Cannot reproduce Notice system page criteria "User came from search engine" works different on Windows and Android Browser

Affected version
2.2.0 and 2.2.3


If the site critera in the notice system "User came from a search engine" is enabled a notice should only be displayed if a page is opened from a search engine (Referrer is from a search engine).

The behavior on Windows and Android is different.

1. On Windows systems the notice is displayed one time, if the user opens another page within the forum, the notice dissapears. Tested with Firefox.
2. On Android systems the notice always stays visible if the user opens other pages in the forum. Tested with Firefox, Chrome on three different Android systems.

Xenforo 2.2.0 and Xenforo 2.2.3

For me the first one should be the right behavior. Anyhow, behavior should be the same on all systems.

Jeremy P

XenForo developer
Staff member
The criteria will persist if a new session is being created for a guest user in the same request. However, it will not persist for logged in users, guests who have already established a session prior to the search, or for browsers which do not retain cookies. Is it possible you were logged in or already established a guest session, or that cookies were not enabled in your first test?