You have to press Back twice to go from a message thread back to the forum main page.
System: Windows 7, Browser: Firefox 16.0.2
This annoyance has been up before, try.
Some have stated that it is a general (although seemingly rare) browser issue and that they have seen it on unrelated sites/pages as well.
In any case, it seems to happen more often in these forums than elsewhere.
I have only seen it here, and it happens consistently, and on multiple
I have just dug up a few earlier threads where it has been up:
I see it often, but not always, in these forums, and I believe I have seen it a few times elsewhere (luckily forgotten).
Original topic http://forums.adobe.com/thread/988260
There was also a topic recently where John C. explained why this occurs, and why this cannot be fixed, but I cannot find that topic now.
For me this is one of the most annoying bugs on the Internet ever! If you spend a lot of time in the Adobe forums, you start to automatically double-click the back button. Then when you go somewhere else, your fingers continue double-clicking, with quite idiotic results!
Another side effect of that bug is that after you double-backed, the browser's forward button disappears. This can also be quite annoying if you just quickly went back to check something, then want to go forward where you came from.