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The star for favourites gives the same tool tip text regardless of state
"This is a favorite question" tooltip when not favorite

This is just an observation while I use stackexchange website. Whenever I hover over the star on the question, I see the same caption

This is a favourite question (Click again to undo)

as if I had already marked it as a favourite question.

Even after starring it as my favourite question, I see the same caption when i hover on the star.

Is this a expected behaviour of the website or needs attention of the development team?

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    This sounds like a bug to me. It should probably say something like "star to mark as favourite" until you actually do so.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 19:51
  • Or "click to mark as favorite."
    – user102937
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 19:55
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    Note that the tooltips for the voting arrows behave similarly, describing what the button's purpose is rather than its current state.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 19:56
  • @Anna now that you have the power, why not change it yourself? :D Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 15:00


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