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Contrast of hyperlinks

We've already had this question and it seems that the problem was solved, but I've noticed that that solution does not include comments.

In my opinion, links in comments should be changed to look like links in questions or answers.


It seemed to be fixed, from this: enter image description here

But then I saw this:

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So in one place the comments are fixed and in another they aren't.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Just to illustrate the problem, take a look at this question. Also Meta does not seem to be affected. \$\endgroup\$
    – AndrejaKo
    Apr 14, 2011 at 15:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ Meta can't be affected, it's yellow vs. black. The main site is navy blue vs. black, so it's significantly harder. \$\endgroup\$ May 17, 2011 at 15:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Resolution is pending. See comments to this answer \$\endgroup\$ May 17, 2011 at 23:42

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I have changed the visited color to be lighter. this change will be in the next deployment.

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    \$\begingroup\$ thank you! \$\endgroup\$
    – Kortuk
    May 18, 2011 at 0:50

After you click on a link, your browser re-colors the text. The CSS contains:


This means that visited links look different from links you've already seen, which can help you as you browse. Take a look, for example, at the list of questions in the right sidebar. Mine (from that question) look like this:

main site links

Sites you've already visited (which probably includes the link you posted...) will be in the darker color. Note that the link to your profile is in the same dark blue color.

The fact that you see it on some links but not others is understandable and by design.

The fact that you can't tell it's a link after you've visited it, however, should not be by design.

*Note: This is intended to be an explanation of the observed behavior, not a solution to the problem.


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