99% of topics are composed of <100 posts. I also tested finger-scrolling on a 1000 post topic and the smallest amount of skipping I was able to do was ~3 topics at a time. Assuming I’d be skipping 30 at a time in a 10’000 post topic, I think that’s fine. It’s roughly equivalent to a “next page” on an older forum platform.
I’m fine with the jump-to-post feature on desktop, but on mobile I’m not too keen on adding an obscure click target for an obscure feature. I also question people’s ability to recollect specific post IDs. I’ve never once wanted to go to “post#47”. If I’m looking for a specific post, I’ll jump to the general date range that I know it was posted in and then start scanning for the right one from there.
OK, so all that argumentation aside, if we must have jump-to-post, I think the click target should be the gaps in between, like so:
- It’s very easy to misclick this space and get disoriented (thankfully we have our custom Back button)
- It’s a fairly pointless click target otherwise, because there’s no way you’re gonna know which post you’re actually jumping to by clicking some empty space.
If possible this click target should not be available at all if it’s smaller than a certain size, i.e. like at the bottom of this picture.