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I know there’s been a similar question, but I don’t actually have a problem with hyperlinks. I have a problem with the fact that the color for visited and unvisited links is almost the same, and so I have a really hard time distinguishing what questions have new answers.

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    $\begingroup$ They're different colors????? $\endgroup$ – Peter Shor Jan 1 '11 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ Over at TCS SE, yes. Here it seems there’s no differentiation at all, unfortunately. $\endgroup$ – Sacha Jan 1 '11 at 20:07
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, they're supposed to be different colors. For questions on the parent site, unvisited questions have color #103f5f, while visited links are #306081. But they look the same to me. $\endgroup$ – Robin Kothari Jan 1 '11 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ I am not sure how a larger contrast between visited and unvisited hyperlinks tells you which questions have new answers. $\endgroup$ – Tsuyoshi Ito Jan 2 '11 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ The unvisited style is used for questions with no new answers, and the visited style for those with new answers. $\endgroup$ – Sacha Jan 2 '11 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Sacha: That does not seem to happen to me. On the top page, questions are shown with the unvisited color only if they are really unvisited. I am using Firefox 3.6.13. However, admittedly I usually visit questions which I am interested in when a new answer is posted to it, so this may not prove anything. $\endgroup$ – Tsuyoshi Ito Jan 2 '11 at 22:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Sacha: Please clarify what the problem is. I am pretty sure that your description in the comment on Jan 2 18:38 is incorrect. $\endgroup$ – Tsuyoshi Ito Mar 3 '11 at 19:52
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Examples here at Meta:

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  • $\begingroup$ they look slightly different, but VERY slightly. $\endgroup$ – Suresh Venkat Jan 3 '11 at 22:19
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    $\begingroup$ I've upvoted your answer so Community doesn't resurrect this question again. $\endgroup$ – Peter Shor Mar 3 '11 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Peter: I think that it is good that this question was bumped, because at least the asker has not been convinced that the problem was nonexistent. $\endgroup$ – Tsuyoshi Ito Mar 3 '11 at 19:53
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The link colors look different enough, I think.

However, the core premise here (that we use visited/unvisited styles to indicate new answers on a post) is flawed. We don't.

With that in mind, I suggest keeping an eye on the questions list (sorted by active, so posts with new edits/answers/etc float to the top) instead of relying on the link color.

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