In the Tag Synonyms page, if I clicked on any of the tag under the Synonym section, it throws the following error page. For example: .

The error message in plain text as:

The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to meta.stackexchange.com.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

Is this a known issue or a error?

The error page:

Error page

  • I noticed this too, but it goes away in Incognito.
    – Laurel
    Feb 8, 2019 at 5:23
  • Also reproduceable in mobile chrome.
    – MEE
    Feb 8, 2019 at 7:14
  • 2
    No repro, this is most likely a bug in the new new new nav aka custom question lists. @MEE you also got it enabled, right? :) Feb 10, 2019 at 15:52
  • Reproduced with custom question lists enabled. Disabled it and after caching caught up, redirects started working fine. Feb 10, 2019 at 15:53
  • @ShadowWizard yes I enabled custom question lists. This seems to be the cause of the error, as has been noted on Meta Stack Overflow too.
    – MEE
    Feb 10, 2019 at 15:59
  • 1
    Issue also reported on Meta Stack Overflow: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/380000/…
    – MEE
    Feb 10, 2019 at 16:03

1 Answer 1


This embarrassing bug will be fixed in the next build.

This was only affecting CQL-enabled users because the non-CQL code has a different generator.

screenshot showing that the function producing the URL was straight-up ignoring the tag parameter.


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