Attempting to go back a thread level kicks me to home page


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Normally when I get to the end of a thread, I click the hierarchical directory links/ribbon at the bottom or top of the thread to hop back to the main (sub)forum.

For ex:

Community / Forums / Gamer Life / Off-Topic Discussions / CURRENT THREAD I'M READING

Starting today, if I click the Off-Topic Discussions link on the current thread page to hop back to the main OTF, it frequently kicks me all the way back to Home (Paizo.com). It's been doing it in Gamer Life & OTF, and it's done it a couple times so far in Website Feedback.

Is this a known thing or something unexpectedly new?

Edit: It's now doing it from the main forum too when I try to click on the subforum links.


It’s happening to me too. Just started though. I was watching youtube videos, came back here to see if I had any new responses, and can’t get to any forum other than this one, and even that isn’t always guaranteed.


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Getting this randomly when loading any page on the forums, including reloading an already-working page.


Was there always a second "community" in the current messageboard forum directory structure? Like:

https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/paizoInc/websiteFeedback

Because some links have this URL:

https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/gamerLife/offTopic

and some have one like this:

https://paizo.com/paizo/messageboards/community/offTopic

Edit: and some are like this:

https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/community/gamerLife/offTopic (thrice?)


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook Subscriber

I've noticed this today, too.


It seems like the forum links are being randomly generated now.

Going to the base level for forums the link to the pathfinder forums changes each time.

Quote:


https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/paizoIncInc/pathfinder (bad link)
https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/paizoInc/pathfinder (bad link)
https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/paizoPublishing/pathfinder (bad link)

Those are 3 of the links I've seen thus far

Edit: More links

Quote:

https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/pathfinder (good, now bad link)

https://paizo.com/community/forums/community/paizo/pathfinder (bad link)


Maybe they are messing with - I mean, updating - the SSL certificates?
For the past 20 minutes or so intermittently I cannot reach
https://paizo.com/community/forums/pathfinder/adventureCardGame
Sometimes this redirects me back to https://paizo.com, and sometimes it brings me to the card game form.
Having the same problem with other forums too (like Website Feedback - which is doubly frustrating!)


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Yeah, navigating the forums just became a real pain. I wonder what's up.


So it wasn't just me messed up here. I strongly hope Paizo fixes this up quickly...


This is actually more than a little bit infuriating. I'm trying to look up one of the old Legacy of Fire forums and this is the first forum I've actually been able to properly get to.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I can't seem to access the Starfinder forums without getting kicked to the home screen. :(

I've tried it on multiple devices (desktop and mobile) in multiple browsers and it kicks me back within seconds. Accessing it from bookmarks or site navigation links doesn't seem to matter either.

Not quite sure how I managed to make it here. Luckily, I thought to type this up in a text editor and was quickly able to paste/submit it before getting kicked back to the home screen. Not a great way to navigate a forum. :/


Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

having a similar issues as above getting randomly it seems kicked to the home page not just from forums.


Thank god someone else posted this, I was going to but I had the problem that trying to go to Website Feedback kicks me to the front page.


Yelp Same thing here.


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Ravingdork wrote:
I can't seem to access the Starfinder forums without getting kicked to the home screen. :(

Same here I really hope this is resolved before my game Sunday.


Ditto. Even basic navigation is nearly impossible. Keeps kicking me back to the home page screen.


Yups. Started today, somewhen within the last 6 or 7 hours.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Just found this problem myself.

Makes navigating the forums damn near impossible.

Edit: the quicknav drop down menu seems to be the most effective way of getting to specific subforum locations (it’s not 100%, though).


It happens when going to any forum but it doesn't happen every time. For example, the third time I tried to get to Website Feedback it worked. The first two tries dropped me out to paizo.com.


& it's getting worse. I can't get to any forum now. Going to a thread does work, and you can follow links from there to other threads.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Add another voice to the chorus.
;-)

Very annoying.


I started seeing this yesterday as well. Because of the forum issue, I just found this thread.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

experiencing this as well. when I manage to get a forum open I am right clicking open in new tab for threads but afraid to refresh the top level forum at this point


Adding my voice to the chorus. I keep getting kicked back to the front page, and it’s starting to get really annoying.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I've been trying to access some subforum pages (e.g. Rules Questions over on the Pathfinder forum page) and been kicked back to Paizo.com each time.


Has anyone heard anything about the fix?


Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

This may not work for everyone, but I was having the "thrown to home page" when trying to access the Website Feedback forum. Found that if I right clicked and "open in new tab" it worked for me. Windows 10.

-- david


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Papa-DRB wrote:

This may not work for everyone, but I was having the "thrown to home page" when trying to access the Website Feedback forum. Found that if I right clicked and "open in new tab" it worked for me. Windows 10.

-- david

Yeah, I tried that, but it didn't seem to have any different effect for me. Sometimes works, sometimes kicks me to paizo.com, sometimes kicks me to the top level of the forums. Tried using Opera (x64, v.62.0.3331.72, not logged in) and Firefox (x64, Quantum v.68.0.1, logged in) both for Win10 under my CenturyLink/Quest DSL landline, with no discernible difference in behavior.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

(optimistic) They are restructuring and updating forms for the 2E launch …

It feels like the sub-forum pages are gone

Liberty's Edge

I don't know how or why but it seems to me that simply retrying the links over and over and over eventually DOES lead me to where I am trying to go.

