[–] heygeorge 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I think that feature requests belong in v/ideasforvoat, but I’m gonna let this one slide. ;D

It’s very probably something that should be implemented. I’ve straight given up on meaningful conversations more than once after this happened.

[–] PuttsMum 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hello.

Goodbye.

I trust you enjoyed our short yet meaningful conversation ITT.

[–] heygeorge 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I wrote a dissertation in response about the trials of man but accidentally hit cancel, so instead:

poop

[–] PeaceSeeker [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

It’s very probably something that should be implemented. I’ve straight given up on meaningful conversations more than once after this happened.

Which is why I tried to justify in my post my submitting this as a bug rather than a feature idea; it is so necessary that it simply must be considered a bug, something wrong, rather than something missing!

[–] heygeorge 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just stop being so damn thoughtful and that should about solve it!

[–] d0c5 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Don't you control + a control + c before you comment just in case Voat checks your privilege? Like you used to?

[–] PeaceSeeker [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I still do this for submissions, actually, and sometimes do it randomly for comments. But I don't continuously ctrl+a, ctrl+c throughout the writing of a comment in the off chance I accidentally hit the "Cancel" button. In the meantime I certainly should.

[–] d0c5 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good times.

[–] SithEmpire 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That is actually such a simple change that a Greasemonkey script could probably cover it in the meantime - will take a look and either make one or note the difficulty.

Edit: See https://voat.co/v/voatdev/3048052/16895862

[–] SithEmpire 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Test reply please ignore

[–] PuttsMum 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This used to happen to me until I shortened most of my replies to just say, "get ******."

[–] baneofretail 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Post and edit. That's what I do on lengthy posts. Screw the haters, Espically when you're posting from mobile.

[–] SithEmpire 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Follow-up: User script which adds a Cancel confirmation
Simple wrapper for the Voat function which cancels replies, made/tested with the Greasemonkey addon in GNU IceCat.
Additional: ...maybe too simple, it triggers on Submit as well. Seeing if I can have it take the button into consideration...
Additional 2: Updated, should be fixed now (checks for 'Cancel' text in the button).

There might be some built-in browser support for user scripts nowadays (i.e. without Greasemonkey), though junk such as Chrome will probably only let you install stuff from Google's curators.

Source if you prefer to add it anew (or change the message, etc):

// ==UserScript==
// @name        Voat Cancel confirmation
// @namespace   SithEmpire
// @include     https://voat.co/*
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==

window.removeReplyFormOld = window.removeReplyForm;
window.removeReplyForm = function(obj)
{
    return (obj.innerText != "Cancel") || confirm("Discarded replies will be fed to the goat (maaah).\nProceed?")
        ? window.removeReplyFormOld(obj) : false;
};

[–] PeaceSeeker [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't have GreaseMonkey, but once the Packages feature is enabled I can use this to resolve the bug until it is fixed. Thanks.

[–] SithEmpire 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No probs!
I also updated it real quick so it only triggers on Cancel buttons.

[–] ToFat2Fish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes the bottom should be relabeled to abort. That way you know your about to destroy your creation.

[–] gabara 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I disagree. It's a sacrifice to the cosmos. It's not sex unless it hurts a little, and it's not Voat unless you experience loss.

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