I have been a Stack Exchange member for over 6 years, with accounts on over 90 sites. I have several thousand total rep. I've seen the "Welcome Back" banner hundreds of times and clicked "close this message" almost as many times.

At this point the banner is completely and utterly useless. It doesn't remind me of anything because I stopped reading it after about the 3rd appearance. Its sole purpose these days is to cover the buttons at the top of the page and waste my time.

Is there any way to permanently disable it?

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    It's also completely inconsistent with the new Stacks design. The design has been completely unchanged since it was implemented by Jeff Atwood in 2010-11. Feb 27, 2020 at 3:06
  • What is the solution for this issue?
    – tru.d
    Feb 27, 2020 at 10:10
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    If you use Adblock Plus, you can manually disable it. I've done that with the 'Welcome' banner for communities I don't have an account for. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:24
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    @marcellothearcane That's a good point. I might do that, thanks.
    – Clonkex
    Feb 29, 2020 at 10:15
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    This has been annoying users for almost 10 years: meta.stackexchange.com/q/91553/185171
    – bfontaine
    Apr 6, 2021 at 14:27


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