Every time I click on the answer box below a question, a box shows up saying:

Your Answer

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Image: The Your Answer box

I've tried clicking the "ok" button a couple of times, assuming it would either set a cookie in my browser or even change a setting on my account, but the thing just keeps popping up. Because I think I get how I am supposed to answer now that I've read it a thousand times, I'd like to be able to just hide it permanently instead of having to hide it temporarily every time I want to answer a question. Is this possible?

Could you please make a kind of checkbox on the "Your Answer" box, or a setting in the preference, that you can manually disable this box? Otherwise, could you make it hide automatically after clicking "ok" more than a certain amount of times? I can appreciate the suggestions, but it doesn't make sense to me to keep showing that message after somebody's clicked "ok" a couple of times already.

  • I believe it is rep dependent, I just don't know what the threshold is. Dec 27, 2013 at 23:56
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    Don't remember of this popup, even with new browser/IP, might be reputation related indeed. Dec 27, 2013 at 23:57
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    Appears to be new feature, there's also a bug where the "tips on writing great answers" always link to Stack Overflow, even in other sites. Anyway asking to change it so it's hidden after one "ok" is feature request. Dec 28, 2013 at 0:00
  • The threshold is 100; see How to educate people about non-answers?
    – Arjan
    Dec 28, 2013 at 0:04
  • @Arjan good find! :) Dec 28, 2013 at 0:11
  • Not really, @ShadowWizard ;-)
    – Arjan
    Dec 28, 2013 at 0:12


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