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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.

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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.

Regular:

pale yellow background

Greyscale:

very light grey background

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