Redirect Pony Request December 22, 2017 5:17 PM   Subscribe

Sometimes I browse MetaFilter while logged out. If I click Log In to comment and fill out the form, I get redirected to the main page. Usually my goal is to return to the post I was originally on. Right now that means a back-back-refresh. Thoughts on changing this?

Ponies can be redirected to the corral.
posted by cichlid ceilidh to Feature Requests at 5:17 PM (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This seems reasonable enough that we're now suspicious that it is hard for some reason. We'll add it to the list of things to take a look it.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:18 PM on December 22, 2017 [15 favorites]


I don't know anything about the logistics of this, but I know 80-90% of the sites I use operate like this, so I assumed there were reasons.
posted by bongo_x at 5:28 PM on December 22, 2017


This seems reasonable enough that we're now suspicious that it is hard for some reason.

This is a sentence which I could have said once a week for basically the entirety of my work life, if only I'd had a way to put it that succinctly. And now I do.
posted by ambrosen at 6:22 PM on December 22, 2017 [10 favorites]


The regular login process redirects you back to the page you were on, right? Just not when commenting?
posted by misterbrandt at 7:04 PM on December 22, 2017


The gestation time on this pony? 12 years.
posted by Mitheral at 7:40 PM on December 22, 2017 [7 favorites]


I'll add it to my list of things to do. My feeling on it is that the expected thing was probably that you browse the site logged in, but the login page, when possible, bringing you to the page you were on before you logged in is just polite.
posted by frimble (staff) at 9:40 PM on December 22, 2017 [5 favorites]


the login page, when possible, bringing you to the page you were on before you logged in is just polite.

Agree entirely. Thank you frimble.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:45 AM on December 23, 2017


Meanwhile, new tab, login, back to preferred tab, refresh.
posted by theora55 at 10:45 AM on December 23, 2017


When I browse unlogged and then decide to log in, it returns me to the page I was on before logging in, not to the main page, so I don't have to do any tabbing or refreshing.
posted by MovableBookLady at 9:11 PM on December 23, 2017


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It hasn't always worked for me, but after resetting my browser it does seem to be doing what I asked. Then again all the people (including mods) so far not telling me I'm crazy is telling me that maybe I'm not crazy? Could be, though.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 10:50 PM on December 23, 2017


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