hi greg, pardon my ignorance here. how do I test it(the scrolling)?
By default, with an embedded forum, once the host page has fully loaded the forum, the page scrolls so that the top of the forum shows at the top of the window.
In a typical case a forum is embedded at a point immediately under the site's title, logo, header image and main menu, and it is this that scrolls out of site.
Simply load any page with an embedded forum. You should expect to see the page scroll to hide any content above the forum. Then check to see if that site includes the "ignore scroll" code. It is has then it should not scroll and keep the page header in view.
The default action is appropriate for many sites where a visitor only looks "About Us", "Contact" and other static pages rarely and only revisits a site to read and post on the forum, as navigating around the rest of the site ceases to be a priority.
However, for some sites, and for new visitors, it can become very confusing to lose sight of the branding elements of the site (title, header, menu, etc) when you arrive at a page that contains a forum - especially if it is embedded much further down the page than might be usual.
I can understand why some new users at Gary's site:
http://forum.garysgaragemahal.com/ might complain about scrolling. His site interrogates a range of servers, (Google fonts, Google analytics, editmysite and others) before the forum finally fully loads and the forum is embedded below a large image. With my connection, which suffers the severe latency of a satellite connection, it takes around seven seconds for the page to completely load. Most users will have begun to scroll down below the image to find the real forum content long before the page has finished loading. Then, after the seven seconds is up, they'll find the page suddenly jumps to the precise top of the forum, which isn't likely to be the same point to which they have scrolled manually.
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