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Sometimes I see comments mentioning edits to questions and I confirm that the poster's reputation is under 2000 before proceeding to make the edit (since I don't want to accidentally clobber his edits if possible). Also sometimes a user will ask a question about SO itself as a comment and in order to answer him properly I need to know what his reputation is so I can tell him what his options are.

I'm wondering if anyone else would see any use for having a tooltip for the usernames in comments. Mouse over a user, and it would pop up at least the reputation number of that user, if not his entire flair box.

It would save me a click every now and then. I might be the only one, though.


It would also be useful for Community Wiki questions and answers, as they don't list reputation like normal questions and answers do.

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I can't tell! There's no tooltip and my arthritis is keeping me from clicking your username! – JSONBog Jul 30 '09 at 12:57
    
i cant up vote it cuz i'm new, but i like the idea. – Good Time Tribe Sep 24 '09 at 23:10
    
Well now this is implemented, but it's just a raw number. How long until the Meta questions start coming in "what is this number in the tooltip over usernames in comments??" – Kip Dec 17 '09 at 15:23
    
@Kip: Don't say things like that. You make me so sad. – JSONBog Dec 17 '09 at 16:33
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fyi: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/33307/… – Kip Dec 18 '09 at 3:17

Jeff loves jQuery. jQuery tooltip could do this easily. I'd like to see it too.

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The only reason I wouldn't like it is because the tooltip might cover up other comments if you hovered over it accidentally. But, you could always move it :) – Tyler Carter Jul 30 '09 at 14:41
    
@Chacha102: You'd want to have a short delay on it, obviously. – JSONBog Jul 30 '09 at 15:24

There's a greasemonkey script to do this...

Greasemonkey script to load user-rep within comments

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Why am I not surprised. ;) – gnostradamus Jul 30 '09 at 15:32
    
Oh, I dunno. Hey! You have 1,815 points, and 14 metals :) – Sampson Jul 30 '09 at 15:37
    
There's a script for that... – Joel Coehoorn Oct 22 '09 at 21:04

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