Today a new top notification bar appeared on Stack Overflow to advertise the podcast:

podcast advertisement

When I click "Listen Now", the link opens in the background and the banner hides itself on SO.

But if I refresh the page on SO, the banner is back!

If the banner is going to hide, it should hide permanently after taking action on the podcast advertisement.

The banner does hide permanently after clicking the "X".


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    That's how all the banners work. The problem is not the behaviour, but that they're used for stuff that isn't a major announcement like the podcast. Sep 30, 2020 at 20:11

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That is how the banners are supposed to work. The "X" is there for those who want to permanently dismiss the banner (sometimes this doesn't work - see this userscript made by Glorfindel over at Stack Apps if you have that problem).

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