Just visited SO and for some reason I wasn't logged in (strange, I was last night), but didn't notice and then tried to upvote an answer. I got the orange box popup which I thought used to say "you need XXX reputation to vote" or similar but instead I got this:

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which I presume should have said something else in there as well as "click to dismiss" :-)

If it helps, FF 3.6 on Ubuntu 10.10...

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    The messagebox was speechless ;-). Nice catch. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:10
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    Can you re-reproduce?
    – Pekka
    Dec 24, 2010 at 22:05
  • Not so far although I'm temporarily away from the machine I had it on. Can't reproduce on FF on a mac. Thinking it may have been in the (brief) period between not being logged in and the auto-login taking place though...
    – richsage
    Dec 25, 2010 at 3:30

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I can't reproduce this -- I visited SO in chrome incognito mode, clicked upvote, and got the standard box:

Please login or register to vote for this post.

(click on this box to dismiss)

  • Have to say I can't reproduce it now either, although the screenshot above was after I'd clicked upvote a couple of times too. Very bizarre, although as I put above, I have a feeling it may be linked to the interstitial period when the automatic login is happening.
    – richsage
    Dec 26, 2010 at 19:38

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