I find the yellow text in the green box of a question that has been answered difficult to read. I wouldn't necessarily like to see this changed, but I think an addition to the box to make it more obvious the question was answered would be a definite improvement.

Would it be possible to add at a stylish ribbon through the top-left corner of the box with the Stack Overflow checkmark on it.

Here's roughly my suggestion. (I just threw these together in a few minutes; It can be done much better, I'm sure.)

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  • Not that I don't like the graphic, but I hope we don't end up with web 2.0 graphics
    – abel
    Jan 8, 2011 at 12:30
  • I am not an expert at all, but adding a true image (with the proper alt-text) might be nice for the visually impaired as well? And as an aside: on (for example?) superuser.com, there's no box at all, unless a question has been answered.
    – Arjan
    Jan 8, 2011 at 12:55
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    Looks like a Nike sweatband. Can't you Nike guys just [sponsor-a-tag] like normal people? I hate viral advertising. Viral advertiser. Nyah.
    – user1228
    Mar 9, 2011 at 15:00

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My simple suggestion would be to make the box more green and the text off-white.

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    On low monitor brightness settings, I can hardly tell the difference between the regular box and the "answered" box. Even at regular brightness, it still is too similar to the others.
    – Mark C
    Jan 8, 2011 at 21:13

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