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For about a week or so, each time I open the site in my mobile browser the top announcement post is downvoted. I upvote it again each time but after leaving the site and coming back it’s downvoted again. I’ve had this happen a few times with other posts as well, which is why I figured that I should post about it to make sure that it’s not a widespread issue.

For about a week or so, each time I open the site in my mobile browser the top announcement post is downvoted. I upvote it again each time but after leaving the site and coming back it’s downvoted again. I’ve had this happen a few times with other posts as well, which is why I figured that I should post about it to make sure that it’s not a widespread issue.

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[–] grrrandma Developer 2 points

Thank you for the bug report. As you've probably noticed, the vote arrows are a bit sluggish to respond. This is because in between your tap or click and highlighting the arrow, our code running in your browser sends your vote to the server and waits for a response. This tempts people to tap that arrow twice in quick succession to make something happen. This means the browser is now sending two upvotes to the server, and depending on the network traffic each one encounters they might arrive close enough together that they step on each other and get confused enough that no vote is recorded. There's some attempt in the code to detect the stepping on problem but it's apparently not enough.

This issue is on our to do list but there are lots of other things on there as well. In the meantime if you notice a vote that didn't stick, tap it again just once and refresh the page to check that it went through.

saw this behaviour today, the fundraising post is downvoted! I didn't downvote it! And it looks downvoted when I'm logged out, too, think it's now a different issue.

This issue is on our to do list but there are lots of other things on there as well.

What sorts of bugs are on the to-do list? I'm not a web developer but I do have software engineering experience.

[–] grrrandma Developer 1 points

We have a Gitlab project with our main issues list: https://gitlab.com/feminist-conspiracy/throat/-/issues

The software project which we forked to create Ovarit has its own issues list, which is here: https://github.com/Phuks-co/throat/issues.

If you're interested in joining our tech team chat on Discord (where we could help you set up a development environment) then send a PM to /u/girl_undone.

Refreshing just makes it grey out again. And when i re-tap it, it'll remove a vote. Meanwhile, in other circles i frequent the posts stay upvoted. Could this be something special to the announcements? When i navigate to the post itself it stays marked as upvoted.

[–] grrrandma Developer 1 points

You're right, it is special to the pinned announcement. Your vote is there, it's just not being displayed when you look at the post on one of the multiple circle post listing pages. OK, back to the drawing board...

Oh that's been happening to me too, I had originally upvoted it but sometimes I go to /all or /new and it'll be downvoted.

What vote is it on when you see it? It sits at 264 for me. (ETA just went up to 267 when I went back to the main page!)