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When viewing question lists there are several options down the bottom to view 15, 30 or 50 records per page.

If the user enters some other number it still works. I entered 1 at the end of the query string and it worked (showing only one record).


If this is an intentional "feature" it's insane.

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"Doctor, it hurts when I do this!" "Then stop doing it" – NullUserException อ_อ Jan 24 '13 at 5:23
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ well there is no such thing, this site is made for helping each other not insulting the members. its our duty to help improve this site. – Atif Imtiaz Jan 24 '13 at 5:26
@AtifImtiaz How am I insulting you? I'm pointing out that you deliberately changed a parameter, causing the observed behavior. I fail to see the problem here. – NullUserException อ_อ Jan 24 '13 at 5:29
What about it makes it a "bug?" Apparently we can limit the number of results per page by an arbitrary number... they give us three common options... why is that a problem? – Jeff Mercado Jan 24 '13 at 5:29
@JeffMercado i think user should only be allowed to select the options rather than writing his own number and making a way. – Atif Imtiaz Jan 24 '13 at 5:32
Interesting way to find out how many questions are in a tag. – Emrakul Jan 24 '13 at 5:33
@Atif, why do you think that this restriction should be in place, and merits developer effort to make it so? – Michael Petrotta Jan 24 '13 at 5:33
@AtifImtiaz How is that a usability issue? Someone who doesn't know they can change the value can still use the default options just fine. Adding a dropdown adds needless clutter to the user interface. – NullUserException อ_อ Jan 24 '13 at 5:41
@AtifImtiaz Well, it is what it is. I don't see this as an issue and 8 people agree with me so far. – NullUserException อ_อ Jan 24 '13 at 5:46
All I can say is, Atif, you have a long hill to climb if you're asserting that all options exposed through query string parameters must necessarily also be exposed through UI elements, and wish to convince others of that. The rhetoric you're using tells me you find it hard to see the other side of the argument - I encourage you to challenge your assumptions. – Michael Petrotta Jan 24 '13 at 5:48
If you change the number and it does not return that many results, then it's a bug. But if you enter 77 and it returns 77, then it's as expected – random Jan 24 '13 at 5:51
You can only use values from 1 to 50. If you use a value outside this range, it falls back to the last valid option used. So clearly there's validation going on the server side, which means this is almost certainly intentional. cc @doug65536 – NullUserException อ_อ Jan 24 '13 at 5:58
There's no "flaw" to be resolved. This is working 100% as intended. – NullUserException อ_อ Jan 24 '13 at 6:03
Please, please, please never work in QA. – Cat Plus Plus Jan 24 '13 at 7:08
@AtifImtiaz Maybe because you said this: "perhaps i should talk to someone with right authority to change that." ??? – quantumSoup Jan 24 '13 at 16:51

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If a user wanted to only page through 13 questions at a time, they can do that if they wanted to hack the URL.

If you wanted to page through one question at a time, for whatever reason, you could change the URL to &pagesize=1.

15, 30 and 50 are the default page size options presented. 50 questions is the maximum. You can try and enter a higher number, but you're not going to get past that upper limit.

It is as the good fjord intended.

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I'd be more happy with 16 questions at a time, since I can find my page by shifting my question index right 4 bits :P – doug65536 Jan 24 '13 at 6:02
and i would be happy with 81723 questions :p – Atif Imtiaz Jan 24 '13 at 6:15

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