Whenever I visit any StackExchange site, I find myself constantly closing messages at the top bar. They keep coming at me one after another. They either welcome me, tell me to log in, tell me that I am already logged in or I earned this badge or that privilege. Finally the page moves up the way it is supposed to be.
I feel lucky if I only have to deal with two. Isn't this a little overkill? I suggest to put the rewards in the inbox. The auto login message is completely superfluous. OK, so you can keep track of me across sites. Congrats. So maybe a welcome message to the new comers and that's it.
I think pretty much everyone can tell that they are logged in when the welcome bar goes away. What do you think?