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As more experienced users know, votes work differently on Meta. However, the tooltips still say the same as on other StackExchange sites:

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The tooltips are:

  • Question up vote: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear.
  • Question down vote: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful.
  • Answer up vote: This answer is useful.
  • Answer down vote: This answer is not useful.

I think the tooltips should be fixed on meta to speak their actual meaning.

Although I understand why the votes have different meaning on Meta, it is quite a bad practice to change the expected behaviour of already established elements. In this situation maximum should be done to correct for this bad practice; either by some notifications to the new user, pop-ups, ... Fixing wrong tooltips is the absolute minimum that should surely be done in this regard.

marked as duplicate by Rory, Asad Saeeduddin, Hugo Dozois, hims056, JonW Jun 26 '13 at 17:51

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    They don't always have a different meaning. I vote up or down for the usual reasons most of the time. – Bart Jun 26 '13 at 16:10
  • Declined, but related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75049/… – LittleBobbyTables Jun 26 '13 at 16:11
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    @LBT That is a duplicate, not just related I believe. – Asad Saeeduddin Jun 26 '13 at 16:18
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    +1 for the recursion... – user000001 Jun 26 '13 at 16:20
  • You have not dissapointed me @user000001, I hoped somebody will like it! ;-) They have broken it a bit; hope someone will not even edit the question :-) – Tomas Jun 26 '13 at 16:23
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    @Asad duplicates of declined questions with so many upvotes should be reviewed from time to time :-) – Tomas Jun 26 '13 at 16:25
  • @Tomas I absolutely agree. That doesn't change the fact that this is a dupe though. – Asad Saeeduddin Jun 26 '13 at 16:27
  • @Tomas Fixed the recursion for you :) – Asad Saeeduddin Jun 26 '13 at 16:39
  • @Asad not by downvoting!!! ;-) – Tomas Jun 26 '13 at 16:41

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