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 understood Bobby. Sending some Universal love❤🎶 <3 to all in here
@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 at yes, the pre-pinafore experience... I remember it well
Tusky crashed while I was attempting to read this aloud to someone. Self referential doooom.
@bobstechsite there should be a word for this kind of mis-click. happens all too often
@bunnyhero premature load-ulation? 😂
@bobstechsite Maybe there is something to disable the automatic updates?
@bobstechsite there's a setting to ask you to confirm before you boost things! prevents these kinda things and you can still shift-click to skip the confirmation dialog
@codl Noted! I've now gone ahead and checked the box to require confirmation for boosts in Settings > Preferences.
This should make my life infinitely better 😅
@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.
@JigmeDatse I'm pleased to say that posting this toot also led @codl to point out you can check a box in settings so you can't boost things without clicking 'OK' on a dialogue.
It's not perfect, but hopefully it means less accidental spam on peoples' feeds 😅
@lorabe tautological boosts are the best kind 😂
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.
@bobstechsite I know that frustration. Dammit, I was *just about* to click on that! WHY DID YOU DUCK?!!
@bobstechsite Plus on mobile (any touchscreen, I suppose) there's the issue of accidentally tapping when you're trying to scroll. A friend of mine coined the term "scrick" for "scroll-click."
@bobstechsite So it's just like me in the morning.
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