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The message bar when I get a new badge reads "You've earned the whatever badge. See your profile." If I view my profile using the "profile" link, the notification bar goes away. But if I view my profile in another way (by clicking on my username for example) the notification does not go away. Seems like both should get rid of the notification.

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A single notification bar would be nice. I have had at least 2 show up, then I'm forced to go deal with it as I lose my screen real-estate - by an overtly orange bar nonetheless. I don't mind the notifications, actually I like them.

However, it would be nice if there were some options:

  1. preference to dismiss notification bars based on an interval
  2. opt to not have them shown
  3. make the reward notification bar a bit smaller
  4. combine multiple awards into one notification
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This is what I talked about: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39095 These orange bars are very annoying! I have received so many today! – GEOCHET Feb 11 '10 at 18:29
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@Tony maybe you shouldn't be such an overachiever! – Jared Harley Feb 11 '10 at 18:31
    
@Tony: your example inspired me to be creative with some suggestions. If they get noticed, improved, and ok'd, then your voice has been heard and the community is better for it. ;) – IAbstract Feb 11 '10 at 18:45
    
Thank you. You are a rare polite voice today! – GEOCHET Feb 11 '10 at 18:47
    
So...why did this answer get down-voted? A polite comment can get the concern rectified pretty quickly. ;) – IAbstract Feb 11 '10 at 19:33

I like that the notifications are "sticky." I might have other reasons to peek at my profile without digging into the reason for the notification.

The notification is a good "sticky note" to remind me to check something specific. When I am done with it, I can click on the profile link or the "X" to dismiss it. I wouldn't want it inadvertently dismissed as a side effect of something else I did.

I vote to leave it the way it is.

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