For example, I just clicked to open the Starfinder forums in a new tab 5 times, 3 went to the main page, two went to the desired forum.

I have no idea what the deal is but perhaps a note by CS indicating that they know there is a problem and are investigating it would be a good idea since it seems like this is a universal problem, even if you don't have any earthly idea why it's happening.


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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook Subscriber

Customer Service is different from the Tech Team; I believe right now both are understaffed and dealing with the 2e-release storm, and neither are on the clock this weekend.

I have a bookmark I made back when the redesign first went through and there wasn't one-click access to the forums, and it's still working reliably. Maybe if you get to the forum you're looking for once, you could try bookmarking it and using that until they get this straightened out? I've given up on back-arrows and breadcrumbs and just used my bookmark and Focus/Defocus to navigate.

Liberty's Edge

Very annoying. I asked them on Twitter yesterday about it. Nothing from them yet.


My old bookmark that used to take me to the forums now redirects me to the paizo.com homepage... half the time.

From the main forum listing clicking a subforum link will often redirect back to the main forum, but occasionally will send me where I expect it to.

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I get randomly bounced to the homepage also. Behold the power of pushing new code to production on a Friday afternoon.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

I am also being kicked to the home page 75% of the time when trying to navigate around the forums.


Starting to happen to me too.

Sovereign Court

Almost pointless to post in the forums.


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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Actually, it isn't. The mods check the boards regularly. Sadly, this started on a Friday, as everyone was getting ready to go home for the weekend. We need to keep this at the top of the Website Feedback Forum so that it is seen promptly and easily on Monday or will be seen if anyone thinks to look in over the weekend.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

It's a real problem, even parts of the store are kicking me back to the main page. Trying to access the Accessories area is kicking me back right now.

Liberty's Edge

Also having this problem. Typing in the URL to the forum level works though.

Sovereign Court

I meant in the forums other than this one.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
The Masked Ferret wrote:
I meant in the forums other than this one.

Ooh gotcha. Sorry about that. :)


It is almost looking like they have been under a DNS attack since Friday and only some of the forum queries are not timing out. Maybe just everyone is checking up on 2nd E and its killing the server. I have been experiencing it too btw but I thought it started even on Thursday.


This is still happening, and it's incredibly frustrating.

It's been going on since Friday afternoon at least, and as Masked Ferret pointed out, it's pretty much pointless trying to post anywhere.

Right now I'm able to access individual threads only by selecting them from my browser history from several days ago. Whenever I try to go back up a level, say to the Pathfinder RPG General Discussion page, I'm kicked back to the Paizo homepage.

I'm extremely disappointed in Paizo's web team. Not so much for letting it happen, because these things do happen, but for letting it persist for nearly four days straight, and apparently without a word from anyone even acknowledging the problem.

Now that PF1 is almost finished, I'm not seeing a reason to spend more time on this site--not when they let issues like this drag on for days, without so much as a note to let us know they're aware of the problem and they're working on it.


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It would be rad if someone from Paizo would indicate that they are aware of the issue and that someone is looking at it.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Card Game, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
J. A. wrote:

This is still happening, and it's incredibly frustrating.

It's been going on since Friday afternoon at least, and as Masked Ferret pointed out, it's pretty much pointless trying to post anywhere.

Right now I'm able to access individual threads only by selecting them from my browser history from several days ago. Whenever I try to go back up a level, say to the Pathfinder RPG General Discussion page, I'm kicked back to the Paizo homepage.

I'm extremely disappointed in Paizo's web team. Not so much for letting it happen, because these things do happen, but for letting it persist for nearly four days straight, and apparently without a word from anyone even acknowledging the problem.

Now that PF1 is almost finished, I'm not seeing a reason to spend more time on this site--not when they let issues like this drag on for days, without so much as a note to let us know they're aware of the problem and they're working on it.

the problem has been occurring on 4 days, not for 4 days. Also that period has been the weekend!


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https://twitter.com/paizo/status/1153371410309570561

Paizo is working on it it seems.


It seems to be fixed for me, clicks to open forums are going to the right place at a 100% rate instead of 15%.

Edit: LOL, never mind. After half a dozen in a row links that worked normally I had 20+ in a row fail. I'm back to equilibrium.

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No, it just happened to me (funnily enough, trying to get to Website feedback from the main forum).

I often navigate to existing threads I'm in via my profile through my campaigns tab or posted items tab (because I'm weird, and because it's a habit I developed one of the last times the forums were doing something strange), and had no issue navigating that way, however, so if it's still happening to anyone and one just wants to check an ongoing conversation, that way works, however roundabout it may be.


Still major problems for me.

Trying to reach the Website Feedback subforum from this thread just kicked me back to the Paizo homepage. Trying to back-click to return to this thread just reloaded the Paizo homepage.

Trying to navigate anywhere else still brings me to the Paizo homepage. Not fixed by a long shot.

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