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Why are some question titles highlighted on the main page, while most are not? I had thought perhaps it was because they had been viewed by my computer, but that seems not to be the case.

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Questions titles are highlighted when one or more of their tags are in your "favorite tags" list.

@Jake and @msh210 have pointed out something I didn't know in the comments: questions with tags that you frequent are also highlighted if you have no favorite tags.

  • Huh? I haven't got any "favorite tags" (that I know of)! – Seth J May 30 '12 at 20:10
  • Hmm, is it the entire background of the question's title, or the text itself that is highlighted? – Hod - Monica's Army May 30 '12 at 20:11
  • The background. The entire strip behind the title. – Seth J May 30 '12 at 20:14
  • Then you've got favorited tags. Check directly under the community bulletin board on the front page. – Hod - Monica's Army May 30 '12 at 20:16
  • I've skimmed the main page, and it seems that all the questions with the Halacha tag are highlighted for me. But it's not my favorite (I checked that, too; when I click the tag and can view all the Halacha-tagged questions, they're not highlighted). – Seth J May 30 '12 at 20:17
  • @SethJ, If you have not specified favorite tags, the system will choose them for you. meta.stackexchange.com/a/131309 – jake May 30 '12 at 20:17
  • It chooses favorite tags for you if you haven't picked any. See meta.stackexchange.com/a/88351. – msh210 May 30 '12 at 20:17
  • I see that it is listed under "Frequent" tags. Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about this? It could be useful, but up until now it's just made me crazy. – Seth J May 30 '12 at 20:18
  • See the link I link to above, or the one jake links to, for a workaround. – msh210 May 30 '12 at 20:28

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