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Old 2003-12-02, 02:25   Link #1
boneyjellyfish
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Question about the new redirect thing when you post...

I don't know if it's been around longer, but I just noticed today that there was some newfangled redirect thingy when I posted. I was just wondering what the advantages were to using something like that. I've seen it used in many forums, but never as frequently as its used here. If I edit a message, I get a redirect message displayed to me but it redirects me before I can even react to it. If I post a reply, I get a slightly longer redirect page. I haven't posted any new threads yet today (this is my first), but I can only assume that I'll get a redirect message when I click on that shiny "Submit" button.

Anyway, I'll say once again that I'm just wondering what the advantages are of using a redirect after somebody posts (if any) and why you chose to use such a system.
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Old 2003-12-02, 02:54   Link #2
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I'm referring to this:



I guess I'm just really ignorant... I've NEVER noticed this message before today, and it happens every time I post!
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Old 2003-12-02, 03:04   Link #3
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I just noticed it today too (youre not crazy)
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Old 2003-12-02, 03:07   Link #4
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(youre not crazy)
I think everybody on the forum can argue against that.
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Old 2003-12-02, 03:15   Link #5
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boneyjellyfish: I think you are most definetly crazy, but I was also wondering if I had somehow been not noticing that message for the past few weeks. Then I came across your thread and was relieved to discover that I am not the only one! I also get a previously unseen message when I search. Yet another insideous sign of tampering.

Perhaps this is intended to slow down all forum users a bit, to reduce the load on the sever? Maybe it interferes with ddosers? Mb81 is probably responsible for it, so we'll have to wait for him or GHDPro to answer our query here. Until then be patient and reassured that this is not one of the symptoms of your madness.
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Old 2003-12-02, 06:14   Link #6
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This thing was always a part of Vbulletin from the early versions. Don't forget that this is NOT Burning Board so there are changes.
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Old 2003-12-02, 06:21   Link #7
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Yesterday was my first time too. I think that only Mb81 will be able to answer your question BJF.
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Old 2003-12-02, 09:39   Link #8
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I don't know if it's been around longer, but I just noticed today that there was some newfangled redirect thingy when I posted. I was just wondering what the advantages were to using something like that. I've seen it used in many forums, but never as frequently as its used here. If I edit a message, I get a redirect message displayed to me but it redirects me before I can even react to it. If I post a reply, I get a slightly longer redirect page. I haven't posted any new threads yet today (this is my first), but I can only assume that I'll get a redirect message when I click on that shiny "Submit" button.

Anyway, I'll say once again that I'm just wondering what the advantages are of using a redirect after somebody posts (if any) and why you chose to use such a system.
Hallo,

as far as i know this is standart in vbulletin. Advantages ? Maybe good against form flooding, double posts, etc..
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Old 2003-12-02, 15:17   Link #9
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Hallo,

as far as i know this is standart in vbulletin. Advantages ? Maybe good against form flooding, double posts, etc..
Ah... okay. Are you able to turn it off for certain things then? I don't think it's really necessary for things like editing posts and sending PMs. Also, doesn't the 30-second timer already pretty much stop double posting?
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Old 2003-12-02, 16:45   Link #10
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as far as i know this is standart in vbulletin. Advantages ? Maybe good against form flooding, double posts, etc..
But something has definately changed in the last day or so. What it is I don't know...

After posting and getting the message, it returns to the thread as usual but now if I hit the 'back' button on my browser it goes to the message again. It never used to do that!
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Old 2003-12-02, 19:23   Link #11
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erghh its weird, it gives ya a status kinda report on everything, "your messgae was posted were now taking you back" or "your post was edited succesfully were now taking ya bak" etc etc lol ^_^
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Old 2003-12-02, 19:43   Link #12
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yeah i noticed it too, its quite annoying, its weird though cuz it only happened like a day ago and we've had vbulletin for more than a day.
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Old 2003-12-02, 22:33   Link #13
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But something has definately changed in the last day or so. What it is I don't know...
Could you be a little more accurate ? *g*...

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After posting and getting the message, it returns to the thread as usual but now if I hit the 'back' button on my browser it goes to the message again. It never used to do that!
I`m gonna try that tomorrow; don`t know if that is even possible...
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Old 2003-12-02, 23:15   Link #14
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After posting and getting the message, it returns to the thread as usual but now if I hit the 'back' button on my browser it goes to the message again. It never used to do that!
Do you mean it goes back to the reply screen? Cause that happens to me all the time...

I post..whether it be quick post..."reply" where it takes me to reply page...after i post it'll show up...obviously, but if i hit the back button on my browser or hit backspave to go back...it'll tkae me to the page where i was writing my reply...but my post was still there...the page just needed to be refreshed

But this happenned even on the old forum...so it never bothered me...

but as for the redirecting thing...it started to happen around the time boneyjellyfish started this thread...it never did this before...but now that it started it's doing it for everything...i dont find it annoying but it has been happening
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Old 2003-12-03, 02:39   Link #15
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It's gone!! Just as mysteriously and suddenly as the redirect message appeared, now it is gone.
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Old 2003-12-03, 03:00   Link #16
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It's gone!! Just as mysteriously and suddenly as the redirect message appeared, now it is gone.
It's the work of little elves I tell you! Little elves! That's the only logical explanation! They're always out to get me...
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Old 2003-12-03, 03:10   Link #17
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It's the work of little elves I tell you! Little elves! That's the only logical explanation! They're always out to get me...
They aren't little elves, they're called brownies. And they're out to get me, not you. You're so self-centered that you always think everythings out to get you when its really out to get me. So there!


PS. In case you're wondering why those little spirits are called brownies, which is the same name as a desert... you wouldn't wonder if you've ever eaten one. Mmmmmm!
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Old 2003-12-03, 03:16   Link #18
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They aren't little elves, they're called brownies. And they're out to get me, not you. You're so self-centered that you always think everythings out to get you when its really out to get me. So there!


PS. In case you're wondering why those little spirits are called brownies, which is the same name as a desert... you wouldn't wonder if you've ever eaten one. Mmmmmm!
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... but if it wasn't the little elves...

What have the elves been doing all of this time?

*looks around nervously*

...

*snap fingers*

I've got it! They must have kidnapped gravitation! Only a group of malevolent little elves that work night and day could have achieved a post count like that!

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Old 2003-12-03, 03:21   Link #19
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And its gone...those elves and brownies that are stalking you sure work in mysterious ways.
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Old 2003-12-03, 04:18   Link #20
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I believe older versions of vB needed it to update the database before displaying the page. Sometimes doing both at the same time created inaccuracies and such. I believe vB3 doesn't have that limitation, and the redirect option was left in just for user ineraction's sake.
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