I updated the OP a bit, with numbers and a few names.
If you want some changes to it, let me know!
Being abruptly cut off from the old thread, this shall go here:
The page count shouldn't be that bad, really. Assuming the board is doing it correctly and doing a query along the lines of SELECT * FROM posts WHERE `threadID` = '893666' AND `deleted` = '0' LIMIT 0, 20; (I'm assuming a lot of things here and doing it mostly in pseudo SQL, for example: the limit should start from last post ID on previous page, instead of all the posts and assuming threadID is an index along with post state, using deleted as a on/off state since I don't remember how it worked in phpBB). Then again, MySQL is just silly DB platform...
Page two have been flipped, and we are only just starting!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is dead, long live My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (part 2)