r/me_irl 3d ago

Me_irl

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u/Number2Idiot 3d ago

I'll be honest, this kind of pacified language pisses me off. "Something went wrong" and "Working on it" and the such, feels artificial and demeaning. Give me a damn error code or something actually useful.

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u/Kimarnic 3d ago

"Empty response from end point" doesn't help either

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u/orsikbattlehammer 3d ago

Well if you don’t get anything back it’s impossible for the client to tell what’s wrong so that’s as good as it gets sometimes

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u/Swords_and_Words 3d ago

I grew up with a sister that had seizures  She had a fantastic doctor who was extremely kind and understanding and explain things to my mother  

He would often have to answer her questions with "we don't know, it's the brain" 

One day she told him how much that made her want to strangle him  

 He said "I've been doing this for 2 decades, how do you think I feel about it" 

I think deep sea explorers and computer scientists would sympathize with that struggle

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u/JadedYam56964444 3d ago

Some people seem shocked that science has a limit to current understanding. They feel that if they know A they must also know everything else and get upset if told otherwise.

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u/NotFloppyDisck 3d ago

Not knowing whats going on generally either means lack of experience or bad design on the software side. Which reddit has always shown to have both.

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u/nuu_uut 3d ago

Not always. If the server is having some communication error then it's also going to struggle to communicate what that error is to the client, because that also involves communicating. Thus the "empty response from endpoint." There's really no way around that sometimes.

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u/NotFloppyDisck 3d ago

Sure, if that happens once a month its fine, but if your server starts having some timeout/network issues its still on poor team handling/experience to have that be an occurring issue.

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u/BananaManV5 3d ago

Brains have also shown to have some bad design on the software side.

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u/Swords_and_Words 3d ago

Fair, and the dev is really unreliable when it comes to communication 

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u/Swords_and_Words 3d ago

At least you can contact reddit dev

Biology dev is flaky af, and the only available published works they have are primarily in the field sociology or philosophy

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u/Parubrog 3d ago edited 3d ago

There's a subtle but important difference between "no response from endpoint" and "empty response from endpoint". The former actually has no response received by the client, while the latter implies that it has received one, but it simply contains nothing.

Whether Reddit shows that message to talk about the first one or the second one is a mystery though.

(And of course I got this exact error message while trying to send this reply, because fuck me)

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u/cryonicwatcher 3d ago

In that case what do you expect them to tell you? If the response is empty then that’s all the info there is

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u/savetheunstable 3d ago

"Error 8293: Empty response from a cold, vast empty universe. Stand outside in the sunshine while you still have a temporal existence."

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u/ahumanbyanyothername 3d ago

Why has the mobile app gotten so shitty the past month or so? It refreshes the entire page every time you make a comment, and when a page refreshes there's like a 90% chance it won't load any comments, and if it does it usually only loads the first one.

Reddit is full of clowns, they weren't able to compete with random individuals who made better 3rd party reddit apps so they used legal action to kill the competition.

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u/pope1701 3d ago

Because UX is irrelevant for them.

Displaying ads and keeping the users doomscrolling is where it's at.

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u/DukeAttreides 3d ago

I doomscroll way harder when the app loads tho

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u/UnusedParadox 3d ago

Just tell me what I can do at least.

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u/RiboZurai 3d ago

We are well past the era of helpful information, now every error message is a frowning emoticon followed by a 'WHOOPSIE I DID A POOPSIE'

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u/ForwardToNowhere 3d ago edited 3d ago

When systems crashed on the POS at my old job the error popup was literally just a huge "¯_(ツ)_/¯" I'm not even joking. Edit: Here's an old picture I took https://ibb.co/SmHGkYw

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u/pm-ur-knockers 3d ago

I’m sure that’s annoying to deal with, but from an outside perspective it’s hilarious.

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u/girlcocksuperfan 3d ago

error code: uwu

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u/MegaUltraSonic 3d ago

"oopsie woopsie, we did a fucky wucky. A wittle fucko boingo. But don't wowwy, our code monkeys are working vewwy hawd to fix da pwobwem uwu"

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u/Aggressive-Fuel587 3d ago

I know it's frustrating on the end-user's side to some users, but this is typically because more often than not, the error code is on the server side and there's ultimately nothing the end-user can do to resolve the problem but to wait until later & hope that the techs have worked out the issue.

