrolls up to just below the "Home, Jump, Chat ..." links.  If I'm hitting the top link, it's because I want to get to those buttons.

(This one is really minor.)  The top pair of links are right-adjusted in the "This Thread" box.  The bottom pair are right-adjusted to the menu within the "Your account" box rather than to the box itself, leaving it a small space away from the right side of the box.
SunRuanEr
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Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 14:45
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In reply to Zag24 (msg # 4):

Huh... So THAT'S where the other pair of links are. I hadn't even noticed the ones in the 'This Thread' spot. (They barely show up for me, presumably because of my theme colors)

Now that I see those, I have to say that I prefer the ones in the 'Your Account' section more between the two. It's closer to the midway point of the screen, versus having to move my mouse all the way to the very tippy-top corner, so it's easier to reach. The gap between them and the side looks and feels better than the lack of righthand gap on the 'This thead' ones, also.

This message was last edited by the user at 14:46, Fri 12 June.

jase
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Sat 13 Jun 2020
at 13:35
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I had noticed the peculiar "top" behaviour.  Think it works better in the old site but not this one.  Have fixed that.

Have also fixed the down arrow for dark schemes.  Also shifted the icon a little and increased the opacity, I think it's better...
SunRuanEr
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Sat 13 Jun 2020
at 13:54
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Sweet. Proper-pointing arrows!

One question, jase - I'm not seeing the 'top/bottom' arrow links on my phone, or if I narrow the desktop down to where the right sidebar collapses up to the little block icons, even when I expand the 'This thread' or the 'Your account' blocks. (I'm not sure if the bottom one is still tethered to the Your Account block, since the arrows are outside of it now, but I guessed it might be.)

Should I be seeing them?
jase
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Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 03:59
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Mobile people should be used to scrolling lots.  (c;

There's no good place to put it on the mobile so I've added some floating up/down in the bottom right.

Added smaller versions of the same buttons to the full-width version as well, so now there's three locations for up/down.  See what you think.  We can get rid of whichever is least useful.
nauthiz
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Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 04:49
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The floating arrows on mobile seem like a good idea.  The test will be to see if they tend to stay out of the way of other UI elements or not.
SunRuanEr
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Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 13:46
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They seem to be staying out of the way on mobile, at least for me, mostly because they disappear completely when I go into the post window (and that's about the only place I was worried they might be in the way of the formatting buttons). Very handy for mobile, jase! Thanks. :)

My vote's still for the ones by the 'Your Account' on the full-size version, though, even with the new choice. Top corner or bottom corner just aren't as easy to whip the mouse over to as vaguely in the middle of the screen is.
steelsmiter
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Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 17:39
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jase:
I've added some floating up/down in the bottom right.

A long awaited change for me since I started seeing the floating arrows in other forums.
jase
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Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 05:16
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Tweaked the location of the arrows a bit.. mainly where it was positioned when at the very bottom of the screen.  Also managed to remove the annoying blank area that had appeared at the bottom of the page.