When I upvote/downvote a question or answer, the arrow turns orange (in the StackOverflow case) and afterwards, my vote is cast. If the vote fails to cast, for reasons like loading error or vote cap, I get notified afterwards, but the arrow stays orange.

I know it is a minor improvement, but I would really like the arrow to indicate that it was loading (maybe grey arrow with orange halo or something, maybe even a spinner) and when the vote was cast, the orange arrow could emerge.

It's a minor nuisance for me, but I love sitting random places and answering/voting/reading SO on my iPad, and I have noticed a lot of the votes I cast never register, since I leave the page before the vote-load is completed.

Any indication would be nice.

  • Also observed on a slow/noisy broadband connection.
    – trashgod
    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:10
  • In my experience, when this happens I see the An error has occurred, please retry your request popup right before the new page loads. In that case, I go back to the previous page and reinstate my vote. I understand you don't see that popup on your end? Jan 4, 2012 at 16:09

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Seems like whatever was wrong, the issue is solved now :)

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