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Web site issue: overly aggresive redirect

Atheist42Atheist42
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in Bugs and Glitches
Trying to access any page on the web site redirects to https://mabinogi.nexon.net/landing.

It looks like your web site sets a cookie, which theoretically means you can test for the existence of the cookie and make the redirect only happen once per user. But some of us are privacy-conscious, and have our browsers set to delete all cookies when closing our browser. So every time I open my browser and try to go to a particular bookmarked page, such as the news page, I end up back on the landing page. (Currently it's even worse, since after getting thrown to the landing page, and making a second attempt to get to the bookmarked page I really want, there's a second redirect that throws to the temporary event microsite at https://mabinogi.nexon.net/micro-site/unveiledabyss.)

How about you make your redirect less aggressive.

If someone goes to the the main address of mabinogi.nexon.net, test if they have a cookie set from a previous visit and if they don't it's plausible to redirect them to https://mabinogi.nexon.net/landing, though if you don't want your web site to appear pushy, it would be better to first display a dialog ASKING them if they would like to be redirected to a general introductory page. That's not hard to implement.

But if the someone tries to access a particular page on the web site other than the main page, such as https://mabinogi.nexon.net/news/all, that's a pretty clear indication that they are already familiar with the site, so how about you just give them the page they asked for, rather than testing for a cookie and redirecting them to a landing page if you don't find it.