Every once in a while (once in a day or two days) a post is rendered in white type on a white background.

This one, for example:

Screen randomly flickering on Linux Mint

Why are a small number of posts rendered unreadable?

Here is a screen shot of the example. This was done in Windows 10 and I used Chrome as a commonly used browser.

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Here is a screen shot of the tags screen you wished to see. I do not recall being in this screen any time in the recent past.

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  • The linked question is completely readable – Ramhound May 3 '20 at 19:25
  • Not for me. Too light and zero contrast, and entirely different from readable posts. – John May 3 '20 at 19:26
  • If you want this bug report to be taken seriously. You need to indicate what browser you are using. – Ramhound May 3 '20 at 19:29
  • This is true in: Windows 10, Edge, Chrome and IE; In Kali in Firefox; in Ubuntu in Firefox. For each of the above, all very newest versions. I posted a serious question by the way. – John May 3 '20 at 19:29
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    Is it tagged with a tag that you have ignored? – Mokubai May 3 '20 at 19:31
  • No. Just a post on the way by. I do not (so far as I know) ignore posts. I will be careful about that, however. – John May 3 '20 at 19:32
  • Screenshots would be useful. It apparently is not happening for anyone else. – Mokubai May 3 '20 at 19:32
  • I will do that, but you have to un-Close the question as I cannot post a screen shot in a comment. I will be pleased to oblige if you allow me. – John May 3 '20 at 19:34
  • @John - You can edit a closed question. You will have to be more specific than saying it happens with Chrome or Edge. “Newest” could mean many things, given Chrome for instance, has 3 active versions currently – Ramhound May 3 '20 at 19:35
  • Done. Newest means up to date with no updates available. However I have posted a clear screen shot of what I see. – John May 3 '20 at 19:40
  • I did not answer or comment on that post. but pulling up the answer someone else gave renders the entire thing readable. So opening a light post renders it readable, but not when just viewing a list of posts. Thanks – John May 3 '20 at 20:40
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    Also, because I may have misinterpreted your comment, the issue is true on three different computers here with 3 different graphics drivers. – John May 3 '20 at 20:47
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    This really looks as if you were ignoring at least one of the tags. – Kamil Maciorowski May 3 '20 at 21:20
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    What do you see in this list? (the link should be available only to you). – Kamil Maciorowski May 3 '20 at 21:36
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    So now it's clear that you do have one ignored tag and that's why that post looks that way. – n8te May 4 '20 at 12:00

As other users have noted in the comments, this is because you have ignored the tag and this question is tagged with it. You have the choice to either gray they out (your current setting) or hide them completely. As described here, you can go to the "Ignored Tags" widget in the right sidebar (shown on all pages with question lists, including the home page) and change your setting there:

In extreme cases, this might lead to strange situations like this, but probably only if you ignore a lot of tags.

  • As I noted above, I did not ignore it or do something intentionally. I do not know how it happened. Likely an errant move of my mouse – John May 4 '20 at 16:23
  • That has happened to me as well in the past. I'm not blaming you, just providing some general guidance in case somebody else has this problem too :) – Glorfindel May 4 '20 at 16:24
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    No one is saying you did it on purpose @John, but several people were telling you the exact cause and rather than saying "Okay, so how do I fix it?" you were like "Nah, that can't be my problem..." which leads people down the garden path assuming you know for certain that it is not that. That makes it difficult to help you. Chances are that at some point you clicked on the display tag and, whether by accident or act of pets, you clicked this button. – Mokubai May 4 '20 at 17:26
  • Once I knew what it was, I did acknowledge the fault. I did not know until then (later in this game.) – John May 4 '20 at 17:34

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