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Minor bug, I know. I'm not sure if this is new or not; I haven't noticed it before, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been like this all along...

Those two labels have the moderator-visible CSS class applied, while the other labels do not. This is reproducible on multiple sites (I checked Meta, SO, SF, and Gaming -- so probably network-wide) where they all display with the same colour.

Edit, as a response to Rebecca's answer, which she deleted: Since I never noticed this until now, perhaps that feature is too subtle -- maybe a tooltip saying "this field is only visible to you and moderators" would make it more discoverable.

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I deleted my answer because it was a duplicate of Bobby's. I've asked about your follow-up question. – Rebecca Chernoff Feb 13 '11 at 20:35
@Rebecca: Okay, thanks. – Jon Seigel Feb 13 '11 at 20:38

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We've removed this indicator on the fields, as they were used inconsistently and it was ultimately more confusing than useful.

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I think this is intentional. Those are 'private' fields, which only the moderators will see.

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This is correct. – Rebecca Chernoff Feb 12 '11 at 22:36
@Rebecca - In that case shouldn't the "visited", "openid" and "alt openid" labels be red too? – ChrisF Feb 12 '11 at 22:36
@chrisf actually the grey already signifies that, it's just become a little less clear as we added hotness to the date of account creation – Jeff Atwood Feb 13 '11 at 20:32
@Jeff - ah you mean the grey of the content - I was confused as I couldn't see any grey labels ;) – ChrisF Feb 13 '11 at 21:17
@Jeff - but my Real Name isn't grey either. – ChrisF Feb 13 '11 at 21:38
@Jeff: Then why is the "member for" text gray also? I can see that information on other users' profiles. – Konerak Mar 19 '11 at 15:53
@kon see my answer directly above where you commented please. – Jeff Atwood Mar 19 '11 at 16:01
@Jeff: Where you said "The grey already signifies that"? But what is that? Am I not seeing a deleted comment? – Konerak Mar 19 '11 at 19:02
@kon search for the words "removed this indicator" on this page – Jeff Atwood Mar 20 '11 at 1:50
@Jeff: I really didn't see it, and asked around in the chat - noone knew. So I made a shiny new question :) – Konerak Mar 22 '11 at 7:29

If this is to indicate that the field are "private" and only visible to you and moderators shouldn't the "visited", "openid" and "alt openid" labels be red too?

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