I'm a mod on Game Development and today, in chat, a user has asked me to delete something they mistakenly posted as an answer instead of a comment. And so I went ahead and deleted the answer.
But then keeping chatting with them, I realized that they thought that deleting the post themselves would have it go into a queue of some sort until it was "deleted for real" since they still saw the post; they thought that asking a mod to do it instead would "delete it right away". Their confusion seemed to come from the fact that the red background of the deleted post, and red text saying it's deleted did not appear red enough for them, as they were color blind.
Here is an example of what a deleted post looks like on our site:
And running this example through a "colour blind filter" gives something like this:
The rendered output is not the greatest thing ever, but we still can see that the red text is not really red, and depending on the monitor and the surrounding lighting conditions, the now "greyer" background could be harder to distinguish.
I don't know much about colour blindness, but I'm wondering if there is something to be done about this. This is one occurrence of this issue, and I don't know how widespread it is otherwise.
Yes, I have used color blind and colour blind. I could also have used colorblind or colourblind. SEO for the win!