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I've seen some questions on the Stack Overflow front page having orange colored background. What is the meaning of that?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Austin Henley, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Rory Feb 11 '13 at 8:41

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Often times the colors are used to highlight things like tags you've marked as a favorite or a post that belongs to you.

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