For me this area, red box:
is completely annoying and pointless.
Is there an option to turn it off?
If not, should you dudes add such an option?
- I'm not, in any way, opposed to SO monetizing.
- Actually if that was an ad it would be less annoying, strangely enough.
- A great way to think about the huge mistake made here in your business model: that square indicated in red is exactly an example of the sort of crap that Google know to never, ever - ever - put on their product.
(Imagine if google Drive, say, or any of their products had a pointless box at the top with links to "blog!!! articles!" by vice presidents. It's not even funny - it's like a parody of adding pointless crap to a web product.)