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Why are some tags grey and some are light grey?

I'm here to ask why are some tags grey and some are light grey? See in this photo: is light grey, but is dark grey. Why is that? Edit: it does it here with the tags of this question ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

I keep coming across ancient questions that are now completely irrelevant - for example What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?. My first thought was "Use a newer release of Ubuntu?!" ...
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How did a user with no actions and only 101 rep get the Mortarboard badge?

According to this page, on Jul 19 '12 at 23:44 Tim Stone was awarded the Mortarboard badge which is defined as: Earn at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day. How did he earn ...
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Why is this accepted answer not at the top?

I found this question from a Google search. I noticed the accepted answer is second, even though it is accepted and has significantly more votes than the "top" answer. This question on meta says that ...
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Why are old questions on top? [duplicate]

There are many old questions showing on the start page of superuser.com. If I open one of them, I see old dates both in answers, comments, and the editing time of the question. How/why are these get ...
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Commentator badge progress shows 1/10 before having commenting priviledge

I just received the privilege to post comments on SuperUser (yay!), but before that happened I noticed that the Commentator badge already has a progress of 1/10. I believe this also happened to me on ...
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Ask Question and Last Seen Time Discrepancy

I noticed a question where someone asked it 8 minutes ago but their profile stated they were last seen 23 minutes ago so there's a discrepenacy I suppose or maybe this is as expected per however this ...
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Why is this 6 year old user account in the Late Answer queue?

I ran across this answer in the Late Answers queue (review link). The answer was posted 6 years, 8 months ago! The user that posted it is by no means new; this is his only answer and his account is ...
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Case of answer accepted, but bounty not awarded

My faulty understanding of the bounty system may have caused me to mislead the poster, and this is what happened: The post Initiate windows feature update after snoozing by user aggieNick02 had no ...
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Links in Super User profile not showing up

I've earned my "autobiographer" (cute! ;)) badge on Super User but when I go to my public profile the links that I've added aren't showing up. Have I done something wrong?
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The "set a bounty" dialog kept disappearing

I posted Can VMware Workstation Player be connected to my "Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller" card? and, as it got one "sanity check" comment but no other response, ...
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What's happening when I try a search on the number of comments?

I wanted to see articles that had no comments and no answers. I did this search and some of the results that came up had some comments. The question that had comments was How to make a busy file not ...
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Choose previewed tag?

I asked a question about Xen on Arch Linux. The tag [arch-linux] has potential usefulness, but the issue is primarily Xen. But it seems tags are sorted alphabetically so the question shows as arch ...
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Automatically embed image links

It seems that half of the questions from new users have linked example images (better than no example at all) that we then edit to make the image inline. Could SE automagically alter posts to turn ....
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User name not hyperlinked in a comment although the user exists

In this question, I can find this comment in which the username user105127 is not hyperlinked to the user profile. I think that this is a bug.
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Is there an error with Late Answers Review?

Well short and clear. watch this: is this a bug?, maybe is an error of our network and will grant to reviewers to farm.
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Review completed by one person in First Posts queue?

I've came across this review which I wanted to flag it as not answer, but after it was hanging awhile in my open tab, when I've back to it, it says: Review completed 24 mins ago: x reviewed ...
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Malformed image Markdown when using add image dialog

The “Add image” toolbar button is outputting malformed markdown. I am using Firefox 40.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). Here in my screenshot nothing is selected. Cursor was just at that spot. ...
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Workaround to get rid of all close flags?

I just voted to close a question because it was basically a duplicate of the same person's previous question. Looking at it a short while later I noted that my close vote (and possibly that of others) ...
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I'm human, even when I'm incognito!

Whenever I'm visiting Super User in incognito mode, I have to verify that I'm a human (almost every time). I realize that this could be avoided by not being incognito, but for various reasons, I'm ...
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Why do people have to gain reputation on each Stack Exchange site before being allowed to comment?

I have been reading this discussion with some interest. (Why can people answer a question before being able to comment?). The answer so far is that new users might not understand the way the site ...
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Migration source question keeps redirecting me to the migration destination

I was the last person to vote to migrate a post on SU, which was migrated to https://serverfault.com/questions/650576/getting-pcs-to-report-to-wsus The browser automatically forwarded me to the new ...
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Minimal edit distance can be circumvented with comments

I've just seen this trick in the review queue and I have to admit it's pretty clever: Users below 2000 rep have to change at least some number of characters for the edit to be allowed by system. ...
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Approved suggested edits not rewarding +2 reputation

I proposed the following suggested edits today that were approved: Suggested edit 1 Suggested edit 2 I am still under 2000 reputation. Shouldn't I have received +2 reputation for at least one of ...
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Badges are removed or missing from account profile

Of the seven badges I've earned with my time on the site I've noticed that the count is now dropped down to two. Can anyone tell me the specific reason behind this?
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If a post is marked as a duplicate, what happens if the original is deleted

