true,tonyw, but now to read sequentially you have to go to 'Last' then turn that into a last page(rather than just the last reply) where Last means First .
then slowly scroll up to read each post until you reach the top of that page.
then scroll down again so that you can get the link to the previous page.
then scroll down to the bottom of that page so that you can slowly scroll up to read each post until you reach the top of that page. ad inf.
all that was required to help with the longer threads was a "reverse the order" option at the start of any thread?