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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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How to hide the welcome back message effectively?

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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“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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Add “notifications” tab to the mobile global inbox

With the removal of the Big Orange Slidy™ notification bar for badges and privileges, it appears that there is no notification for these at all on the mobile site. (Or at least my last two badges didn'...
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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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Can we have the new answers posted notification on the mobile site?

It can take a long time to enter a decent answer via the mobile site. Code formatting, links and research are all harder. Is it possible to get the "new answers have been posted" notification on ...
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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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Zero new answer notification

I got this notification twice today: I've already read this previous meta question: 0 new answer to this question, but this answer makes it sound like this issue was already resolved. Well, ...
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Closing one “your bounty expires in the next 24 hours” banner closes them all

A moment ago, I had two "The bounty on your question expires in the next 24 hours" notification banners active here on MSO. I closed one, and it disappeared as expected. When I moved on to another ...
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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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“Welcome back, you have been logged in” blocks the search box at the top

If you are logged in one of SE sites and you go to another, you will be automatically logged in and get a "Welcome back XXX, you've been logged in. Click here to refresh the page" message. These ...
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Chat notification bar issues

I'm confident we all love StackExchange everbeautiful notification bars. They are gorgeous, look and behave similar, have fixed height and disappear with a fadeaway and a slide-up. Lovely, aren't ...
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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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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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Welcome to undefined?

So I just logged out of SO and this is what I was greeted by: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7131609/StackOverflow/undefined.PNG Also I tested it on the other sites: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7131609/...
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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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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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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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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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Careers Site: “Don't forget! You can invite 0 colleagues to create their own Careers 2.0 profiles.” notification

Just got the message going into the careers site: Don't forget! You can invite 0 colleagues to create their own Careers 2.0 profiles. I still have 5 invites remaining according to the profile ...
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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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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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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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Show an indicator when an answer (or comment) is deleted for users without moderator tools privilege [duplicate]

When a user without moderator tools privilege (10K on most sites) opens a link to deleted question (example), they will see 404 page, which is clearly showing that the post is already deleted. ...
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Where did the notification bar for receiving a badge go?

I was getting a notification bar if I received any badge. But I have noticed that I didn't see any notification bar for the last 2-3 badges, including: Constituent Sportsmanship Where did bar of ...