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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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I think this is still achievable with the new (now old) notification system: Perhaps a better version with the same theme: This seems like it would work very nicely with the new top-bar as modelled on Meta, which already has a left hand column for reputation points, why not add in badge colours in the matching space for badges?


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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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You are looking at this place on the page for that information, right? Sorry if my choice of image capturing tool blinds some of you with overlay text :p See: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/05/revamped-notifications/ Thanks to @jadarnel27 for pointing out the URL on the blog post for me.


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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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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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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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I can appreciate the warm-fuzzy you feel when you receive your first "congratulations" greeting. But it gets old really fast. The notification-style icon has become a mainstay in user interfaces, thanks to mobile computing platforms like the iPhone and others. It's about the economy of real estate and ease of use. The notification-style interface allows ...


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From this blog post, it indicates the orange bar notifying you of your recent badges has been removed. You can still see all your notifications (including badges) by clicking on the global notification icon and then selecting the notifications option. (source: stackoverflow.com) If you want to view your most recent badges, you can click on the arrow ...


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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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Now removed; see http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/05/revamped-notifications/


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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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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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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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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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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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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 received the notification because you have once talked in that room (contrary to what random says, just having been there wouldn't have caused this). Now of cause those were two messages posted more than half a year ago, which can hardly be interpreted as "this is a room you're interested in", thus by the new "when will you be notified" logic, you ...


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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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The next build will enable the notifications "tab" on mobile.


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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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