2 lines in notification bar breaks layout
The "first time here" banner on some sites has gotten out of hand. See here:
I've been using SE sites for long enough to know that the few pixels poking down from the banner belong to the "log in" link, but a newish user probably wouldn't. And good luck finding the FAQ, about page, SE dropdown, &c. I know, there's a "close this banner" box, but it's not very conspicuous, and we probably don't want to be making users' lives more annoying anyways. Can there be a cap on the length/size of these banner messages?
PS There's a grammatical error in the banner text, but in the interest of keeping distinct issues separate, I'll post that as a separate question in a moment. EDIT: here it is.
PPS For those keeping score at home, I have now fulfilled my campaign promise to provide a freehand circle with a freehand drop shadow.