Is there an easy way to hide informational banners (like SOTM announcements which are nagging me) on the main site? The main sites's source code shows several ids like banner and _osm_banner_sotmasia2017 - can they be used to hide the banners?

A Mediawiki extension for example provides the use of a cookie named dismissSiteNotice to achieve the hiding of notices.

asked 18 Sep '17, 05:49

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Are you actually seeing banners more than once (or once per browser instance)?

(18 Sep '17, 11:53) SomeoneElse ♦

yes - for example after a forced page refresh with CTRL+F5

(18 Sep '17, 12:14) katpatuka

For info, I'm not seeing recurring banners after ctrl-f5 in 3 browsers here (SeaMonkey, Firefox, Chrome).

(18 Sep '17, 12:17) SomeoneElse ♦

Richard's answer works for my old opera 12.17 ;)

(18 Sep '17, 12:22) katpatuka

You could use a browser extension such as Stylish to insert this CSS rule on all pages at

#banner { display: none !important; }
permanent link

answered 18 Sep '17, 11:48

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thanks Richard - that did the job on my good old opera 12.17 :)

(18 Sep '17, 12:20) katpatuka
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