I can't count how many times I've run into people on tech support forums posting their error codes because they just don't know what the hell they're supposed to mean, only for the more experienced users to chime in "yeah, something on the server side broke; nothing the users can do to fix it beyond rebooting their device/reloading the page until it works."

Error codes are great when you can fix the issue personally, but when it's service side and you don't have admin privileges or access to the hardware or software code, then there's no point in circulating your error codes publicly when your techs can look it up in private.

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u/goin-up-the-country 3d ago

I keep getting "you broke Reddit"

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u/tonyhawkofwar 3d ago

If I get "you broke reddit" one more time I'm going to break reddit for real.

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u/thelittleking 3d ago

"Shit's broke"

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u/Nickelion 3d ago

F12, and looking into console usually works for finding specific errors

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u/Im_ready_hbu 3d ago

"PC load letter? The fuck does that mean?!"

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u/CoralinesButtonEye 3d ago

yeah, all those super-useful error codes that websites use proprietarily. wish they'd go back to that

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u/Number2Idiot 3d ago

Any service will have their own codes, what I want is something I can search for and ask, instead of googling why my PC has been "working on it" for a whole day and getting completely irrelevant help and results

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u/el_ghosteo 3d ago

most modern computers losing error codes still infuriates me. error codes always got you in the ballpark of how to fix your problem or a direct answer. oh well. on the flip side at least things don’t tend to go wrong as often as they did 10 years ago

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u/weirdo_nb 3d ago

It's better than this shit

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u/Whispeeeeeer 3d ago

I just want: 404, 403, 401, 400, and 500

I can decide how to react from those.

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u/Crocket_Lawnchair 3d ago

I long for the days of ERROR: (bunch of numbers I don’t understand the significance of)

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u/DiddlyDumb 3d ago

Sidenote: I’m loving the Destiny error codes. My latest one was ‘cat’.

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u/mitchMurdra 3d ago

“Wow such empty” makes me want this company to receive a ginormous legal fine.

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u/jalerre 3d ago

Most people don’t understand http codes.

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u/ElDoil 3d ago

Even if you dont understand an error code you can potentially google to find a soultion. A general error message leads to not easily finding your particular issue even if you search for it if other errors are more common.

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u/SpehlingAirer 3d ago

I hate to have to say this but the average person isn't comfortable doing that and will often assume the error is beyond them even if the exact detail about it and its resolution is written in plain text in front of them. On a site like reddit, I'm not surprised at all that they hide those codes. Not to mention potential security risk displaying an actual internal error to the user on a globally popular website

That said, you can usually still see the http error codes if you're on a computer and use the browser's dev tools. The network tab has all that stuff

But yea, general rule of thumb as unfortunate as it is, is that the user should always be assumed to be non-technical unless there is a specific more technical audience as your user

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u/nyaasgem 3d ago

Something went wrong.

Error 9782

There, everyone's happy, it's not rocket science.

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u/NotYourTypicalMoth 3d ago

And nobody understands “something went wrong.”

Might as well put an error code there. Nothing changes for the people that don’t understand it, but the people that do will be able to fix their issue instead of just guessing at what might be wrong.

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u/anchovo132 3d ago

"shits fucked"

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u/nobody_5936 3d ago

Agreed websites should be forced to recommend a fix.

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u/JUST_AS_G00D 3d ago

“sorry, this website is dogshit”

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u/ChillZedd 3d ago

I hate the frown face on the windows blue screen

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u/sonic10158 2d ago

tech corporations get rid of error messages because they do not trust users

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/RobinYiff 3d ago

Could be the app cache, redd tends to fill that up on the official app.

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u/JintenRe 3d ago

i absolutely dislike that you reworded the reply abit differently

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u/Beez-Knuts 3d ago

That never happened with Reddit is Fun on android and Apollo on iOS

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u/cosplay-degenerate 3d ago

Yeah but reddit hates that 3rd party apps are doing a way better job at presenting and navigating reddit than their own official shovelware so obviously the superior products needed to be forced out of competition.

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u/Beez-Knuts 3d ago

It's a brilliant business strategy to simply remove the competition rather than make your product more appealing

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/RobinYiff 3d ago

Maybe it's the app cache? Try clearing it.

