What does the pale yellow highlighting indicate on certain questions? It seems to appear at random and changes sometimes, but I haven't been able to find the trigger.

Here are two examples:
Can I change style properties of several layers simultaneously?
How to randomize colors by class in QGIS new symbology?

This might seem like a surprisingly newbie question, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

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Let me amend my question to ask then how a Frequented tag, as shown below is determined? enter image description here

This seems to be causing the highlighting I asked about above, I'm just wondering how to stop it as I don't particularly want those posts highlighted. There is no place I can find to clear out "Frequented" Tags.


Frequented tags are automatically determined based on the questions you typically ask/answer. It is one of those features that most people either love or hate. I've never been a fan myself, so I use a fake favourite tag to override it:

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In other words, if you set up any favourite or ignored tags, you will stop seeing automatically determined frequented tag highlights.

  • Thanks so much Anna, I appreciate it! May 11 '12 at 4:14
  • that works like a charm!!..it has been very annoying..
    – vinayan
    May 11 '12 at 7:12

They are tagged with your "favorite" tags.

Look to the upper right (on the main site, not here) for a list of your favorited tags. As an example, I added as a favorite just now. Here's the relevant portion of the screen:

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  • I don't have any tags listed as favorite. Is it then highlighting the ones that I have answered the most questions related to? May 9 '12 at 1:08
  • I don't know. Have you noticed any tags consistently appearing among the yellow questions?
    – whuber
    May 9 '12 at 1:11
  • It seems like the qgis tag is in most of them right now. May 9 '12 at 1:13
  • Then you must have added qgis as a favorite tag.
    – whuber
    May 9 '12 at 1:20
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    I updated my question with a screen-shot. I have not added it as a favorite, but it is listed as "Frequented", which I can find no way of clearing out. May 9 '12 at 1:35
  • Thanks. That clarifies the issue. I am unable to produce a screen on any SE site that looks like yours, so there's nothing else I can contribute towards a solution. Let's hope the SE team gets a chance to weigh in on this conversation.
    – whuber
    May 9 '12 at 14:12

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