I suspect I'm missing something really obvious (and might have to delete this question in embarrassment!).

I can't see the reason why some questions have a yellow background (e.g. see below from current home page).

screenshot showing question with yellow background

What have I missed? Thanks!

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    Please don't delete the question - it might be helpful to others! 😎 Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 14:31
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    The yellow one has an eye in it! The others don't have the eye.
    – Levente
    Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 17:13

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Watched Tags

I have wondered about this for years.

A couple of days ago I noticed that these yellowish orange questions seem to coincide with my Watched Tags.

Let us know if this is true for you also.

  • Yeah, there should be a cross-over with watched tags (eye icon) and yellow background. Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 14:30
  • You are absolutely right. The funny thing is, I had no idea I was watching a tag ... for some reason I was watching 'permissions' - must have been a phantom click - so I've un-watched it and the yellow has gone. Mystery solved, thanks!
    – Will
    Commented Nov 16, 2022 at 14:35

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