Not sure if this is a bug or just a mess up in counting post #s in the URL.
Reproduces here on Meta and on CodingHorror.
- Start reading a long topic (> 100 posts).
- Use scroll wheel click and move cursor below to auto-scroll.
- URL changes only when scrolling is stopped.
- At some point, the post # in the URL is higher than the actual post # in the timeline.
The only time it’s a bother is if I copy the URL to come back later… then I’m jumped several posts past what I’ve read. I just backtrack a few posts to where I actually left off. No biggie.
Here’s some screen shots showing the last post in the URL as to how many posts are actually in the topic:
There’s a difference of 8 more posts than the actual number.
There’s a difference of 14 more posts than the actual number.
A similar effect is in the counting of posts/replies shown when clicking on my avatar on my own forum. It would show, say, 10 posts/replies, but when I go to it there is usually one or more actual posts/replies. So the count is also off a little there also. It’s no problem as not one user has even noticed the slight discrepancy.