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When going to a Stack Exchange user profile (http://stackexchange.com/users/userID/username), and you click All Sites, it leads to http://stackexchange.com/sites#. I see a trailing # in the URL.

So, when I want to go back to the previous page, I need to click the back button twice. Why is that?

The same happens to the list/grid view for all sites: Here is the grid view URL: http://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid# (this also includes the trailing #). The List view URL is http://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic, and this one is.

This happens in Firefox and IE.

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@slhck go to stackexchange.com/sites and it will automatically add #newest for back you need to press twice back button. –  Zaheer Ahmed Nov 4 '13 at 6:08
yes!!! its happening in firefox –  Zaheer Ahmed Nov 4 '13 at 6:15
Turns out you're right, had to install Firefox for that, but it's indeed a bug. –  slhck Nov 4 '13 at 6:21
It should append the latest "sort by" you chose (e.g. stackexchange.com/sites#users), or "traffic" if none. In Firefox it fails to retrieve that latest "sort by" data for some reason. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 4 '13 at 12:09
Many websites do this, not just SE sites. The # ensures that the page is displayed from the top. That doesn't mean that it can't be irritating though. –  Chenmunka Nov 4 '13 at 12:51
The same is true for Internet Explorer 10.0.0200.16721 –  Jehof Nov 4 '13 at 12:58
@Chenmunka but in this case it's "empty" # and serves no purpose whatsoever. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 4 '13 at 13:02
@ Sha Wiz Dow Ard: I agree. That's what I meant by irritating. –  Chenmunka Nov 4 '13 at 13:13
No # by default in Chrome –  Ashish Nitin Patil Nov 4 '13 at 16:30

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