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how many redirects?

     
7:53 pm on Feb 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I was puttering around Firefox's prefs and found the setting for "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page” which was inexplicably not checked. (For those who don't use FF: It doesn't refer to server redirects, only to script-based redirects that happen after the page has loaded.) I soon remembered why I’d turned it off: Loading up this very site's Recent Posts page leads to a flurry of redirects. Today I counted seven, which strikes me as excessive. Especially since, by the time I'm done clicking OK, all the Unread flags have become unset.

Sure, I can close the dialog, as I do when a site wants to play Flash and I have no intention of letting it. But it seems awfully wasteful for the process to be happening in the first place.

:: grumble ::
10:17 pm on Feb 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Loading up this very site's Recent Posts page leads to a flurry of redirects. Today I counted seven...

Reminds me of...
I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, '7.... 7.... 7.' The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on. . . . .Some nut poked me in the eye with a stick!
Then they all started shouting '8.... 8.... 8.'