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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Disable “don't forget to vote” message

Now whenever I get to a SE answer from Google, the site yells at me: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. Is there a way to ...
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Privilege banner buggy? Or am I just confused?

On the main Stack Overflow site, I arrived and had a banner: "Congrats, you've gained the privilege – create wiki posts and 3 other privileges" This confuses me, because I only see two privileges ...
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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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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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Notification bar doesn't disappear on clicking the question

Whenever I earn a new badge a notification bar is displayed, which says something like "You earned a badge for question/answer. See your profile". But on clicking the question/answer link to navigate ...
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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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Badge notifications should have the same color as the badge [closed]

I would like to suggest an update to Stack Exchange sites regarding the notification that is shown when a user earns a new badge. Currently, all notifications are shown in the same color, like this: ...
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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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An optional navigation bar floating at the top that has DVD like navigation buttons

I picture a navigation bar that includes new navigation elements to jump to the next or previous answer in the current question. See mockup below: Since devinb's comment here makes a good point, I ...
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See close votes as they come in (possibly as a notification)

I was just writing a nice and long post to a question on meta. Just as I was finishing up, I saw the dreaded No more answers will be accepted banner appear. It was closed. So all that time was ...
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How does SO give the “answers have been posted” notification?

I'm wondering how SO is able to display the "New answers have been posted" message when I'm typing an answer for a question. Does my browser send an AJAX request to the SO servers, or does SO send a ...
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Notify on retagging

A question here on meta for instance may stick around for quite a while. A feature-request maybe even for months. Then the status (tags) gets changed to status-declined or status-completed or ...
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People with high enough reputation should not receive automated behavior suggestions

My reputation in StackOverflow is among the top 1% of users. I'm not as active as I used to be, but I still come back to the site from time to time. Unfortunately, I find that when I do return, I get ...
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Notification bar intermittently displays a blank space

I came across this bug a few weeks ago using Firefox 3.6: sometimes, when a notification should appear, the space for the bar is carved out at the top of the screen but doesn't get filled with ...
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Recent achievements & Recent inbox messages not shown on Android app

The Recent achievements & Recent inbox messages are not functioning in the Android app. They do function in the browser (on Android and otherwise) and in the iPhone app:
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Why can't Stack Overflow vertically center the X in its close boxes?

When I visit Stack Overflow and I've got the orange notification bar at the top of the page, there's a little "X" to close the bar. However, that X is not centered vertically within its box. This has ...
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Limit the size of banner messages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2 lines in notification bar breaks layout The "first time here" banner on some sites has gotten out of hand. See here: I've been using SE sites for long enough to know that ...
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Is it possible to turn off the notification bars?

It would be a nice feature to allow people to select for which events they want a notification in the notification bar. There is quite some frustration about that notification bar, and for me it also ...
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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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Please bring back the “Congratulations - you have earned XY badge” notification bar!

As Jeff Atwood wrote, badges are supposed to be nice surprises. How cozy it was, when I logged in to SO and animated sliding bar went off the top of the screen saying: Congratulations - you have ...
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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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“This post has been edited” bugs

I'm writing an edit to an answer. I get the little blue bar that says "This post has been edited 1 time since you began. Your edit can only be saved if it is more thorough than the currently saved ...
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Hide the “please vote” banner when user votes

The "Welcome back, If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up" banner has had its share of complaints. (ref, ref, ref) While it clearly has value, its ...
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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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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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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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What is the purpose of the comment notification bar?

When I logged in today, I saw an orange notification bar informing me that I had 1 new comment. What is the purpose of this notification when I already have the inbox in the StackExchange™ ...
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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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Why was I not notified for earning a bronze badge, even the first time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Prevent the 'Notification Bar Fiesta' System message indicating badge was awarded was not displayed I used to get notified for my earned badges, now I don't. I ...
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Could the intro banner not be displayed if already displayed in one tab?

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 ...
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Instant notifications on my desktop

I noticed the StackExchange button at the top-left of the screen which (on refresh) tells me everything that's going on as pertaining to me around the various sites. Is there anyway for me to get ...
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Refreshing an edited question while editing still alerts of changes on navigation

There's a small bug when you're editing a question and the question is refreshed by the "an edit has been made to this post; click to load" message. If you do not go back and edit the ...
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Possible Poor grammar on the “Welcome to Stack Overflow” banner

This was originally reported back in September 2010 but despite being tagged status-completed is still a problem: It states: Welcome to Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers Surely ...
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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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Strange punctuation in “Congrats, you've gained the privilege” message

On tex.sx, the privilege banner message is strangely punctuated, and I'm assuming it's the same on other Stack Exchange sites: This wording remains the same with the new inbox/notification system: I ...
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Why is Slidey back? Or, live notifications are broken, at least for me

I've noticed some other evidence that the devs are working on the site: My iPad started showing the mobile version And I've noticed (as have others) that the site is no longer doing real-time ...
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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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Mod message header notification is missing

I've send four mod messages earlier today (busy morning) and I've just discovered that my fellow Programmers mods didn't get the usual "Yannis released the Kraken again" header notification for any of ...
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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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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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Now that we have a global inbox, do we still need the Top Bar notifications?

Now that we have the global inbox I feel that we get far too many notifications on the family of sites. I had 1 new comment today, and I got a Global Inbox notification, the envelope lit up, an I had ...
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Privilege name missing in alert

Shouldn't the privilege-gained alert message include the name of the privilege in it? It reads a bit strangely as it is. E.g. "Congrats, you've gained the privilege — vote up and 8 other ...
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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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I'm puzzled as to why I need to get a notification of C# chat

Why did I get a notification in chat about ".NET Programming Puzzles" in C# chat? Does it have to be so intrusive? Do we need it at all? I mean I'm in another chatroom which has nothing to do with c#....
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Links in the notification bar should support being opened in a new tab

The links in some of the notification bars are not middle-clickable ('open in background tab'). It works for the 'learn more' when gaining more privileges, but for example not the link to the FAQ for: ...
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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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Bug in Notification bar when earning a new privilege [closed]

I have just crossed the 1500 reputation mark on MSO and so I have gained the privilege to edit tag wikis. However, according to this blog post the Notification bar is supposed to contain a hyperlink ...
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JS errors and “broken” site features

I stumbled on a weird bug that causes this JS error: notify is not defined $(function() { notify.showMessages(msgArray); }); This stops javascript processing and thus breaks a LOT of things. For ...
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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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Notification bar showing up long after bounty given

I had implemented a bounty on this question, received the 24-hour notification bar yesterday, went to it and gave the bounty to an answer. I was then on Meta for many hours. This morning when I ...