Add more entries limit

I have so much in my “favorite stories” section, is it possible to bump up the entries limit to like 100? Even 500 would be awesome. Right now, it’s only up till 50 and it’s just a bit of a hassle to have to keep clicking next page instead of just continuously scrolling for a longer while. It’s just a small request though, no need to feel pressured about this. :slight_smile:

I like that you have so many favorite stories :slight_smile:

The problem is that a longer list on one page also causes a higher load on the site. 100 could be doable, but more would be a problem. But as with all feature requests: People who like to see that should click the heart icon on the request posting.

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Martin,

Would unending scroll/lazy loading help with the server load?

KinkyNick

Of course, “unending scrolling” has been introduced because it’s both responsive and easy on the server load.

I had the plan to use that technology everywhere on the site, but when I suggested that, I got some heavy flack, as some people seem to prefer the traditional paging…

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I hate continuous, infinite scrolling myself. It makes it impossible to jump around quickly past a ton of results.

I didn’t realize it, but I’ve got about 150 favorites myself. I actually have a fair idea of what ones are on the third page of results, so if I’m looking for those, I jump right to page 3.

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Phew. I almost offended GSS’ “Éminence grise” …

To me, paging is always inferior. But otoh, I rarely use a phone. On a smartphone, scrolling is more of a nuisance I guess. Anyway, keeping the old paging for practically everything but the main page seems to be a good compromise.

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Another option might be to add the ability (even if just in the URL) to start the listing from a specific offset. Then, you could keep the continuous scrolling, but still allow skipping past an arbitrary number of entries.

I’ll try to come up with something. I’m pretty sure that I’ll never convert the paging-fans though :slight_smile:

I hate to be a negative nancy, but I do think feedback is important.

I also have come to dislike the infinite scrolling. I initially defended the change, despite my skepticism, assuming it was one of those things that people - myself included - simply needed to ‘get used to’. Turns out, apparently, that I was wrong. It just doesn’t work for how I like to use the site. So actually at this point I pretty much never read new stories, which is a shame.

Rather than pointlessly insist that endless scrolling be abolished, however, I will make two suggestions that I think would make the new format significantly easier to use.

  1. Limit the number of tags on a story. It is not uncommon to see stories with upwards of 20 to 30 tags, sometimes more. This consumes a great deal of real estate on the homescreen, and in my opinion offers nothing. Tags should be used to summarize the main themes of the story. I don’t know why anyone needs more than 10 tags. It’s just BLOAT and makes it more difficult to wade through the list of submissions.

  2. This one is probably more controversial. I do see the benefits of it, but for me, having both the series and the chapter descriptions appear together - essentially doubling the size of the story entry - also contributes to the bloat.

To put it another way, these days it seems like each story entry is taking up waaaaayyy too much space. It’s basically just sensory overload. There’s just too many damn words on the screen!

I am acutely aware from my experiences as a writer that you definitely can’t please everyone, and I am not expecting or even requesting that things should be changed based on this one post. I figure it doesn’t hurt to throw out my thoughts, though, and continue the dialogue on this.

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Your points are valid, but they’re not really related to infinite scrolling.

I’ll probably make the series display and/or tag display optional. I.e. they’re “collapsed” by default, but you can “expand” them either automatically, all at once or individually.

This actually does make a lot of sense on mobile devices.

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