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Since yesterday, I'm getting a Really Big Banner ad for DevExpress in a prime location. Also several tags got an icon at the same time.

Am I supposed to see this banner? Looking at other meta threads, I have way more than the 200 rep needed to get these banners suppressed. Yes, I'm logged in.

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Odd, I haven't seen this banner on either of my machines, and I'm pretty sure I don't have any ad-blocking enabled for Stack Overflow. You sure you didn't get logged out? – Aarobot Jul 9 '10 at 13:22
Screenshot? I'm also not seeing a banner. – devinb Jul 9 '10 at 13:40
The dev express boasts free stuff. Why are you complaining about that? – jjnguy Jul 9 '10 at 14:07
@justin I already have the stuff I need. I don't want to waste cycles looking at ads. – devinb Jul 9 '10 at 14:10

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This is, as it were, expected behavior. The large banner is an advertisement for a sponsored tag. It'll appear whenever you're focused on a tag that is sponsored (and in this case, you have c#, winforms, and visual-studio-2010). It cannot be suppressed by high enough reputation.

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Almost all, or maybe all, sponsored tags have banners in that top ad space if you are viewing questions with a sponsored tag (by clickin on a tag). That DevExpress icon on the C# tag is larger than the actual text on the tag, which is why I noticed it more than usual. – Bratch Jul 9 '10 at 16:11
@Bratch Yes, all sponsored tags will have this whenever you are focused on that tag. – Grace Note Jul 9 '10 at 16:16
Jon Skeet having to look at ads, I wonder how that turns out. – Uphill Luge Jul 9 '10 at 17:07
@Hans Jon is a pretty level-headed guy, I honestly think he won't care. – devinb Jul 9 '10 at 17:59

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