Is it just me or is it extremely easy to accidentally “like” a post while scrolling on meta? The position of the heart is horizontally aligned right where I swipe and it seems even a light interaction with the icon creates a like. I do not have the same issue on my forum despite the position being the same.
Glad to know I’m not just gaslighting myself and this is a common experience
Seems like the issue is with the reaction plugin, which agrees with how long I’ve been experiencing this problem on meta. My forum does not use the reaction plugin so another piece of evidence.
Ultimately this issue isn’t affecting my forum but I can say it’s pretty jarring find a post I accidentally liked here without realizing, combined with the default setting that prevents unlikes after a certain period of time.
I’ve experienced this too on mobile. The like button is literally there my thumb is scrolling. Which is great if I want to like things as its super convenient but then again annoying If I like things by mistake. Personally, this is a trivial issue that I can live with as I usually notice if I have liked something or not.
On touch screen it seems that (only) the likes are triggered on the equivalent of mouse down (touchstart?), rather than on the equivalent of mouse click (touch?) (like the hyperlinks or the other buttons in the same toolbar).