The new "Back" button (mobile) is working great


#1

I’m finding the new “back” button to be tremendously useful for getting me back to the unread part of a thread and I’m losing my place much less often.

Thanks, TPB.


#2

Only one problem, though. It gets completely screwy when posts are deleted. All the more reason we need more transparency when posts are deleted.


#3

Speaking of which, I think every comment thread ever includes “Comment deleted by user.” Who does this? Some of our regular members are constantly making posts and then deleting them? I do not understand - I think I’ve done it maybe once.


#4

Every now and then I post while thinking I am in a different thread… or i think maybe not. I am better at thinking maybe not before hitting the reply button.


#5

Sometimes I post too quickly without fully reading. Other times I combine multiple posts and delete the chaff.


#6

In what specific case do you mean? Deleted while you are reading, live?


#7

If there’s a mistake in a post that I can fix with a quick edit, I do. If it’s something that requires research (and no one has replied to the post yet), I’ll delete and repost later.

And, sometimes I just post something intemperate while I’m cranky and then reconsider immediately afterwards.


#8

Not sure of the exact repro. More than once I’ve had it completely miss the mark in threads where there were many deletions.


#9

I should probably do that too. :sweat:


#10

I need more repro information. Nobody except a mod can live delete posts, every self delete takes 24 hours to take effect.

Unless you happen to be live in a topic when multiple 24 hour self deletes take effect which strikes me as extraordinarily unlikely?


#11

I’ll let you know with more specifics when/if I see it again. It was definitely mod deletions, though.


#12

I got a repro.

I went to thread Trump calls for nuclear rearmament which had some unread posts for me along with prior mod deletions.

I scroll up a few posts and the Back button appears (as expected). I can tap on that button until my finger breaks but it never jumps to a later post (not expected).

ETA same problem in The food in "Final Fantasy XV" looks amazing which I know for a fact also had mod deletions.


#13

I am not 100% certain but I believe this commit will fix the issue. The problem seems to be trying to jump to a post that can’t be found for some reason (say it’s deleted by staff).

The fix will go out the next time we deploy boing boing.


#14

OK this is deployed here now so have a try.

Edit: we added a jaunty little animation to it on mobile as well.


#15

Much better now. Thanks!


#16

This is one of those things I slap myself about not implementing 2 years ago, because it seems obvious in retrospect.


#17

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