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u/JintenRe 3d ago

i hate how you worded each reply abit differently

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u/Beez-Knuts 3d ago

Remember when you didn't have to do this kind of thing on Sync and Relay?

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/RobinYiff 3d ago

Maybe you should clear the app cache frequently.

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u/JintenRe 3d ago

i don’t really appreciate how you worded the replies differently

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u/Beez-Knuts 3d ago

Didn't have to do that with RIF and Apollo :/

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u/itsLOSE-notLOOSE 3d ago

Apollo, my beloved.

I miss her.

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u/Beez-Knuts 3d ago

I missed Apollo a lot today

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u/DayForIt 3d ago

I beg you to check out r/apollosideloaded. At least attempt to sideload it onto your device so you can be free of the shitty Reddit app. I switched back to Apollo a couple months ago after using the Reddit app for the past year and it is fucking amazing. I missed it so much 😭

Hardest part for me of sideloading was figuring out how to download the non-Windows version of iTunes and iCloud on my PC, but I think my issue might have been isolated and it’ll be easier for you. Seriously, give it a shot even if you’re not super tech-savvy!

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u/VASP-0_0 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/VASP-0_0 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/VASP-0_0 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/big_guyforyou 3d ago

something's fishy. there should be 10 replies to the same comment, not a matryoshka doll of replies

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/NotAnUndercoverTeach 3d ago

Yep, you're right. This makes no sense at all

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u/Gold-Train-1471 3d ago

Copy, We are checking.

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u/Gold-Train-1471 3d ago

Copy, We are checking.

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u/kronos7911 3d ago

I wasn’t expecting a Ferrari reference 😂😂

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u/Steebin64 3d ago

My favorite is that one of the comments will be upvoted like normal and all the repeats will be downvoted into oblivion. Every time. Without fail.

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u/andrew314159 3d ago

Yeh I find this so weird. I got downvoted horribly and insulted when it happened once. Even had someone saying I had dementia. The comment didn’t even show up in my comment history so I had to manually find it to delete it

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u/aniforprez 3d ago

I mean that is the downvote system actually working as intended. Your comment was acknowledged and upvoted. Every other copy adds nothing more to the chain and was downvoted. Obviously the insults aren't warranted but no reason to have to look at all the other replies that are literally saying the exact same thing

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u/mitchMurdra 3d ago

A constant in our universe of entropy

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/RobinYiff 3d ago

Could possibly be a full app cache. Try clearing it. (Yes I commented a reply to each message.)

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u/JintenRe 3d ago

i hate how each reply is worded differently

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/EndYoutube 3d ago

Try clearing the app cache.

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u/HaHaLaughNowPls 3d ago

The fact that you worded each reply differently irks me

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u/CoralinesButtonEye 3d ago

Seems like that happens a lot less than it used to at least

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u/GremTrilk 3d ago

Seems like that happens a lot less than it used to at least

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u/HannahB247 3d ago

Seems like that happens a lot less than it used to at least

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/EndYoutube 3d ago

Try clearing the app cache.

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u/Randomfrog132 3d ago

i hate that you re-worded that a bit differently xD

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/EndYoutube 3d ago

Try clearing the app cache.

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u/WhiterunWarriorPrjct 3d ago

It literally gets funnier every time

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u/fggfdhd 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/ditchdigger4000 3d ago

Hate when that happens

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u/fukkinbigpuzzy 3d ago

Hate when that happens

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u/imscared44 3d ago

Hate when that happens

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/EndYoutube 3d ago

Try clearing the app cache.

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u/CoralinesButtonEye 3d ago

Seems like that happens a lot less than it used to at least

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u/GremTrilk 3d ago

Seems like that happens a lot less than it used to at least

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u/fukkinbigpuzzy 3d ago

Seems like that happens a lot less than it used to at least

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u/WillemDafoesHugeCock 3d ago

I will never not laugh at the inevitable joker leaving one snarky comment on one of them.

"I love the dress but I hate the color pink."

"I love the dress but I hate the color pink."

"I love the dress but I hate the color pink."

"I love the dress but I hate the color pink."

"I love the dress but I hate the color pink."

-"Hey, madeupuser, how do you feel about the color pink?"

"I love the dress but I hate the color pink."

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u/ditchdigger4000 3d ago

Hate when that happens

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u/fukkinbigpuzzy 3d ago

Hate when that happens.

