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Just discoved this:

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(Tooltip showing the exact value as already shown)

This just made me think:

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Question:

Isn't the tooltip showing redundant information?

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    Suppose a new user see the top bar. He see "1". He has no idea what it means so he hover. "Ah, this is my reputation. Cool!" – Shadow9 Mar 5 '14 at 13:41
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    Thanks, guys. Following the idea of @ShadowWizard, one could argue to give everything a tooltip (including e.g. the logo image on the site - "I see a logo ... what's that? ... <hovers> ... "Logo" ... oh hey, this is a logo, cool...") – Uwe Keim Mar 5 '14 at 13:46
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    @UweKeim actually many of the stuff got a tooltip already and alt is a required HTML attribute for images to give alternative text when the image isn't available or for screen readers. So yes, even site logo should have alt text saying "site logo". – Shadow9 Mar 5 '14 at 13:48
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    @LowerClassOverflowian true, but I doubt SE will implement custom tooltip. It means lots of client side code running for little gain. Also faster title might upset users who are used to the generic tooltip of browsers. – Shadow9 Mar 5 '14 at 13:57

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