Very recently (I think today) the buttons with "Post your answer", "Answer your question" and some others became black, with the text hardly readable.

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With me it happens on Windows 10 with latest builds of both Chrome and Waterfox.

Not a bug strictly speaking, but...

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    $\begingroup$ Appears for me on main (but apparently not meta) on a Mac running OS X 10.10.5 in latest version on Chrome. $\endgroup$
    – David Roberts Mod
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 9:51
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    $\begingroup$ @DavidRoberts Confirmed - on meta text is white on dark gray background, quite clearly visible $\endgroup$ Commented May 6, 2016 at 9:52
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure this would count as a bug (I also don't see the text on those buttons on the main site; Chrome 49.something on Windows 10.) The design tag should probably be added to this question. (I would do it myself, but my paltry reputation does not allow me.) $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ @arjafi Done, thanks for the suggestion! $\endgroup$ Commented May 6, 2016 at 10:12
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    $\begingroup$ I see this problem, too. Safari 9.1, MacOS 10.11.4 $\endgroup$ Commented May 6, 2016 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ Here on Meta, I see the "Add Comment" in white, but when I mouse over it, the text disappears... $\endgroup$ Commented May 6, 2016 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ On the main site, the black becomes blacker on mouseover, too. $\endgroup$ Commented May 6, 2016 at 15:40
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    $\begingroup$ I see this problem, too, with Firefox 45, Windows 7. And also Gerald Edgar's observation. $\endgroup$
    – jeq
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ I see it here (both for answers and comments) on Chrome 49, Windows 10. $\endgroup$
    – Charles
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ Firefox 45 on Debian Stretch, same problem. I think we can safely say it is independent of both browser and operating system. $\endgroup$ Commented May 7, 2016 at 2:33
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    $\begingroup$ No one mentioned Internet Explorer on Windows. Is it not used any more? Or maybe only people with the problem read this thread. $\endgroup$ Commented May 7, 2016 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ It is certainly a bug: "Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behaviour in the system that needs to be fixed." Well, it is unexpected and erroneous and it needs to be fixed. $\endgroup$
    – wythagoras
    Commented May 8, 2016 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ Is there a way to ping the devs? In theory, they should be watching for questions tagged as bug, but clearly they aren't. $\endgroup$ Commented May 9, 2016 at 9:49
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilJeřábek SE employee activity is usually pretty low over the weekends. Since this question popped up on a Friday, I'm willing to give the devs the benefit of the doubt for now. Lots of bug reports come in across the network, and there are a limited number of people looking at them. Admittedly, there probably would be faster turnaround if an SE employee was actually active on MO. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Commented May 9, 2016 at 11:05
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilJeřábek ... So ... do not conclude the devs do not watch here, when it could just be that it is the weekend. $\endgroup$ Commented May 10, 2016 at 14:03

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Thanks for reporting the issue. This will be fixed with our next production build.

  • $\begingroup$ I hope the next production build is soon. $\endgroup$ Commented May 9, 2016 at 17:15
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisRamsey Should be corrected now. $\endgroup$
    – Hynes
    Commented May 9, 2016 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ It is, thank you! $\endgroup$ Commented May 9, 2016 at 22:31

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