When highlighted because the mouse moves over them, the “status-bydesign” tag and some others turn into a weird and unreadable combination of colours: black text on maroon background. Here's an example:

Screenshot demonstrating the issue

As such, I find it unreadable.

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    Very good point. I would consider black on dark burnt orange to be a UI disaster. The UI team could simply add color: #FFFFFF or even an orange of the same color as the star next to the text (roughly #B14C45) to the style rules for that selector to improve readability. The rest of the site is graphically quite good, so I'm sure this was just someone's tiny oversight.
    – Robusto
    Jan 27, 2011 at 20:42
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    I think it's simple oversight, but that hasn't been picked up (or commented on) in almost a week. This meta seems very slow...
    – F'x
    Jan 27, 2011 at 20:50

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I can read it, and it doesn't really bother me; but I suppose a lighter red would be a small improvement.

  • It may depend on screen calibration. I am not colourblind, and I cannot read it without getting my eyes very close to decipher it. The colors are just two close.
    – F'x
    Jan 25, 2011 at 10:58

I'm not sure how meta works, and this bug report hasn't gathered a lot of interest. I wonder if I'm supposed to write an answer here, saying

yes, please fix it

so that people can upvote it and the bugfix will come :) I'll make it community wiki, so people can edit/remove it if that was not the right thing to do!

  • People should upvote the question. Which I've done.
    – TRiG
    Sep 16, 2011 at 23:22

Looks like this got fixed at some point in the last, uh, 3 years:

enter image description here

Better late than never, right? :)

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