PM Pagination Upgrade

13 Nov

For users with massive PM post counts, we have added pagination so older browsers and mobile devices will not crash under the weight of displaying thousands of conversational posts. By default the last page with the most recent posts are displayed with navigation/paging option for previous messages.


Posted by on 11/13/2013 in Uncategorized


29 responses to “PM Pagination Upgrade

  1. Katie

    11/13/2013 at 10:19 pm

    When will we be able to delete our PM’s? I have ones that are two years old.:-(

    • Xing

      11/13/2013 at 10:21 pm

      It’s on our to-do list.

      • xraiderv1

        11/13/2013 at 10:29 pm

        xing, will pagination be considered for those of us mobile device users who have more than 50-60 favorited stories and browsers that crash if you try to view pages with more than 100 items?

      • Xing

        11/13/2013 at 10:51 pm

        It’s on our to-do list and listed as high priority.

      • xraiderv1

        11/13/2013 at 11:46 pm

        thank you xing, you’ve made many mobile users happy users.

      • Katie

        11/14/2013 at 12:23 am

        Great, I can’t wait.:-)

      • Msanimegeek

        11/14/2013 at 12:36 pm

        will it also be considered for those who have over 100 or so favorite authors?

      • Jennifer White

        11/14/2013 at 1:29 pm

        Are we able to keep the PM chat even though the other user has deleted it from the new function intended?

      • Splashpaw

        11/16/2013 at 3:45 pm

        i have no intention to insult you, but I want to know if you will add a delete-thingie on the PM outbox. I have outbox messages that are very old

  2. IreneClaire

    11/13/2013 at 10:31 pm

    excellent question – I thought I was missing something since I didn’t seem able to delete things. That would be a very nice function. Thanks!! PS — the FF/FP IT team is great, Xing!

  3. LLM

    11/13/2013 at 10:45 pm

    THANK YOU 😀 This option was… well, greatly needed. ^^

  4. Deity of Insanity

    11/13/2013 at 11:07 pm

    This is a really good and useful feature for me seeming I’m almost always on via mobile. Thanks, really.

  5. Spyridon

    11/14/2013 at 1:05 am

    Thanks Xing. I’m really looking forward to being able to delete the old conversations, including the one where the member doesn’t even exist anymore!

  6. Erica

    11/14/2013 at 1:12 am

    Oh, I’m really happy with this and the to-do list of paginations for favorited stories, as going to go through some author’s lists can be daunting if they have over a thousand favorites to wade through for a good read.

  7. Champbybirth

    11/14/2013 at 1:36 am

    Thanks a lot guys!!! My mobile used to take hell of a time to load pms. And it also consumed a lot of my data plan. XD Thanks a lot!!!

  8. hyperfeline

    11/14/2013 at 8:04 am


  9. evath

    11/14/2013 at 9:07 am

    Oh god, I HATE the “updated 7hr ago” could you put back real dates, please?

  10. Just Because

    11/14/2013 at 11:01 am

    Fix. The. Report. System. Please, for the love of God

    • tiquatue

      11/17/2013 at 1:28 pm

      Very likely the report system works just fine. It’s the human component (i.e. someone actually responding to those reports and doing something about them) that is faulty.

    • Tikatu

      11/17/2013 at 1:32 pm

      It’s not the report system that needs fixing. It’s the humans behind it that need to pay attention to the reports.

      (sent again in hopes that, this time, it’s not put in moderation purgatory).

  11. BioluminescentGirl

    11/14/2013 at 12:22 pm

    Yay! Awesome! Thank you!

  12. Yemi Hikari

    11/14/2013 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve never had problems with my computer but I have to admit that I really enjoy this as it ease of use is amazing.

  13. Jazzy

    11/14/2013 at 4:33 pm


  14. bloodsong

    11/14/2013 at 6:00 pm

    thank you for splitting PM threads into pages. …although i used to start a new ‘thread’ when the old one got too long, and then deleted the old ones. now i never have to again!?!? :X

    i don’t understand people saying they can’t delete PMs? is that on fictionpress only? i just press the ‘do not enter’ sign next to the pm title to delete it.

    can we talk about the other PM changes?

    round icons. why??? why cut off people’s avatars?

    rounded corners. eh. tends to cut off the timestamp a bit at the bottom.

    putting the timestamp at the top right. UGH. okay, now it is crashing into the first line of PM text, if the first line takes up a whole line. it was easier for me to find on its own line at the bottom right of the PM. when i’m scrolling up, that’s the first part i see.

    truncating “understood” year. eh. you guys seriously don’t think some people don’t know what year it is…? :X

    timezone whatever. uh, didn’t notice. did you change the part that says ‘yesterday at ##:##’ to the generic # hours ago thing? actually… that makes more sense. because the yesterday thing was giving me weird results.

    oh, when are we going to address the user page change(s)? “hide bio” on the left? in the center? i really preferred it on the right. it was right near the other part of the screen i click most often, the login area.

    just sayin’. thanks for looking!

    • Katie

      11/15/2013 at 9:07 am

      I agree with you. We do know what the year is, don’t like the round icons.:-(

  15. Lisa

    11/14/2013 at 9:37 pm

    Why when I’m using ff on my mobile I have a second ad that is always on my screen? It’s annoying me!

  16. espadas

    11/14/2013 at 11:20 pm

    please make it so we can send the same message within 5 min, i seriously have to wait 5 minutes to say “thank you” to my reviewers. I know its to prevent spam, this site takes it way to seriously

    • Deity of Insanity

      11/15/2013 at 10:28 am

      Well spam is a major annoyance and problem on this site. I that 5 minutes thing was taken away you could get someone who doesn’t like you to spam a “go kill yourself insert hateful name” constantly, which some people would do. If I may suggest to get around this; add the person’s name so instead of the generic “thank you” it’s “thank you ___” which not only gets around that but makes it feel more personal for the viewer and that might make them more attached to the story.

  17. Serenawyr

    11/17/2013 at 4:59 pm

    Can this possibly be made as an option? I had always started a new PM so I never had this problem and loved to just scroll back and look easily. While I know a lot of people like thos, I wish to be able to turn it off as I hate it already.


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