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Submitting answer to a multi paged thread


I found this thread

A French mouse can jump higher than the Eiffel Tower - how can that be? - SAP Answers

and realized immediately I can contribute here. 😊

I submitted an answer but did not realize that the thread has already 2 pages.

So my answer was posted but I did not see it showing (should have paged to page 2).

I thought my answer was lost, so I posted again. Imagine what happens if the post is longer and someone is composing it for 30 minutes or so. I'd have a heart attack for sure. 😊 Usually I review my answer directly after posting but here I had the "false" impression that I did not even post anything.

To avoid confusion: In the meantime someone upvoted, so my posts are not any more on page 2, but on the 1st page, but when I posted it went to the "end of the queue" i.e. to page 2.

Wondering whether the default should be rather the last page for such multi paged threads. Or: that would also help to display the paging links on the top of the page too, not only at the bottom of it. Also in JIVE if you add a post for such a multi page long thread then right after posting it jumps to the last page so you have a postive confirmation you indeed posted something (just tested on this one).



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  • Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    Hi Ervin,

    I think the default view should be the latest at the top, but then an option to sort by ratings or by oldest should be present. Note this is also an issue when viewing an item in Jive (except for Track in Communications). Although Jive allows you to page, a really long set of postings can take a while to navigate to the latest.

    Something like Track in Communications is an absolute necessity for SCN regulars in the new Open Beta environment. TiC allows only unread postings whether new or updated to be viewed without the necessity of paging through page after page of previous comments/answers.

    As far as the paging being at the bottom, this is indicative of a general proclivity to put navigation and execution in the bottom right of webpages to force people to go all the way through whatever content is displayed. While I "get it" for something like a Terms of Use or licensing agreement, for most other circumstances, it is a royal pain in the posterior. Sadly it also indicates of a lack of understanding on the part of the web page designer of what makes something user friendly. Perhaps they should spend some time doing Moderator content reviews to understand why that approach is rather annoying.

    Cheers, Mike

    SAP Technology RIG

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