New user directed to /top/all, not first item in top menu


(Jay Pfaffman) #1

I (and a client) would expect that after clicking the “activate my account” button the user would be redirected to the same place that https://site.com/ takes you, but instead it takes them to /top/all. Is there some setting for this that I’m not aware of?

Or is this a #bug?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

New users and users who haven’t been seen for a long time get one-time redirected to /top yes. There should be a message at the top of the page when this happens; @zogstrip orginally wrote the feature. Regression maybe?


(David Taylor) #3

It’s a site setting

redirect users to top page (Automatically redirect new and long absent users to the top page.)

(default enabled)


(Jay Pfaffman) #4

Thanks @David_Taylor!

I don’t understand how this is a feature.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

See

It is the difference between

Hail new user, and well met! Here is a list of our latest bullcrap!

and

Hail new user, and well met! Here is a list of the very best things this community has produced in the last year!


(Tobias Eigen) #6

I like this feature. And there is indeed a notice at the top of the one time /top view with eg “here’s the top topics from this past year” or some such. I am paraphrasing from memory.