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Notification bar doesn't disappear on clicking the question

The scenario was as follow:

I had 4 tabs on Firefox 12.0 under Ubuntu 12.04 opened on stackoverflow. Mean while, an orange bar appears stating that I've earned a new badge.

I clicked the profile link that opened a new browser tab with my user profile!

After viewing it, I closed the tab and returned to the previous one, but the orange bar was still there! I've click on the link again and again... The orange bar was persistent, so I pressed the X to close it.

The question is:

Shouldn't the orange bar get closed if I follow the profile link? Since I've already noticed it and take some action in regards to its contents!

Additionally,

I was only expecting it to close on the tab where I follow the profile link from! But since it pop'd out on all 4 tabs, should disappear on all 4 as well, for consistency sake.


Notes:

On this question, the OP stated that by clicking the profile link, the orange notification bar got closed! Quotation: "I have to click on the profile link to make it disappear."

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, ChrisF, kiamlaluno, Manishearth, Martin. May 11 '12 at 10:46

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I saw that, but quoting from Notification Bar doesn't...: "I have to click on the profile link to make it disappear" and that's exactly what I did and the Orange bar didn't disappear! –  Zuul May 10 '12 at 10:07
    
Oh, yeah it appears your problem is that it was open on each of the 4 tabs, and it doesn't close on all 4 tabs when you close it on one of them. You have to refresh the page, then it'll be gone. –  Cody Gray May 10 '12 at 10:09
    
Actually I was only expecting it to close on the tab where I follow the link! But since it pop'd out on all 4 tabs, should disappear on all 4 as well, for consistency sake. –  Zuul May 10 '12 at 10:27
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I'm no guru, but it seems like this is a lot of work (configuring the system to push notifications about whether or not a notification has been dismissed) for no real gain (helping you remember that... you just clicked on the banner manually, apparently?). –  Pops May 10 '12 at 13:46

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Have to be frank here: No, we won't be doing this.

You're talking about a complex inter-tab push system (which we have for other uses, but that's besides the point) to alert every page you have open to dismiss a banner that will go away itself on the next page load because you chose to open it in a new tab (not something the link would do itself).

This is definitely not a bug. Related: there are other, larger, changes in the pipe to those banners...time spent on anything like this would be wasted dev effort.

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Tks! I just needed some clarification to why did it happen! –  Zuul May 11 '12 at 11:07
    
+1 for "there are other, larger, changes in the pipe to those banners". –  Jon Ericson May 11 '12 at 16:38

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