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Right now .question-status is a rather tough to read pale orange on light gray.

Windows 8, IE10, 125% zoom (because large monitor):

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Chrome 29, Ubuntu 13.04, 125% zoom: (nevermind the black border courtesy of scrot)

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If we want to get an objective unit of measure, Contrast-A says #EEEEEE and #DC9714 fails the Web Content Accessibilty Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) by getting a Luminance Constrast Ratio of 2.13 when 4.5 would be better. I'm not saying we need to abide to WCAG 2.0, I'm just saying it's probably not my monitor, or my eyes, being messed up :)

Can we get something that stands out a little more? Even if it's just a drop-shadow or text-transform: freehanded-circle or what have you?

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    I disagree that this is tough to read. – LessPop_MoreFizz Aug 4 '13 at 21:02
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    I will start using text-transform: freehanded-circle in everything I do now. – user98085 Aug 4 '13 at 21:07
  • I don't think it's that bad. Monitor settings may be a factor for you, @badp. – Raven Dreamer Aug 4 '13 at 22:12
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    @RavenDreamer It's by no means unreadable, I've been standing it for months, but usually I pay it little mind it anyway because I already sort of know what that field says anyway. I think it stands to improvement considered how large and complex those fields have become in the meantime, with bulleted lists and whatnot. – badp Aug 4 '13 at 22:54
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    I find that text hard to read on any of my monitors. – Ash Aug 5 '13 at 5:21
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    I find it quite unpleasant to read, I have to squint. – shanodin Aug 5 '13 at 17:39
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    I also find it somewhat difficult to read. I find that using a black text-shadow works well in situations like these for improving readability. – SimonL Aug 8 '13 at 4:13
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- This was fixed a while ago. Status boxes are now a much more readable black text on yellow-ish background:

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