That sounds weird. It definitely should work all the time.
I am unable to replicate your problem, though For me following the instructions you provided in the first post always lead to appropriate post being opened.
Can you please try a different browser or an incognito mode and maybe create a wideo showing the issue, just so that we're sure we are talking about the same thing?
Thanks in advance
@kimiraikkonen85 said in Problem logging in to new forums after a long time:
My question is, was it REALLY forcibly required to give consent to use the new forum engine
The request for consent is legit. It wasn't there with these new forums at first and only happened somewhat recently with changes in European laws. Nothing to worry about.