Managed to get my entry in with 10 minutes to spare (was originally planning on spending the whole evening on this but ended up taking the gf out for dinner... priorities, priorities...)
Need to get you your prize!!
NodeBB: No Infinite Scroll
Completely disable infinite scroll feature in NodeBB, i.e. configuration in ACP will have precedence over users' settings.
Just a small change to navigation behavior. Decided to share this as a plugin.