Questions tagged [notification-bar]

The notification bar refers to the messages that appear in a banner on the top of the page until you dismiss them. These banners are used to welcome new users, inform users of new privileges they've gained among other messages.

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"Please consider nominating in the current election" banner is shown to anonymous and low-rep users

If you visit a site that has a running election in the nomination phase (example, at the time of writing the post), you get a banner with the following message: We need your help! Please consider ...
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Link to "recent meta posts" search results in "read-only mode" banner contains redundant tags

The site has this note right now that there is an ongoing maintenance: This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus, visit our status blog ...
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Improve Meta awareness banner on private beta sites

Sites in private beta (current example – screenshot for when it reaches public beta) have a yellow banner on all pages making users aware of the Meta site: got a question about the site itself? ...
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'Duplicate accepted' banner suggests there are multiple originals

When you 'accept' a duplicate target for your question, the question will be closed and a banner will be shown: Great! We'll associate your post with these questions so future visitors can easily ...
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Why is the "load new answers" link so low contrast in this orange top bar notification?

I ran into this top bar notification earlier. The orange looks really off on GD.SE but I can understand a bright color would be used to make it visible. It left me wondering if it was related to the ...
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Why does the "welcome back" banner appear on almost every question? [duplicate]

Context I really often vote on questions and answers. I really do. I don't if I read it partially or so. But I keep seeing this annoying banner even if I see a given question for the first time. It ...
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I filled out a survey and now the system is thanking me all the time

I've just finished answering this survey, and now every time I go to some page at SOpt, it shows me this banner: It happens for every single page I visit on SOpt (main and meta). It doesn't happen ...
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No notification for new answers [duplicate]

Today I got a new answer to my question: ‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​It's possible to create empty content fields - particularly question titles and bodies - on sites but no notification was ...
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Podcast advertisement banner does not hide permanently after clicking "Listen Now"

Today a new top notification bar appeared on Stack Overflow to advertise the podcast: When I click "Listen Now", the link opens in the background and the banner hides itself on SO. But if I ...
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Close Stack Exchange chat banner by clicking anywhere

To me, a little but convenient feature would be to close the "Welcome to the Stack Exchange network chat" banner by clicking anywhere (like the Next Badge menu, which has an X but closes ...
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"don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up" even when they're all locked

When I visit a site I haven't visited (while logged in) for a while, I see: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. That's often ...
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Is it possible to disable the Welcome Back banner?

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 ...
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I'd like the reopen notification removed from my notification history if possible (/ bug report)

About 10 minutes ago, this question of mine was reopened after being closed as a dupe. This gave me a notification that I've never seen before: Hooray, this question was reopened! Anyone can answer ...
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Why is the "Through the loop" banner only on Stack Overflow?

When I happened to visit Stack Overflow today, I noticed a banner advertising the "Through the loop" survey: However, I hadn't seen this banner on any other site on the network: Is this status-...
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Can we reserve the top bar announcements for actual site news?

Would it be possible for Stack Exchange to reserve top bar announcements for things that are actually important to the network, and not use them to advertise things like the podcast? We've got the ...
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Option to hide the "Sorry, we no longer support Internet Explorer" banner? [duplicate]

Recently, official support for Internet Explorer ended. Ref this question (status-complete): Maybe it's time to formally drop support for IE 11 Due to dumb IT policies at work, out of my control,...
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Add a way to dismiss the "Internet Explorer is no longer supported" banner

When browsing the site using Internet Explorer, a new banner indicating that IE is no longer officially supported appears: Unfortunately, there is no way to dismiss this prompt. Can there please be a ...
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Notification Bar (podcast, etc.) should be dismissed on sites where you don't have an account

Opening bug report for: Ooh, good point. We can actually fix that, though. Would you mind writing up a separate bug report for that, please? – Adam Lear♦︎ Have an account on any Stack Exchange ...
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Dismiss the "Meet The Overflow" and Podcast Episode banners network-wide

There's a new banner shown on some of the technology Stack Exchange sites: Meet The Overflow, a newsletter by developers, for developers. Fascinating questions, illuminating answers, and ...
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Flag ban banner showing false ban lift day [duplicate]

Not that I am complaining about being allowed to flag posts, but I got really scared when I saw this banner in my flag history after I had randomly tried to flag a post and succeeded and assumed that ...
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Show banner asking for nominations only when user has enough reputation

When visiting Tor Stack Exchange, I'm seeing the following banner: Want to help moderate this community? We need more candidates in the ongoing election! It's a decent idea for getting more ...
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"This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed" when editing own Roomba'd question

While editing one of my questions which got Roomba'd, I got a "This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed" banner, and the 'Save Edits' button was disabled: As mentioned here, I could ...
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Persistence of already viewed activity changes on the profile page

This has always confused me. I'm not sure if it's a deliberate design that takes reputation points into account (for some reason), or a bug. When I get responses and/or new reputation points, the top-...
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

When I am in the editor writing an answer to a question, the system will notify me (in real time!) when another answer has been posted. This is presumably so I can see if the new answer may have ...
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Automatically dismiss 'Please consider adding a comment' message when loading next review

Whenever you cast a downvote, if you have less than 2k reputation, you get a message reminding you Please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved. This used to be shown ...
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Can we please nuke the "Welcome Back" banner?

