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Make the New blog message disappear after reading it

A new blog post has been added today, and the "new" tag is driving me crazy. I'm so used to the scheme "red thingy on top of SO - your attention is needed!" that I just can't look away.

It has already been asked when it will go away on its own, see this meta question. What I'd like to know however is: how can I make it disappear right now?

If I can't make it go away - can you please implement means to make it go away?

It's just itching me so much I feel I can't visit SO until I got rid of it. I even considered sticking a piece of a post-it on the screen to cover it up.

Help. Please!

  • Mind telling me of which question this is supposed to be a duplicate? The one I mentioned asks when it will go away on its own, I'm requesting a feature to dismiss it manually though. Isn't that something completely different?
    – Toastor
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 15:23
  • I guess you squashed it with your edit, but since it was presumably inside the 5min window we can't see it. Anyway, I assume the duplicate is meta.stackexchange.com/questions/101315/…
    – DMA57361
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 15:26
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    I assume this is a carefully-crafted joke, since nobody could possibly be that itchy about a little red icon on a form. I'm married, so believe me, things like this don't even hit my radar.
    – user102937
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 15:27
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    well it is a tad annoying @Robert given the close proximity to the other alerts for the mods...
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 15:27
  • I'm married as well. I'm even proud father to a little son, age six months. Maybe that's why the icon is itching me so much - I've learnt to quickly get rid of tiny, annoying things which are just lying around, before they end up in my sons mouth.
    – Toastor
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 15:31
  • DMA57361 is right about the duplicate, though.
    – Toastor
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 15:34
  • So when can we get the chat link back? Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 20:42


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