[Solved] Why doesn't login keep me in the forum?
I start at macgeekgab.com/forum which redirects me here. Then I want to make a comment/ask a question. I hit the login button and log in. I'm taken to my Account page offering to let me update my profile. I didn't ask for that. Maybe it wants more of my personal information and this is a way of trying to get me to fill in every field? In any case, I don't want to do that so I hit the back button in my browser and instead of taking me here, it takes me to the top-level Mac Observer page. This forces me to start completely over.
Why doesn't log in, just log me in and keep me here?
Yes! That's it! I always forget to log in before trying to comment so I was hitting the pop up not the "normal" login button.
my profile only has my real name for and my email address. all other fields are empty.
I get to this forum either because I'm reading the RSS feed, which is how I got to this question, or I use https://www.macobserver.com/community
my login just logs me into this forum and does not take me anywhere strange.
obviously, your mileage varies.
Well that was quick. And I might have a fix, but give me some time to work on it.
The issue seems to be triggered when you have a login error (like a mistyped password). When that happens the system loses the return URL and then redirects you to your profile page. I just tried with with a test account. When clicked login from this page and then fat fingered my password, I got an error. When tried again and logged in successfully it brought me to my account page. When I logged out and tried again without the password error it brought me right back here.
I have found if you save the forum page to your home screen while still logged-in, then when you return your back where you want and logged-in. 😀
Would it help if I made a quick video recording of what happens? Maybe I'm doing something unexpected.
I'm using 1Password to log in so while i would normally suggest user error, I don't think that's why it happens to me.