WordPress is Forcing Me to Double Dip (and that is disgusting and gross)

Starting sometime this week, possible last weekend, WordPress.com began forcing me to double dip. Double Dip on “likes” that is. Every time that I have “liked” a comment, whether on my own posts or on someone else’s, after about 30-45seconds, it magically “unlikes” and I have to hit the “like” button again for it to stick. How unhygienic and disgusting is that?

I might as well be making out with Corona-chan! And here I thought WordPress had the best interest of their users at heart. I mean, if they forced the block editor on us because they knew better, I’m really surprised they aren’t embarrassed to be encouraging such behavior during this time of pandemic’ness. Shame on you WordPress; I claim the Dishonor Meme against you!

I am doing my part though. Washing my hands between double dipping AND I’m wearing a mask. So don’t worry, those “likes” from me are completely hygienic and totally covid-free. No thanks to WordPress though. I’d go protest peacefully by burning down a few cities but honestly, I’ve got a Wild Mike’s pizza just waiting for me. Ohhh baaaaaby…….

71 thoughts on “WordPress is Forcing Me to Double Dip (and that is disgusting and gross)

  1. YouKneeK says:

    There is no excuse for double dipping, never! 😉 For what it’s worth, I only received one like notification on my comment to your latest WoT review, so if you liked it twice, one of them didn’t trigger the usual notification activities. The notification I received came about one minute before you replied.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yeah, that is the weird thing. People don’t get notified twice. It is like the first one simply doesn’t exist. I’ve cleared my browser too. I’ll probably try another browser soon to see if it is a chrome/wordpress thing or what.

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  2. savageddt says:

    Ive had this problem for a while now where i normally like and comment while either using the pc or my mobile, only to see same post not liked by me anymore when switching back to a different device. My comments do stay on, if they dont go towards someone’s spam. But if i remember that ive read through the post and commented i tend to not double dip. Regarding ye olde WP, guys should really get their shit fixed, 2020 has been tough enough.

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  3. My girl likes it when we double dip.
    There’s nothing wrong with that!
    It’s a beautiful thing, yo.

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  4. I’m liking this several times to get the full effect…

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  5. Andreas says:

    It was due time for another showtime of „Hating WP“. Thanks for this installation!
    I don’t see this behavior at all. I‘m using the iPhone App, so maybe it has to do with the end device?

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  6. Likes working fine over here.

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  7. This happens to me every so often. I end up finishing the day uncertain as to whether I’ve liked or unliked certain things.

    I remember last year it did it to follows as well.

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  8. BrokenTune says:

    Ugh,…. I didn’t want to “like” this. I’m sorry WP is giving you more hassle.

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  9. raistlin0903 says:

    I usually have that problem when I’m reading/liking posts on my smartphone, who I guess is not so smart😅😊
    I don’t have this problem at all when I’m on my ipad as I am now while I’m writing this comment. So…no double dipping for me….🤔😊

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  10. bkfrgr says:

    I’m just weighing in to say this happens to me too, but only ever on my phone. Makes me doubt my sanity sometimes… wait, didn’t I already like that?? 🤔😃

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  11. I too have been forced to double dip. I have also unfollowed blogs and been forced to refollow.

    I had just assumed user error on my part.

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  12. salonimore1702 says:

    I thought I was the only with this problem. I tried contacting the team as well about this but they were quite unhelpful so I’ve just stopped reading as many posts as I used to because it was annoying to have to open the app EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. :-/

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  13. This has been happening to me for awhile on here. It’s very frustrating. >:I

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  14. Good grief, what a waste of time. As if life isn’t short enough. Please feel free to leave my comments unliked. I will know you like them from your witty repartee!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I now have a “system”. I click the like button on someone’s comment in my notification area, then reply and when I’m done commenting, I hit the like button button and voila, it stays.

      It does only seem to happen through the notification area. If I go to a site actual, then no issues. Sigh….

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  15. This effect is the worse but I only encounter it when reading through the WordPress Reader. If I go directly on the blog, it doesn’t seem to run into this problem. :/

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  16. WordPress again! Why can’t they just leave things alone! I support your democratic recount by Mrs B and her decision is final!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bookstooge says:

      I tell you, things just seem to falling apart ever since they moved to the block editor. Makes me wonder how long before they toss that and make us learn yet another editor 😦

      Like

  17. Obviously, the algorithm noticed that you were liking too many of my posts, and began to seriously question your judgment.

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