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Can we reserve the top bar announcements for actual site news?

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.
curiousdannii's user avatar
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Reputation notifications seem to be broken again

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 ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
22 votes

Add a way to dismiss the "Internet Explorer is no longer supported" banner

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'...
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Can anyone explain the meaning of this icon?

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-...
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Can we reserve the top bar announcements for actual site news?

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 ...
David Starkey's user avatar
15 votes

Dismiss the "Meet The Overflow" and Podcast Episode banners network-wide

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 ...
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Add a way to dismiss the "Internet Explorer is no longer supported" banner

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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Can we reserve the top bar announcements for actual site news?

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. ...
Ollie's user avatar
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

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 ...
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Reputation notifications seem to be broken again

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 ...
Taryn's user avatar
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Net neutrality banner has a bad design ... on Graphic Design

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,...
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How to hide the welcome back message effectively?

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 ...
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Are the reputation notifications broken again?

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 ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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Dismissing the Net neutrality banner on one site should dismiss it on all sites

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 ...
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Disable "don't forget to vote" message

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 ...
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Dismiss the "Meet The Overflow" and Podcast Episode banners network-wide

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 ...
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Notification Bar (podcast, etc.) should be dismissed on sites where you don't have an account

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 ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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6 votes

Close Stack Exchange chat banner by clicking anywhere

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 ...
Red's user avatar
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How do I get rid of the banner on Bioacoustics beta?

I agree, these kind of banners should be dismissable, just like the current one for the Developer Survey results: Alternatively, use a user style sheet through one of various browser plugins: aside.s-...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Show banner asking for nominations only when user has enough reputation

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 ...
animuson's user avatar
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Why is the "Through the loop" banner only on Stack Overflow?

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 ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Link to "recent meta posts" search results in "read-only mode" banner contains redundant tags

I couldn't find this post because it isn't tagged maintenance but it's a good time to bump it. So the bug in the read-only banner in the notification-bar is still there. If you click the ending link: ...
bad_coder's user avatar
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Notify on retagging

On main sites, retagging is usually indeed too minor to be worth a notification. On meta sites however, this is different. I would like to see the following implemented: (i.e. not exactly the ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Add a way to dismiss the "Internet Explorer is no longer supported" banner

Yesterday, while logged in via IE I could upvote comments, posts, and questions. This morning, that functionality is gone. Are they REMOVING functionality? Is S.E./S.O. Inc. actively changing the ...
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

What you describe sounds to me pretty close to annotations: an optional set of anonymous meta notes on the post that can be picked from some predefined list. As discussed in comments, it doesn't make ...
gnat's user avatar
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How to hide the welcome back message effectively?

The userscript Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) supports hiding this banner. Report issues: Remove the welcome back message · Issue #315 · soscripted/sox
Ooker's user avatar
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3 votes
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Code of Conduct banner fails to 'Be Nice' (enough) for small screens

The announcement banner was created prior to the rollout of responsive pages. We're working on fixing it.
Joe Friend's user avatar
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3 votes
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Welcome back banner isn't centered

Fixed in the next build, thank you. As part of our "make our CSS slightly less horrible" project, we finally switched to box-sizing: border-box as the default (even the CSSWG these days thinks that ...
balpha's user avatar
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Disable "don't forget to vote" message

Install https://www.tampermonkey.net (available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera Next, and Firefox) Go to Dashboard: Go to add user script: Create the following user script: // ==...
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