How do I change back to the old BA Forum Style?

As the title says, I don’t like this crap, how do I go back?

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You can’t. This is the new forum.

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Hey, nice way to begin with the new BA forum!

This new forum is totally unclear and rather not easy to understand…i want to know, what’s wrong was with old forum…

In short, the old vBulletin system was showing its age. Its layout was not responsive and could not easily be made to work on mobile devices. It had not support for more clear notification methods. Moderation tools didn’t allow for nearly as much user participation. Plus there are a whole bevy of modern niceties that give individual users control over how they see discussions in Discourse that vBulletin simply didn’t support.

Speaking of user control and how we see discussions… any way to enable a page-based view mode of threads instead of the endless dynaload scrolling?

It really is a poor experience on crappy internet.

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Hm… I searched a bit, it seems that actually the whole topic is sent to your in full and then javascript is use to do the dynamic loading thingymajig. However, it seems you can get it to stop doing that?

For anyone who has to deal with the pain of reading Discourse message threads, you can append ?_escaped_fragment_ to the URI to get a JS-free page that loads completely immediately and doesn’t unload when you scroll.

(warning: hackernews is full of angry nerds)

Awesome! Describes me perfectly! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Sort of works. Unfortunately the _escaped_fragment_ flag is cleared from the page links so stuff like “next page” are useless. Might have to browse the big threads with javascript disabled.

BTW with javascript disabled, the use of space is much better and I can read more with less scrolling. :upside_down_face:

Huh. I’ll have to try that out. NoScript to the rescue!

edit: yep, much better when nothing renders! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Jea, with NoScript on, the readability is much better, not so much waste of space.
but you can´t click all the fancy buttons.