Why are all metas grey except Meta Stack Exchange?
Why was it done so?

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    To make this site unreadable :( The fonts are so light it is painful to read
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 12:55
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    To sum it all up: because Meta Stack Exchange is not a per-site meta like all others. Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 13:35

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Some reasons behind it:

  • It is a governing meta for whole of Stack Exchange network.
  • It is a separate site unlike other per site meta sites.
  • It has it's own reputation system.
  • It doesn't have any parent Q&A site.
  • And of course unicorns are shifted here.
  • Is Meta.SE the father or elder brother of all the other sites? Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 1:02
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    Meta.SE is Washington, DC (or possibly the UN General Assembly); the other metas are the local town hall. Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 18:43

I would imagine it is because this meta is for all SE sites.

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