I found this question: Add a little 'x' so users can close the new user contributor indicator. But it's about a specific user question.

This indicator only distracts attention from the question itself. So, would be great if we could hide/disable this indicator completely. For example, you can add such option on the profile settings page.

As a workaround just for now, script for Tampermonkey:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Contributor indicator cutter
// @namespace    http://tampermonkey.net/
// @version      0.1
// @author       Suvitruf
// @match        *://*/questions/*
// @match        *://*/review/*
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';

    var doc             = document;
    var newNode         = doc.createElement ('style');
    newNode.textContent = '.new-contributor-indicator {display: none;}';

    var targ            = doc.getElementsByTagName ('head')[0] || doc.body || doc.documentElement;
    targ.appendChild (newNode);

2 Answers 2


We won't consider adding an option that disables this completely. It would kind of defeat the purpose of even having the indicator at all if users can just go turn it off globally and never see it again, particularly for those users who definitely should be seeing it. If the indicator becomes too problematic to the point where we'd even consider this feature, we might as well just ditch the feature entirely.

By all means, users who really dislike it that much can modify the page to remove it, like any other element on the page one might find annoying. But we're not going to complicate the user settings page to make it easier for them to do so.

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    "for those users who definitely should be seeing", so you want to impose what people should see, right? Aug 22, 2018 at 18:46
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    @Suvitruf We can't pretend like there aren't abusive users on the site that need to be reminded to be nice constantly. And we definitely don't want those users to be able to easily ignore those reminders.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 22, 2018 at 18:47
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    If someone is not polite, he will be judged. Simple. This indicator will not make those people better. Probably, it would make things even worse. But this indicator distract polite people from the questions. Aug 22, 2018 at 18:50
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    @Suvitruf And there are plenty of better solutions to that problem than implementing a profile setting that lets users just completely ignore everything. Like I said, removing the feature would be more likely than adding a profile setting.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 22, 2018 at 18:52
  • I agree with you about complexity. But the settings was just an example of a solution. If you decide to do something with indicator you can choose better implementation, for sure (: Aug 22, 2018 at 18:54
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    I was originally a big fan of letting folks turn off the indicator, but . . . yeah. You make a good point. This is one of those things that needs to be visible and obvious for it to work at all. On the other hand, now that someone's cobbled together a way around it . . . people can still ignore the warning. But hey, no reason to make it easier for those users to stick their fingers in their ears.
    – HDE 226868
    Aug 22, 2018 at 19:01
  • @HDE226868 no need to bother law-abiding users. Aug 22, 2018 at 19:09
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    They could write logic that shows this indicator to, hm, users that supposedly are not polite. Aug 22, 2018 at 19:12
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    @Suvitruf You might consider a different feature request that selectively shows it to certain users and hides it from users who have a track record of being polite, rather than just letting anyone hide it.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 22, 2018 at 19:33

As a workaround for until this is implemented (if ever), you can add the rule


to your favorite ad blocker to hide both the indicator beneath the usercard and in the answer field.

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    I added ##.js-new-contributor-label and ##.ps-relative.js-new-contributor-indicator to uBlock origin.
    – DK Bose
    Nov 16, 2019 at 13:47

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