When visiting a beta site as a guest, some of them will show you tags to filter-by under "Explore Our Questions" section. When you select a tag, questions will be filtered correctly, but the site won't remember your choice, so when you navigating back from a question, you have to re-select that tag again to trigger the filter. Don't know if this is by design?

e.g. Amateur Radio beta The Tag bit not reserved in the URL [site]/?tags=[tag]

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I would guess that this is . Clicking for example will just go to https://ham.stackexchange.com/?tags=antenna. The HTML source is:

<a class="post-tag no-tag-menu selected" rel="tag" title="Show questions relating to antenna" href="/?tags=antenna">

You can see that linking to https://ham.stackexchange.com/?tags=antenna is the only thing it's supposed to do.

As a side note, you can open the link in a new tab by middle-mouse-clicking it. Then the link will be to the right place, i.e. https://ham.stackexchange.com/?tags=antenna instead of http://ham.stackexchange.com.

  • No, Clicking antenna, it will go to ?tags=antenna but the URL remains as ham.stackexchange.com, so when I navigating back, it won't show things from ham.stackexchange.com/?tags=antenna. You must sign-out and visit as a guest to see it.
    – Bolu
    Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 17:39
  • @Bolu If you look at the link antenna supposedly sends you to, you can see that is is in fact ham.stackexchange.com/?tags=antenna. Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 17:41
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    What is my question? you are correct, Clicking antenna or any other tags works, my questions is after this, you visit any questions and then navigate back, you will go to ham.stackexchange.com instead of ham.stackexchange.com/?tags=antenna
    – Bolu
    Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 17:44
  • @Bolu Oh, yeah. I see your point now. I suggest that you change the wording of your report to something like: "Clicking on a tag doesn't change the web address to [site]/?tags=[tag]". Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 17:50

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