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#1 Posted by eccentrix (2232 posts) -

I don't know if it would have anything to do with the wiki update, but if you take a forum thread url, say https://www.giantbomb.com/power-glove/3000-2/forums/prolly-one-of-the-best-inventions-ever-18/ and stick a number on the end thusly, https://www.giantbomb.com/power-glove/3000-2/forums/prolly-one-of-the-best-inventions-ever-18/111, it can take you to a different thread entirely. It seems to only work with some threads; others just 404, even with numbers that work for threads that allow this "feature".

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#3 Edited by Lego_My_Eggo (1291 posts) -

I was having this problem the other day when just refreshing in the page would break the links. It looks like it will sometimes remove the # from the last bit of the URL, and when it refreshes tosses you to the error 404 page, or my favorite, takes you to another thread entirely.

this thread https://www.giantbomb.com/burnout-revenge/3030-16492/forums/psa-burnout-revenge-is-now-backwards-compatible-on-1834692/#19 when going in removes the # shortly after loading, and refreshing brings me to a great 10 year old thread about 50 cent https://www.giantbomb.com/50-cent/3025-13/forums/fitty-is-one-of-my-favorite-rappers-and-in-game-vi-19/

This thread https://www.giantbomb.com/grand-theft-auto-v/3030-36765/forums/return-to-gta-online-1834711/#2 also redirects here https://www.giantbomb.com/super-mario-world/3030-1334/forums/when-is-mario-going-to-die-2/

using the latest firefox

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#4 Posted by Rorie (5036 posts) -

This is most likely due to the new wiki rollout; I'll see if we can look into it.

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#6 Posted by Hayt (1585 posts) -

Just chiming in to say I have also encountered this. Repost:

At first I thought I misclicked but after refreshing a thread just now and watching it transforming into a 9 year old discussion about Nappa and Vegeta I have concluded that there is an odd bug going on. The only page I can remember taking me too was something about Snowboarding and about whether Claude from GTA 3 is the some character from 2. It has happened on both Chrome desktop and Chrome mobile.

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#7 Posted by Forcen (2472 posts) -

This bug is real confusing if you have your browser set to resume the same browsing session when you open it..

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#10 Posted by dudeglove (13392 posts) -

@forcen said:

This bug is real confusing if you have your browser set to resume the same browsing session when you open it..

I am totally getting this bug as well. I think it might have something to do with the # and number added to the end of the url whenever you are going to someone's initial post and then on refresh/resume it redirects because... uhh...

[FWIW, windows 7 (64 bit), latest chrome 66... ]

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#11 Posted by Forcen (2472 posts) -

This is almost one of those bugs almost could be regarded as a feature, it's like the GB forums infinite.. Each time you reopen a session you get all new threads you never seen before.

Only problem is that it is never intentional and might be the exact thing you don't want.

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#12 Posted by stordoff (1331 posts) -

@rorie: Looks like it doesn't just affect the forums. If you click the first image on Hitman 2 images, then refresh

https://www.giantbomb.com/hitman-2/3030-68822/images/images/1300-3026483

gets redirected to

https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic-31/click-is-a-good-comedy-film-am-i-right-1300/

I'm also sometimes getting redirected to https://www.giantbomb.com/grim-fandango/3030-13230/forums/how-many-grim-fandango-fans-on-giant-bomb-3030/ from that Click thread for reasons I can't quite replicate (sometimes I click back and end up back at the Hitman image gallery, sometimes I click back and end up back at that Click thread, then clicking back again goes to the Grim Fandango thread)