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When you filter the user list by typing anything in the search box, the pagination bar dissapears, and it doesn't reappear until you refresh the page.

Even clearing the textbox doesn't work.

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I doubt it will be fixed:… – Ladybug Killer Aug 6 '09 at 12:57
@John: That is depressing. – TheTXI Aug 6 '09 at 13:07
status-completed = problem-diverted – Ian Elliott Aug 6 '09 at 13:09
status-completed = problem? what problem? – TheTXI Aug 6 '09 at 13:11
@John, hadn't seen that one... it is, actually, depressing... 6 to 8 weeks till a fix I guess – juan Aug 6 '09 at 13:12
@TheTXI: I know, I know. After listening to the last podcast it's for sure that Jeff will never be a good tester. Lack of details... – Ladybug Killer Aug 6 '09 at 13:13
"By Design": We all knew it... – Ladybug Killer Aug 7 '09 at 7:28
The same thing occurs on the tags page. – Dennis Williamson Aug 21 '09 at 5:52
up vote 1 down vote accepted

In the build tonight the pagination will now reappear when clearing the search textbox.

Note: search results (e.g. something in the textbox) themselves will still not be paged (current behavior)...your search will still need to be more specific there.

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I know this has been asked at least a half dozen times already, but I have never heard about anything being done to fix it.

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I read a few question suggested when I typed the title, but none said it dissapears (I think) – juan Aug 6 '09 at 12:55
The problem is pagination isn't supported on searched pages. The solution to this, I guess, was to remove it completely (lol). – Ian Elliott Aug 6 '09 at 12:56


  1. Open
  2. Click the "name" tab to sort the list by name
  3. Either click the page navigation buttons, or edit the URL ( ) , to arrive at the right letter
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This is not a suitable workaround if one is searching for a substring in the middle of the name, rather than at the beginning. – Ether Jun 11 '10 at 20:08
@ether searching for substrings is no longer possible on SO due to the size of the user table. – Jeff Atwood Sep 29 '10 at 6:53
booooo. but understandable. If it was important, one could cache a substring parse tree, but this is not a key feature of the site. (It's far more important to be able to properly search for content.) – Ether Sep 29 '10 at 17:44

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