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September 22, 2009 10:13:19 AM

Hello.
Everytime I go to tomehardware.com, it redirects me to the UK site (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/#redir).
Being that the Americans are closer to me, I tend to prefer the US division.
A few times I accidently lurked the UK site instead.

Not a real issue, but odd and a little bit annoying, and judging by comments on articles I've seen, I'm not the first.
So, someone willing to take a look into the redirecting process? Such as redirecting properly based on IP.

:lol: 
September 22, 2009 1:17:23 PM

Hey,

We use a system to redirect non-U.S. users from various places to the UK site. The content on the forums is exactly the same. Unfortunately, I don't have much control over this system or its rules.

Justin
September 23, 2009 7:50:24 AM

Thank you for the response.
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September 23, 2009 2:13:59 PM

justinblue said:
Hey,

We use a system to redirect non-U.S. users from various places to the UK site. The content on the forums is exactly the same. Unfortunately, I don't have much control over this system or its rules.

Justin


I live in Mexico, on the border, about a mile from the US, I know you said the content is the same, but if Canadians and Mexicans are redirected to the US site wouldn't it be faster for us?
September 23, 2009 2:21:58 PM

Is there a way to tweak it so it goes to the US forum all the time?
When I go to the UK site it shows 1 less badge.
And with the difference in distance it should be faster to access the US forum all the time.
September 23, 2009 3:23:34 PM

I dunno, but mine always seems to be on the US side of things.

You sure you haven't bookmarked the UK site?
September 23, 2009 3:29:02 PM

amdfangirl said:
I dunno, but mine always seems to be on the US side of things.

You sure you haven't bookmarked the UK site?


I don't have it bookmarked.
Maybe I should try to bookmark the US forum and try it that way.

Thanks.
September 23, 2009 3:36:39 PM

No problem.

Google for me always brings up the UK site.
September 23, 2009 3:47:27 PM

I don't live in the US so in my case it's understandable, but what about you?
Where do you live?
September 23, 2009 3:50:31 PM

Australia.

I found the US site more reliable than the UK site. Got used to using the US site.

Pity there's no Oceania site.
September 24, 2009 6:38:40 AM

Try using http://www.tomshardware.com/us and http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ (you must have the final slash for the second link or it will 404 on you). Those go to the US main site and forum respectively. I do know that some people get redirected to the UK forum once they go beyond the forum root anyway, but it doesn't do that for me unless there's a bug.
September 24, 2009 7:24:04 AM

I use tomshardware.com/us.
I reformat quite often though, so for a week afterwards I always get annoyed.
September 24, 2009 9:22:08 AM

Use that Firefox bookmark saving extension.
September 24, 2009 11:51:35 AM

I backup my bookmarks in a html file, but I usually don't get around to putting them back right away. =D

Maybe I need to stop reformatting...
September 24, 2009 11:56:28 AM

Yeh, that would help.
February 7, 2012 2:00:14 AM

I got the redirection bug and now I can't do any moderation work.
February 7, 2012 2:09:16 AM

Who would have though that this 2 years old problem persist?!
February 7, 2012 2:19:36 AM

Cancel that. I am fine now.
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