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I noticed today when I was viewing my profile, looking at my reputation, that if you hover over a bar on your "reputation graph" the tooltip shows the date and the exact reputation earned like so:

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However, if you have only earned a very small amount of reputation proportional to another day on your chart, the bar is very small (as it should be); except the "hoverable" area also becomes extremely small (and by extension hard to hover over). I suggest increasing the hover area to the size of that "entire day" regardless of reputation earned that day to increase usability:

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If you hover anywhere in the red box the tooltip would appear. Obviously not a big issue but I think it would be useful.

EDIT: In response to Benjamin Gruenbaum discussing possible development overhead, I disagree. Here's a fiddle I put together in five minutes demonstrating this change: (observe the behavior of the left-most bar)

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Fair request, simple to do. +1 from me. :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 16 '13 at 13:54
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Yeah, this was simple, so I did it. Also added a subtle hover to the container's background color, to hopefully help indicate there's a tooltip.


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* this is only on Meta right now - it will be rolled out everywhere later. – Jarrod Dixon Jun 22 '13 at 23:32
Awesome! If this can be also applied to the big graph it would be even awesomer... ;) – Shadow Wizard Jun 23 '13 at 8:18
Reps given. Thanks a ton! – Mansfield Jun 23 '13 at 19:52
Knock knock... who is there? bug with Opera. :) – Shadow Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 12:10

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