The biggest peeve is sometimes I vote up an answer mid-way through reading it, and the "don't forget to accept" message blocks the remaining text, so I scramble and triple-click it until it closes.

Anyways I frequently scan my question list and search for SO's reminders, ("Consider accepting an answer") so the "don't forget to accept" is wholly unnecessary to some, and there should be a way to disable it. Do you think so too?

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It goes away after 1 month automatically. Just wait.

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    Excellent! Thanks so much. Very smart site. Aug 14, 2009 at 23:16
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    A month after being posted? A month after the last comment/answer? A month without a view?
    – Randell
    Aug 27, 2009 at 6:54
  • I have my Yearling badge, and still get this message every day. May 14, 2011 at 10:45
  • In a more recent question, Jeff has said it expires in 60 days.
    – wim
    Aug 30, 2011 at 2:55
  • Hey this is really unspecific, could you please clarify? Jul 18, 2019 at 18:23

Doesn't bother me, really. I think it's an important feature to make sure people accept answers to questions that have been answered, and I don't particularly see a need for being able to disable it. If it becomes to easy to dismiss it might as well not exist, since no one would read it.

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