I can't seem to find a pattern that explains what I'm seeing. If necessary I can cobble together a screen shot upon request.

Edit: Here's a screenshot.



2 Answers 2


If you're talking about how the row is highlighted, that's because "bug" is a favorite tag of yours and that question uses that tag.

If you're talking about the "status-deferred" tag, that's because it's a special "moderator-only" tag.

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    This is pretty damn embarrassing. It's the row highlight and I really should have realized that it was because I listed bug as a favorite tag. My ego wants this question deleted but who knows, maybe other folks will find it helpful. Thanks, Al.
    – newuser
    Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 16:08
  • Took me a little while to figure it out when I first joined SO :)
    – Daniel
    Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 20:23
  • @newuser if you think that the row is highlighted "red" in the above screenshot you need to calibrate your monitor. The row highlight is supposed to be pale yellow. lagom.nl/lcd-test may help. Commented Apr 21, 2017 at 9:44

They are tags that are commonly used on all StackExchange websites meta sites. They are primarily used to express the SE developer's response to requests, etc. (hence status-complete, etc.)

  • See my comment on Al's answer. I should have been more clear in my question and the screenshot.
    – newuser
    Commented Mar 25, 2011 at 16:11

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