Is there some way of disabling that annoying "share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge" message that keeps popping up all the time?!? (I don't use Facebook or Twitter, and I'm not the least interested in earning the publicist badge.)
I got tired of seeing this pop-up, so I killed it.
Edit the user stylesheet for your browser (for me it was userContent.css); there are tons of tutorials online for where to find this for your OS/browser.
Add a line:
Restart your browser and you shouldn't see the pop-up any more.
Note: Jeff Atwood has said it's fine for me to post these instructions. Some people have been surprised that I even bothered to ask, but I have been banned for similar things at other sites.
A data point: as of right now, it seems that no one has been awarded the coveted publicist badge...
<div> only appears on "hot" questions
- on page load, while they are hot
- after upvoting a hot question
In both cases, there is only about a 20% chance of the event happening.