Forums redirecting to incorrect pages with links and sometimes when going forward/back in browser

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#1 Edited by whitegreyblack (1966 posts) -

In two different cases, the forums seem to redirect visitors to incorrect pages:

- occasionally when I am browsing the forums and hit back/forward in my browser I am taken to a completely different forum thread.

- Occasionally links to specific forum threads redirect to completely different forum threads. I sent a link to someone by email ( and it lead them to ( instead.

I also tested the forum link from my email and it also redirected me in the same manner.

I'm in Chrome. Many thanks!

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#2 Posted by BoOzak (2615 posts) -

Been getting the same issue and i'm using Firefox. It's been happening for awhile now.

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#3 Edited by DorkyMohr (263 posts) -

I noticed this issue is a result of a url having it's (#) symbol removed once it loads. Typically the URL would be ( but once you load it the hashtag symbol gets removed, then if you copy the url from your browser it's no longer the original url and it riggity wrecks itself before it checks itself.

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#7 Posted by gunflame88 (387 posts) -

Yeah, been happening to me too on Firefox.

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#8 Posted by superslidetail (451 posts) -

Same here, Firefox.

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#9 Posted by WillyOD (353 posts) -

Can confirm has been happening for a while already, somehow I thought it was a known bug.

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#10 Posted by TheFlamingo352 (360 posts) -

Also been happening to me on Android's chrome browser for a couple weeks.

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#11 Posted by FacelessVixen (2633 posts) -

FireFox with Windows 10, with and without Adblock and Ghostery but with some privacy settings in place (if by any chance that would relate to redirect glitches). Haven't tried Chrome though I'm guessing it would be more of the same.

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#12 Edited by MATATAT (1225 posts) -

Safari on iOS as well, and assuming Safari in general? I imagine this is just a general redirecting issue that plagues any browser.

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#13 Posted by cadwr (69 posts) -

Happens to me in Chrome for both Android and Windows.

In addition to forward/back, it also happens when refreshing a page. Every time it has happened to me, it has brought me to either a 404 page, or a very old thread (9-10 years old).

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#14 Posted by FLStyle (6673 posts) -

Another FireFox Windows 10 user here, happening to me too

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#15 Posted by drgirlfriendexp (12 posts) -

Also Firefox Windows 10 and this has been happening for weeks now.

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#16 Posted by burncoat (559 posts) -

This has happened to me on both Android and Chrome. Sometimes simply refreshing the page will result in a completely different topic showing up. A few times I thought it was because I accidentally clicked on something wrong, but after finally being redirected to a Smurfs game page after pressing F5 on a Cyberpunk topic, I think it's totally a bug

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#17 Edited by NTM (11844 posts) -

Yeah, it happened when I refreshed the page on a couple of forums last week or so. I mentioned it twice in those same forums I posted on. It was unfortunate because one of them made me accidentally bump a nine-year-old thread as I had thought I was posting on a new thread. When I reloaded the page, it'd put me on nine-year-old threads, the second time I caught it.

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#18 Posted by LeStephan (1215 posts) -

It also happens on the WiiU and ps4 browsers.

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#19 Posted by Sessh (3397 posts) -

Yeah, that's happening a lot lately.

The weirdest thing is that it doesn't always direct you to the error message but sometimes takes you to entirely different forum topics or random wiki pages.

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#22 Posted by WillyOD (353 posts) -

Yeah, here's another:

I'm going from my browser history:

Which takes me here (which I've never ever been in):

The actual link on the forums works and looks pretty similar but it works: