I’ve tried searching for this with no luck, so hopefully this hasn’t been posted and I’m posting it in the right place.
Alright so I’ve been browsing the site a few days and I thought I got a hang of how permalinks to individual posts work: If you’re looking at post 30, then the url will have 30 appended to the name, the up-down button at the bottom of the page will also say 30.
However, I was on my phone (IE 11, Windows Phone), and I noticed two things
- The ‘jump’ button sits at the bottom of the page… is super wonky. If you’re in one place, it’s fine, but once you scroll the button kind of bounces up and down till you stop.
- More importantly, on long posts, the location on the button is different from where you are.
If I scroll down to post #3, the jump button will tell me I’m at #5. The longer I scroll the less in sync the numbers are. I tried forcing the navigation to post 50 by adding 50 to the url on my phone and I ended up on post 36. The url had redirected to 44, despite what I had typed. I tried it on my browser (Chrome) and it jumped to 46 and the browser said 45.
I’m not sure if this is a bug, or expected behaviour (I hope it’s the former), because navigating long discussions is going to get really frustrating really fast when you can’t even follow a permalink.