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I noticed a recent change in the "reputation page"; some questions have a green rectangle instead of an indication of the reputation change. E.g., the second question below, and a few others: enter image description here

What is that rectangle meant to represent?

Added. Thanks to Tim Stone; it seems to be a rendering bug, so I've added the [bug] tag.

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It's a new game: You guess what there is behind the green rectangle, and if your guess is right you gain 10 points. ;-) – kiamlaluno Oct 27 '11 at 13:37

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It indicates that one of the sources of reputation was your answer being marked as accepted. The reputation value is inside of the rectangle (+25 in the first instance in your screenshot), but there appears to be a stylesheet issue that's preventing the text colour from being changed to white so that it's displayed correctly. It should look like this:

example of reputation indicator with accept status

In Stack Overflow's stylesheet, .bounty-indicator-tab has color: white !important, but on the Maths site it seems to not be marked !important, so the default green colour is unintentionally taking precedence.

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So, it's a rendering bug? If so, I'll add a bug tag to the question. Thanks! – Arturo Magidin Jun 17 '11 at 17:13
@ArturoMagidin Yep, it is. – Tim Stone Jun 17 '11 at 17:14
I don't know how recent this is, but for as long as I was using SE, a green box like that also signifies an awarded bounty. – Shokhet Oct 26 '14 at 2:02

Jin pushed some CSS loving for this case across all sites - you should be all set with proper white text on the indicator now.

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Yes, it is working now. Thanks for the quick fix! – Arturo Magidin Jun 18 '11 at 18:42

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