When going to a Stack Exchange user profile (https://stackexchange.com/users/userID/username), and you click All Sites, it leads to https://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: https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=grid# (this also includes the trailing #). The List view URL is https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic, and this one is.

This happens in Firefox and IE.

  • @slhck go to stackexchange.com/sites and it will automatically add #newest for back you need to press twice back button. Nov 4, 2013 at 6:08
  • yes!!! its happening in firefox Nov 4, 2013 at 6:15
  • Turns out you're right, had to install Firefox for that, but it's indeed a bug.
    – slhck
    Nov 4, 2013 at 6:21
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    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. Nov 4, 2013 at 12:09
  • The same is true for Internet Explorer 10.0.0200.16721
    – Jehof
    Nov 4, 2013 at 12:58
  • @Chenmunka but in this case it's "empty" # and serves no purpose whatsoever. Nov 4, 2013 at 13:02
  • No # by default in Chrome Nov 4, 2013 at 16:30


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