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What is up with lighter/washed out text?

While searching Stack Overflow, I found a faded answer, as seen below. What does it mean?

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marked as duplicate by Rory, Toon Krijthe, Bo Persson, Shawn Chin, animuson Nov 8 '12 at 17:11

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Answers with a score of -3 or lower are faded to visually indicate that the community feels the answer in question is not of a high enough standard to warrant much attention.

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Actually, it's -2 –  Grammar Nov 8 '12 at 16:45
@azulflame: Any examples? I'm reasonably sure it's -3. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 8 '12 at 16:47
Personal experience, it's -2 –  Grammar Nov 8 '12 at 16:47
Never mind, it is -3. What's weird, is that I had a greyed-out answer with a vote of -2 a week ago, not it's not greyed out. –  Grammar Nov 8 '12 at 16:49

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