UX: seeking within topic 2229 leads the user away from 2229


#1

Steps

  1. Log in
  2. observe Information that will change our lives! under Information that will change our lives!
  3. key Home
  4. observe the opening post from @HAWK dated 2016-10-214
  5. click the magnifying glass icon
  6. type the following word – and refrain from keying Enter or Return:
    human
  7. :ballot_box_with_check: Search this topic
  8. click the first result
  9. observe Information that will change our lives. ;)
  10. key End

Expected

  • the end of the one topic where you chose to :ballot_box_with_check: Search this topic

Actual result

  • the end of a different topic, Information that will change our lives. :wink:

Reproducibility

Not yet reproducible whilst logged out with Web.


seeking within topic 2229 leads the user away from 2229

– away ≠ within. I came here to give you these facts.

Summary observations

Whilst the changes of lives may be welcome – our organisation does wish for the world to make itself a better place – the change of topic when specifying no more than one topic is a somewhat peculiar UX. Keyword:

  • disorientation.

Postscript

A few minutes the bug was consistently reproducible. Now with the same browser (Firefox 53.0), with the same window, the bug is no longer reproducible. Sorry.

I wonder whether the bug was cache-related. (It has been noted that with some sites, Firefox appears to represent stale content.)

If I can make the issue reproducible once more, I will perform a screen recording.