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Offline glnz

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Links to threads here not working - going only to start page
« on: October 31, 2015, 05:49:38 PM »
In board postings here in forum.avast.com, a hyperlink to a particular thread does not take me to that thread.  Instead I am taken only to this forum's start page.

For example, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178308.msg1263354#msg1263354
takes me only to http://forum.vast.com

Same in both Firefox and IE.

EDIT - now they started working.  Was something just fixed?
EDIT AGAIN - no, there is a problem.  It's intermittent.  Sometimes start page only, sometimes to the intended post. 
« Last Edit: October 31, 2015, 05:52:07 PM by glnz »
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Re: Links to threads here not working - going only to start page
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 06:14:04 PM »
It happens now and then, an old (ongoing) forum bug.
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Re: Links to threads here not working - going only to start page
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 07:25:41 PM »
Took me straight to your wsj.com ssl post, I don't think anything was changed to resolve this.

If it were very regular or for an extended period of time, there would certainly be a high number of posts about it in the forums.
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Re: Links to threads here not working - going only to start page
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2015, 07:30:04 PM »
Yes I tried the link about an hour ago and had  no issue at all either

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Re: Links to threads here not working - going only to start page
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 05:44:39 PM »
When I click an Avast forum link I've received via email, if I haven't been active on the forum at the time it doesn't open the link; only forum.avast.com.  However, if I am reading the forums clicking on the link in the email does open the link to the correct post.  I do not log out of the forum, ever.
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Re: Links to threads here not working - going only to start page
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015, 06:05:09 PM »
When I click an Avast forum link I've received via email, if I haven't been active on the forum at the time it doesn't open the link; only forum.avast.com.  However, if I am reading the forums clicking on the link in the email does open the link to the correct post.  I do not log out of the forum, ever.

Yes I can confirm this also.
If I'm on the Internet and using the forum (Signed in) the link in emails goes to appropriate post, however if I'm not using the internet and I click on email link from Avast the page that opens is Forum.Avast.com not the corresponding post.