I'm on StackOverflow and when I click on a question to view the page pulls up but with a # at the end of the link in the address bar.

So I am scrolled to the "Post Your Answer" textfield instead of the being at the top of the page.

Not a big deal, but it is bothersome. It's not doing this on any other site (i.e. graphicdesign.stackexchange.com or wordpress.stackexchange.com).

I've also cleared the tab and opened the site in a new tab, but it's persistent.


Tried the following:

  1. Removed the tab and reopened in another tab - same result
  2. Hit Ctrl + F5 to clear cache - same result
  3. Closed the browser and re-opened - same result
  4. Only happening when going to the Top Questions.
  5. Clicking on Questions or Unanswered works fine.
  6. Confirmed it's only in Chrome. Firefox and IE are not doing this for me.


Seems I'm not crazy, because this is happening with my Mac now as well. I have Chrome (Version 27.0.1453.93) on my Mac and it's the same result.

So it's Chrome Version 27.0.1453.94 on Windows 7 and Version 27.0.1453.93 on Mac OSX 10.7.5

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    I'm using chrome and this does not happen to me. Can you ctrl f5 to clear cache. – JonH May 31 '13 at 15:36
  • What version of Chrome? I am not reproducing this on Chrome for Mac – Taryn May 31 '13 at 15:36
  • Could you copy/paste a url from your address bar? – Andrew Barber May 31 '13 at 15:36
  • I can't seem to reproduce this. Chrome 27 on Linux. Do you have any extensions or userscripts that might cause this? – hammar May 31 '13 at 15:36
  • @bluefeet Version 27.0.1453.94 m – ckpepper02 May 31 '13 at 15:37
  • @AndrewBarber here is the first question on the list: stackoverflow.com/questions/16860987/… – ckpepper02 May 31 '13 at 15:37
  • @hammar only extension I have is the Stackexchange, but I'ts not setup. – ckpepper02 May 31 '13 at 15:39
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    Hash at the end of question URLs - Although, there's no mention of users being bumped down to the Post Your Answer box there. That shouldn't happen. – animuson May 31 '13 at 15:39
  • @JonH I tried ctrl+F5 but still happening. – ckpepper02 May 31 '13 at 15:39
  • @animuson Sorry, should have searched for hash instead of the actual symbol #. Although the hash is at the end, no keyword as the user mentioned for analytics. I'm gonna close the browser and try again. – ckpepper02 May 31 '13 at 15:42
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    @ckpepper02: From what I can tell, the hash gets changed to just # as the page is loading. – animuson May 31 '13 at 15:43
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    @animuson Ok, it's only happening on the Top questions page. If I go to Questions, it doesn't happen. – ckpepper02 May 31 '13 at 15:45

Tried it this morning and it's working fine again. No hash, and no page jump.

I guess the Techs fixed whatever it was.

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    I'm still seeing the issue (Chrome 27.0.1453.93, Ubuntu 13.04). – Paul Bellora Jun 3 '13 at 17:44

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