How to Disable Infinite Scroll on FlyerTalk

When FlyerTalk underwent an upgrade to the software that powers it on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, a functionality known as Infinite Scroll became the default in terms of viewing content — and many FlyerTalk members expressed their dislike for it for a variety of reasons.

If you happen to be one of those FlyerTalk members, you can easily turn Infinite Scroll off.

What Is Infinite Scroll?

Infinite Scroll is an optional feature of the vBulletin bulletin board software platform which powers FlyerTalk. Both vBulletin and FlyerTalk are owned by Internet Brands.

Instead of breaking up a discussion into separate “pages”, the Infinite Scroll feature allows you to scroll continuously through the same discussion — no matter how lengthy it may be or how much content has been posted to it — and new content which has already been posted is automatically loaded as you scroll down to what initially seems to be the end of the discussion, which extends the length of the discussion. This process will continue until you either reach the end of the discussion or stop scrolling prior to reaching the end.

This official video from vBulletin demonstrates how the Infinite Scroll feature works.

How to Disable Infinite Scroll on FlyerTalk

Disabling Infinite Scroll in FlyerTalk is easy. Just follow these simple steps…

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STEP 1 First, you must log into FlyerTalk as a member by clicking on the yellow-orange MyFlyerTalk button.

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STEP 2 Fill in your FlyerTalk name and password when prompted.

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STEP 3 This is not really a step; but just ensure that you are indeed logged into FlyerTalk.

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STEP 4 Select Edit Options from Your Control Panel on the left side of the screen.

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STEP 5 Scroll down — ironic, isn’t it? — until you reach the Thread Display Options area.

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STEP 6 Select the Disable Infinite Scroll radio button.

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STEP 7 Scroll to the bottom and click on the Save Changes button.

The Infinite Scroll functionality on FlyerTalk should now be disabled for you.

Summary

When The Gate returned to BoardingArea on August 1, 2014, its main area was set to a feature similar to Infinite Scroll — but that has since been disabled as well.

I personally do not care for the Infinite Scroll feature myself and have it deactivated. If that is your preference as well, then I hope that this article was of help to you.

Source: FlyerTalk.

3 thoughts on “How to Disable Infinite Scroll on FlyerTalk”

  1. Paulo says:

    Thank you! This new function is really annoying.

  2. boxo says:

    Thank you for this gift. To put it mildly, I severely dislike infinite scroll, especially on my phone.

  3. Hadley V. Baxendale says:

    Bravo and Thank You, Brian!

    Hadley

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