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I think there's been a recent change to tag-badge styles in dark mode that in my opinion makes those badges look less appealing that they used to. I recall tag-badges used to have a deep dark look to distinguish them.

There's now a border around tag-badges, they look slightly smaller compared to regular badges, and they give the impression of a depressed HTML button.

Shown in screenshot:

image of badges in user profile

(I don't have a screenshot of how it used to look for comparison, neither could I find one in the dark-mode threads.)

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    Might just be me, but it looks ok to me. But then I don't know how it looked before.
    – user960635
    Jan 15, 2021 at 12:47
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    @Snow I don't mean to be a critic (not complaining either), but the tag-badges carry a some weight and this style makes them lighter by comparison with normal badges. The original dark-mode anouncement said the badges would be audited later but I think this choice of style diminishes the visual emphasis tag-badges had.
    – bad_coder
    Jan 15, 2021 at 13:02
  • Stack Overflow duplicate (17 hours ago): Tag badges have an ugly black rectangle in dark mode
    – Rob
    Jan 15, 2021 at 13:55
  • @Rob it's not a duplicate, that thread is about Top Tags (completely new) and Gold badge close votes...It doesn't focus on the style of the badge itself, nor on the more prominent 2 Badges sections in the User profile.
    – bad_coder
    Jan 15, 2021 at 13:59
  • bad_coder, Does your comment refer to the question: "Tag badges have an ugly black rectangle in dark mode"? - 1. You commented there and didn't mention that, 2. they use the term 3 times in their report, 3 the 14K user is correct as is their report and my comment above.
    – Rob
    Jan 15, 2021 at 14:06
  • We can see in their profile the what and why they are complaining, and that their image points out the same example.
    – Rob
    Jan 15, 2021 at 14:23
  • @Rob Both cases in the other thread are in different sections (one is completely different and besides the other is hardly visible).
    – bad_coder
    Jan 15, 2021 at 14:26
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    Since DM is currently for SO only, shouldn't this be on their Meta site?
    – Ollie
    Jan 15, 2021 at 15:45
  • @Ollie I think the plan is dark-mode being applied to the remaining sites, I'm not sure about the timeline but starting sometime this year. (I also checked the tags and there's so few Q's atm might as well post here since in the future dark-mode issues will probably become SE wide).
    – bad_coder
    Jan 15, 2021 at 15:51
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    I'm going to agree with Ollie here. Despite any plans to bring dark mode to all other sites, it's still a feature which currently only exists in Stack Overflow. Jan 15, 2021 at 19:48
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    @Ollie Dark mode is available on the localized Stack Overflow sites. Thus, this is not specific to a single site.
    – Makyen
    Jan 16, 2021 at 0:11
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    @KodosJohnson Dark mode is available on more than one site (i.e. SO and the localized SO sites), so this question is not specific to one site.
    – Makyen
    Jan 16, 2021 at 0:12
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    @Makyen I guess that is a fair point, since they really are separate sites with their own metas. Voted to reopen. Jan 16, 2021 at 0:58
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    @Ollie This question is not specific to one Meta site where the user can go in order to get an answer specific to that site. My understanding is that the intent behind that close reason is that it is to keep issues which are about how one specific site handles interactions (e.g. their rules are wrt. topicality, moderation issues on the site, etc.) on the only site where it's relevant. Things relevant to more than one site generally belong here on MSE. That close reason is really clear that it's only applicable if the issue applies to only one site, which isn't the case here.
    – Makyen
    Jan 16, 2021 at 20:52
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    @Ollie While I've seen staff migrate these to Meta.SO, since dark mode is offered on the international SO's too, it's not correct that questions about them are only about one specific site, so that close reason doesn't apply to them. Jan 16, 2021 at 21:09

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