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Remove Intermediate Redirection Page
Mod Version: 1.00, by Tommy Boy (Member) Tommy Boy is offline
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Released: 21 Nov 2001 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2
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For some odd reason, I didn't see any request for such a feature, although as far as I know, vBulletin is the only bulletin board which uses this useless redirection system. I'm talking about the "Thank you for logging in...", "Thank you for posting...", "Please wait while searching...", etc. pages.

This hack (I'm not even sure you can call it a hack, it's just 1 line of code) will get rid of this page. It works with all the browsers, but just in case a VERY old browser is being used, the original redirection system will be used, so basically you have nothing to lose.

In the admin/functions.php file, find:

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Before it, add:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 23 Nov 2001, 16:09
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I don't think this would exist if it was totally useless..
My theory is that the redirection page allows the server to breathe inbetween resource consuming actions.. so it doesnt overload and crash.
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Old 24 Nov 2001, 11:03
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Originally posted by auto
I don't think this would exist if it was totally useless..
My theory is that the redirection page allows the server to breathe inbetween resource consuming actions.. so it doesnt overload and crash.
is this indeed the case ????
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Old 24 Nov 2001, 11:10
Syphin Syphin is offline
 
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Originally posted by auto
I don't think this would exist if it was totally useless..
My theory is that the redirection page allows the server to breathe inbetween resource consuming actions.. so it doesnt overload and crash.
Thats what i was thinkin too...

But im sure theres more... like setting cookies or somthing like that... not sure.. but id rather keep them anyways...


-Syphin
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Old 24 Nov 2001, 11:12
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Originally posted by george_proost

is this indeed the case ????
It wouldn't make any sense if it was. You see, the intermediate page is a normal HTML page, in which the HTTP-EQUIV META tag is used for re-redirection. If at all, it just generates MORE server work, not to speak about the extra bandwidth...

I'm using my hack in my forums since the very beginning, and I have quite a busy board, and so far so good.
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Old 24 Nov 2001, 12:16
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While this is good for the "big guns" of forums, who use it for a lot of time, I think the redirection page is important and friendly for newbies.
I don't know how to explain this, I'm sure someone else can, but just doing stuff without letting the user know isn't good IMO.

I think I'll use this for my testing site... I don't need the redirection.
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 11:17
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firefly

do you think the admin at vbulletin forums would know why this is there
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 12:00
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It works great, but there appears to be a few areas where it appears to be needed. With deleting threads, and a portion of the registration. Although it still does redirect it takes so long to do so that 50% of the time my users thought they screwed up.
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 12:06
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Originally posted by fonzerelli_79
firefly

do you think the admin at vbulletin forums would know why this is there
I'm sorry I really don't understand.
What admin, and what is there?
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 12:58
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sorry firefly

what i meant was, do you think that any of the administrators or moderators of the vbulletin forums would know why this redirection is in place

i agree with you that it helps with new users of a forum but i think experienced users get a bit annoyed
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 14:17
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Originally posted by GeorgeofCS
Although it still does redirect it takes so long to do so that 50% of the time my users thought they screwed up.
I highly doubt it is related to removing the redirect page. If you want, you can play with my board, and enjoy the fast reaction time.
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 16:15
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What about allowing the user to choose to disable it?
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 16:18
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what i want to know is why didn't i think of it??

doh!
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 16:42
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definately a good idea for a yes/no on the registration page/user cp: "Use Intermediate Redirection pages?" would be great.
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Old 25 Nov 2001, 23:58
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Well, I think the redirect is a novelty way back in the UBB days ... in any case, I've applied it to my test forum and it does give a semblance of "speed" and "responsiveness" ... so I'm applying it to my live forums and see what happens

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