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Questions tagged [system-message]

Messages that are displayed within each page near the top which cannot be dismissed and are usually in regards to planned downtime.

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Fine-tune the programming topic warning on MSE

There's a warning bar across the top of every MSE page, warning me that the site is for discussion of the network, and that if I have a programming question I should take it to SO. That sounds useful....
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“We have detected a strange activity from this IP address” message

At 15:04 UTC, during the Read-only test - August 1, 2015, trying to open my Stack Overflow profile page I received a message saying something like "We have detected a strange activity from this IP ...
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How to get rid of persistent per-site meta reminder message [duplicate]

I just went on Woodworking SE and this message is at the top of the page, wherever I go. I find it kind of annoying. I suggest adding a x for dismissing the message.
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Why was I warned to edit constructively?

When trying to edit a post on security.stackexchange.com I saw the following screen: Why is that?
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Capitalize all system messages

Sentences that don't start with a capital hurt to my eyes. Especially when they're this large: There's more: the system posts for you sometimes (for the 'possible duplicate' message). These autoposts ...
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Re-adding Election Notices to System Messages

In June, we had a Moderator Election here at Stack Overflow (as well as on other sites, which we'd continue to run several over the course of the summer). While the running of the election wasn't ...
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Incorrect grammar in maintenance mode message [closed]

This message appears when Stack Overflow is in maintenance mode: This site is currently in read only mode, we'll return with full functionality soon. This message has a comma splice, meaning that ...
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Is it by design to not show system messages on mobile?

On mobile, a recent maintenance message was not shown. I know screen estate is limited, but shouldn't the mobile theme show the system message banner as well? In this very case it was not a ...
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For moderator elections, bring back the system banner *and* put in the community bulletin box

Currently, we only have 10 nominees in the Stack Overflow moderator elections. Granted, it's only been a day, but given the size of Stack Overflow, the moderator election is something that everyone ...
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Appropriate usage of System Messages

People hate system messages for one simple reason, you can't dismiss them. If they come too often, people ignore them. Which is bad. Because of this, they're only used for grave emergency (downtime ...
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Provide a non-system-message channel for moderators to contact all users

For various reasons, SE site moderators occasionally want to send a message to all users. It could be to announce a new in-site contest, promotion, or event. It could be to alert people to pending ...
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If the SOPA message is so important, why isn't it displayed on the other sites?

I suppose this is the opposite of complaining about too much use of the system-status banner... If something is so sinister that it threatens the very existence of the StackExchange network, why isn'...
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Is there a way to remove StackOverflow notice message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow us an exit hatch to dismiss the system message notification bar I would like to remove SO notice message because I have read all about it, and I don't want it there. ...
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Why would the SO developers use `document.write`? [closed]

This is a spin off of this question: Why is the SO system message written in by javascript? Why would they use document.write? Current Code on page: <div id="system-message-temp"> <...
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Why is the SO system message written in by javascript?

I'm curious why it is done this way. Surely, it would be simpler to just serve the actual HTML content, rather than a script that writes HTML.
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Best meme for today's system message? [closed]

I guess it would have been better if today was a Friday, but this just got started in the office, so have at it before this question gets closed.
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Please do not use Stack Overflow to promote social causes

I am completely uninterested in being badgered about social causes when I visit a site for expertise. I literally do not care what the cause is. I don't care which political groups support it even if ...
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How can people outside the US help with SOPA?

I saw the following message appear on SO a few minutes ago: SOPA is a dangerous law. It breaks the Internet and threatens sites like Stack Overflow. Protect the Internet! Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Dennis Ritchie goes into the night without a quote on Stack Overflow?

Alas, Dennis Ritchie is no longer with us. But I don't see a Dennis Ritchie quote on Stack Overflow. Why is this so? I think he deserves it. Out of 100 programmers (Stack Overflow's audience last ...
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Use “August 6th” instead of “8/6” in maintenance messages [closed]

There's currently a system message about an upcoming maintenance, which uses the M/D date format: There will be a short network wide outage starting on 8/6 19:00 UTC for system maintenance This ...
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System messages preview does not match live message

I added a system message according to the template Grace Note provided, the source code of the message is the following There will be a short network-wide outage starting on 8/6 19:00 UTC for <a ...
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System message indicating badge was awarded was not displayed [closed]

I was awarded the Deputy and Strunk & White badges today. But in both the cases, the system message announcing You have been awarded <> badge was not displayed. Why is this so?
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System Message limit of 48 hours bypassed for per-site-meta election announcement?

It's been 48 hours since elections started, which means that the banner goes away. However, I noticed that on Gaming Meta, the banner is still up. Checking the data says it isn't going to expire until ...
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Make the system message banner less distracting

The SU system message has been distracting me consistently, and I'm not the only one: The one on SF is driving me freakin' nuts right now. To the point where I've quit checking in.   — ...
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Allow us an exit hatch to dismiss the system message notification bar [closed]

Please add the functionality to dismiss or kill the site-wide announcement bars. Not the standard notification bars that come with phrases such as: You've earned "Iconoclast" and 1 other badges. ...
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Show System Message banner when not logged in

The System Message banner is currently only being shown to users that are logged in. I think it would be beneficial to display it to all users, regardless of their login status. Logged In: Logged ...
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Typo in default SE system message

At some point a typo was introduced into the default SE beta system message; it now reads iteself instead of itself. It exists in the Unix/Linux and CS Theory betas: Screenshot of the Unix/Linux ...