Hello @PipMeHappy. Thanks for the comments. Regarding your feedback,
The "pageless" pages, or lack of pagination, is a thing call infinite scroll. It's purpose is to actually make viewing less laborious, with less clicking need to move to more posts. We think it's pretty smooth, but can understand that for some, especially if you don't have a scroll wheel on your mouse, it could make things harder. But infinite scroll is here to stay. Did you happen to try the timeline feature to the left of the replies? The green bar can be moved up and down to move you from the top of the thread to the bottom. Perhaps this will make your navigation through the thread a bit easier. Please try that out, and let me know what you think.
This is still possible. Simply click the Sharing icon at the bottom of any post/reply. The resulting URL will take you directly to that post position in the topic(thread)
Notice the end of the sharing URL. It's appended with the post number.
We're pretty excited about the notification system in Discourse, that allows you to follow users (@username), changes to topics (threads), mentions of your username or replies to your posts. It's a departure from showing who last posted, but that information could change so quickly, that the value is short-lived. Regarding topic (thread) ratings, this is something we're looking into. It wasn't an available feature out-of-the-box, but we do feel it's extremely helpful in identifying helpful and informative topics. We're looking to bring this back.
Ah yes, status. It's something we're hearing a lot about already, And we knew we would. On the issue of titles, no there are not gone. We're ironing out some bugs in how those transferred over, and looking at how to best integrate them going forward. We still know who is who, and we're looking for the best way to honor past contributions, but do it in a way that works well with the new platform, Discourse, and how contribution, engagement and other's value of your contributions are handled. In the past, on vBulletin, any promotion or elevation of rights and status was simply based on post count. The more you posted, the further along you moved in our "promotion ladder", opening up a handful of abilities. There have been some good discussions about why that method might or might not be the best way to represent someone as having more experience or more valuable contributions to the community than someone else,at least from a beginner trader's perspective. But that method definitely helps to add a metric to a member's contribution over time, which we think is valuable (and can still be seen from a member's profile page.by all). So titles are in the works and they're work in conjunction with Trust Levels, which are at the heart of the Discourse discussion platform. I hope that helps explain some things.
Hello @PipsDearth. If by page option, you mean the old way of displaying that a thread has multiple pages worth of posts, that is no longer available. The thread simply scrolls down on a single page, whether there's 10 posts or 100.