On the left of each question, add a tooltip (i.e. title attribute) to the number with the score (up/down votes result) and the number of people who starred this. Suggested wordings:

  • "Question's voting score"
  • "Number of users who starred this question"

This can help newbie users to figure out what these number mean.

EDIT after comments (@JonW):

Looks like this feature is already in place, it's just not working for me (Firefox). My source code is:

<span itemprop="upvoteCount" class="vote-count-post ">0</span>

According to @PeterJ the tooltip is only shown when you have 1000 reputation. This is ridiculous! An explanation provided just for the experts, not for the newbies?!?

This is not a duplicate of Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes); I'm asking just to include a tooltip to an already existing information.

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    Um, that exists already. Unless I'm misunderstanding this question. – JonW Dec 3 '15 at 12:21
  • On this page itself, when I hover the 0 (between the up/down vote arrow button) I don't get any tooltip (in Firefox). On the buttons I do get a tooltip. – Thomas Landauer Dec 3 '15 at 12:23
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    There is one in there too. Check the source: <span itemprop="upvoteCount" class="vote-count-post " title="View upvote and downvote totals" style="cursor: pointer;">0</span> – JonW Dec 3 '15 at 12:25
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    @JonW That's blank when you have < 1000 rep (because you can't see vote splits) – PeterJ Dec 3 '15 at 12:30

It seems this indeed isn't implemented yet. If you don't have enough reputation to see votes, you won't see the tooltip either. There is just none defined.

I agree this would be useful to other users, maybe instead of a tooltip we should give more information, something in the line of:

Once you have [enough reputation][LINK], you can see the upvotes and downvotes totals.

Where [LINK] links to the Established user privilege page. This would be helpful to new users that want to know how to achieve that privilege.

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