Is the pale blue too pale?
I think so, but alternative answers will be appreciated.
I'm usually a careful reader, but at least twice I have missed things of importance, because of the paleness of the pale blue text that is currently used at Ask Different.
Lack of contrast can cause some words, or words in some contexts, to be too easily overlooked. Loosely we might describe this as word blindness but the contrast/faintness issue could affect anyone, not just dyslexics.
… yellow/purple or orange/blue is better for people that are colorblind if you really want to use contrasting / opposing colors …
There may be comparable questions/answers in other meta areas, and I don't know whether the pale blue that's currently used is based on a template from a different stack, but I thought I should focus first on the Ask Different area.