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Occasionally I'll open a question and find some of the text has been set to a lighter color than normal




instead of DARK:


I can't find anywhere that explains what this means.

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marked as duplicate by hims056, Martijn Pieters, Toon Krijthe, Aziz Shaikh, Shadow Wizard Mar 12 '14 at 13:29

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What's interesting about this example is the negative answer is at the top. Usually, it's at the bottom. In this case, because it's the accepted answer, it appears at the top regardless of the score. – jmort253 Aug 5 '12 at 16:43
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Assuming that this refers to the colour of answer text, they are greyed out when their score is -3 or below to indicate that their content is not entirely reliable.

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Such answers have been downvoted by a significant amount (scoring -3 or more), and have been made lighter to de-emphasize them.

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