Sometimes you can see a box appearing telling you you can't upvote if you don't have enough rep or telling you you can't accept your own answer yet and so on (I hope you get what I'm talking about).
For now you have to click inside the box to dismiss it.
Wouldn't it be more user-friendly and less surprising for the user if you just had to click outside the box to dismiss it?
I regularly forget that I have to click inside so I click outside (the usual behavior of such overlays is to disappear when the user clicks outside imo); then nothing happens so I read the box. Then I click inside to close it. But it Makes me think!
Isn't having to specify how to close the box a sign of bad design?
What do you think?