It seems like a new feature was added to the PMSE site, but I can not found it's meaning. Some questions are surrounded by a light blue box. What does it mean?

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This is highlighting questions with tags that are in your favorite tags. If you haven't manually added any favorite tags, the system will detect when you have a certain level of activity in a tag and infer one for you. If you manually add a favorite tag, the system will not infer a tag for you.

You can customize your favorite (and ignored tags) in your profile. You can also customize these settings in the right sidebar of the homepage and the /questions listing.

So, if you would prefer not to have any questions highlighted, you can simply add a nonsense "tag" to your favorites. Perhaps ? (:

  • I like the idea of using "null" to specify no tags. But I'd imagine on a lot of the technical sites there may in fact actually be a tag called null, so maybe that might not work. Maybe nonsense would work better for me :) Or I could use unicorn, unless someone creates a site about mythical creatures...
    – jmort253
    Commented May 13, 2011 at 5:35

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