Bug #13739

My Sites and My Groups take user to the profile page

Added by Matt Gold about 1 year ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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Hi Boone -- when on either the main sites or groups pages, if one clicks "My Sites" or "My Groups," one is taken to that listing on one's profile page. I can't remember whether this is expected behavior; it seems wrong to me for users to be taken to the profile page at that point, as it moves them to a new interface, and it also seems (at least to my memory) like something that wasn't happening earlier -- before, clicking My Sites/Groups would show the user's sites/groups in the same interface


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year ago

  • Target version set to 1.19.0

These tabs may have been AJAX-powered in the past, but it likely wasn't recent. See eg

Introducing AJAX navigation is complicated because of the interaction with other navigation tools on the page, such as the directory filters and pagination. But it should be possible to make it work in a non-AJAX way, by introducing a URL parameter to the top-level directories to limit results to those belonging to the current user.

I'm leaving this assigned to me because of the interaction with the directory filters introduced in 1.18.0, but I've added Ray as a watcher because he's done work on AJAX and nav tabs throughout the Commons in the past.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 1 year ago

Thanks, Boone. I'm almost certain that the My Sites link used to just trigger a filtering of the all sites listing within the same interface. But maybe I'm wrong! It seemed like Laurie remembered it working this way, too. I've cc'ed her here just for a sanity check (for me!)

#3 Updated by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago

Hi All,

Yes, I noticed recently that when I click "my sites" when signed in, I am kicked over to my Commons profile page listing of my sites rather than seeing the "my sites" tab in the sites directory page (like it used to work).

For me, I find it much easier and more legible to view my sites listing through the sites directory within the main commons than be shifted into my profile page (since other main tabs like people, all groups, and courses are less accessible from my profile).

#4 Updated by Matt Gold about 1 year ago

I could have sworn that yesterday I clicked on "My Sites" and that it worked as it used to, showing "My Sites" within the Sites listing interface. but I just checked again and now I'm brought to my profile page to view My Sites. Is it possible that something might have changed yesterday and then changed back? Or maybe I am losing it!

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges 8 months ago

  • Category name set to Directories

#6 Updated by Matt Gold 4 months ago

Just had a reoccurrence of this. Screenshot attached. I got there by going to "Groups" > logging in > clicking "My Groups"

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges 2 months ago

  • Target version changed from 1.19.0 to 1.20.0

I just took a few minutes to review. It looks like this probably changed after we redesigned the filter interfaces across Commons directories a couple version ago. That new filter interface, which includes Campus and Purpose filters, doesn't currently use AJAX. If we were to reintroduce an AJAX interface for 'My Groups', we'd need to decide whether to move all of the filtering to AJAX. At the very least, we'd need to ensure that the 'My Groups' filter either (a) takes account of the Campus and Purpose filter values, or (b) resets them in a way that doesn't feel frustrating for users. Let's explore this in a future release.

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