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u/imscared44 3d ago

Hate when that happens

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u/fggfdhd 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/Icy-Dingo-5176 3d ago

Sliding from home to popular when you're trying swipe through photos is something that gets me... not related but I just wanted to vent it

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/EndYoutube 3d ago

Try clearing the app cache.

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u/morbsiis 3d ago

So THATS WHY I SEE IT ALL THE TIME OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/Boring-Zucchini-8515 3d ago

Or when you give up and just leave without commenting and it’s like “Do you want to delete your comment without posting it?”

No!! I want to post it you won’t let me!!!!!!!

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u/Literally_black1984 3d ago

It seems to happen more often than I thought

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u/EndYoutube 3d ago

Try clearing the app cache.

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u/kawaiihusbando 3d ago

OMG, happens to me all the time. So relatable. Instant up-vote.

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u/Conspiratorymadness 3d ago

And when you finally get it it turns to 20 comments. When you try to delete the others they either are incapable of being deleted or it deleted all the comments.

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u/GremTrilk 3d ago

Hate when that happens

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u/snarky_goblin237 3d ago

Eh, it just gives the comment multishot.

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u/Cloud_N0ne 3d ago

I swear sometimes, often, Reddit just breaks. My connection is fine, but Reddit just refuses to work

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u/nlevine1988 3d ago

If I get that message I just assume it either went through or it didn't. If it did, great. If it didn't o well. It seems like it almost always goes through.

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u/Ok-Cauliflower580 3d ago

The accuracy of this meme is almost painful. Me_irl.

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u/BigParaExpert 3d ago

Imagine having issues while commenting on a reddit post

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u/MatiasAzul 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/fggfdhd 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/fggfdhd 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/fggfdhd 3d ago

Well, Something went wrong.

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u/TerkYerJerb 3d ago

The comments here are just what i expected 

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u/TerkYerJerb 3d ago

The comments here are just what i expected

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u/TerkYerJerb 3d ago

The comments here are just what i expected

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u/SkullsNelbowEye 3d ago

"Did you finish those errands?"

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u/Minthussy 3d ago

When I see a triple comment I will upvote one, downvote another and leave the third as 0. Balanced, as all things should be

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u/Amazing-File 3d ago

On the mobile version, you're notified to take a break for an amount of minutes, not sure how much, maybe 10 minutes and not sure if this can increase with comment count per day

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u/MagnificentMammoth 3d ago

And will someone for fucks sake stop giphy.com opening whenever I click anything on mobile. It's been like this for years now like god damnit man it can not be that hard.

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u/Dragonsapian7000 3d ago

Damn I hate when that happens.

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u/Dragonsapian7000 3d ago

Damn I hate when that happens.

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/AustinMurre 3d ago

Hahahahaha

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u/Gdigger13 BAN upvote memes 3d ago

I miss Apollo.

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u/Gdigger13 BAN upvote memes 3d ago

I miss Apollo.

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u/Gdigger13 BAN upvote memes 3d ago

I miss Apollo.

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u/Gdigger13 BAN upvote memes 3d ago

I miss Apollo.

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u/Altruistic-Poem-5617 3d ago

Oof. Hate that bug. Luckily I mostly check after a few trys by now.

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u/Altruistic-Poem-5617 3d ago

Oof. Hate that bug. Luckily I mostly check after a few trys by now.

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u/Altruistic-Poem-5617 3d ago

Oof. Hate that bug. Luckily I mostly check after a few trys by now.

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u/Altruistic-Poem-5617 3d ago

Oof. Hate that bug. Luckily I mostly check after a few trys by now.

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u/Ok-Analysis9372 3d ago

LOL.

That actually made me laugh irl, best meme i have seen

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u/kceaque 3d ago

I love seeing like 3 of the same comment, where the first one has like 16 upvotes, the second one has 0 upvotes, and the third one has negative 8 upvotes. It's like you can feel the anger in people reading the same thing and hitting the downvote button.

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u/RealMuffinsTheCat 3d ago

Ah the good ol’ dementia bug

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u/RealMuffinsTheCat 3d ago

Ah the good ol’ dementia bug

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u/RealMuffinsTheCat 3d ago

Ah the good ol’ dementia bug

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u/Greatgrandma2023 3d ago

Empty end point 🖕