Last modified: 2013-06-25 09:08:56 UTC
I read the Beer parlour, Tee room, and Grease Pit from the bottom up every couple of weeks just to see which issues are new. It's quite tricky sometimes when you've read enough of the current topic to scroll back to the beginning of the previous one.
Better would be a floating window/toolbar in the bottom right that shows the current topic and has previous and next links. Something like how Gmail handles threads but better.
Use liquid threads
(In reply to comment #1)
> Use liquid threads
This doesn't seem to address the actual issue being discussed here. Re-opening this for now.
For Wiktionary itself (or "Wiktionary tools", not sure if there is any such codebase for this actually), there are no plans that I am aware of.
This is not a Wiktionary specific problem and nothing that will get fixed in Wiktionary. This should be done in existing software (means: move to "MediaWiki extensions/LiquidThreads", though not supported anymore) or should get fixed in software in the making (means: move this to "MediaWiki extensions/Flow"). If you decide to move this to one of these aforementioned projects, please reopen this report.
Note, wiktionary tools was a component originally meant to track bugs for the local js gurus at wiktionary I believe.
Unfortunately none of the other Wiktionary guys hacking this stuff got the idea of a bug tracker and never used it. The forlorn stagnation of the PHP extension we tried to get installed years ago also made some contributors lose hope that we would be able to get any deeply technical customizations on the site.