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Why is the background of some questions light orange and some white?

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Light orange means it's tagged with one of your "interesting tags", white means it's not.

See here and here for some more information.

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The light orange questions are in tags that you marked as interesting in your profile page.

This allows you to ignore questions in topics that you aren't interested in.

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