1. The things I can do are faded to the point of unreadability, while the things I cannot do are more legible.

  2. The hover effect is used to gain readability of faded items, but many devices have no concept of hovering (like phones and tablets, and browsers that use keystrokes for link navigation).



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    In every other UI case I've seen, being grayed out means something is unavailable. Agree with this suggestion! – A_S00 Jun 18 '19 at 7:10
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    @A_S00 I suspect that this design is intended to goad users into a senseless pursuit of rep ;-) – Adám Jun 18 '19 at 8:20

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