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If I include my user ID in a domain redirect URL like arqade.com, will this still count toward the Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges?

Several SE sites have alternate domain names that redirect to their main URLs. Arqade redirects from arqade.com to gaming.stackexchange.com Ask Different from askdifferent.com to apple.stackexchange....
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meta.*.stackexchange.com redirection does not work

In 2017, all child Meta sites moved from meta.*.stackexchange.com to *.meta.stackexchange.com. According to Network-wide HTTPS: It's time there is an automatic redirection: We've redirected all ...
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Blog post redirects without the /dd/ in the URL are broken

Links to the blog that use the format https://stackoverflow.blog/yyyy/mm/post-title instead of https://stackoverflow.blog/yyyy/mm/dd/post-title are no longer redirecting properly to the intended ...
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Do not automatically redirect anonymous user from unanswered duplicate question to corresponding answered version

Duplicate questions that use different words to describe the same problem are important for people to find the content via search engines. But I doubt that search engines add redirecting pages to ...
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Would it be possible to add 301 redirects for Stack Exchange sites with unique domains? [duplicate]

I visit a lot of *.stackexchange.com sites, and usually I type the address manually. Every now and then, I'll type (for example) superuser.stackexchange.com, only to be met with the "Site not ...
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Most links to old, closed Stack Exchange sites don't redirect to their Area 51 proposals anymore

A while ago, old links to Stack Exchange beta sites that were closed would redirect back to their Area 51 proposal, which would serve to inform users that the site didn't have enough activity during ...
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When blocking 'ajax.googleapis.com' on the sites, JavaScript "retry using another source" link should not redirect to the home page

Blocking ajax.googleapis.com results in a red bar that says: [This site] requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Retry using another source. Once that ...
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Clicking on vote count in the Linked Questions list does not give a “noredirect” link

The problem According to this meta answer, linked questions in the sidebar should have noredirect=1 passed. This was done due to an annoying redirect (explained better in the question than I ever ...
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Add a toast notification when an anonymous user follows a link to an unanswered duplicate

For many years now, anonymous users who access a link to a question with no answers that's closed as a duplicate have been redirected to the duplicate target (so long as there's only one target). ...
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Latest blog post redirects to stackoverflow.blog

The latest blog post, https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/06/07/most-developers-believe-blockchain-technology-is-a-game-changer/ , redirects to https://stackoverflow.blog/ instead of the blog post that it'...
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Deleted duplicates should show the duplicate target(s)

Some questions on Stack Exchange sites get deleted, but they are still linked from various other places on the internet. I will use this deleted question from Mathematics Stack Exchange as an example....
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How to check the source of a question flagged as duplicate

I was writing a question and got to the end of it. I then realized that there is a possible solution in another answer - and it indeed worked. I nevertheless posted my question and immediately marked ...
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chat.<site> redirects are giving a server error

Previously, if you attempted to visit chat.<site>.stackexchange.com, it would redirect to the list of chat rooms for that site. For instance, https://chat.scifi.stackexchange.com would redirect ...
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How does SE manage their domains and determine the ones to renew?

Stack Exchange owns various domains that were used for various contests mini-sites across the network. However, there doesn't seem to be a uniform way in which SE handles their domains. Examples ...
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Previous year's winter bash pages are not redirecting to the proper site

When I'm navigating to previous year's winter bash page, from Blog posts or Tag's description or directly entering the URL in browser, there is a redirect issue. For example, Winter bash 2017 (https:/...
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While logged out, trying to view posts from the list of linked duplicate posts which have no answers, redirects you to the duplicate "original" post

When logged in, you get to stay on the page of the question closed as a duplicate. Consider this page: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/linked/58032?lq=1 I got here by clicking the link "see ...
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Make timeline easier to access with a redirect to the timeline if "/timeline" is added to the end of the question URL [duplicate]

I occasionally use the timeline on questions. However, it can be quite a bother to get to on my phone sometimes; I need to select and delete all the text on the right of the ID and also question, ...
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Why does hatdash.com show the SO contests page but not redirect to it?

hatdash.com was used for Arqade's Hat Dash. Currently, the site shows the SO contests page but does not redirect to it. Since past Winter Bash sites all redirect to the contests page, is there a ...
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URL redirection for promos link throws "The resource cannot be found" page

In some of the posts, the link for the promotion page is pointing to https://stackexchange.com/promos. This was obsolete and it automatically redirect to https://contests.stackoverflow.com/promos, but ...
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?noredirect=1 parameter no longer works for deleted merge stubs for <10k users

Questions that were merged into other questions, before being deleted, ordinarily redirect to the merge target. However, it's possible for users to append ?noredirect=1 on any question that redirects ...
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What should be done with the feature that redirects searches for numbers to the question with that ID?

Stack Exchange sites have a little-known feature: if you type in a number of four or more digits into the search box, and the number happens to be the ID of a non-deleted question (not answer), you ...
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"Go get it" link is broken for Research Assistant and some other badges

In our profile's activity, we are shown our recent badge earned and shows next possible badge we can earn. We can also select which badge's progress to show. On some sites (I tested on Hinduism, ...
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Don't redirect me when I visit a duplicate question if I'm logged in to any SE account

I have accounts on two kinds of sites: ones I'm interested in (and with active participation) ones that are heavily spammed (flagging is almost my only participation there) But Blender.SE is in ...
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How do redirects from Meta Stack Overflow to here work?

One of the comments in the AutoReviewComments userscript contains a link to Meta Stack Overflow: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/8259 which automatically redirects to a Meta Stack Exchange answer. ...
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Info page for synonym tag not redirected to its base tag page

Info page for synonym tag [discussion] on ruSO.meta doesn't redirected to its base tag info page [обсуждение]. Related report: Migrated to localized meta site questions have [discussion] tag in ...
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Can /u/<userID> redirect to /users/<userID> even for deleted users (for moderators)?

