Hovering over the favourite button on a question gives you a tooltip with the text:

This is a favorite question (click again to undo)

Even if you haven't favourited the question.

Shouldn't it be something like Click to favorite this question?

  • What if it is already clicked?
    – JonW
    Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 13:32
  • You get the same message @JonW Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 13:32
  • But in that case if you click it you will un-favourite it. The message needs to be suitable for both the selected and unselected states.
    – JonW
    Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 13:35
  • I was thinking of a different message depending on what state it is... Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 13:35
  • It's consistent with the voting arrows, except they don't show the "click again to Undo" until they are clicked. Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 14:45
  • @ShadowWizard Sorry - didn't see that question. It's not consistent with the answer accept button though! Please see my comment on Doorknob's answer Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 15:13

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Why is that not correct?

The tooltip is telling you in what situation to click the star ("This is a favorite question").

It is also telling you that this can be undone ("(click again to undo)").

  • Hmmm... makes sense, but then why not make it consistent with the 'accept answer' button? Answer button is Click to accept this answer because it solved your problem or was the most helpful in finding your solution (click again to undo) so why not prepend Click to on the favourite button? Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 15:12

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