On the other hand, particularly if you are viewing the forum on a mobile, or indeed if the posts contains a lot of long posts, it can mean an inordinate amount of scrolling right down to the end of the page, with the toolbars, gadgets and widgets disappearing from you and having to scroll back up again, all of which can be quite frustrating and annoying.
Also, with topics that contain a lot of images/videos and other media, long pages with multiple posts can become sticky and slow to show up - and you might just see a blank space for a while before the picture or video comes into view. You might not even be aware there is anything there to see in the first place, especially if your time (and patience) is limited.
It is my personal choice to allow the maximum posts (50) readily viewable at a glance, but for various reasons this may not suit everyone - hence the Poll).
I have changed it (temporarily, for a short period) to 10 posts per page - to give an idea of the difference (if any) this makes, and to make it easier for individuals to make their choice.
Realising that many people do read in the forums just as a guest (thus missing out on a lot of the benefits of becoming a member , but nevertheless ... ). So ...
This Poll is open for votes from both members and guest readers.
(Guests wishing to add a post to the Poll comments, via the Reply button, will be required initially to input a username into the box, so just put in whatever name you wish to get you through to the posting area - it cannot be the username of a registered member though - it will tell you that username has already been taken, or something along those lines ... ). Type in your name choice in the box provided, type your comment, and press 'send'.
So, off we go. Please let us know your choice and/or opinion here, by voting and/or commenting in the posting section.