I was looking through the World of Warcraft questions, when I noticed a weird inconsistency with my page number.

As you can see, the page number marked does not match the page number I am on. Apologies for the lack of hand-drawn circles ;)

As you can see, I'm on page 2, but page 1 is still highlighted. I have determined that this happens when I search under a tag, having replicated the issue with the Star Wars - The Old Republic tag. If I search for [world-of-warcraft] or [swtor], there is no problem. But I can replicate the problem by searching for [world-of-warcraft]+portal, or [swtor]+jedi.

I have confirmed that this occurs across multiple computers. I do not believe the mobile site has the same interface in question, as I can not manage to display page number options, under a tag search. I have also confirmed that the problem persists across page size; Provided there are still multiple pages, this error will occur if there are 15 or 50 questions on the one page.

I can still move between each page number, but other then page 1, the previous page will always remain marked. If I go to page 3, it will highlight page 2. If I go to page 4, it will highlight page 3. This includes going to the page by clicking the number, by clicking the "next" button and by manually entering a different page number in the URL.

If I am on the very last page, it will naturally highlight the index before it. So if I am on page 4 of 4, it will highlight 3. However, I have also noticed the next button still appears, where it normally does not if I am on the last page. Clicking on the button simply reloads the page, but the inconsistency remains.

This should not be a debilitating error, in any way or form. But I noticed it, and thought I would bring it up. Probably something as mundane as mishandled index numbers.

  • I think unless it's specific to arqade bug reports should probably go on the meta site.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 23:48
  • I thought so, too, @Aequitas. I had a look at questions under the bug tag, and the first few seemed to follow the same suit. 1 2 3 4
    – user106385
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 23:53
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    @Aequitas Devs track the bug tag on site specific metas. It's perfectly okay to post bug reports here. They will get more attention from other users at Meta.SE, which is helpful if you're interested in a workaround or having other users confirm the behavior your seeing, but in terms of getting something fixed, it's not necessary. Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 0:23

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Thanks for reporting!

The search code went through some refactoring lately, and this off-by-one error crept in.

This is fixed in the next build (rev 2015.10.29.2916)

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