This is bonkers:
- Stack Exchange message counter
- Stack Overflow popup notification bar
- Mailbox icon
And I see this basically every day! It's not like I haven't visited the site in six months and I need the notification bar to tell me something has changed, I GET IT.
Suggestion: Lose the popup notification bar if item count < 20, or if last visit date < 1 week, or if it's toggled off manually in a preference option somewhere.
The Stack Exchange message count indicator I'm okay with as well as the mailbox icon, since they're subdued, unlike the popup notification bar, which repops on ever page I visit until I look at my favorites.
It's very frustrating.