I'm curious why some questions appear as grayed out, even though they are not [on hold]. Refer to screenshot below. I'd appreciate if someone could enlighten me.

grayed out question

  • Could you add a link to 1 or more of them please.
    – Dave Humm
    Aug 24, 2016 at 6:25
  • The pages appear correctly: bit.ly/2bAQJ0j and bit.ly/2bASwT0 but appear grayed out when viewing tagged questions. However, I note that they are only grayed out when I am logged in. If I visit the URL when I am not logged in, they display correctly; refer to this screenshot when I'm logged in. Aug 24, 2016 at 6:33
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    Do you have any ignored tags? I use that functionality to monitor the salesforce-crm tag, and all such posts are greyed out similar to what you show there.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Aug 24, 2016 at 14:22
  • @AdrianLarson yes, that was the issue. I had soap-api as an ignored tag for some peculiar reason. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Feel free to add this as an answer and I'll accept it for the benefit of others. Aug 24, 2016 at 18:55

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When you ignore tags, they they appear as greyed out. I use this feature to highlight salesforce-crm tags, which I try to remove as they come in.

You can access it from the home page by clicking the edit link next to Favorite Tags.

Favorite Tags

Once you expand that menu, you can see an Ignored Tags section.

Ignored Tags

Notice the set tag preferences link. If you follow it, you will find that you can actually choose to completely hide ignored posts instead of greying them out.

Tag Preferences

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