I have been on StumbleUpon for more than two years. Generally, everything works fine. Sure, the toolbar sometimes seems to crawl and buttons act like they are about to curl up and die, but nothing serious there. The most irritating bug for me is this:
The Toolbar Tag feature that does not let me tag!
Tags are not activated in the toolbar by default. But a lot of people have gone into Toolbar Options, and activated it. Once activated, you get a little text box on the toolbar, where you can tag any page. So, say you like a page and does not want to review it. What you do is, you type tags which describe the page into the toolbar box, separated by commas. You have actually helped the site describe itself better to the SU algos, thereby making the oversall StumbleUpon better.
But sometimes, suddenly, it stops working. While typing the tags, previously entered tags drop down, and you cannot choose them or ignore them. Like here.
Whatever you do, you get this error in this screenshot:
Basically, now you can’t tag anything. Anymore. Here’s a pic of the error so you can read the content of the error message. It is telling you to add words as tags, when that is exactly what you are trying to do!
Well, that’s what I am trying to do, dear.
What’s the solution to this? Nothing. I have been hoping that SU would fix this error during its numerous incremental updates to the toolbar, but nada.
For now, you can exit and restart the browser, and you can continue tagging.
The amazing vanishing edited review
Well, it does not really vanish. Say someone likes your profile and reviews it. The review would appear when you check the reviews of your profile. But sometimes, a user edits a review which they had given you some time back. Then, you get a mail from SU that your review by so-and-so has been edited.
Well, run to the page, and nothing! The edited review does not rise to the top of the reviews. It stays where it was, sometimes 10 or 20 pages of clicks to find it. So if a StumbleUpon user has added something nice about you to his existing review of your profile, you have to really want to see it. On the other hand, he/ she may have dissed you. And you can’t see it either. You can try clicking over to the user’s profile to see if it’s on their profile page. But if they are prolific SU users, that too is visible only after a number of clicks.
So there. Been irritated about these two things for ages. Hope SU fixes them soon.
Popularity: 16% [?]