You mean to say a Good Page Navigation Like this :
1 | 2 | 3 | ..... | 361 | 362 | 363
instead of writing all the pages nos, just display some of the front and last...?
I thought the page navigation was already there? Except I don't like it. I often research old threads, and then find I have to navigate page by page to a date I'm looking for instead of having a greater selection to jump to. I.e. this is how it is currently:
I'd have liked intervals in between like:
1,2,3 ......10,11,12 ........... 20,21,22 ..... 29,30
This is actually one of the few forums that I've been on that doesn't truncate the numbering.
This is both good and bad; when a thread or forum gets huge, obviously, there are a lot of numbers to stretch out the page. However, when you're trying to read back to find material buried 20 pages back, having more than 3 pages available at a time to go back is pretty handy. (though I'll admit I have to do this less on Frih than I do on other forums)
I suppose aesthetics should trump function in this sense, though.
Another option is to truncate the numbers, but also add in a 'go to' box, allowing you to type in or select in a drop-down which page you want to go to.
(Yeah, you can do that by typing it into the url, but even with this being a web-hosting site, not everybody knows how to do that.)
And yes, there's little reason to list all the pages... but there should be a way to go directly to any page... You should never force somebody to advance through the topic 3 pages at a time just to get to some specific page.
Yea i hate haveing to scroll through a bunch of pages. But it is also annoying trying to look at a page and it be all messed up.
I agree with ocalhoun that there should be a way to go directly to any page but I don't like jump boxes so why not have it as it is on the top? It shouldn't be hard to do.