Recently I noticed questions on the front page that appear faded out:

screenshot of Academia front page

What is that supposed to indicate? Is it some new feature and I missed the announcement?

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This is because it contains tags that you have marked to be ignored.

More details on meta.stackexchange.com that explain it:

Ignored Tags

By default, questions with these tags are shown faded; they are still visible but less prominent. It is possible to hide them completely, for more details see: How do I hide posts matching my ignored tags?

  • Thanks. I must have marked application by accident. I certainly didn't do it intentionally.
    – user9482
    Commented Jan 31, 2020 at 7:51
  • Thank you. I had the same problem. You saved my eyes. (I thought I should go see my eye doctor).
    – Nobody
    Commented Jan 31, 2020 at 8:11

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