Ever since I hit 3k reputation on Math Stack Exchange, I have been seeing the red dot in the navbar right near the review queues button for close votes. I see it almost every time I visit the site.

I find it very annoying and have been opening it just to make it disappear. I couldn’t find any settings to disable it so I decided to ask here. Are there any settings to disable the red dot?

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    I'm pretty sure the answer is no, though I'm coming up short on where it says it. Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 10:10
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    You could always do some reviews… with power comes responsibility ;)
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 12:16
  • You could log out, or view the site in incognito/private mode. Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 15:58
  • @Robert well if going this way, better use a sock account with low rep, this way the user can also perform actions, without annoying privileges. Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 16:35
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    I’m facing the same issue. lol
    – user264745
    Commented Feb 9, 2023 at 17:55

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There is no system/profile setting for this.

If you have an ad-blocker that's compatible with AdBlock Plus' filter syntax (I'm using uBlock), adding this rule seems to work:


Similarly, if you use a custom stylesheet manager, you could add

div.s-activity-indicator__danger {
  display: none

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