not sure why I didn't received that message (the one talking about the help button) by email. Strange.
In any case... I'd keep this resolved and perhaps continue the discussion in the original bug (
MDL-13371). IMO there are various alternatives open there (help icon near each menu, inline scale description...) and we should agree about them there. More now, if we want to show things differently between AJAX/no AJAX ratings.
Perhaps we can address
MDL-13371 for 1.9.5 and introduce there the AJAX/no AJAX variants to see if the discussion evolves (there or in moodle.org forums). Does this sound ok?