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What do the colors on Stack Overflow mean?

I just refreshed the [iphone]-tag-site, and I'm seeing all kinds of questions with what appears to be a grey overlay (see image). What is this for/why am I seeing this? I have never seen anything like this before..

Grey overlay on q 2

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Time Traveling Bobby, Andreas Bonini, Shadow Wizard, slhck Jan 24 '12 at 10:21

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You've added a tag that the question uses to your ignore list. Any question which has ignored tags gets "faded" so you know it's probably not something you're interested in.

This is similar to how questions with tags you favorited get highlighted. If the quesiton contains both tags which are favorited and ignored, it will get highlighted yellow and faded.

See What do all the colors on Stack Overflow mean? for more information.

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Oh, wow, I really didn't realize that. I must have added a tag to the ignore-list by accident then. Thank you! –  Emil Jan 24 '12 at 8:04

It means that you're ignoring one or more of the tags on the question. You can manage your ignored tags by going to your profile and clicking on "prefs" next to "edit".

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