Comments and Mobile devices
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Please could everyone read this post.
There have been a number of problems recently on touch mobile devices, particularly with viewing posts which have a large number of comments, like last Saturday’s Hints post (113 at the time of writing).
The authors of the WPtouch Pro theme that I have been using have told me that there is a known problem with such posts, particularly on “older” iPads with lowish memory. They have made a couple of suggestions, which I have implemented.
One of these is to restrict the number of top-level comments on a page. From now onwards, if there are more than 25 of these then the subsequent comments will appear on separate page(s) with navigation fields after the last comment. One unfortunate consequence of this is that the comment number is reset to 1 on each page, making it difficult to refer to earlier comments by just using the comment number, it will have to be page number and comment number in future. On the brighter side, it should help to reduce page load time.
Please report any problems on this post, giving the title of the post, the type of mobile, the amount of memory, the operating system and a brief description of the problem. Unless I hear to the contrary, I will assume that all earlier problems have been resolved. I will let the vendor know about this post, which effectively enable you to address them directly.
Please also note that the comment pagination is a global setting, which means that it affects all platforms including desktop machines.