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.