This is a "new" behavior of the "Upgraded" Forum Software.
This is how it used to work:
1 - I was logged in Yesterday, but Today I'm not (the automatic logout),
2 - Navigate to a Forum/Place/Space and be viewing a Discussion,
3 - Click on "Login",
4 - Depending on how long I've been logged out, sometimes I'd log in immediately, and other times I'd go through the "Login" page,
5 - I end up back on the SAME page as step (2), but now logged in.
This is what it does now:
Steps 1-4 are the same
5 - I'm dumped back to the "https://community.freescale.com/welcome " page,
6 - I now have to navigate the long path back to where I was, and
7 - The "Back" button gives me a web site error, so that isn't a workaround.
Please reinstate the old behavior.