ethnio notice cookie isn't remembered properly
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The notice supposedly should only be shown once, but some people report to have already seen it 20 times. That means that there might be something wrong with the setting/reading of the cookie value.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Do_I_live_near_San_Francisco.3F_No_I_bloody_well_don.27t.21

Lack of attention for issues as these, causes people to add CSS to ignore ALL sitenotices ALWAYS. As such I think that any sitenotice has great responsibility to not muck it up for the rest.


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TheDJ created this task.Via LegacyMar 18 2010, 2:00 AM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 18 2010, 11:11 AM

bugs wrote:

Doesn't the cookie only get set when you click on the banner? (i.e. you open up the "sign up" form)

Catrope added a comment.Via ConduitMar 18 2010, 11:42 AM

(In reply to comment #1)

Doesn't the cookie only get set when you click on the banner? (i.e. you open
up the "sign up" form)

I think so, yes. However, adding a [dismiss] link that hides the banner and sets the cookie should be trivial.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 18 2010, 7:18 PM

bugs wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

I think so, yes. However, adding a [dismiss] link that hides the banner and
sets the cookie should be trivial.

If that's the case, then the cookie *is* actually being remembered properly, it's just not clear how to hide the banner. You're right though, adding a dismiss link shouldn't be a problem either.

hashar added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 1 2013, 1:36 PM

I am entirely sure this has been fixed over time. During the last fundraiser I have hidden the banner and never received it again.

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