The second question should have a different color since I favorited 'tags'. While the RGB values I picked from the picture try to convince me of a difference between the background of the second question I can honestly not see it (I am a bit red-green color blind). Can we get something that looks actually a bit different for the 5% with a color deficiency?

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  • Here's a feature I didn't know about. Looking at the code, the background of the tagged question is a light gray #fafafb. The background of other list items is transparent -- i.e., you can see the page's background pattern. Because the background pattern is also a light gray, they are virtually indistinguishable.
    – MetaEd
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 14:50
  • You might be interested in this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/146005/…
    – Kit Z. Fox Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 18:06

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The background color of page elements marked tagged-interesting should be changed from the color #fafafb. That color is basically indistinguishable from the default background. It should be darkened. The color #eff0f1, which is already in the scheme for code blocks and blockquotes, would do fine.

I have flagged this as a bug. The site design clearly intends questions marked tagged-interesting to have a contrasting color. This is a problem in implementation, i.e., a bug. Probably easily squashed.


I can't tell the difference in the original screenshot and I have regular color vision. However, things have changed since then and I can now see the highlight for followed tags. Looking at color blindness simulators, I can even see the difference in monochrome, though it's subtle. There's also now an eyeball on any tags that you're following for an additional visual cue.


pale yellow background


very light grey background

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