We have a notification system for users at poeditor.com that looks like this:
Once the user clicks "Dismiss", the notification is hidden and it doesn't bother the user again until the next notification is activated. We try to limit the number of notifications we set so the users are not annoyed.
The trouble is that the users do not click "Dismiss" and they stay with that notification there, taking up space. The one in the screenshot is not very large, but we've had ones on 5-6 lines that took a lot of the user's space.
Somebody suggested users do not click because they are afraid that they won't receive any more messages. Should we use another term for describing that action? Which?