Out of curiosity, and because I close and forget about them, which categories can the info bars fall under? Right now I have three:

  • You've earned a badge
  • Your associated account +100 rep
  • Earned a privilege

How many more of these exist?

In the comments these were listed:

  • Moderator Elections (Mysticial)
  • Migration (Manishearth)
  • Pending Bounties (Manishearth)
  • Moderator messages and suspensions—you'll get them if you're the recipient or you're a mod on the site and another mod sent one. (waiwai933)

I think some were temporary and there are alerts in a box below the logo like downtime alerts (animuson)

  • This is rather open-ended, and is worded in such a way that it's a challenge to see how many orange bars can be stacked up before people click "x" to dismiss them. Your answer is unknown/defined by system resources.
    – casperOne
    May 6, 2012 at 18:12
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    Downtime alerts normally appear in a different box down below the logo and links.
    – animuson StaffMod
    May 6, 2012 at 18:12
  • I've had 3 before: Badge, Privilege, and Moderator Election banner.
    – Mysticial
    May 6, 2012 at 18:14
  • @casperOne Gotcha, I was thinking it's a finite list but didn't know that system resources affected it. May 6, 2012 at 18:14
  • @MiaDiLorenzo Well, more likely system resources on your end. If you have a gazillion bars not dismissed, then well, that's your prerogative, and limited to your very specific set of resources available to you in the browser process.
    – casperOne
    May 6, 2012 at 18:17
  • I know how to make more stack up. Check out the StackExchange.notify object in your browser JS console. One of the methods (can't remember which, on mobile) adds a bar when you provide the HTML contents as a parameter. It's most pribably infinite. May 6, 2012 at 18:17
  • If you want, I can complete your 'challenge' in a day. Just let me get back to a desktop browser. :) May 6, 2012 at 18:18
  • @Manishearth YES! It's StackExchange.notify.show("message") Fantastic, Manishearth! May 6, 2012 at 18:19
  • Well, the purpose of the question was to identify the types of messages (like badge, rep, moderator), but I did phrase it like a game. May 6, 2012 at 18:20
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    @Mia IIRC, that's not the one, it's the one with a longer name. This one works, but the dismiss buttons don't on these. May 6, 2012 at 18:21
  • @Manishearth Phew, they go away with a refresh. I wonder what it is, the only other promising notify function was showMessages and it's not the right one either. May 6, 2012 at 18:25
  • Badges, , migration, pending bounties.. That's it I think. Regarding the notify object, I'll check it out tomorrow. Of course they go away with a refresh, the sticky ones are server side. I can userscript a few stickies for you though ;) May 6, 2012 at 18:31
  • If you edit your question to make it less challenge-y, I'll vote to reopen for you. May 6, 2012 at 18:32
  • Well, it's still a "List" question which I should've seen as not a good type of question. Thanks for the offer but I think it'll get closed again. Anyway, the manual insertion of header bars was good fun. May 6, 2012 at 18:35
  • @Mia not really a list, since the answer set is small. Its something the devs would know, I guess. Or long time users. Though you might be right thay it may get reclosed. Anyway, you still need a few reopenvotes. May 6, 2012 at 19:20

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(CW since no one may know the full thing)

Please try adding the text for each message if you recall it.

Normal stuff

  • Badges [You've earned the "Civic Duty" badge. See your profile.]
  • Privileges [You have gained the privilege-- ]
  • Pending bounty(on all sites)
  • Auto awarded bounty (I think)
  • Your associated account ... awards +100 rep

Due to mod magic

  • Migrated question (but not answer)
  • Suspended account
  • Mod message sent to you

Mod stuff

  • All mod messages
  • All suspensions
  • Esoteric stuff I'm not meant to know.

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