Someone faved my observation 7 times?

Platform: Website

Browser: Brave

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59113388

Screenshots of what you are seeing:

faved 7 times

Description of problem:

I just noticed in my notifications that one of my observations had been faved seven times by the same user - any ideas why this could be?

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Weird

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I also liked your observation two times. One way to replicate this is to open several pages in the browser of an observation you have not faved and then you can fav it in all pages because the button is active in all of the pages. Obviously the site does not check whether it has already been faved. Happens to annotations, too:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/58964529
inaturalis-annotation-dupe

While these I did on purpose using several opened pages, it happened to me inadvertently (some time ago) on a single page with annotations. They are sometimes slow to register - there’s a progress icon:
inaturalist-annotation-progress
But sometimes after the icon disappears, the drop down menu reappears as if the annotation has not registered. Sometimes it has not registered indeed, but other times - it has registered and now you can choose it again, and sometimes even again. And when you reload the page you will see the same annotation several times.

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@alexis_orion I think you should leave it unsolved. It is a bug indeed even though a minor one. It can be corrected.

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So what you’re saying is that I can favourite Gerald more than once?

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This is similar to https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/multiple-annotations-of-the-same-attribute/8269

I’ve filed an issue here: https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/issues/2806

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I once favorited an observation twice(the sea lion in the chair) when the ivanort account was merged into yayemaster

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Same broad issue (inputs from multiple open tabs) probably involved with this one too:
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/prevent-duplicate-identifications/6498

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We’re pretty sure that’s unrelated, and that it’s likely an indexing issue.

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