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Well, I agree with the 'Wood that this information is noisy and irrelevant to most users of the site.

However.

Its not completely useless information to a poster.

Its all about the unobtrusive UI's. When I click upvote, a white box appears. Eventually it becomes like the answering machine - "You know what to do."

On voting, you can either fill it in, or just leave it (which is equivalent to hanging up without leaving a message).

Anonymous voting is a site wide setting that can be switched on/off on the profile page.

Cowardice mode?    On / Off

The useful info to the poster is displayed on flyover of the up/downvote widgets.

Well, I agree with the 'Wood that this information is noisy and irrelevant to most users of the site.

However.

Its not completely useless information to a poster.

Its all about the unobtrusive UI's. When I click upvote, a white box appears. Eventually it becomes like the answering machine - "You know what to do."

On voting, you can either fill it in, or just leave it (which is equivalent to hanging up without leaving a message).

Anonymous voting is a site wide setting that can be switched on/off on the profile page.

Cowardice mode?    On / Off

The useful info to the poster is displayed on flyover of the up/downvote widgets.

Well, I agree with the 'Wood that this information is noisy and irrelevant to most users of the site.

However.

Its not completely useless information to a poster.

Its all about the unobtrusive UI's. When I click upvote, a white box appears. Eventually it becomes like the answering machine - "You know what to do."

On voting, you can either fill it in, or just leave it (which is equivalent to hanging up without leaving a message).

Anonymous voting is a site wide setting that can be switched on/off on the profile page.

Cowardice mode?    On / Off

The useful info to the poster is displayed on flyover of the up/downvote widgets.

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Well, I agree with the 'Wood that this information is noisy and irrelevant to most users of the site.

However.

Its not completely useless information to a poster.

Its all about the unobtrusive UI's. When I click upvote, a white box appears. Eventually it becomes like the answering machine - "You know what to do."

On voting, you can either fill it in, or just leave it (which is equivalent to hanging up without leaving a message).

Anonymous voting is a site wide setting that can be switched on/off on the profile page.

Cowardice mode?    On / Off

The useful info to the poster is displayed on flyover of the up/downvote widgets.