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hrisvalar 10-29-2012 08:35 AM

Please split Community Authored missions into pages
 
I've been noticed for a while now, whenever I open the community authored tab, and it starts piling in all the entries, very often everything and everyone around me in social zones or sector space starts rubberbanding. I don't know if this is because of the bandwidth required to download all the information, or just the memory required to keep it all in a readily scrollable list, but once I've done a search, and the entries are down to a few dozen, it stops.

A page system like used in the exchange might keep this from happening.

realuniqueone 10-29-2012 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by hrisvalar (Post 6305351)
I've been noticed for a while now, whenever I open the community authored tab, and it starts piling in all the entries, very often everything and everyone around me in social zones or sector space starts rubberbanding. I don't know if this is because of the bandwidth required to download all the information, or just the memory required to keep it all in a readily scrollable list, but once I've done a search, and the entries are down to a few dozen, it stops.

A page system like used in the exchange might keep this from happening.


Even just making it wait until you type in a search and hit enter would do.

At the moment it is wasting everyone's time and bandwidth on the full list - when most people simply want to do a search.




In the long run though, the whole thing should be grouped by enemy type tabs... and further into the future added to the normal missions list after moderator approval and end reward additions.

hrisvalar 10-30-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by realuniqueone (Post 6314161)
Even just making it wait until you type in a search and hit enter would do.

Ashamed I didn't think of that, to be honest. Yeah, that should do, and be much easier to do, in fact.

realuniqueone 10-31-2012 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by hrisvalar (Post 6319571)
Ashamed I didn't think of that, to be honest. Yeah, that should do, and be much easier to do, in fact.

hehe that fix is really a bit of a no-brainer and I can only wonder why it was not done a long long time ago.

It should be as simple as adding /* <useless code> */ around the pointless code (or simply deleting it)... and would save bandwidth/cpu time/database accesses/lag for both STO and the players.

hrisvalar 10-31-2012 04:10 PM

I just noticed this today - I don't know if it ever happened before, and I just missed it, or my mailbox just recently reached critical mass - but having the ingame mail tab open has the same effect the first Community Authored tab does.

The answer to that one I think might be to have subtabs/pages though, one for just this week, one for everything older than 7 days. Or give us back the online mailbox (patch it into the gateway) so I can once more weed out the accumulated exchange spam.


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