LIke button stopped working in Reader

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    Why has the like button stopped working in the reader? I like a blog, then if I go to the blog, my like isn’t there.

    The blog I need help with is



    Praise the goddess! She’s heard our call.



    To comprehend where that remark is coming from please note this thread

    And yes I tagged this thread for a Staff response.


    It doesn’t work on the blogs either, I am looking at blogs that I like and pressing the like button, then if I go back my like hasn’t registered.



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    1. Try clearing your browser’s cache:

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    If it’s still happening, let us know exactly which browser (and version of it) you’re using by checking here if necessary and also post any error reports you get.

    Please be post your step by step reports on those and be patient while waiting. Staff will assist you when they can.



    Please try the steps that timethief listed above. I notice that you’re using Chrome 24, which is a bit behind Chrome 26.


    on which computer, it is doing it on both



    Which ever computer you opened this support thread with is reporting Chrome 24, but please try the browser troubleshooting steps on both.

    We’re also rate-limiting Likes currently to stop some the Splike (spam Like) bots, but the limit is higher than most normal humans will reach.


    So I did what timethief said, cleared, checked, did all that, went to the reader, liked post, opened the blog, my like not there, so liked the actual blog, go back to reader, refresh, no like, so open the blog, my like not there, so like it again, repeat, did it 3 times, and I cannot like Candles in the wind post. It won’t let me, I have the most up to date version of Chrome on my laptop, which is what I tried.
    It works for some blogs but not others.



    Have you tried with all of your browser extensions disabled?

    Also, don’t try the Like button in such quick succession or you will be locked out by the rate limiter. Just try it once.


    I give up, I think is the way to go, it worked yesterday but not today.
    I’ve done everything you suggested, but my likes still aren’t registering on some blogs, on others it does, but most no. I tried slowing it right down, but the same thing keeps happening.



    Ok, if you’d ever like to try again, please try disabling all of your browser extensions.


    On my windows machine I have no browser extensions running, I turned them off ages ago.


    I’m having the same issue. Liking posts on the blog/reader and some of them are not registering. I’ve notice this problem for a while and thought WordPress was just updating; but I guess I’m not the only one!


    Oh I’m using mozilla firefox 2.0 at home, the most current version according to that website. But It’s also happened on my work computer and they use IE browser.


    I have updated my browsers and it is still happening.


    I like a blog, on the actual blog, and not the reader, then click refresh and the like disappears.


    Same here. I dunno what they are doing about that problem. They say the are trying to catch spam blogging, but its affecting real blogger, who are not liking 300 posts a minute.

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