I'm working on a site that has several widgets with pagination. My design allows for me to make the current page persist across requests if I want it to for each individual widget.
So, if I'm on page 7 with Widget 1 and then I switch to a different area of the site and then come back I would still be on page 7.
Would this be considered good usability or bad? I have had some users complain that when they go back to a previous page they don't like that their page index has been reset back to 1.
My only concern is that some users may be confused when they browse back to a page after some time and not realize they are still on a different page other than the first page.