When browsing the 1st page of reputation history, the button at the bottom says next.

But really, page 2 shows older reputation history.

rep history page nav

This should be changed to say older to prevent confusion. And vice versa, when linking back to page 1, the button should say newer.

Better yet, make the history a continuous list that has a Load More button at the end of a "section," similar to YouTube.

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    No repro, page 2 showing older events, just as it should. Nothing to fix or change here. Feb 28, 2016 at 18:07
  • @ShadowWizard I mean to change the text of the button to "previous" because page 2 shows older events. Pressing "next" to view older events isn't logical.
    – unbindall
    Feb 28, 2016 at 18:14
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    This is confusing. You are given a book, do you turn it over to see a new, next or previous page? It doesn't matter that the book is a ledger with entries sorted from most recent to oldest. Feb 28, 2016 at 18:21
  • @DeerHunter Fair point. How about buttons that say "newer" and "older" instead? Pretty sure you can't confuse that.
    – unbindall
    Feb 28, 2016 at 18:23
  • This is just wrong. The order of the pages is by the time of the reputation events, descending. Feb 28, 2016 at 18:29

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The sort order is obvious, and the "next" button indicates "next page in pagination" not "next moment in history".

I understand the change, and I feel it would be more fitting; however, because the existing format is intuitive in its own right, it might be too insignificant a change to warrant tearing SE apart.

I'm always hoping they'll improve the site with minor changes that we can believe in, also, but I guess the gears turn slow.

  • For example, if you were reading a book with archival data, and the first page started in December 2015 and went backwards to January 2015, the reader would likely always expect the next page to start at the previous year in December, and so-on until the book ended. And when you look at a picture album, the most recent images are on the first page, and the older images are on the next page. Feb 28, 2016 at 18:33

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