I've got accounts on a lot of sites across the network. Some I use daily, others are more ad-hoc. Every time I visit a site I haven't seen in a while, I get Welcome back! If you found this question ...
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How to hide the welcome back message effectively? [duplicate]

In theory, using the * wildcard on uBlock Origin should work, but it doesn't: *.stackexchange.com###overlay-header How to do this properly? Related: Disable “don't forget to vote” message in Meta ...
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Reputation notifications seem to be broken again

Likely the same problem that happened on Are the reputation notifications broken again? (April 2017) and Reputation not appearing in Rep. Notification Queue - yet it is given silently (August 2018). ...
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The "don't forget to vote" message should not be telling me to upvote answers if I found the question useful

So there is this message that I saw for the first time today that says: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. Here is a ...
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"comment shorter than 15" notification is blocked and makes the whole answer scrollable

See the pale yellow "box" below the "Add Comment" button. Y'all know it's the "comment must have at least 15 characters" notification, and it's just cut in half and no readable text is shown. Plus, ...
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Don't you think minus rep could cause negative effect? [duplicate]

When you gain something, it means that you will lose it some days. That is indeed. However, there is 2 kinds of losing. Lost something without aware of it and vice versa. And I believe that when we ...
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How will SE draw attention to the Code of Conduct once it's no longer new?

The Code of Conduct is still new right now, so it appears in the notification bar at the top of the page: Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of ...
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Code of Conduct banner needs closing everytime on a site

After the enforcement of "New code of Conduct", a new message banner appeared on all the sites across the network. We can close it by clicking a 'X' mark at the right corner. This needs to be closed ...
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Code of Conduct banner looks awkward on some sites (GD, AU)

The new Code of Conduct banner is displayed awkwardly on some sites; there's a rather large gap between the top bar and the banner. Check Graphic Design (... the irony ...) and Ask Ubuntu: On ...
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Code of Conduct banner fails to 'Be Nice' (enough) for small screens

When viewing Meta Stack Exchange (with the responsive design) on Safari on iOS (or any browser with a small width), the text in the Code of Conduct banner overlaps with the site icon. The link (in ...
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Welcome back banner isn't centered

The 'Welcome Back' banner isn't centered: Here's another example on Physics.SE: I'm currently on Chrome v64.0.3282.140, but I reproduced in Safari 11:
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"Thanks for the feedback" notification persists for less than four seconds

I downvoted an answer in the Stack Exchange Android app and I got a notification at the top of the app saying Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are ...
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Vote prompt on locked posts [duplicate]

So this popped up But the prompt makes absolutely no sense since the post is locked. Should this be fixed?
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Can anyone explain the meaning of this icon?

I am preparing an answer for a question today and then the post is closed as dupe. So, I saw the yellow banner at the top(as usual) but with a special kind of icon. If you want a close look It is ...
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Auto-dismiss "welcome back" message if you upvote [duplicate]

When I go back to a site I haven't been to in a long while (e.g. ServerFault), there is a "welcome back" banner that displays at the top and reminds me to upvote the questions/answers if I find them ...
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Banner is showing up in English on non-English sites

While looking at Rus.SO or Es.SO or any other non-English site, the Notification banner shows in English: So should this be translated into the local language (eg Russian on Rus.SO) or just left out, ...
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Net neutrality banner has a bad design ... on Graphic Design

There's a design problem with the Net Neutrality banner. Apart from the fact that you have to dismiss it on every site you visit, it looks awkward on Graphic Design (of all places ...) – the dismiss ...
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Dismissing the Net neutrality banner on one site should dismiss it on all sites

Recently I have seen net neutrality banner on the top of any SE site: I've closed it on MSE, but saw it again on SO, I've closed it too, and saw it on ruSO... and so on. Please don't show it ...
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Are the reputation notifications broken again?

It seems notifications on new reputation gained is broken again. Notifications on comments are not affected. It seems to happen quite often nowadays. Is there a problem with it? Can it be fixed ...
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Could you please have a notice or other encouragement for new users to take the tour first?

As a new user, enjoying your site, really knowledgeable crowd out here, but I have come to some grief — downvotes, closed question etc. It would have helped — please consider a strong ...
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Why is the reputation notification adding like this? [duplicate]

The attached image is self explanatory. 74 is not the sum I can add by the given notifications.
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Not getting reputation change notifications after opting for Winter Bash [closed]

About an hour ago, I opted in for Winter Bash. But after that, I am getting no further reputation notifications (the green ones). I have earned 20 rep on Stack Overflow after that; but got no ...
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Query inboxes with Data.SE

I'm researching a notification proposition and would like to learn current notification rates for users to see exactly how much burden it is going to be. But, I don't see anything like "Inbox" in the ...
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Badge icons -- is this a bug? [duplicate]

When looking at the recent achievements drop downs, the icon for badges appears with the graphic for whatever site you're currently on, rather than the graphic for the site you've earned the badge for....
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SO live refresh system off [duplicate]

If this has already been discussed or this is not the right place to ask let me know and I will delete this question. That being said, the first two months of me using SO, the push notification ...
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