Why has the SOPA banner disappeared from Stack Overflow when it is so important? The negative reactions don't seem to be very strong.
The notification banner has a maximum life span of 48 hours. Whoever put it up this time specified the lifetime of the banner to be 24 hours (or so).
From the comments below, it appears that it was for 6 hours exactly, which happens to match peak usage times in the US.
So, it appears to have been calculated to reach as many developers in the US as possible, with a minimum disruption to others.
The moderator elections banner was only up for 48 hours.
Seeing as it wasn't reinstated for the elections (though most people wouldn't know the URL any other way), why should the SOPA one be reinstated?