This has been bothering me for more than two years now, and I've always wondered: why in the world is the top badge count color pink (or more specifically, #FFDBDB)?

Wouldn't white be better? No?

  • It's worth noting that it is white on meta. I had noticed this before, but have no issues with pink.
    – user27134
    Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 15:09
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    CANNOT UNSEE :( Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 15:10
  • oh man, that took me two minutes to see, but Strix is right -- you really can't unsee it.
    – Mana
    Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 17:33
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    I think it's a way to deemphasise the badge count without resorting to grey or transparency
    – badp
    Commented Dec 25, 2012 at 1:16
  • @badp it makes them sound out more to me...maybe not when scanning, but once you see it...
    – Zelda
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 17:01
  • I noticed this, but never thought enough about it to ask anyone.. Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 4:37

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I have no idea why it's been pink... Looking at my original design mockup for the site back when it was gaming.se it wasn't pink.

Anyway, I un-pinked it. The change will be in the next prod build.

  • Just out of curiosity, any idea when that'll be?
    – MBraedley
    Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 1:37
  • It appears to be unpinked as of now.
    – user28379
    Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 13:17
  • @MBraedley next build tends to mean next day
    – Zelda
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 22:18

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