Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

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Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:07 pm

Hi,

Why do redirect pages still exist?
It slows down users and most other web scripts have ditched them years ago.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by thecoalman » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:41 pm

Personally I like the page before redirect after you post because you get a chance to select where you want to go. Was useless in phpbb2 at least from a user point of view but in phpbb3 it makes sense.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:17 pm

thecoalman wrote:Personally I like the page before redirect after you post because you get a chance to select where you want to go. Was useless in phpbb2 at least from a user point of view but in phpbb3 it makes sense.
What is the choice? View topic or view forum?
Without redirect page, view topic costs no clicks and no time, view forum costs one click and no time. Looks better to me.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Erik Frèrejean » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:23 am

If you want to remove it, just install the instant redirect mod (you can find it in the MODDB) :).
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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:34 pm

Are there plans to remove the redirect pages? Every time I visit a phpBB forum they irritate me.
Most other forum software got rid of them a long time ago.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by /a3 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:19 pm

Yes, I believe in future versions of phpBB AJAX may be used for those sorts of messages instead. But I'm not 100% sure on that.

You might want to check out some discussion at the Area51 board.
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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by tmbackoff » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:11 pm

One of our Development Team members posted a hook you can use. Personally, I don't mind them at all.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:36 pm

How do I install that hook on phpbb.com? :p

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by D¡cky » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:06 pm

Olaf van der Spek wrote:How do I install that hook on phpbb.com? :p
You don't install it on phpbb.com. You install it on your own board.
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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:36 pm

D¡cky wrote: You don't install it on phpbb.com. You install it on your own board.
That doesn't solve the problem (on other boards).

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by tmbackoff » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:10 am

If you are looking to disable redirect boards that you down run, then we cant help you.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:13 am

Why not? You could add an option to ACP & UCP so admins & users can decide for themselves.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by tmbackoff » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:22 pm

Because there is no option in phpBB. You are more than welcome to post an RFC for 3.2 over at Area 51 if you feel it should be an option (3.1 is already feature frozen).

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Pony99CA » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:19 am

thecoalman wrote:Personally I like the page before redirect after you post because you get a chance to select where you want to go. Was useless in phpbb2 at least from a user point of view but in phpbb3 it makes sense.
I don't mind them, either, but choosing where to go after posting doesn't require them. You could easily have a UCP option to choose your default after-post location and a posting page drop-down list (near the Notify me when a reply is posted option) to override that default. Options could include the following:
  • View submitted post (existing choice)
  • View post replied to (only if you replied to a post). In a long topic, this would return you to where you left off. (Yes, I can open a posting window in a new tab -- and do -- but not everybody figures that out.)
  • View next unread topic in last forum visited
  • View last forum visited (existing choice)
Not all of those may be easy to implement (or possible), but it would make the feature more robust regardless of how it's implemented. (And Private Messages could have something similar, too. If I PM somebody from a topic, it would be nice to be able to return to the topic at that post.)

Of course, I'm not convinced that feature is really necessary. I've maybe used it a handful of times in 10+ years of Internet forum usage.

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Re: Redirect pages: why do they still exist?

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:42 pm

Pony99CA wrote:Of course, I'm not convinced that feature is really necessary. I've maybe used it a handful of times in 10+ years of Internet forum usage.
What feature?

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