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What moron decided infinite scroll was a remotely sane idea?

  1. Used to be, in the old days (a few years ago,) for a blog, you'd see a certain number of posts, and if you keep scrolling down, you eventually got to a point where you had to click "Older posts" to get to the next page of posts. The pages were of finite, reasonable size.

    Now, you scroll down, and if you keep scrolling, the current page reloads and expands to a bigger page, with more stuff at the bottom. Scroll down more, and the page keeps getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and bigger -- seemingly infinitely. This, by itself, would not be a problem.

    However, surprising as this might be, for the browser to render a Page Of Unusual Size (POUS) apparently requires Time Of Unusual Duration (TOUD).

    My blog was started int 2007. I have a considerable number of posts in the last 5 years.

    I defy you to be able to scroll back to 2007 on http://scaryreasoner.wordpress.com. Your browser will choke. What does this mean? It means that your programmers are idiots. Who the *fuck* thought it was a good idea to attempt to get the browser to render a page of approximately infinite size? Make that person recode it sanely. this bullshit of the never ending endlessly scrolling page is idiocy, pure and simple. Fucking knock it the fuck off, idiots.

    Fuck infiinte scroll to well deserved oblivion with the mind and keystrokes of a developer who isn't fucking retarded.
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    Blog url: http://scaryreasoner.wordpress.com/

  2. Can't answer your question, but here is an article you might be interested in reading:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/disabling-infinite-scrolling/

  3. I couldn't agree more, I truly hate it. When I asked WordPress about it, they advised me to be more flexible and have an open mind for the future.

    Well, it has really nothing to do with that, it's just a matter of taste. Some love it, others hate it. WordPress however shoves it down our throat, being deaf to the many, many people who dislike it. Because the disable option isn't any good either. It would have been very simple to give customers a choice, but it's not how WordPress works, unfortunately. I'm a premium member with a premium blog, but we're all forced to accept these ridiculous changes.

    So: in short, yes: you can disable it, but it remains rubbish and your blog will never look as good as it did before.

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