Bookmarks in the scroll bar


Continuing the discussion from Being a Heretic aka Going Back to Pagination?:

I wonder if it would be possible to have some kind of “page marks” be visible on the vertical scroll bar on the right? Or maybe simply bookmarks? A mock up is seen below:

Of course because there are not enough room for all bookmarks (may happen!) the vertical bar could be divided into, say, 5 chunks and display the latest bookmark in each chunk. When the slider would be on top of the chunk, the bookmark would become invisible.

Main functionality would be to click the bookmark or the text and jump to the bookmarked message.

(Régis Hanol) #2

FYI: this is something that we’ve been discussing for a while now and will surely get done :wink: No ETA though.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

Other candidates for stuff to show on the timeline:

  • bookmarks (as noted)
  • very popular posts (lots of likes)
  • big gaps in the conversation (6 months later…)