I’m at a hotel in Costa Rica and many other guests must be using the wifi right now, because the Internet is awfully slow.
I thought it was interesting to see how Discourse behaved on a few instances. First, when tapping on the number of likes a post received, it appeared that there was no response. But indeed 5-6 seconds later popped the faces of who had liked my post.
Perhaps more importantly, I posted a reply, and saw that it posted, and then continued to navigate. But when I refreshed the topic, I noticed my post had not actually made it to the server.
Just wanted to share these experiences. I expect they can be simulated by applying throttling from Chrome developer tools. I don’t expect this to be the norm, but if there are easy things that could be done to let user know to hold on, might be worth considering for future roadmap.