This is similar to this proposal on MSO, but happens at AskUbuntu. As a double treat, it's the same message twice AND the bounty was already awarded!

enter image description here Could this be prevented?

  • Would the bug tag be appropriate here? Nov 15, 2011 at 19:26
  • @WarriorIng64, I changed the tag. At the time of writing, I hadn't awarded the bounty (my mistake), however, at this moment the bounty has been awarded and I still see one of the notification bars (I closed the other).
    – GUI Junkie
    Nov 15, 2011 at 21:32

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How is this a "bug"? Both messages were sent to you and were valid at the appropriate time.

If you want them collapsed, that's a feature request. And not a really big deal, is it?

  • IMO only the "expires in the next 24 hours" message should be shown. It's true that both messages were valid at the time shown, but only because, as the OP pointed out, they were redundant and just taking up screen space needlessly. But as you said, it's not a major issue, as the notifications can be closed easily. It doesn't impact usability of the site, but it does look weird. Jan 22, 2012 at 5:53
  • Jeff, as @WarriorIng64 indicates, it's redundant. As for usability, IMO the notification bars are one click too much at all times, but it's a minor issue and on MSO it's considered a non-issue. I believe most MSO users are not interested in usability. It's a pity because with some minor tweaks, StackExchange usability could be more awesome than it already is.
    – GUI Junkie
    Jan 22, 2012 at 16:38

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