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Notification link redirect is incorrect!

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  • Feb 15th, 2017 1:38 pm
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Notification link redirect is incorrect!

When viewing notifications, clicking the link does not bring you to said post but to first post in the thread. This is annoying when you have a 100 page thread and the notification is referring to a post on page 97 or something but the link redirects you to first post. It used to work when forum was first updated. Now it doesnt. Please correct that.
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Update: Clicking notification quotes/responses works fine now. It brings you to direct response. The upvote/downvote links do not. Still brings you to first post of entire thread rather then the post you received the upvote/downvote.
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TomRFD wrote:
Dec 15th, 2016 11:24 am
We're aware of this and it's currently being looked into. I have no ETA on a fix right now.
This was reported by me LONG ago on the welcome to the new RFD post. The fix should take a junior programmer 2 minutes to fix.

The notifications for quotes are of this format (and they work):
http: // forums . redflagdeals . com / viewtopic.php ? p=1245678#p1234568

The notifications for up/down votes are of this format (and they DO NOT work):
http: // forums . redflagdeals . com / thread-name-<thread number>/#p12345678

(for a theoretical post numer 12345678)

To get the link to work you can insert a /<page #>/ before the #p12345678 if you know the page number, but for 100+ page threads this can be hopeless.

Meanwhile the viewtopic.php script handles it already ... you can reformat the URL, plunk in the post ID from the broken link and get directly to the up/downvoted post.

This should be a SUPER EASY FIX.
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ace604 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2017 4:39 am
This was reported by me LONG ago on the welcome to the new RFD post. The fix should take a junior programmer 2 minutes to fix.

The notifications for quotes are of this format (and they work):
http: // forums . redflagdeals . com / viewtopic.php ? p=1245678#p1234568

The notifications for up/down votes are of this format (and they DO NOT work):
http: // forums . redflagdeals . com / thread-name-<thread number>/#p12345678

(for a theoretical post numer 12345678)

To get the link to work you can insert a /<page #>/ before the #p12345678 if you know the page number, but for 100+ page threads this can be hopeless.

Meanwhile the viewtopic.php script handles it already ... you can reformat the URL, plunk in the post ID from the broken link and get directly to the up/downvoted post.

This should be a SUPER EASY FIX.
More info:

When you go to your user page so see the last posts upvoted, the link works and is in this format:
[THREAD_NAME]/[PAGE_NUMBER]/#p[POST_NUMBER]

But when you go in you notifications, the format doesn't include the PAGE_NUMBER and it doesn't work:
[THREAD_NAME]/#p[POST_NUMBER]

So I agree that it is probably simply a typo and could be easily fixed.
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