How to disable this virus Welcome back banner? I quite tired of closing it each time I enter site. Btw, did the genius inventor of it hope that user will read this marvelous banner hundreds of times at each enter?

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closed as off-topic by ShaWiz, Glorfindel, rene, Rory Alsop, Ward Aug 1 '17 at 15:35

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    Bug? Virus? Really?? – ShaWiz Aug 1 '17 at 11:17
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is just pointless rant, not actual request – ShaWiz Aug 1 '17 at 11:17
  • @ShadowWizard I wonder why the gray background doesn't cover all the banner o.o – ItamarG3 Aug 1 '17 at 11:19
  • @ItamarG3 no idea, will take a look when seeing it, maybe with one of my sock accounts. :) – ShaWiz Aug 1 '17 at 11:19
  • @ShadowWizard I can't see it. How do I repro? – ItamarG3 Aug 1 '17 at 11:20
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    @ItamarG3 don't visit for a while (maybe even a month) then you'll see it when coming back and viewing a question. – ShaWiz Aug 1 '17 at 11:21
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    Really! If you don't have enough experience and vision to understand its harm, then of course it is 'just pointless rant'. – midenok Aug 1 '17 at 11:21
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    With experience and vision I actually understand how much voting is vital for Stack Exchange, even these days, so the banner must stay. – ShaWiz Aug 1 '17 at 11:22
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    Google for a question on a site you didn't visit for some time. I used this search google.com/… @ItamarG3 – Patrick Hofman Aug 1 '17 at 11:22
  • @PatrickHofman thanks. I have just the site (3d print...) – ItamarG3 Aug 1 '17 at 11:23
  • Why do you connect it with voting? Do you think showing it multiple times to one man will make it voting? I vote btw, so why it shows to me if algorithm can check average user activity? Anyway, telling something to a man many times is a BAD IDEA. Besides that no one will read it second time, it's just stupid! – midenok Aug 1 '17 at 11:26
  • Midenok - it doesn't appear to those who use the site frequently. It is a reminder for those who don't. You don't need to see it... – Rory Alsop Aug 1 '17 at 13:59
  • I use it frequently and I see it frequently (every day). Maybe it is a bug? – midenok Aug 1 '17 at 15:52

I think the banner is good. It encourages good behavior. If you haven't been around for a long time you might need a reminder to vote on the posts. That is what quality control is about.

I wonder why you think this banner is a bad idea. Note that Stack Exchange isn't there just for you to get your answer and then move on. You can invest just a little by voting on the usefulness of posts. That helps future visitors to see the best answers first.

Calling the banner a virus is showing your lack of appreciation for all the hard work is done to get you your answer. A shame.

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    @midenok Calm down. The way you are choosing to express yourself isn't helping your request. – yannis Aug 1 '17 at 11:25
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    @midenok Mind your words. This was exactly what yannis was talking about. Don't take this too personal... – Patrick Hofman Aug 1 '17 at 11:35
  • Yes, it is a virus! You are doing your job because of duty before community, not for appreciation. Like I do. If you expect something in exchange, then you are just consumer. And if you are asking for it, then it is worse. From now on I will stop voting because I've already spent my click on this attention eater. – midenok Aug 1 '17 at 15:58

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