About the orange "Welcome to Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers — check out the FAQ!" banner: When I'm not yet logged in and I open multiple links of SO as separate tabs, every tab has this banner on it. It's rather annoying, coz it's intrusive. Pretty much like advertisement pop-up's.

Would it be possible to write a script that does not display the banner if another tab of SO is already open?

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    Same thing happens when you earn a badge or a privilege.
    – Harry Joy
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 4:55

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We didn't do this specifically, we just removed that banner since the usage of it was incredibly low.

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    +1 for this. I always thought it was unnecessary. Fixed, animated top banners to the tune of "register to view links", "please read the FAQ", etc. are usually a warning sign to me.
    – a cat
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 12:35

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