When I scroll through answers the accepted checkmark looks as a downvote arrow at a first glance in the corner of my eye. It makes me question why I downvoted the answer and I find this disruptive.
Of course within I split second, when I focus on it, I see it loud and clear, but I think the colour and shape of the accepted checkmark is too similar to the downvote arrow.
I tried to make an exaggerated visualisation of the situation (it's a bit sloppy). The clear area is the place I read, the sides are blurred as that's not where my eyes are focussed (note: heavy exaggeration) and desaturated as the eye is less sensitive to colour in the peripheral vision.
No downvote, answer accepted:
Downvote, answer accepted:
After making the images I see that this also depends on viewing distance very much, so it might be very specific to my workplace.
Am I the only one with this "problem"? Or is this something which should be revised in the design?