My Forums Threads reports 500 error (despite reports it's fixed) RRS feed

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  • Referring to this post - My Forums Link Inoperative Since June 10 Maintanance - which has been marked as "answered" even though I believe they missed the point of the issue.

    This is definitely NOT fixed.

    The key to this issue is when the forums site can't detect that you're logged in to Passport.  Navigating to My Forums Threads ALWAYS fails until I've logged in using Passport on another MSDN property, such as a specific forum, or MSDN portal page.  Until I'm considered logged in to MSDN, that link will fail.

    This is quite obviously a bug to me.  The site is apparently detecting "I don't know who you are, so therefore I can't show you your forums".  A completely understandable reaction to my actions... but please take it one step further as other Microsoft properties do (Connect, Support) and if this condition is detected - ask me to log in, then direct me to the page I was originally navigating to.

    The "workaround" suggested in the referenced thread obviously works, but I'm looking for reasonable Web 1.0 behaviour here... I think.

    Todd McDermid's Blog Talk to me now on
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:04 PM


  • FWIW, I'm having the same exact behavior. I need to go to the "SQL Server" home page first, which asks me to sign in (and this work fine), then select "My Forums" towards the right on the web page. That is some 10 seconds every time, which I doubt I'll ever get back ;).
    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP | |
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:39 PM