Steps to reproduce:

  1. Goto a post on a meta site you don't have account on (this is lowest user count site if you want to try)
  2. Click "add a comment"
  3. Click "join this community"
  4. Click "confirm and create this account"
  5. Receive 404 page not found

I have seen this on multiple site metas (Chemistry and Portuguese).

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    I'm not sure it makes sense to try to join a meta without joining the main site. I'd suggest that this be resolved by removing the "join this community" functionality for per-site metas. – Josh Caswell Nov 20 '15 at 2:08
  • @JoshCaswell It redirects to the main site. Which I suspect is what happened here... and then something is jacked up with the return url. I'll look. – Adam Lear Nov 20 '15 at 3:11
  • @Adam 5 months later, any updates? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Apr 14 '16 at 6:05
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    @Adam two years later, any updates? :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Nov 29 '17 at 8:16

Successfully reproduced the error.

It would be better if the "Join this Community" link re-directs to the main site rather than showing a 404.

I have successfully created an account with those steps, but on the main site.

So, joining the meta rather than from the main site makes no sense. So, the meta's join this community link redirecting to that of the main site would make more sense.

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