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It is standard UI practice to put pagination controls at the top and bottom of long lists.

The Reputation League pages are kind of frustrating because the pagination controls are only at the bottom. This means that for most people, you need to repeatedly scroll all the way down to change pages (no, pressing End is not a practical solution, only an equally frustrating work-around).

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"It is standard UI practice to put pagination controls at the top and bottom of long lists." Someone should tell Google. They've been doing search wrong all these years! –  Cody Gray Feb 24 '12 at 18:41
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No, they’ve just been doing interface wrong. Plenty of users have complained about the page links being at the bottom. To be fair though, the whole point is that Google returns the relevant page in the first few results, so most users are rarely even supposed to change pages (in which case, putting the pagination controls at the bottom is actually a bit of an ad for their search algorithm). That’s not how the RepLeagues work, so users will frequently need to change pages. –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 18:48
    
I thought that was how the rep leagues work. The users with the most rep are at the top of the list! –  Cody Gray Feb 24 '12 at 18:58
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Yes, but how many people actually go to those pages to see the top users? Most people are more interested in seeing their own placement (and surrounding users; eg to see how close they are to moving up). In which case, they need to change pages until they find themselves. –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 19:00
    
@Synetech I know this doesn't address the question but you might try clicking on the "top n% [overall|year|quarter|month|week]" link next to your reputation on your summary profile page. –  Some Helpful Commenter Feb 24 '12 at 19:14
    
@ConradFrix, that’s how I get to the RepLeague page in the first place, but when you then click one of the other time-ranges (year, all-time, etc.), it starts from page one. –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 19:18
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@Synetech Also (and I didn't realize this before) there's a link that appears when you hover over your name. This also brings you to where you are –  Some Helpful Commenter Feb 24 '12 at 19:22
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And now that link is gone. :-| –  Synetech Feb 28 '12 at 23:16
    
@Synetech Yeah, I was sad to see it went away meta.stackexchange.com/questions/124075/… –  Michael Berkowski Mar 1 '12 at 14:05

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Yes, but how many people actually go to those pages to see the top users? Most people are more interested in seeing their own placement (and surrounding users; eg to see how close they are to moving up). In which case, they need to change pages until they find themselves

Paging sucks when you're interested in a specific user no matter where you put the links. That's why (and this is news to me) there's a better to find where a user is in the list.

Just type in the user you want (unless its just yourself then you'll be at the top) and click the link that appears when you mouse over the user.

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And There you are

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Yes, but unfortunately, the user’s block is not always shown at the top. (Besides, the link link is great for a specific user, but simply browsing through is still frustrating.) –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 19:44
    
I think that only happens when you have not earned rep in that time frame or you're already on the page that you're ranked on. For example for me that would be this page on the all time superuser list or the current week –  Some Helpful Commenter Feb 24 '12 at 19:49
    
> you're already on the page that you're ranked on @Conrad, that’s not it. –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 19:57
    
> I think that only happens when you have not earned rep in that time frame That’s also not it because I have earned some rep on SO this week, yet the RepLeague week page doesn’t have my user block at the top. –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 19:59
    
@Synetech unfortunately i.imgur is blocked where I am so I can't see it. Also Are you sure you meant SO? Your SO profile page says you haven't earned anything since 2/12. –  Some Helpful Commenter Feb 24 '12 at 20:48
    
The screenshot (can you see any screenshots on SE?), just shows my user block at the top as well as a few spots below it (#3), so it’s not that it doesn’t show if you are on that page (it just shows you twice). I didn’t look at the SO profile page, I just hovered over my name at the top of the page (I figured the items it shows were recent). I got a few points on Meta today, so I’ll check the RepLeague page for it tonight (after the updates) to verify your other point. –  Synetech Feb 24 '12 at 20:54
    
I can see stuff in i.stack.imgur.com but what you've described sounds like a bug. –  Some Helpful Commenter Feb 24 '12 at 20:57

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