Some users (including myself) have a shaded red box around their usercard.

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But this only happens for certain questions/answers. For instance:

Myself:

Different user:

Is this related to who asks the question? It looks like the red box does not show up for answer-ers, with the exception of those who answered their own question.

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My guess: The red shade is used for the original poster of the question, both in the question and in answers. As you also guessed.

  • Notice that if you look at the edit history for an answer the color is used for the user who wrote the answer not the user who wrote the question. – kasperd Sep 9 at 15:09

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