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As a mod on a scientific stack, this drives me nuts. Research effort is built-in to our community's self-determined quality control, and this tooltip was the most concrete support for that approach in the actual site machinery. I don't recall (and please point me to it if it exists) any community discussion about this change, and I certainly wouldn't want it ...


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Thank you for the feedback on this and the impact changing the wording has here. We want to be sure that copy is clear, concise, and useful and this seems like a change we need to discuss more before making changes. We also realize that, as a text-based platform with complex systems, precise wording is necessary to ensure proper usage of tooling. We'll keep ...


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Changing the message has removed the reason why users edited their posts and added the research, in order to improve or make it comply with their site's guidelines. Whenever I saw a post which I had downvoted show effort and research (which was not the "I googled" variant), I would very often retract the downvote and if the post was improved ...


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I keep checking in from time to time, and you know, it is incredibly demoralizing to see unilateral changes like this pass without prior discussion with the community. I thought we talked about this and agreed not to breach community's trust in SE company's actions in this way, many times before. This, and the recent "clap" buttons make me really ...


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These were a series of small follow up tasks related to larger projects that recently shipped: Edit button update was tied to the close flow changes. Brian explains more here. The summary tab update is a follow-up task to Question & Answer Follow. Adam included an update about the profile changes to the original post. The voting tooltip was updated as ...


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It has been suggested to potentially post my comments on the question as an answer: Regardless of the messages in these notifications, let's change the look and feel of the UI back to before. The older style of tooltips that this site has used work great. In particular, they are unobtrusive. For example, there is a small, roughly 1-second delay before ...


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I could see some value in this being visible to 10k+ users (when you unlock the anonymous vote count statistics anyway), but for 'fresh' users it's going to be unnecessarily confusing (just like you already mention in your last paragraph). If this would be implemented for everyone, I can about guarantee you the meta sites will be flooded by people asking why ...


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I don't think this is going to work, but here is a method to generate such a graph to find out. I'll illustrate with one of my own examples (anecdotal evidence, but I'm sure it applies to many more situations), Evenly space multiple views within a container view. As of iOS 9 (5 years ago), there's a dedicated solution for this, which I wrote an answer about. ...


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