Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons: sometimes ends with a period, sometimes not.

tooltip of acceptance button

tooltip of voting button

  • Perhaps the first one should read "You accepted this answer (click to undo).". However accepting a different answer will unaccept this one as well ... so that won't be strictly correct either ... Jun 20, 2020 at 16:02
  • In any case the ; looks weird, the whole phrase as is doesn't look correct ... although it passes a grammar check .... Jun 20, 2020 at 16:06
  • Dupe of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/349532/…? Jun 20, 2020 at 18:11
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    @HolyBlackCat that one is about what actual form the tooltips take. Some are the built in mechanism of the browser via the title attribute, some are the insta-showing ones through some JS library. This is about inconsistency in the message itself of one specific tooltip - the voting one.
    – VLAZ
    Jun 21, 2020 at 9:19
  • @VLAZ I mention both those issues in my question. Jun 21, 2020 at 10:20

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The examples referred in the question have been fixed. They no longer end with a period (which I think is consistent with Stacks style guide) and the acceptance tooltip now also includes a timestamp. As seen in the screenshot:

tooltips of voting and acceptance buttons

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