Agreed. Makes sense to give the user a choice for that.
I get your point. All I can say is that if you know you have a problem absorbing so much content, take it upon yourself to manage the amount of content you absorb; remember: you’re the one who’s doing the scrolling, not the forum. For example, if you can only read 10 posts at a time, take breaks every 10 posts, absorb what you’ve read so far, then continue (this is the type of a basic skill you learn in school).
Also, you can just open the post itself in a new tab by right or middle-mouse clicking the post’s number.
How do you manage to scroll past information that fills more than half the screen (on normal font)?
As for wasted space, what do you suggest it should be filled with?
Yes, a lot of stuff is broken from the switch (my posts are missing attachments as well). All I can say is that if something is missing information you need, ask on the forum again; ask the person who made the post you need (once again, the type of basic stuff you learn in school). Just because a post is missing links, images, videos, or attachments doesn’t mean the solution is just “gone forever”.