Recently, the redirect behaviour of login on SEDE has changed (for the worse). Steps to reproduce:

  • When logged off, go to a query page
  • Click the "login" link
  • Login

Previously, you would be returned to the query page in a logged-in state (ready to run the query without captcha).

Currently, you are redirected to the SEDE front page (http://data.stackexchange.com/#) (so you then have to re-navigate back to where you were). The returnurl parameter passed in the first few steps is lost somewhere along the way.

Could the previous "returning" redirect be reinstated?

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    @Nick this is something that used to work, and not working anymore. How come it's not a bug? – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 26 '15 at 19:43
  • @ShadowWizard maybe nick upgraded it from bug to FR cos it's now in the dev pipeline - probably a tag based workflow thing. – Bohemian May 26 '15 at 21:33
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    Nope, SEDE is open source - Stack Exchange developers don't directly change its code at all, just pull change requests and deploy. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 26 '15 at 22:31
  • haha, are you afraid of Nick? (we can rollback IMO, worst case he'll change again and we'll give up, but I wish he would at least explain) - anyway I still think it's a bug, so without any word from the one who changed it, rolling back the change. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 27 '15 at 10:41
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    @shadow I thought I must have tagged it as FR originally, so I corrected that, but then I noticed Nick's edit and thought there must be a good reason and give him some time to tell us why he changed it. I too think it's a bug - the behaviour feels wrong, even if it isn't a regression, which it is. – Bohemian May 27 '15 at 13:22
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    What's annoying is that it still passes the return URL parameter even though it doesn't use it. – Nathan Tuggy Jun 6 '15 at 21:40
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    It seems both Tim and myself have a patch for this ready but we are blocked by Nick ... – rene Feb 17 '16 at 8:01
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    Bounty comes and bounty goes, and the patch goes unimplemented... – Deer Hunter Feb 24 '16 at 7:17
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    @rene still isn't implemented... – Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik Jun 8 '19 at 10:00
  • @ShadowTheCurlyBracedWizard T_T – Suvitruf - Andrei Apanasik Jun 8 '19 at 10:00

Userscript logo

This userscript:

  1. Detects when you visit a SEDE page (targe page) but aren't logged in.
  2. Automatically logs you in. (Currently only supports Stack Exchange's authorization/OpenID.)
  3. Once SEDE is logged in, the script then redirects back to the target page from step 1.

Here's an install-from-GitHub link. (Requires the Tampermonkey or the Violentmonkey browser extension.)

For more information, see the script's home page on Stack Apps.

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