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samcarter
completed feature-request
Did you consider to add pagiation to the list of questions (e.g. https://topanswers.xyz/meta)?

- If searching for some specific post, using the `show more` button can be a bit cumbersome because it does not allow to skip to a specific location. For example if I remember that the post I'm looking for was one of the first posts, I have to press the `show more` button several times until I reach it

- without pagination I feel kinda lost, because I have no idea how much more posts there are. I don't know if it is feasible to just skim all the titles and if I stop somewhere there is always this nagging feeling "what if there are only one or two more post, then you would have seem all instead of giving up mid way"
Top Answer
Jack Douglas
Thanks for the suggestion, we've added pagination.

> without pagination I feel kinda lost, because I have no idea how much more posts there are.

This is one benefit I didn't think of — I like the way the pagination control gives us an at-a-glance measure of the total number of questions:

![Screenshot 2019-12-23 at 21.49.17.png](/image?hash=6f75b8de2cf99025dfc3c088a61531c98b8aa78a7153d8f113ad53466f15cfcd)
Please consider adding pagination to the question list
Jack Douglas replying to samcarter
You are welcome, please let me know if you spot any bugs, and have a great Christmas too in the meantime :)
samcarter
@Jack Thanks you so much! Have a nice X-mas!
Jack Douglas replying to samcarter
good point, there may well be some way we can prompt that. Possibly even having a separate field for the one-liner summary…
samcarter replying to Jack Douglas
Oh, I did not think about tl;dr lines. In the long term, maybe one could think about some ways to encourage them. 
Jack Douglas replying to samcarter
I think people find the answer preview useful, though of course it helps if answers are written with a tl;dr line at the top (I have been toying with the idea of showing the first line *after* any quote because an answer often begins by quoting a section of the question). The question title should really summarise the question but perhaps it might work to have the first one or two lines of the question also visible, that's worth considering I think.
Jack Douglas replying to samcarter
yes you won't miss any you just might see some twice
samcarter replying to Jack Douglas
I don't think this is a big problem. On stackexchange it was the same and because one usually reads the pages in chronological order, the worst case was that one sees a question 2 times which is IMHO not a big deal, but one does not miss any posts
samcarter replying to Jack Douglas
Just as a discussion point: is the "preview" of the start of the answer actually necessary? Personally I would prefer to see the start of the question, because this helps to determine if it is the same problem I have and then maybe just show the usernames who posted answers. 
samcarter replying to Jack Douglas
Oh, that looks great!
Jack Douglas
one slight complication (especially for sites with very high traffic) is that the list will keep changing — by the time you switch to page 2, some items from page 1 will have been pushed down onto that page. Not quite sure how to handle that but it's probably ok to ignore it until it becomes an issue!
Jack Douglas
tangentially related, I think the question list should probably limit the number of *answers* it shows under each post (with a 'show more' option) — do you agree?
Jack Douglas
one added benefit of pagination is it gives a feel for how many questions there are on the site in total
Jack Douglas replying to samcarter
this looks like a nice clean plugin, what do you think? https://pagination.js.org/
samcarter
Also the "feeling lost" problem remains.
samcarter replying to Jack Douglas
I don't think this is just a matter of improving the search. Search is only useful if one knows what one is searching for, if one just remembers there had been some post that uses some fancy code one needs, but not what the topic of the post was, search is essentially useless and skimming over titles to see if anything rings a bell is much more useful. For example after implement the possibility to re-import posts to add missing answers, I only remembered that I messed up one of my test imports on the tex site, but did not remember which question it was and had to look the complete list of posts to find it.
Jack Douglas
@samcarter this has picked up quite a few stars already so obviously a popular suggestion, and probably not *too* hard to implement. My only hesitation is that I imagined the 'show more' would be rarely used and that the normal way of finding a post would b with search. Is the realy problem that the search feature is limited?