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    Somehow I'm rating threads accidentally?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Cain, Jul 3, 2011.

    I was looking at my subscribed list of threads and saw that a few had 5 star ratings (some of the quite ordinary threads, so I was surprised to see a rating).

    When I went to the thread I saw that it was me that had given the rating. I've no idea how though. I hadn't gone anywhere near the ratings. I couldn't see a way of removing it either.

    Is it just me? I'm using firefox 5.0 which probably isn't that unusual.

    At least it's 5 stars and not 1 star...
     
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    Good question. We've been annoyed previously by ratings apperaing on threads that made no sense, and assumed it was someone with a strange sense of humor. We never considered that it could be a browser side effect.
     
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    I can't figure it out. It hasn't happened to this thread. I'll keep an eye out for when it happens - I had thought it was when I was browsing with my phone, but there was a thread this morning that got a rating, and I'd only just posted it (on my desktop machine).
     
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    If anyone else has experienced this, please chime in. Thank you.
     
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    lol - it just happened! I came to this thread from my list of subscribed threads (that's the page I have bookmarked) - there was no rating. I then clicked on my bookmark again to go back to my subscribed threads, and there it was, a rating!

    My bookmark is http://www.writingforums.org/subscription.php?do=viewsubscription which is normal enough.

    All I can say is sorry :(
     
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    I can confirm that I am experiencing the problem. When I view threads from the area you posted, it seems to sometimes rate the thread for me. Not every time, but on at least one occasion.

    This is a problem/bug with a forum plugin, I suspect. I'll look into it and see if there's a solution.
     

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