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Hovering the mouse near the "edited" area will cause the user card to pop up.


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Edit: added the "support" tag because if it's by-design I'd prefer the user card to stay hidden.

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How is this a bug? – Hendrik Vogt Sep 2 '11 at 10:29
@Hendrik: do you believe it's by design? – Nick Dandoulakis Sep 2 '11 at 10:33
Well, yes, this is how it also appears in How does the User Card popup work? – Hendrik Vogt Sep 2 '11 at 10:37
possible duplicate of How does the User Card popup work? – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 2 '11 at 10:40
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The behavior has been changed such that only the avatar triggers the pop-up. As a consequence, the edit link no longer triggers a pop-up. Read up below if you're curious why it used to happen, though. ♪

The linked question demonstrates exactly the same, but I wouldn't call it a duplicate since it doesn't explain why. So I'll do that. ♪

The big usercard only shows up whenever you're hovering over the small usercard on the page. On a question page, your usercard is the following block:

Image of a full usercard

The following is not your full usercard, because it lacks the post timestamp.

Image of a partial usercard

The expanded block shows up whenever you're hovering over any point of the usercard. This includes the gravatar, the reputation, the badges, the name, and the timestamp (be it asker, answerer, or editor), but also all that extra space to the right of them. You can see it by hovering over the empty space on, say, my editor timestamp that is above my bronze badge count, that'll trigger the expanded usercard the same.

I can agree that it's not the most comfortable of arrangements, though thankfully we render the card beneath the link so that you can still click it to see the revisions.

Accept rate isn't on the usercard, in case anyone is curious on that. It's printed beneath it, in the scenario that accept rate is visible. For example, if you check on, say, Eric Lippert, who currently only has 2 questions, then you'll note that the card is the full height depicted in the above image of a full usercard. As such, it's not a part of the usercard so it does not trigger expansion.

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Logically, one might then ask, "Well, why not make the timestamp no longer part of the Usercard? That's just an artifact of how they were originally designed, compared to accept rate having been tacked on when it was introduced!" Good question, eh? Or rather, good feature request, eh? – Grace Note Sep 2 '11 at 12:06
this behavior is way better :) – Nick Dandoulakis Sep 15 '11 at 6:09

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