It’s definitely worse today. I guess I had started noticing it maybe a week ago, but it didn’t really register. The “people online” count has been off for at least a week IMO, but I don’t pay that close of attention so I can’t say for sure. At quick glance I just noticed some ‘aberrations’. Probably for a week or two, at least one icon was doing weird stuff on threads. Now there are a lot more.
Bryan @bholst, please don’t let this site crash like RR did. I was just thinking about how bots were a problem a few years ago (new post pending for my AI thread).
Another oddity … as I’m typing in the left side “edit” window. the avatar names (at least Wicked with no icon) are flashing in the right side Preview pane. The re-quote of Jonathan (in Preview) has the icon and is not flashing as I type, so it only seems to be happening to some profiles.
RED FLAG I did have an ‘incident’ a few days ago where I had quoted someone’s post and hit that “thought bubble” icon in the toolbar to post their re-quote, and as I was composing or saved the post some of the quotes disappeared. That may be related to the profiles too?