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Infinite Scroll bug with polls

  1. My theme has just become enabled with infinite scrolling, which I am certainly happy about (especially given that it is optional), and am certainly planning to leave enabled at this point. I think it could be pretty cool!

    However, a bug I have noticed.

    Polls are no longer visible, nor even an indication that they are missing/hidden. On my blog, if you scroll down to the posts made between April 30 and May 4, there were about 6-7 polls in these posts that are no longer visible (unless you know to click on the post itself to display it, and the comments). I'd suggest that is a bug, given all other content is preserved from the old display format to the infinite scroll format.

    Is there a way around this, is this the new reality, or something that will get rectified?

    I have also noticed an inconsistency with how Google search (particularly image search) works with a blog with infinite scroll enabled, but I haven't been able to duplicate the event - was on an iPad so that may be very relevant, so will investigate and report separately if I can duplicate it.

    Curious - does infinite scroll break the websites that turn blogs into books?

    I wonder, if I infinitely scroll, does the front page become infinitely bigger so I will get to a point where I have 1000s of images etc all visible at once and slow the system down? Just how far back can someone scroll before it becomes an issue? What happens if I scroll and scroll and scroll, until the front page is huge, then hit the print button?

    Lots of things to explore this new reality!

    The blog I need help with is stusshed.com.

  2. Polls are no longer visible, nor even an indication that they are missing/hidden. On my blog, if you scroll down to the posts made between April 30 and May 4, there were about 6-7 polls in these posts that are no longer visible (unless you know to click on the post itself to display it, and the comments).

    It helps to have a specific example: I tested this by going to http://stusshed.com/ and scrolling until I saw the "Safety Week Thursday (Miscellaneous Shop Safety)" post. I couldn't see the poll during scrolling, but I can see the poll if I go directly to http://stusshed.com/2012/05/03/safety-week-thursday-miscellaneous-shop-safety/

    I will see what I can find out about this.

    Curious - does infinite scroll break the websites that turn blogs into books?

    I doubt it since they probably pull data post by post or in a feed.

    Just how far back can someone scroll before it becomes an issue?

    I've scrolled through hundreds of posts in one go during testing sessions.

    What happens if I scroll and scroll and scroll, until the front page is huge, then hit the print button?

    A ton of pages would print!

  3. @stusshed, polls in infinite scrolling pages has been fixed. Thank you for reporting that issue.

  4. That's great - thanks for following it up :)

    Just checked it on an iPad, and not only does it work now, but it just reinforces how cool infinite scroll is. On a really large site/one that has been around for a while, old posts get lost - buried under all the new ones. Infinite scroll gives people the motivation just to keep going back and back, seeing what was written over the years.

    If there was ever an option (widget button?) to be able to see a blog from its first post and read it chronologically, infinitely scrolling forward in time, that would be awesome!

    Thanks again :)

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