If you ever find I boost your toot then immediately unboost it, it's because Mastodon refreshed the stream just as I was trying to open up a CW. 🤦♂️
God I hate the dynamic web. It's like opening up your refrigerator, reaching in to grab a bottle of orange juice, then just as your hand is about to grab it the bottle disappears and you smash your hand into half a dozen eggs instead.
@bobstechsite Hold up. I feel like this was a metaphor given by Bryan Lunduke in a talk. . . . 🤔
All the same, I even tooted about it in a response to someone. Like, Imagine this scenario:
*Tries to click on "TOOT!" button; button moves and a shaddy advertisement with an anime girl being the focus takes its place and another window opens up with the awful text-to-speech voice saying "make $1000000 fast" and . . .*
This. This is hell. Thanks, dynamic loading webpages! 😤
@bobstechsite On my other account, (on mstdn (dot) io), my first toot literally embodies why he's not on Mastodon anymore. The instance he was on (and I was on) "nuked itself" (in his words) and virtually nobody could log into their accounts anymore (though the data of the accounts still exist I think?).
@Duplicitous I think for someone like Bryan self-hosting is probably a more sensible route.
That said, I initially joined on the wrong instance (mastodon.cloud), then moved across to mastodon.technology. I only started hosting my own instance on bobadon.rocks very recently because I discovered https://masto.host & knew I wouldn't have to deal with upgrades and database maintenance
@bobstechsite same happens regularly on twitter when you want to do a thread... i don't see how we could stop auto-refresh dynamically, maybe with some mouse gesture ? like the pulling on mobile phones ?
@bobstechsite I'm glad you've said this. Because while I love that I'm not having to continually reload, the fact that this sort of thing happens to me at a regular basis (though I'm not sure I've boosted anything accidentally) and sometimes it's because I am not paying close enough attention, but often enough I can be sure that it's because of this very thing.
It was pointed out to me there's a config setting that when enabled pops up a dialogue box to confirm I actually want to boost a toot. But it would be helpful to have a way of changing the stream update behaviour for the browser UI.