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"Thanked" sometimes not shown in revision history or diff-page (after restarting browser / session)
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Problem:
In Wikipedia it is possible to send other users Thanks notifications (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notifications/Thanks ). If you do this the button will change from "Thank" to "Thanked". However this is not always the case. I have come across multiple instances of Revision history pages or diff-pages ("Difference between revisions") where I know I have already thanked a user for a specific edit but the button is still shown as "Thank" while it should be shown as "Thanked".
Unfortunately I wasn't able to reproduce this error yet nor have I any idea what might be the cause of this.

Example:
I have not been able to reproduce this error yet.

Solution:
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Soluvo created this task.Sep 30 2018, 11:20 AM
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The thanks log does not record the specific edits. The information that you thanked user X for edit Y is stored in your browser session. If you restart your browser, there's again the "thanks" link instead of a "already thanked". And if you use another browser simultaneously, this one will not know that you thanked User X for the edit Y.

Soluvo added a comment.EditedOct 3 2018, 9:39 AM

The thanks log does not record the specific edits. The information that you thanked user X for edit Y is stored in your browser session. If you restart your browser, there's again the "thanks" link instead of a "already thanked". And if you use another browser simultaneously, this one will not know that you thanked User X for the edit Y.

Thanks for your reply. I understand that the current implementation is very beneficial for reasons of privacy since nobody can see for which specific edit a user was thanked (since edits might be controversial for whatever reasons). I wasn't aware of this aspect when I wrote the original post. I think it is important to keep this feature like it currently is (no changes).

Aklapper renamed this task from Sometimes "Thanked" is not shown in revision history or diff-page to "Thanked" sometimes not shown in revision history or diff-page (after restarting browser / session).Oct 3 2018, 10:50 AM