Voting without karma should result in a tooltip

asked 2011-07-28 16:03:42 -0500

mether gravatar image

If I try to vote down or vote up a question anonymously, there is a tooltip that informs the user that they should be logged in. However if they have already logged in but don't have enough karma, voting results is nothing happening. This is confusing. A tooltip should inform the user that they don't have enough karma and to see the FAQ for details, hyperlink to the faq page as well.

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Ok, it means that something got broken, I'll take a look.
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-07-28 16:07:07 -0500 )edit
It works fine on my test site - both kinds of vote trigger a notice if karma is not enough.
NoahY gravatar image NoahY  ( 2011-07-28 22:45:33 -0500 )edit
0.7.8 works as expected for me. thanks!
mether gravatar image mether  ( 2011-07-31 09:07:28 -0500 )edit

I agree with this. I have been searching far and wide...and as a new user it's very unclear HOW to earn karma points and what the benefit is. I was trying to vote up a question and can't...but no explanation as to HOW. Might be useful to include a link on the message that says 'you need X karma points' to something that says HOW you can earn the points. Otherwise users will just give up and not use this feature.

gmustuk gravatar image gmustuk  ( 2012-01-17 11:07:26 -0500 )edit

After looking far and wide I noticed the tiny FAQ link in the footer. That should be much more prominent at the top by tags, people, badges.

gmustuk gravatar image gmustuk  ( 2012-01-17 11:16:58 -0500 )edit