Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

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Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

GregChapman
I have the code:
<script type="text/javascript">
nabble_ignore_scroll = true;
</script>
 on a page at:
http://www.rustonhouse.org.uk/grounds/blog.html
http://ruston-house.1088553.n5.nabble.com/
as documented at: http://n8.nabble.com/help/Answer.jtp?id=48 and it is not working.

The same code is working at:
http://www.seahawk17.org.uk/forum.php
http://seahawk-forum.968426.n3.nabble.com/

so I think this is server related. Can this be fixed (or have I made a silly error?)
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Re: Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

GregChapman
Further investigations show that the code is also not working at:
http://www.bb4er.org.uk/news.php
http://bb4er.2372904.n4.nabble.com/

I note that the non-working sites are "News" apps and both have the "Previous/Next Topic" add-on installed (a little customised by me).

The working site is a "Mixed" app and does not have that Add-on.

Perhaps this will help point to the problem.
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Re: Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

haozwang<Nabble>
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hi greg, pardon my ignorance here. how do I test it(the scrolling)?
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Re: Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

Gary Lewis
Some of my guys have reported scrolling problems, but I'm not sure what page(s) they were on.  So, if you want me to I can explore farther.
I'm not Nabble support, but have Nabble running on my Weebly website: http://www.garysgaragemahal.com/
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Re: Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

GregChapman
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haozwang<Nabble> wrote
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.

To test:
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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Re: Other Behaviors of an Embedded Forum

GregChapman
The issue appears fixed!

Just decided to check my sites using Chromium and the sites with the no scroll options were working, so checked again with Firefox and it's working there too now!

Thanks!
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