Buddypress bug still happening 1 year after mentioning it here,effects all users
Sorry I didn’t have enough space to be descriptive in the title…it meant to read, effects all users of Buddypress because it happens on every install.
Ok guys let me explain, about 1 year and 2 months ago I made a post about strange behaviour with the Buddypress comments not collapsing and displaying the SHOW ALL link if a post has more than 5 comments when you have clicked on the LOAD MORE tab at the bottom of the page.
I have tested this now on 5 SERVERS! with every version of Buddypress for over 2 years with same result. I cannot believe people are not noticing this when testing their builds 🙂
Please bare with me as its such a simple thing to spot once you know what you are looking for yet so hard to explain to you guys so you understand what I am going on about. So let me do it in steps so that you understand what I have been going on about all this time.
Ok, we all know that when someone posts an activity and people comment on it that Buddypress by default only shows 5 comments then gives you a link to click to show all the other comments. (lets just say 15 comments has been added to an activity as an example) By default Buddypress will show the latest 5 comments then add a link saying ‘SHOW ALL 15 COMMENTS’ that a user can click to see the remaining 10 comments that are out of view, this is designed to conserve space in the sitewide activity, YES? you with me so far?
NOW THE PROBLEM! Yes this works great and works for everyone UNTIL you scroll down the sitewide activity and click on the the load more tab. any activitys that have received more than 5 comments will no longer show the SHOW ALL 15 COMMENTS (15 used as an example again). Instead all the comments will be visible and showing instead of being hidden from view taking up loads of the activity stream space which kind of defeats the purpose of having this feature in the first place, people tend to scroll down and click the load more tab if they have not logged in for a while to see previous updates they may of missed.
Another example: if someone is browsing down the sitewide activity using the load more button to see what they have missed and one of the activitys has received lets say 200 comments on a busy website then all the 200 comments will be visible instead of having the default 5 comments visible with a show all 200 comments link. Now can you see the problem? 🙂 and can someone please take note of this and check it out, it is such an easy thing to see and recreate and i am totally still baffled as to why other are failing to spot this.
Easiest way to see it first hand is install any theme a fresh Buddypress install with only Buddypress active, go to sitewide activity and post loads of updates until they activate the load more button, then post one last update and comment on it over 10 times, you will see after reloading the page it has 5 comments visible and a link saying show all 10 comments which is correct.
Now scroll down to the bottom of the sitewide activity and click the load more tab and pick the bottom activity you can see and post 10 test comments on it, then reload the page so it takes you back to the top of sitewide activity, now scroll back down to the bottom of sitewide activity and click the load more button again and take note of the activity you just added 10 comments too, guess what? they are all visible with no link to show all 10 comments because they are already shown.
Ok, did that explain everything? phew! 🙂
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