As I understand, voting on the meta is supposed to be fundamentally different than voting on the main. By this I mean on the Main:

  • Upvotes mean: well researched, clear etc.
  • Downvotes mean: badly researched, unclear etc.

On the Meta:

  • Upvotes: I agree
  • Downvotes: I disagree

So why is it that when I hover over the up and down vote buttons on a post in the meta it shows the same hover text as on the main?

This could be misinformative to users who may be unaware on how meta voting works.

So changing the hover text to "I agree with this answer/question/whatever" and "I disagree with this answer/question/whatever" may help distinguish clearly the functionality of voting on the meta.

This may be applicable to other metas as well so this question may possibly need to be migrated to the SE meta.

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    $\begingroup$ By the way, this question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. +1. $\endgroup$
    – hrkrshnn
    Aug 30, 2014 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ Related, declined, feature request on meta.SE. $\endgroup$
    – Daniel R
    Aug 30, 2014 at 15:13
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielR Do you know why exactly it was declined? $\endgroup$ Aug 30, 2014 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ Jeff Atwood seems to have been against it, as his heavily downvoted answer suggests. This could have something to do with it. But it's only speculation, I haven't seen the post before. I agree with your suggestion fwiw (+1). $\endgroup$
    – Daniel R
    Aug 30, 2014 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ BTW: The original intent for the agree/disagree voting system was limited to feature-request questions only. While we (and some other sites) do extend the same scheme to most questions on meta, I don't know if that is in fact universally true. $\endgroup$ Sep 1, 2014 at 8:00


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