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According to the question If up-vote after down-vote, user is getting rewarded for useless answer and the related question on SO.

Why is the answer of Jayesh (Answer with +25 bounty) on the the question AutoCompleteTextView doesn't show suggestions in Android 2.3.5 displayed with a white transparent overlay (milky)? I have not seen this before on other answer or question.

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marked as duplicate by Rory, hims056, yoozer8, Martijn Pieters, Lance Roberts Feb 27 '13 at 14:38

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The answer was downvoted and has a -3 score.

Answers with such a negative score are displayed differently to emphasize that the community thinks it is not helpful and should probably be ignored.

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Ok thanks didn´t know that. Thought it was deleted or so. – Jehof Feb 27 '13 at 12:25
@Jehof: You cannot see deleted answers until you have at least 10k reputation. They are displayed with a darker background. – Martijn Pieters Feb 27 '13 at 12:31
Yes of course. I know that. By the way is the Feature @+username disabled on comments? – Jehof Feb 27 '13 at 12:36
@Jehof: No, you don't need to name the author of a post in the comment, because they are always notified of comments anyway. Thus the name auto-complete doesn't include the author name. – Martijn Pieters Feb 27 '13 at 12:38
@Jehof: See How do comment @ replies work? – Martijn Pieters Feb 27 '13 at 12:39

Because it has a -3 score.

Every answer with a score of -3 or worse (I think the limit is a -3), has an opacity like that.

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