Indira Reddy, some of my claps disappeared yesterday, including claps I made for Sean Stephane Martin’s, alto’s, and kurt gasbarra’s stories. Those are the ones I noticed. I have little doubt that other stories I clapped for yesterday did not actually receive my claps.

Additionally, I know of at least two people who tried to clap for my stories and thought they had clapped for my stories, only to discover later that their claps had not registered.

This is a very old problem, one that has been intermittent but pervasive since at least last January. I hope that Medium, Medium Staff, and Your Friends @ Medium are working hard on a fix that will ensure that when we clap for stories, we can have confidence that the claps register.

At things stand, the only thing I can have confidence in is that if I’m clapping from a mobile device, there’s a good chance that the clapping won’t work.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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