I get my black back and then eventually I suddenly go gray again.

But I figured you out this time, Kinja. I think I know what happened.

I had a long thread open on one of the stories. It was expanded. It was a thread which I had started with a comment under a story. Somebody in gray had responded and I starred them to ungray them, and stayed on that screen and hit their reply button and replied to them, too. Then I refreshed page.

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And BAM! Not only was I gray again, but my whole thread disappeared. It was on the Georgia Tech student's speech.

Do y'all think that's what happened?

Are you there, Kinja, it's me, uh, Margaret, yeah, Margaret...