Topic timeline persistent in forums

When I go into a topic in the forums, the topic timeline box appears. But is never disappears, which is seriously annoying as it overshadows the text in the topic.

I have tested this on firefox and edge.

Is there a way to turn that off, or is it a bug?

Added screenshot

You can turn it off in the Forums settings under ‘Skip new user onboarding tips and badges’.


The Forums software is pretty convoluted. To get to where you need to go:

  • Click on your user icon (top right)
  • Click on the human torso icon
  • Click on ‘Preferences’
  • When you see the page appear, scroll the line starting ‘Account’ to the right and click on ‘Interface’
  • Scroll down that list and tick the box ‘Skip new user onboarding tips and badges’
  • Click ‘Save Changes’

You should be able to turn the new user tips off at

I’ve done that for you. If you need to, you can turn them on again using the button below, “​Show user tips again”

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