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    Default Need to click the link to topic twice (from google search results)

    I have seen this issue for a long long time, and only now decided to ask here.

    Why when I find a link to a topic (forums.opensuse.org/forums/english/get-technical-help/bla-bla-bla) in google search results (or in my browsers bookmarks) and click the link I'm redirected to the start page instead (forums.opensuse.org/forum.php)? Then I click "Back" and click again the same link - now it's ok, I'm redirected to the topic.

    It looks like forum is looking for a cookie or something like that. And when requesting page for the firs time it only generates the cookie. The second time browser passes this cookie and you got needed page (I'm not logged into forum)


    What is going on? I have this issue on all my machines with different FireFoxes (3-6)
    Is it really because of cookies or what?

    Anybody seen this issue too?

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    Default Re: Need to click the link to topic twice (from google search results)

    I Googled "Help Please to Get UPNP working with Amarok" and clicked on the link. It brought me straight to the thread.

    As I was loged in into the forums (having a window open to the main page and one to your thread), I loged out and closed both windows. I then repeated above sequence wth the same results.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to click the link to topic twice (from google search results)

    On 09/25/2011 01:46 PM, tosiara wrote:
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    > Anybody seen this issue too?


    yep....try cleaning your browser cookie and cache of all mentions of
    opensuse.org
    novell.com
    suse.com
    suse.de

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    Default Re: Need to click the link to topic twice (from google search results)

    I've noticed this problem from time to time. DenverD's suggestion seemed to work for me. I guess the real question is why this happens? The openSUSE forums seems to be the only site I've noticed this behavior on.
    Klaatu Barada Nikto

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    Default Re: Need to click the link to topic twice (from google searchresults)

    On Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:56:02 +0000, 67GTA wrote:

    > I've noticed this problem from time to time. DenverD's suggestion seemed
    > to work for me. I guess the real question is why this happens? The
    > openSUSE forums seems to be the only site I've noticed this behavior on.


    I occasionally see it as well, seems to happen on the first click only -
    if you've been in the forums earlier in the browser session, it doesn't
    happen again until you close and restart the browser.

    No idea why it happens myself either. It's been reported before, but
    apparently the vBulletin folks haven't had any ideas either on it.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Need to click the link to topic twice (from google search results)

    I have just reproduced it and captured network packets using wireshark.
    Now I'm 100% sure this is because of cookies, look:

    GET /forums/english/other-forums/forums-feedback/forums-comments-suggestions/465664-need-click-link-topic-twice-google-search-results.html HTTP/1.1
    Host: forums.opensuse.org
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0
    Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
    Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
    Connection: keep-alive
    Cookie: **** cookie data of my username was here but was removed ***


    HTTP/1.1 302 Found
    Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 12:00:30 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Linux/SUSE)
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.5
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastvisit=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastvisit=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastvisit=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums/
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastactivity=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastactivity=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastactivity=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums/
    Set-Cookie: bb_userid=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: bb_userid=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums
    Set-Cookie: bb_userid=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums/
    Set-Cookie: bb_ics_login=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: bb_ics_login=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums
    Set-Cookie: bb_ics_login=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:29 GMT; path=/forums/
    Set-Cookie: bb_; path=/; HttpOnly
    Location: /
    Set-Cookie: bb_; path=/; HttpOnly
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastvisit=1313317170; expires=Mon, 01-Oct-2012 12:00:30 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: bb_lastactivity=0; expires=Mon, 01-Oct-2012 12:00:30 GMT; path=/
    Cache-Control: private
    Pragma: private
    X-Ua-Compatible: IE=Edge
    Set-Cookie: bb_thread_lastview=1fe4728d907b1384f6bcff558df30a9e90a73dcfa-1-%7Bi-465664_i-1316987890_%7D; path=/
    Set-Cookie: skimlinks_enabled=1
    Set-Cookie: vbseo_loggedin=deleted; expires=Sat, 02-Oct-2010 12:00:31 GMT; path=/
    Content-Encoding: gzip
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Length: 10365
    Set-Cookie: ZNPCQ002-oforums=V001c4cb6ded; path=/
    P3p: CP="NOI"
    Via: 1.1 ICS_SERVER (iChain 2.3.419)
    As you can see - Location: / - is redirection to the root page
    And this is 100% a bug of the forums engine

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    Default Re: Need to click the link to topic twice (from google searchresults)

    On Sun, 02 Oct 2011 12:26:02 +0000, tosiara wrote:

    > As you can see - *Location: /* - is redirection to the root page And
    > this is 100% a bug of the forums engine


    Thanks for the diagnosis.

    Jim



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