New Overflow Mode in Talkback Forums
Thursday May 27th, 1999
If you check out the talkback for the recent ChromeZone announcement, you'll notice that we have a new overflow mode for articles with more than 75 responses. Above the responses is a dropdown menu where you can choose how many messages to display (10,20,30,50, or All). The default display, when you first visit the forum, is five messages. Give it a try, and report any bugs you find.
#2 Re:New Overflow Mode in Talkback Forums
Thursday May 27th, 1999 8:51 AM
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One may ask why I didn't do something similar to Slashdot's forum - display only the headers with links to the messages. The reason is that the method I use cuts down on page size considerably, and I'd prefer to not have to pay for bandwidth overruns, if I can help it. For example, for a 140 message forum (headers only and no dates), the page size was still around 70k.