GDSE has a bunch of issues with its links having major perception issues across the board. Could link colors on this site's main, meta, and chat please be revisited? My request would be that our links should be clearly distinguishable from regular text in all three site areas, and preferably visited and unvisited links would be distinguishable from each other.

Some of these issues have sat reported for several years unactioned. On meta and chat they incur severe legibility issues, and that's for people with good eyesight and well-adjusted monitors.

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    \$\begingroup\$ We should not duplicate-close a meta question designed to shed light on an issue that has thus far received no response one way or the other from SE developers, for quite the same reason as we won't be duplicate-closing this or any question that is about revisiting old policy decisions such as this. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Commented Jun 22, 2017 at 1:17

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As you may be able to see, the link colors on Meta.GameDevelopment have been updated. They have been reverted to the standard Meta link colors.

Update July 24, 2017

Chat and GD.SE link colors have been updated and will be updated once production builds out. Once production build, I'll update the post's status.

Update July 26, 2017

Production has been built out. I've updated the post's status.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm pretty happy with this change! Those are much more functional link colors, and they look just fine with our meta theme. (Grey goes with every color!) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 19:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ Seeing the status-completed tag, I'll note that this bug report covers chat and main as well. Is the chat issue also being looked at separately? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 6, 2017 at 19:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener Sorry. It's been a busy few weeks and this fell off my radar. We'll take a look at it this week. I've updated the status to reflect the fact that we aren't finished with this post yet. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hynes
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 13:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks very much for checking back in and updating us. :) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 13:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ We've just seen the update to link colors in chat. Thank you so much for updating that. :) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 25, 2017 at 13:14

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