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Another way, depending on the message type, could be to replace "Don't show this message again" by "Don't stop on this <whatever> any more", which is in fact what the user wants. Then, the user could be notified (for example by stacking the messages in a notifications area) but the action wouldn't be halted but for a short while (like 700ms) in order to ...


A tenet of good user experience in software is system feedback. In this instance, the system should confirm it will no longer show you notifications... which is a good place to offer an undo option, as well as tell them where they can change their preferences. For example:

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