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When I log in to Stack Overflow, the top banner says "Welcome to Stack Overflow! Visit your user page to set your name and email." But I have set it, as witnessed by the Autobiographer badge.

Now that I have "registered" here, I get the same thing: "Welcome to Meta Stack Overflow! Visit your user page to set your name and email."

Is this normal?

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No, that's not normal. Your username is set and so is your email address (since you don't have an identicon). Please wipe your browser cache, sometimes that solves issues like this. – balpha Feb 20 '10 at 16:32
Have you tried clicking on the [x] ? – Brad Gilbert Feb 20 '10 at 16:36
Oh my, don't I feel stupid now! That worked. The thing is, I don't understand /why/ it appears at all. Having clicked the [x] now, I think the site knows I do not want to see it, but still believes I should set my name and e-mail. – janmoesen Feb 20 '10 at 19:35
If I'm reading this right I raised a similar issue against StackExchange:… – Rich Seller Feb 21 '10 at 0:22
I also had this issue. I didn't realize I had to dismiss the notification even after the issue was resolved. – John Himmelman Mar 24 '10 at 18:38
I am having this issue. I agree that it is misleading to merely dismiss it by clicking the [x]. It should detect that the conditions it is checking for are satisfied, assuming it is checking at all. – dlaliberte Apr 9 '10 at 14:05
so is it a bug or a feature? ;-) – user147083 May 14 '10 at 16:18

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