...and you should feel bad.

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I appreciate that elections are super-cool and exciting and should be highlighted, but that shade of red is not very readable on that shade of grey.

  • What browser are you using? Those aren't the colors I'm seeing. – Brian Jan 20 '14 at 22:33
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    Seeing the same on chrome – Unionhawk Jan 20 '14 at 22:34
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    @Brian Chrome, Windows. Note that the bulletin has different colours on Meta and Main. – fredley Jan 20 '14 at 22:35
  • Yep, it's the difference between meta and main that caught me. – Brian Jan 20 '14 at 22:41
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    Same. Firefox, Windows – Robotnik Jan 21 '14 at 0:41
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    Darkish red on dark grey is also extremely difficult to read when colorblind – Nick T Jan 21 '14 at 4:32
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    @NickT Said exactly the same thing I was going to say. Will somebody please think of the (colorblind) children! – David M Jan 21 '14 at 15:36

How about making it yellow instead? This stands out more in my opinion:

Look at the sky, the colours shine for you

This yellow (#FBE253) is already in the site palette, it's the colour used for the 10k flag queue count.

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    That looks much better to me. The red-on-grey is causing me eye strain personally, and I've been looking at it frequently to go and update myself with the election. – LLF Jan 26 '14 at 3:55

This userscript code will fix the text for you (adapted from this):

// ==UserScript==
// @name       Community Bulletin Election Fix
// @description Makes the Election bulletin readable
// @match      http://*.gaming.stackexchange.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

function addGlobalStyle(css) {
    var head, style;
    head = document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];
    if (!head) { return; }
    style = document.createElement('style');
    style.type = 'text/css';
    style.innerHTML = css;

addGlobalStyle("#sidebar .module.community-bulletin a { color: #E6D364 !important; }");

I'll bet you clicked on it though.

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    Standing out is halfway, though. If it's readable you'll also get people who are interested in it clicking it. – Matthew Read Jan 21 '14 at 1:24

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