Currently using an old PHP paginated based forum and evaluating Discourse. I recall there being a strong stance against supporting paginated threads(as well as reddit style nested discussion threads for a topic). I’d like to hear about experiences with how long threads have worked out on your instances, any problems?
For example, I was linked to this NodeBB forum thread(at first I didn’t know it was NodeBB, this style I only knew from Discourse), the thread is massive and has major UX issues if you try to scroll through it(especially upwards) due to image loading that is rife through it.
Is that something Discourse isn’t affected by, or does it run into the same problem? I’ve thought that the little scrollbar UI component near the top right of topics was a bit weird at times, but in this case I can see the value of it(as that NodeBB lacks such, I couldn’t seem to reach the first post without adjusting the URL).
If you’ve also migrated from paginated forum, how did the users adapt?