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[Merged] forums redirected to http://f.redflagdeals.com/

Wth?
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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We recently added a feature that does browser detection and forwards you to the mobile site.

Could you answer a couple things that will help me figure out the bug:

Are you accessing the forums from your phone or desktop?
Are you using any sort of User-Agent modifier?
What is the User-Agent that appears when you go to http://whatsmyua.com/ ?
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tylerversion2 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2012 9:15 am
We recently added a feature that does browser detection and forwards you to the mobile site.

Could you answer a couple things that will help me figure out the bug:

Are you accessing the forums from your phone or desktop?
Are you using any sort of User-Agent modifier?
What is the User-Agent that appears when you go to http://whatsmyua.com/ ?

Thanks for the reply. I fixed it, but I had to delete all my cookies and temp internet files to do so. :( Using IE9, properly detected under whatsmyua.

For your reference, the problem started after I visited a f.redflagdeals.com link from a google search last night. After that, it stuck on the f site.
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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im using chrome and its automaticaly going on the F site, its really BAD
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i hate this, we should have the choice to choose between each version
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I'm on a Mac using Firefox and I'm getting the same thing.
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Same thing for me.
Using Firefox on PC.
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If anyone is still being redirected, please let us know. We may need some information from you to further investigate and figure out what might be happening.

Sorry for the troubles!
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Kaitlyn wrote:
May 7th, 2012 9:22 am
If anyone is still being redirected, please let us know. We may need some information from you to further investigate and figure out what might be happening.

Sorry for the troubles!


I had it happen to me just now.

Earlier in the day when I visited the site, it was fine.

Similar to what JAC went through, I then I clicked on a link to a mobile (the touch?) version of a thread and afterwards, any/most subsequent "normal" visits or links I clicked on (not through that link but through a new tab), I was redirected to the f.redflagdeals.com versions of said links.

I cleared out my cookies, which seemed to rectify the problem. I tried to clear just my cache, but it did not seem to fix the problem.

But then I reclicked the mobile (touch) link, and the forwarding problem came back.

I've since cleared my cookies again, and it looks like everything's back to normal.

I'm using Chrome most recent iteration on a Windows platform, fwiw.
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For some reason search engines like Google only link to the mobile threads.
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Fantaz wrote:
May 13th, 2012 7:55 pm
For some reason search engines like Google only link to the mobile threads.

What were you seaching for?
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Happened again. Same fix, delete all cookies. :mad:
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Been happening for a while now. XP with Firefox.
Any other fix?

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