For a non-deleted user, following a link of the form <sitename>.stackexchange.com/u/<userID> will redirect to the user page <sitename>.stackexchange.com/users/<userID>. (Try it ...
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Problem in redirecting link while leaving a chat room

When I leave a site's chatroom, I used to get redirected to the site rooms of my parent site (previously Hinduism.stackexchange.com now Movies.stackexchange.com). The following used to be the ...
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Direct linking to questions for tag alias causes destructive redirect

Here is a link that domonstrates this behavior: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/react%20sql?mode=any Note that: react is an alias for reactjs I included any as the search mode. My ...
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Why do some sites redirect to HTTPS but not others? [duplicate]

More specifically, http://*meta.stackexchange.com/ redirects to https://*meta.stackexchange.com, but http://*stackexchange.com/ does not redirect to https://*stackexchange.com. It is the same with the ...
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Meta sites infinite redirect loop

Since yesterday, meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com redirects to mathematica.meta.stackexchange.com. At the same time, my browser (Chrome) goes into a redirect loop, so I cannot visit the site. If I ...
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foo.stackexchange.com should redirect appropriately [duplicate]

What should happen if you type one of the following URLs into your browser? http://stackoverflow.stackexchange.com http://superuser.stackexchange.com http://serverfault.stackexchange.com http://...
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Open in Safari opens the duplicate on closed questions

In the iOS app, if you click the "Safari" button on a question closed as a duplicate, it opens the duplicate in the browser. Bizarrely this doesn't happen if I choose Chrome as my preferred browser (...
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Stack Overflow is redirecting to stackpromos [closed]

When I am trying to open Stack Overflow through Google Chrome it is redirecting me to stackpromos. I couldn't find any path to access Stack Overflow. It is accessible through the Firefox at the same ...
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How to open duplicated question without being redirected?

I'm looking for some special parameter (like ?redirect=no, or something), which will prevent the redirection for the question from non-authenticated users. Currently the questions are opened ...
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Redirect /ask to /questions/ask for convenience

Chrome autocompleted stackoverflow.com, but didn't provide any indication the correct URL was /questions/ask, not /ask, so I had no idea the former was the correct URL. Really small thing, but it ...
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Join this community button does not redirect to the page you were on [duplicate]

How it should be: You click the Join banner button button. You get a confirmation Are you sure you want to join this community? Upon clicking Create Account, your account gets created, and you get ...
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/a/ and /q/ HTTPS links redirects to HTTP [duplicate]

tl;dr: https://stackoverflow.com/a/24673359 redirects to an "http:" URL instead of an "https:" URL. Long version: First, the stuff that works: The following URL works over HTTPS: https://...
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Alternatives to point discussion type questions to [duplicate]

I am somewhat new to Stack Exchange, but one thing I have noticed is that the policy of not allowing discussion type questions is a very good idea. It helps keep Stack Exchange sites focused and to ...
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Searching for "stack overflow" redirects me to the [stackoverflow] tag [duplicate]

I searched for "stack overflow" in the search bar, but it doesn't list the results normally. Instead, it redirects me to the tag stackoverflow. Why is this happening, and how can I search for posts ...
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SEDE login redirects to front page rather than returning

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 ...
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Login not redirecting back to page where login link was clicked if account created

On a Stack Exchange site, if you are viewing a question, and click Log In to take some action on that question, and you log in with valid Stack Exchange credentials (but there's a step that creates an ...
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Sites do not redirect to the question after log in

When user switches between "Log in" and "Sign up", the returnurl parameter get lost. Here is how to reproduce it: Open a private tab or log out. Go to a question. Try to upvote something. At "Thanks ...
Bora M. Alper's user avatar
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How do I get around redirect loop when trying to link Google profile?

I'm hitting this URL and getting an infinite redirect loop: https://stackexchange.com/oauth?client_id=375&redirect_uri=http%3a%2f%2fcareers.stackoverflow.com%2fgateway%2fstack
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Issue with Meta-CompSci SE ("the page isn't redirecting properly")

I have a question about on-topic-ness for Computer Science SE. I went to Meta-CompSci SE and signed up for an account. I was not able to log in after signing up for an account. Clicking log in ...
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Login no longer redirects back to the page I was on before logging in with Google

This has been annoying me for a little while now, but I kept assuming I'd clicked the wrong thing... Used to be, if you were somewhere on a site - say, viewing a question - and clicked "login&...
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askdifferent.com redirection to apple.stackexchange.com adds an extra / in the URL

Consider the following question on Ask Different: The volume can't be ejected because it's currently in use Its URL is: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/104842/the-volume-cant-...
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Is there a new automatic redirect for duplicate questions? [duplicate]

I feel like this has happened to me several times today, though this is the only example I have saved a link for. Recently, when I click on a question on a site's main page that's been marked [...
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Links to questions on metas of closed sites should redirect to the Area 51 proposal (for the main site)

If you click on a link to a question that was on a site that is now closed, you get redirected to the Area 51 proposal page for that site - for example, Why is the timeline of Catch-22 all messed up?, ...
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Redirect from SoftwareRecommendations.stackexchange.com to SoftwareRecs.stackexchange.com [closed]

We are trying to advertise Software Recommendations in various venues. It is not easy to advertise SoftwareRecs.stackexchange.com because Recs is not explicit. SoftwareRecommendations.stackexchange....
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When I try to "link Stack Exchange account" in Stack Overflow Careers 2.0, I get an error

When I try to "link stack exchange account" in Stack Overflow Careers 2.0, I get an error in Chrome on Mac OSX 10.7.5. The error reads "website has a redirect loop" and the website doesn't show up. ...
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