Lately when visiting sites on the Stack Exchange network, I have seen this announcement banner popping up, right underneath the top bar. Here is a screenshot of today's announcement banner:

announcement banner

Now I absolutely don't care what some guy I've never heard of has to say about Git or any other thing on their pointless podcast. To stop getting annoyed by this rubbish I'd just like to hide this announcement banner altogether but I can't find an appropriate option in the settings.

How do I disable the announcement banner permanently?

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    Since this is network wide, wouldn't it be better to post this on global meta?
    – Johannes_B
    Nov 21, 2019 at 6:31
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    The banner has disappeared since this morning.
    – Sebastiano
    Nov 25, 2019 at 20:47
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because for now the announcement banner is gone. Dec 9, 2019 at 5:17
  • @HenriMenke Very kind there is again the bar of the advice: Podcast: We chat with Major League Hacking about all-nighters, cup stacking, and therapy dogs. Listen now.
    – Sebastiano
    Dec 17, 2019 at 20:34
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    I have voted to reopen this question because the stupid announcement banner is back again. Dec 17, 2019 at 21:24
  • This is a quantum mechanical effect. The banner is only there if someone observes it. ;-)
    – user194703
    Jan 3, 2020 at 18:24
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    @Schrödinger'scat It's back again with another installment of their irrelevant garbage podcast. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:35
  • You made the mistake of observing it. ;-) More seriously, this is a company whose actions are due to commercial considerations. Even if you put in all these amazing efforts to keep pgf alive and even improve it (which I really appreciate a lot), and do all this for free, there are others who do not think in this way.
    – user194703
    Jan 8, 2020 at 3:48
  • @Schrödinger'scat I don't see how PGF is relevant here. I just want an option to permanently disable this stupid banner, that costs precious screen real estate. Also the podcast advertisement is already in the sidebar, so I don't see why they have to waste space on duplicate information. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:56
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    Why is this stupid announcement banner reappearing all the time. I don't give a shit about your company. I'm ad-blocking this garbage now. Jan 22, 2020 at 9:39

1 Answer 1


In line with their extremely poor attitude towards the volunteers, helping out on this site, the Stack Exchange team has not even denied this request, but chose to simply ignore it.

Therefore I decided to just ad-block the banner using uBlock origin (together with all other ads on this site). The custom blocking rules for all Stack Exchange sites and Stack Overflow are


Add these through the uBlock origin Dashboard under the tab “My filters”

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