Mobile view keeps jumping backwards

Old Nov 19, 17, 12:44 pm
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Mobile view keeps jumping backwards

On my Windows Phone 8 device I find that the view very often jumps back up thread. For example, I was reading a 7 page thread. The double chevron takes me to top of page 7 (whatever that means in an infinite scroll experience...). I start reading and scrolling down. Suddenly I'm on page 5, then 3. I can jump back to page 7, but the same happens.

Is that common to other devices as well?
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Old Nov 20, 17, 1:52 am
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Go to "quick link" "edit options" and disable infinite scroll
Infinite scroll is the default setting
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Old Nov 20, 17, 6:15 am
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Already set, and being honoured in my desktop browsing so is sticky on my profile.

I suspect I'd be OK with infinity in my phone if it worked OK. May never find out ...
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Old Nov 20, 17, 10:03 am
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Already set, and being honoured in my desktop browsing so is sticky on my profile.

I suspect I'd be OK with infinity in my phone if it worked OK. May never find out ...
I'm seeing this on my iPhone too. I have infinite scroll disabled for the desktop version. The mobile version is, for me, so frustrating with the jumping that I'm no longer using it. I'm just using the desktop version with ads blocked so as to keep system resource use to normal levels.
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Old Nov 20, 17, 1:56 pm
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Maybe infinite scroll is disabled in my mobile view . I can't scroll up, but can scroll down, and have a page selector with jump to start / end chevron buttons.

Really can't tell how it's supposed to work, and hence whether I'm seeing mostly the right thing.

Random jumping around presumably not "right thing" though
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Old Nov 21, 17, 10:38 am
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@IBobi, @IBJoel

Any chance you could pull the posts in the update issues thread that are about scroll jumping into here to provide a bit more streamlined discussion of it?
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Old Nov 30, 17, 12:53 am
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Is any work being done on the backward jumps that happen when using the mobile view? It's a cruel joke at the moment, particularly with larger threads. Like trying to cross a room tied with a big rubber rope. You nearly get to where you want to, then get hauled back to a completely different place.
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Old Nov 30, 17, 9:11 am
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Is any work being done on the backward jumps that happen when using the mobile view? It's a cruel joke at the moment, particularly with larger threads. Like trying to cross a room tied with a big rubber rope. You nearly get to where you want to, then get hauled back to a completely different place.
This is still a huge issue for me as well. In 2+ weeks, nothing's been done or acknowledged, even in the bug thread, so I don't have high hopes.
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Old Nov 30, 17, 10:05 am
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This is still a huge issue for me as well. In 2+ weeks, nothing's been done or acknowledged, even in the bug thread, so I don't have high hopes.
I've stopped using mobile. I can put up with mobile ads but I cannot put up with the random scrolling. So now it's desktop browsing (with ad blocker to keep the fans from screaming) for me.
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Old Nov 30, 17, 12:43 pm
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We are not seeing this behavior. Can someone get a video of it, and let us know what device and browser you're using?

Also, this should go without saying... are you waiting for the page to fully load before scrolling? When the ads drop in, this can cause page jitters.
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Old Dec 1, 17, 6:45 am
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We are not seeing this behavior. Can someone get a video of it, and let us know what device and browser you're using?

Also, this should go without saying... are you waiting for the page to fully load before scrolling? When the ads drop in, this can cause page jitters.
@IBobi, are you suggesting that adverts loading further up the page are pushing message content downwards with the effect that the portion being viewed moves up the thread? That would be consistent with what is being seen by me, but design madness. How are we supposed to know when off page ads have finished loading?
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Old Dec 1, 17, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by EsherFlyer View Post
@IBobi, are you suggesting that adverts loading further up the page are pushing message content downwards with the effect that the portion being viewed moves up the thread? That would be consistent with what is being seen by me, but design madness. How are we supposed to know when off page ads have finished loading?
Well first, I am not seeing this behavior. If someone can video it, or provide step by step instructions with your system details, on how to reproduce, I can show that to me tech team at least.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 12:20 am
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I see that continual jumping particularly in threads heavy with pictures such as the various airline meal threads. Between infinite scroll loading a large number of posts and the images in each one, it seems like it jumps forever.
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