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I find that popup pretty distracting and to be honest, I don't care much that somebody has gotten 100 kills total.

Is there a way to block the message, without completely blocking other messages in the same style (gifts getting given out etc)?

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Could you post a screenshot? I'm not sure what your talking about as it may just be a server mod – Simon Sheehan Jun 26 '11 at 1:29
Strange weapons were added in the Über Update, they are official. For a demonstration have a look at – CruelCow Jun 26 '11 at 1:40
Well, if it's any solace, the allure will die down in a few days, and you'll see less of them. Small comfort, I know. – Raven Dreamer Jun 26 '11 at 2:26
An update to TF2 changed it so that the notification is in chat form only. Therefore this question is now unneeded. – CruelCow Mar 30 '12 at 15:45

You can disable it in Adv. Options by unchecking "Show pop-up alerts while in-game (e.g. trade requests)".

Note: This also disables the notification of trade requests.

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You can disable it but it will also disable all other similar notifications suckh as when some one trades with you.

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Valve published a article explaining how to turn off those pop ups in your options. Then, they were brilliant enough to not actually implement the option.

Keep an eye out for it in an upcoming patch.

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I missed that article. Care to share the link? – CruelCow Jun 28 '11 at 10:22

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