We need a way to disable the Stack Exchange bar at the top-left of every SE site.
I'm not saying take it away. I'm saying give us the option to take it away.
It's noise IMHO. It shows me replies across all the SE sites. If I wanted to see a response, I'd hit the response tab on my user page.
After I visit the response tab, the number icon in the SE bar (top left) doesn't decrease, so I have to take one more step (clicking that bar); otherwise, later, I will think I have replies though I've already read them.
I can understand why people generally aren't having this issue. I'm having this issue because I use 11 different SE sites. If you actually use that many different SE sites, you can understand my situation.
Say if there are 10 new answers in your SuperDrowndown and you've only got time to read 3 of them right now? You'd hit that superdropdown read 3 of them and there is no indication that 7 of them are still unread. See my point now? I'm missing out my replies because I don't often have time to "clear all the replies" in 1 shot