Bottom "return to forum" link is missing.

IronWing

No Lifer
Jul 20, 2001
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Until recently (today?) there was a link at the bottom of each thread taking you back to the thread list. It is gone so one has to scroll back to the top of the thread to click the link there if one wants a refreshed thread list.

When I get to the bottom
I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
'Til I get to the bottom and I see you again
Yeah, yeah, yeah, ha-ha-ha!

PS: Thanks for dumping the related topics list. It took up space and gave me bad flashbacks of kenny threads.
 

mmonnin03

Senior member
Nov 7, 2006
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Yes this needs to come back.

My only guess this is an attempt to get ppl to scroll over ads again while we move back to the top. But if there are 'no ads' then this is just a way to annoy ppl.
 

Iron Woode

Elite Member
Super Moderator
Oct 10, 1999
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I noticed it, too.

I assume it is due to some sort of tweaking by the devs.

I would like it back as well.
 

Markfw

Moderator Emeritus, Elite Member
May 16, 2002
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'Home' takes me up top lickety split.

But I usually just hit the Watched Threads link on the left side.
Yes, but now, you have to scroll up/down until the blue arrow shows up, then you have to hit it, then you have to click the forum to get back to the list of all threads. You won't be on one thread all day, so its VERY annoying.
 
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I don't have to hit anything but the Home key on my keyboard and I go straight back to the top in one motion. But I don't even do that. I simply click on the Watched Threads link on the left.
 

mindless1

Diamond Member
Aug 11, 2001
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I just nudge my mouse wheel left, more than once if I've gone more than a page deep on a thread.

Oh, you want a refreshed thread list. I'm not that eager to find out what was posted in realtime if that's the goal.
 

Ken g6

Programming Moderator, Elite Member
Moderator
Dec 11, 1999
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Here's a user style (for the Stylus add-on) to place such a link under the social media share icons. At least the way I see it. It might work differently if you're not blocking ads. But I'm not interested in checking. ;)

Code:
/* ==UserStyle==
@name           forums.anandtech.com - Back to Thread List
@namespace      github.com/openstyles/stylus
@version        1.1.0
@description    Add a link at the bottom of threads to go back to the thread list.
@author         Ken_g6
==/UserStyle== */
@-moz-document url-prefix("https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/") {
    .p-breadcrumbs > li:first-child > a:after {
        position: absolute;
        bottom: 0px;
        left: 0;
        display: block;
        content: "\1F3E0 Up to Forum List";
        line-height: 40px;
        font-weight: bold;
        z-index: 9999;
    }
    .p-breadcrumbs > li:last-child > a:after {
        position: absolute;
        bottom: 0px;
        left: 180px;
        display: block;
        content: "\21A9 Back to Thread List";
        line-height: 40px;
        z-index: 9999;
    }
}

Oh, and no, I don't think I can display the forum name this way, just a link.

Edit: Updated with "Up to Forum List" and nice emoji icons
 
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vi edit

Elite Member
Super Moderator
Oct 28, 1999
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Ok I thought I was insane. Yes this is driving me batshit too. I read chronological order. Get to the end, click link, go back to top. Now I can't. :colbert:
 

Markfw

Moderator Emeritus, Elite Member
May 16, 2002
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Yes, but now, you have to scroll up/down until the blue arrow shows up, then you have to hit it, then you have to click the forum to get back to the list of all threads. You won't be on one thread all day, so its VERY annoying.
I bet they figured it would double the clicks, more advertising. Screw making the users happy.
 

Jaskalas

Lifer
Jun 23, 2004
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I bet they figured it would double the clicks, more advertising. Screw making the users happy.
I would simply assume there was a software update, a setting got overwritten, and no one is in charge to ensure options / settings remain the same.
That it has almost been a month would attest to this "fact".
 

Markfw

Moderator Emeritus, Elite Member
May 16, 2002
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I mean it's one link, Mark. What could it cost? $10?
As I said above. It could be that it doubles the clicks, and thats revenue, so they might have done it on purpose. Otherwise, why even remove it and annoy users ?

They want money and could care less about us.
 
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