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The whole point of podcasts is that you can subscribe to them. Please, SE, assume that everyone who wants to listen to your podcast has already subscribed, and stop advertising it with banners.


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I apologize for today (well I guess yesterday) being far less than awesome. As Architecture lead and main author of this set of changes, it's on me. We deployed some massive changes that we knew were risky but deployed carefully and up until the last build of the last application they looked awesome. In a "I wish more things would break so I don't think I'm ...


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I get this message also on sites where I just registered to be able to vote. I find the message counterproductive. Using the Stylish firefox/chrome extention you can disable it this way (replace/add the domain names of your choice): @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml); @-moz-document domain("askubuntu.com"), domain('superuser.com'),...


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IE is still widely used, especially in enterprise environments. One might be actually forced to use it. In this case, the banner becomes only a nuisance, because you just can't switch browsers as you'd wish. I don't think anyone needs to be actually reminded everytime that IE is bad and there are better solutions; it's perfectly possible they would really ...


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I think a good solution for this would be adding a checkbox in the user profile settings to disable podcast notifications: It could also be a separate section allowing users to select which notifications they deem "non-essential".


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Fixed in the next build, thanks. This has been broken for over two and a half years – the close button had the sprite sheet as its background image (a leftover from long ago), but no background-position set because it wasn't actually meant to be sprited anymore. Which means that the "×" always had the top-left corner of the sprite sheet in the ...


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It turns out this happened before with the Net Neutrality banner. It now happens again with the podcast with the new CEO, so I've modified the script and officially launched it on Stack Apps: Dismiss Announcement Banner (GitHub link for direct installation) It uses cross-domain storage to remember if you have dismissed the banner, so every time you see ...


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Yes! I share your pain due to work IT policies. A good example of how this can be done is Github, which has a similar message with a helpful "Ignore" button. This is a great compromise:


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I couldn't agree more with this! The banner seems to be only reporting things that are not of great importance - it didn't show the highlighter change, for example, but it's shown a lot of podcasts. For those who hate clicking on each site to dismiss the banners, there is a userscript by Glorfindel over at Stack Apps that will dismiss the banners network-...


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There's a few opportunities to do this in a way where it would provide meaningful help. We can really just jump right into it: Points of entry: Welcome email sent on joining a site ✅ Posting (anything) for the first time Editing (anything) for the first time Making any customizations to a new profile First time using chat ... other things Points of ...


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A quick inspect on the element shows the actual issue, when compare the other sites with the GRAPHIC DESIGN notification bar, the following class caused the alignment issue. .s-hero._small .-container, .s-hero._small._fixed-width .-container { padding: 0 changing the padding: 15px (the same as in the other site's notification bar) will solve the ...


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Thanks for reporting this. We're still debugging the issue, but we've tracked it down to the Aggregator that we use to push these. When you reported this, we had a backlog of thousands of items in the queue. The queue cleared, but then it backed up again. We have several devs digging in trying to find the issue and get it resolved. It should be resolved ...


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Can we extend that same feature/courtesy to authors when a question is being voted to close? The idea sounds great, it sounds like trying to make the site nicer and solve the problem of people writing answers just to suddenly find out they can't post them. I'm wondering if there were any thoughts put into thinking about how vulnerable this might be to ...


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Update: fix is live, queue is draining from 170k entries now. All should be well in under 5 minutes. There was a new change to this system this morning that added a new reputation type for suggested edit overrides...but the aggregator, upon seeing the first one, promptly threw a fit (it hadn't been build to see this new enum type yet). A fix is building ...


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I've hacked a very simple userscript (direct install link) which lifts the heavy burden of dismissing the banner for you. For reference, here's the current source: // ==UserScript== // @name Dismiss Net Neutrality Banner // @namespace https://github.com/Glorfindel83/ // @description Automatically dismisses the Net Neutrality banner whenever you ...


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For some reason the achievements drop down is using "en dash" (–) unicode character instead of the ordinary "-" character to mark negative reputation. Your browser simply does not support the "en dash", as you'll most likely see in its test page. Bug or feature? Only the team can answer that, but the above is the reason for what you see.


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When you're logged in, dismissing the banner should already apply network-wide - we set a cookie that is then picked up by Redis and the state cached based on your account id. I believe it does require another page load, though (for us to actually read the cookie and update the cache), and it might take a few minutes to propagate across all servers. For ...


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Here is a filter list for Adblock and uBlock. Open your ad-blocker extension advanced settings Click on "Change filters" Copy-paste the contents of this gist inside the filters list For uBlock, add the contents into the third tab My list, or just import the link to Filters list (the second tab) I don't know why the wildcard doesn't work. The gist is ...


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Yes, it is using the wrong id (the question's id) in the heart-beat. This has been rectified in the next build. Sorry 'bout that. So: even though you were editing an answer, that message related to tweaks to the question.


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You lost 85 points on January 1st: Calculating the rest of the month's scores: -85 + 7 + 55 + 10 + 35 = 22 (with 55 + 10 + 35 = 100 being this week's total). Looks correct to me!


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We should now correctly recognize your network account id even if you don't have a profile on the site you're visiting - provided, as Sonic points out in the comments, we know who you are in the first place. Still, better than nothing. At the very least, dismissing the banner on a *.stackexchange.com site will cover all of the Q&A sites rooted at that ...


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I my opinion, if the banner disappears whenever the user clicks anywhere, there will be no option for those who want to keep it, at least for some time. Like a user plans to read the banner, but before that, they click on something irrelevant to the banner, like a star. The banner disappears! "What was written on it? Was it important?" the user may ...


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Now that there are newer blog posts, the banner is gone and there's not even a link in the sidebar in the Community Bulletin of Stack Overflow. Interesting to mention, on the other SE site it's still in the Community Bulletin. My two cents: While "The Loop" is indeed relevant for all Stack Exchange sites (blog post being in their Bulletin proves it), it's ...


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The best way to accomplish this is to do it yourself, or convince someone else to do it, by writing a Greasemonkey Userscript. Stack Exchange isn't a fan of implementing optional features or features that enable user preferences because it increases the maintenance overhead, which means they need to hire more developers. One way they keep costs down is by ...


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You can block the element in Adblock/uBlock by adding this to your adblocker's filters: askubuntu.com###overlay-header serverfault.com###overlay-header stackexchange.com###overlay-header stackoverflow.com###overlay-header superuser.com###overlay-header You can be sure you have all of them by generating the file "se.txt" with this Python script: import ...


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The picture above sort of illustrates our reluctance here. Customization of notifications is hard to do well. Giving enough control to address all your top users' individual needs (and remember that there will be a lot of diversity even within that group) almost always means most users, including some of the top ones, won't know what many of the settings ...


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I think that the simplest criterion would be excluding anyone with 10+ votes in the last month or 30+ total votes on the target site: if someone has voted that many times, he or she has likely got into a habit of voting, so if they choose not to vote, it's not because they "forgot" to do it.


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I would guess that is a encoding bug. I'm sure that should be a simple "-2" which indicates a normal downvote. Here is a screenshot where you can see that you got a downvote:


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That banner doesn't actually have anything to do with elections. It's actually a system message that can contain any text relevant to the site - it just so happens to have been used this time to draw extra attention to the ongoing election. You don't get the nomination notification because that is tied into the election system. We're not interested in ...


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