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Meaningful hovertext for voting area

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I notice that a number is displayed as the hovertext / tooltip when hovering over the voting buttons and current score of a post. Would it be helpful for the hovertext to include a brief description (maybe a word or two) of what this number indicates?

Voting buttons with hover text saying "0.5"

At present I'm curious about what the number means, but extra text in the hovertext seems more helpful for future users than having an answer on Meta.

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As sau226 mentioned, this is the score of the post. Since the way we calculate post score can be a little confusing, there's a help center article that explains exactly how it works.

I agree that it'd make sense to add something like "Score: 0.5" or similar, to clarify what that number is.

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The tooltip value is what appears to be the post's score (see here for the relevant code), which in the case you are showing appears to be 0.5 internally.

If you have any feature requests, they can be passed onto the developers via GitHub, where these issues are typically tracked.

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