Example Internet usage monitor software This question is marked as a dupe, but the dupe cited has been deleted. Should this be possible? Is it a bug or by design?
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Question in tangled state with broken link

The question Transfer a folder from local system … to … virtual system was, according to its revision history, migrated from StackOverflow to SuperUser over a year ago (May 31 ’13 at 9:14), and then ...
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More than 1 flag per post

I've flagged a post as spam. Being forgetful, I clicked to flag it as spam again. Naturally I can't flag again, but, it appears as if I have flagged it twice, for different things. Is this a bug? I ...
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Cannot edit post after posting as a guest

There is a self answer here How can I keep audio in Windows 8.1 from fading in when I start playing a sound file? The OP states I asked this as a guest but when I answered the email to set up the ...
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Why does the Stack Exchange user profile say that this user has a different number of answers from what it says on this site's user profile?

I'm looking at the user profile page of this user (https://superuser.com/users/43131/) and it says that that user hasn't posted any answers. However, when I look at the same user's profile on Stack ...
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Bug in search results

I did a search for "windows 2000", and on page 2 of the results, I see the following: Notice the last question in the screenshot just says 4 votes. I should actually say 1 vote and 2 answers.
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Protection not considering Association Bonus

I'm not a very active member of SuperUser, but I have more than 100 reputation points because of the Association Bonus. I'm experiencing something weird... I want to answer a question that's been ...
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Autocompletion getting in the way: yas-snippet-dirs gets completed by adding a period [closed]

I tried to write this answer to a question. Every time I tried to type the variable name yas-snippet-dirs, a period was automatically added after that name, as soon as I typed a space char or a ...
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Different Categories of Windows

Should we break up the Windows version tags into categories? Sometimes when I ask a question about Windows 8, I'm afraid more people have Windows 7 than 8, and so more people with Windows 7 would ...
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To improve the Superuser search feature by allowing partially match ("like", "contains") logic

I asked this question: Type to navigate and open anything on screen by using keyboard ? Similar to shortcatapp.com In the content, there is the term "shortcatapp". But when I search using that term, ...
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Bug in the search implementation

I just noticed that searching for terminator (a well known terminal emulator) also returns hits for terminal: As you can see in the image above, terminal is highlighted as though it were a hit. It ...
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Question review test - duplicate question flagging

I was reviewing questions from new users. So, I got well known, one time Stack Exchange network hot question about broken RJ-45 plug presented to me as question from new user. My instant though was - ...
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Why do line breaks not work for me in comments?

The help text recommends insertion of a double space when a line break is required. It don't work for me. The answer here is not helpful.
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Custom close reason is processed as a comment

When I click on “Close” (under a question), I get a “Why should this question be closed?” dialog box.  If, in that box, I click on “off-topic because…”, I get a “Closing > Off-Topic” box.  If I then ...
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Why do the excerpts for these tags appear different?

I was doing some tag wiki editing using the Tags page, and I noticed this discrepancy between the excerpts on the visual-studio-2012 tag. This is what I see when I don't hover over the tag: And when ...
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I can't change my vote to close, bug?

I voted to close a question, then realized it was not the best fit. So I went to change my vote, and saw there was no option to do this: Not a big deal, I thought. I can retract (seeing as that's my ...
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Pinged username disappears in comments

Strange little bug. I write in a comment: @mpy: Blah blah blah... And on submitting the comment, the ping ‘@mpy: ’ disappears leaving just: Blah blah blah... It would also disappear every time ...
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Is this "Chat with an expert" a new items on SE sites?

I have noticed just today that there is a banner that will pop up now and again when I am on SU. . Is this something new?
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Why aren’t my flags handled?

The last handled flag on my profile is from 21 February. None of the newer flags have been handled yet. Where are all the moderators?
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Won't allow me to flag

I found an odd problem. I was in newest questions and I saw this: Instantly I was going to flag one as duplicate. My problem came when attempting this. The second question wouldn't show up. Any ...
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Could we have a less obvious review audit user?

I've noticed a good chunk of my edit approval review audits are by the same user (who I will not name ;p), with a .. suspicious amount of rep (999/1024). I realize that review audits are meant to ...
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Display Bug: Showing More Comments Causes Comments to Get Cut Off

The <div class="comments"> element surrounds a table element where comments are displayed. .comments declares width:660px;. The table is styled with .comments > table{width:100%;}. When ...
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Sorting is showing lower scored answer above higher one, neither accepted

It was my understanding that answers to questions on all SE sites are sorted by descending net votes, with the accepted answer (if there is one) pinned to the top. However, the answers to this ...
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Not all questions tagged with my favorite tags are highlighted

As you can see in the screenshot below, although I have linux as a favorite tag, not all questions tagged with it are highlighted. This occurs both when looking through the questions tagged as linux ...
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Suggested edit to mark a signpost is cancelled out when post is deleted

Why is it possible to delete an answer when an edit is pending? I had a question that included a HORRIBLE answer. It was someone trying to get me to install malware but I had just edited it to ...
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