Aaaaaaaaaargh! HOME takes you to the Web Site!

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Aaaaaaaaaargh! HOME takes you to the Web Site!

Post by Crusty Starfish » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:32 pm

When did this bloody happen?!!!

I usually just point the mouse to the board title and click (I guess I've been clicking Board Index) but now I keep ending up on the blinkin RG website :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Whos silly idea was it to fart around with settings.

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Post by DPrinny » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:31 am

GREEN!!

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Post by NickThorpe » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:35 am

That one tripped me up too, actually.
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Post by RetroBob » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:52 am

It's always been like that since the new forum was implemented, it's quite annoying! What's currently Board Index should be Home IMO.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:53 am

I only ever visit using the 'new posts' link, then Ctrl-click the red unread posts bit on each thread I want to read to open them in new tabs.

Saves faffing about going through the different sections of the forum to find new posts and I don't have to wait for pages to reload by going back to a main menu all the time.

search.php?search_id=newposts

I do this with pretty much every forum I visit and have done for years.
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Post by Crusty Starfish » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:10 pm

RetroBob wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:52 am
It's always been like that since the new forum was implemented, it's quite annoying! What's currently Board Index should be Home IMO.
No it hasn't! This is a new devious way to get us looking at the web site. If I wanted to go to the web site, I'd search for it. That 'Home' bit is a new thing that's been slipped in.

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Post by RetroBob » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:25 am

I'm fairly sure it has - For as long as I can remember on this version of the forum I've always been able to accidentally click through from the to the main RG website. I don't usually need to go there so it stands out to me as being odd.
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Post by Crusty Starfish » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:32 pm

RetroBob wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:25 am
I'm fairly sure it has - For as long as I can remember on this version of the forum I've always been able to accidentally click through from the to the main RG website. I don't usually need to go there so it stands out to me as being odd.
Nope, if you use the archive.today and go back in the internet time machine you can get this: http://archive.li/igwmp

Board index took you to the main forum page. There were no links direct to the website.

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Post by Megamixer » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:21 pm

No, I distinctly remember that "Board Index" was the left-most option at the top of the forum page.

In fact, I instinctively clicked there out of habit before this post (without paying attention) and ended up on the website.
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Post by Crusty Starfish » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:19 pm

Just click on the archive link in my last post. That shows it has changed.

If they, at Future get all excited due to the increased amount of hits on the RG web site... then this will be why! I still hit the bloody thing and end up there. I just scream at the screen and hit page back now. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Post by oldtimer » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:31 pm

Never seen it do it before until tonight when i wanted to get back to the home page via the logo.
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Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:11 pm

As someone who's returned to this forum after a while away.....yes! This has been the single biggest thing that's wound me up over the last couple of days :lol:
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Post by Chinnico » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:18 am

I propose that home link is changed to a redirect to
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaargh!

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