Up until some days ago, when tagging a question, the popups would indicate that said tag had been used x times in the form of
[tag] × 2814; see the following screenshot, courtesy of this question:
× symbol is gone now, and the numbers now look a bit confusing, to me at least. I also notice they're darker now (maybe part of the ongoing CSS refactoring which has caused some UI regressions already).
I feel like the
× conveyed more information on the number next to it than no symbol at all. It's pretty common to have this letter/symbol denote a number of instances, and no symbol conflates a bit with the way tag scores are displayed, when it's not at all the same thing (this display kept the
If this design change is intentional, what is the rationale behind it? If not, can it please be brought back?