"Favorite has been removed by the user"

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by PlusThirtyOne, May 25, 2016.

  1. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    i don't mind that occasionally someone might accidentally click the wrong button. it also doesn't bother me that they unfavorited something of mine...honest! But how on Earth are SO MANY users favoriting and immediately unfavoriting my artwork? Always different users, always different pieces but always always always whenever i post. it's not like the button is that close to something else they're likely to click on in either site skin; original or beta. Are people just that picky and flighty or is there something i'm missing here...?
  2. Glaice

    Glaice Why use FA anymore? It's junk now

    Why worry about something as minute as a notification?
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  3. DravenDonovan

    DravenDonovan You can call me Oni~

    I've noticed that whenever I go to fav something, sometimes there is a delayed reaction and I think I didn't press it right, so I hit it again. This auto-unfavs it. Probably the case in your situation.


    They meant to hit download instead.
  4. TheKC

    TheKC O w O,

    I know I've accidentally faved things, or I meant to fav something on my other account and had to un-fav and re-fav on the right account.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
  5. AsheSkyler

    AsheSkyler Feathered Jester

    That drives me nuts too. It's like when you try to let your cat outside and it just paces back and forth through the door a few times before you give up and boot it out. Sometimes I wish they'd just not include that little snippet in the notifications. @_@
  6. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    I think the bigger question is, why feel so insecure about it?
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  7. The biggest question is why doesn't the site just bloody remove the notification altogether instead of turning it into a less-than-worthless message for the user to clean up?
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  8. RailRide

    RailRide The Real Wheels of Steel

    I don't know about the beta UI (I haven't switched from the standard one yet), but at least on the standard UI, if you click a +fave button you'll actually advance forward one page (the same one, but with the "+fave" turned into "-fave"). When you hit the 'Back' button, you go back to the page as it was before you hit +fave, looking as if the transaction did not take place (but the +fave is still registered, unbeknownst to the viewer.). If you hit +fave again thinking it didn't take the first time, it counts as a -fave. I've almost had this happen on any number of occasions, I got around that by getting in the habit of hitting the back button (or [ALT][left arrow] twice, bypassing the first view and jumping back to the submission thumbnails page.

  9. Bigbrownorc

    Bigbrownorc New Member

    Same. As an artist it can feel a little demotivating.
  10. LadyFromEast

    LadyFromEast Traditional Artist, Architect

    Seconded, I get such notifications at times too. Rarely, but I do. It also concerns watches - such things can happen in their regard too, and that is a bit more enigmatic to me. While I usually blame the "click by mistake" option and move on, I do know people sometimes use those actions as a clickbait to make you come, thank them for faving/watching and perhaps make you watch them instead.
  11. Dragoneer

    Dragoneer Administrator Staff Member

    The unwatched/favorite removed notice is definitely demoralizing, and it's something we'll be tackling soon...ish. We get they're annoying, and we definitely feel you. Part of the reason it exists (not saying it's a good thing) is that, without the notice, sometimes the counter system gets de-synchronized. It's an old problem, but it definitely needs a new solution.

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