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Do You Like The Infinite Scroll Feature?

Infinite or endless scrolling is a feature that some sites have. When you scroll down to the end of a webpage, if infinite scroll has been enabled, then more and more posts or content will automatically load. This will keep happening until all the posts have been loaded. If this feature has been disabled, you will see the navigation buttons like next or previous instead. Clicking on those buttons will take you to the next page of your site where new posts will load. Do you like infinite scroll? I actually don't like this feature for a number of reasons so I like having the option of disabling it. Some sites let you do that but some don't. So, how 'bout you? What are your thoughts on this feature? (Note: you might notice that a lot of the options in the poll are about reasons to hate or dislike endless scrolling. If you know any more pros or positive things about this feature, then feel free to mention them)

Yes, I love infinite scroll. This is why all my blogs or sites have this feature

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

No. I hate infinite scroll because it messes with my sidebar. If my sidebar isnt in a fixed position, people wont be able to see it anymore if they keep scrolling down.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I dont like infinite scroll but I can live with it.

3 votes / 42% 3 votes / 42 %

I like infinite scroll but I dont mind even if my blog or site does not have this feature

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

I dont care either way.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I like the feature just fine but not enough to go looking for it or trying to figure out how to enable it on my blog

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

I dont really like this feature but not enough to look for ways to disable it or get rid of it on my blog

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

No. I hate infinite scroll because it takes so much time to load content. What about my visitors with slow internet connection?

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %

No. I dont like infinite scroll because, if I have lots of posts on my site already, theres no way anyone will be able to see and read them all in 1 day. What about people who want to come back to my site later? How will they remember which part of my site theyre on if everything is on the homepage? They will have to load all the posts again just to find the part they want to read.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes
This poll has received 7 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

cheri wrote on March 11, 2015, 8:50 AM

Just do not like it. Thats all.

crowntower wrote on March 11, 2015, 9:15 AM

If we are viewing photos or quotes in a photo I would love to have an infinite scroll... hehehehe, because I am so lazy to click the next button... hahahahah! But in some cases I would love to disable it. Thanks and God bless.

MakeMoneyOnline wrote on March 11, 2015, 10:53 AM

I wouldn't mind to see it on Persona to tell you the truth. I like the feature.

arthurchappell wrote on March 11, 2015, 11:45 AM

I prefer it on big sites as waiting for fresh pages to load can get very irritating

nbaquero wrote on March 11, 2015, 5:37 PM

FreyaYuki I don't really mind the feature, but I wouldn't implemented on my sites/blogs.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 12, 2015, 12:51 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I really don't like this feature too emoticon :sad:

FreyaYuki wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:07 PM

Ah, I see. You're welcome. I was mostly talking about articles and posts though like those that appear on the homepage of a site or blog.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:09 PM

Ah, let's agree to disagree then emoticon :smile: LOL. But may I ask why you like the feature? Just trying to see what others think of the infinite scroll feature. I see there are others who don't like it either but then there are also those who do.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:18 PM

Ah, I see. For me, pages don't really take much time to load so I don't mind. I'm actually not fond of the infinite scroll feature on, for example- Pinterest because, being new there, there are so many pins that I have yet to see. There's no way I can seem them all in one sitting. For instance, I can use their search feature to search for pics but I won't be able to finish looking at all of those pins in 1 day. But if I want to go back to the spot where I left off, I can't do that thanks to the infinite scroll feature. I will have to start searching again and then load all the pins again.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:25 PM

I turned off this feature on my Tumblr blogs and I'm not implementing it on the Google Blogger blog that I'm working on. The only exception is WordPress but that's because you don't really get a choice. You either end up with the real automatic infinite scroll or the fake manual infinite scroll.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 12, 2015, 1:35 PM

I find it annoying too. The page just loads on and on and it's annoying not to see the very end of the page.

MakeMoneyOnline wrote on March 12, 2015, 2:25 PM

I've only seen this feature on Pinterest and Fiverr (maybe one or two other sites I can't remember). I like the feature because I don't have to click "next" to get to other posts. I'd love to see it on Persona because I like to see what's happening on the first page and when I hit the end of the page I either can't find the "next page" button or I'm too lazy to even look for it. But if the next posts would appear, I'd scroll much further and find more interesting posts to comment on.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 13, 2015, 12:45 PM

Ah, I see emoticon :smile: .

For Persona Paper - I'd also like it if we could see more posts but I'd prefer seeing next-prev buttons rather than infinite scroll. It would be good if we can see more posts so we can read even the older ones. Right now, it's hard to find those old posts so I agree that we should be able to see and easily find more posts here.

About Pinterest - what I don't like about the infinite scroll on this site is how, for example, you search for something and you end up seeing lots of pins. You can keep scrolling down and more pins load and show up. But if there's way too many of them, you can't see them all in 1 day. If you have to leave the site for now, when you come back, how can you find the place where you left off?

You can't because all the pins loaded in one page so you have to start at the top again and then start scrolling down again. On the other hand, if there were next-previous buttons, you can take note of the URL link of the page you're on so you can just go back to this page to continue looking through the older pins when you have the time to do so.

MakeMoneyOnline wrote on March 13, 2015, 2:08 PM

Makes sense. Probably there should be a hybrid option, where you could scroll but also quickly find the place where you left off.