The downvote arrow is darker grey than the upvote arrow. I was just browsing the site and thought to myself, “Huh? I don't recall downvoting that answer.” Then I remembered that the actual downvoted colour is a dark blue.

Up: #B4B4B4.
Down: #9F9F9F.

Arrow screenshot

I’m not at all sure how serious this is.

  • Obviously, the confusion is a bit worse on Meta since it uses grayscale. (I take it that the "fiery red" for downvote was not implemented; I am mildly disappointed [even though I have never downvoted].)
    – user3331
    Jun 4, 2013 at 23:49
  • 1
    Fiery red would be a clashing colour scheme. Mildly amusing, though. Perhaps it could be briefly fiery red, before reverting to dark blue? Or smite the answer with a hand of God effect (I can't find the site that does that now: you feed it a URL, and it gives you an image of the webpage which you can then smite; great fun).
    – TRiG
    Jun 5, 2013 at 11:02


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .