In the following image, depicting a piece of a comment on MO.se

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the words «this link» are a link to some URL, yet the styling makes it quite not apparent; the only styling I can see is a :hover {text-decoration:underline}, as far as I can see. Could be add some visual reinforcement, so that links are more immediately obvious?

Update (after a few months year, to bump this up): I still cannot see links in comments :-(

New update, half a year later: I am sure that when the final design for this is finaaally deployed we will all be awed... but can we have good ol' blue&underlined links meanwhile or something?

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    $\begingroup$ Also: meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/115/… $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 4:34
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    $\begingroup$ Mariano: I have noticed your question only after posting mine here. Did you observe the same thing as me - that the display was much better for links which you haven't previously visited? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ Now that you bumped this, could you perhaps also respond to the question asked by @MartinSleziak a long time ago, and depending on what the situation is potentially update the post accordingly. It could help in reproducing and thus resolving the matter. $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ Dear quid, I am pretty sure that whoever is in charge of the CSS can check than in 2 seconds. :-) In any case, no, I don't see any significant difference. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 8:47
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting. But it appears to be different for various people; see the link in Martin Sleziak's comment (not visited links, on main, appear like the 'edit' in you screenshot). For the other point, maybe, maybe not. In any case this is in general not a good way to handle (or do) a bug-report, and even admitting your judgement is good enough to know that in this case all is fine, it sets a bad example. $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ @quid: I don't know if it's because I'm color blind or not, but the links on MathOverflow (as well "favorite tags" background) are very difficult to discern from the rest of the text (or questions). In the old MO it was slightly different, and the distinction was clearer. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila while personally I've no problem to discern not yet visited links, I'd certainly be in favor to make it clearer (say via having an underline). What is basically impossible to discern for me are visited links, and this is what example illustrate. The issue on which I was commenting is, OP did not care to make clear after having been asked whether they are talking about just the latter or both. This might have had the unfortunate consequence that only the latter gets changed, since for example I, before the disc, was under the impression it is only about the visited. $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 11:39
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    $\begingroup$ @quid: Let's test this for a moment. this is an unvisited link. While this is a visited site. Results: Well, on a first glance, both are difficult to discern. On a second glance, the unvisited is slightly easier to notice, especially with the visited one in the comment making the distinction slightly clearer. But still both are pretty bad. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila we cannot really test this here, meta is different regarding this. On meta I find both alright (only it is a bit hard to distinguish visited and not vistited but then this is not so relevant a distinction, so this is also fine). But since it is only the color I of course can understand why it can be a problem for others. Still, I think the visited on main (the illustrated one) is problem for more. Therefore, if the others are also problematic, I think it is important to stress this, so that all get fixed. Else only that one woudl get fixed perhaps. $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 11:44
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    $\begingroup$ @AnnaLear: Maybe it's time for another attempt at fixing this? $\endgroup$ Commented May 4, 2014 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe it would have helped, and it could still help, had you filed a better report. ;-) Have a look at the linked but deleted one to see how one could do such things with details and all. $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 11:44


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