Apparently, when the contrast of some UI elements was increased on meta.scifi.SE per this request, one case was missed: the username of the question owner is still shown as light pink on white in comments:

Screenshot before fix

An easy fix would be to make the current CSS rule:

.owner a, .owner a:visited {
    color: #ca4040;

read instead as:

.owner a, .owner a:visited, a.owner, a.owner:visited {
    color: #ca4040;

With this simple change, the link color becomes a much more readable dark pink:

Screenshot after fix

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    It wouldn't bother me to change it to a darker pink and I'm happy to go with the flow; truthfully, I can read both examples equally well. Just thought I'd throw that out there, but, again, it wouldn't bother me if it were changed. Oct 7, 2014 at 18:54
  • I can't really see much difference and both are readable on my monitor.
    – Valorum
    Oct 7, 2014 at 19:13
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    I can read both, but the second one is definitely clearer. I'd be happy to go with it.
    – Moogle
    Oct 8, 2014 at 10:12
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    My vision is pretty good, but if it were a bit blurrier I'd have trouble reading the first one. So I approve of the change for those who are vision-impaired.
    – Zibbobz
    Oct 8, 2014 at 14:23
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    I have to look closely to see the difference between the two. To me, they are both readable. Oct 8, 2014 at 17:36
  • Is this a bug or a feature-request?
    – SQB
    Oct 8, 2014 at 18:44
  • @SQB: I've tagged it as a bug, since a) it's clearly a usability issue for some users, b) it was requested before, and the request was marked as status-completed, and c) looking at the CSS code, it seems pretty likely that the rule I quoted is supposed to apply to comments too, and the fact that it doesn't is just an oversight. Oct 8, 2014 at 18:49
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    @DVK: you've been graphically mentioned Oct 17, 2014 at 16:19

1 Answer 1


Thanks for your feedback. I have modified the CSS as you requested and confirmed that it does appear to make the OP's display name much more visible in their comments. It will be live in the next meta build (> rev 2014.10.16.1945).

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