I'm designing a community page where once a new user logs in, there will be a banner on top that says something along the lines of: "Welcome, click here to learn more about the community" with a CTA that says "Learn More." It behaves the same way as the stackexchange banner for new users. This banner links to a community post about how to use the community/quick tips.
We're debating on whether to put an 'X' on the side to allow users to opt out of it. We don't currently have any other intro/tutorial for community besides the post. If we remove the 'X', the banner remains there until the user clicks into it. The next time they return to the landing page, the banner is gone.
Reasons for using 'X': - Forces users to actively opt out of reading the intro post
Reasons for not using 'X': - Putting an 'x' might encourage users to just close out of it?
Our goals: We want as many people to read the welcome post as possible.