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I like simplicity. I like clear designs.
I like Stack Overflow.

But today, SO was offline and returned with this brand new, ugly... definitely new logo.


So what's this logo all about? That's no real April fool... Okay, now everybody knows, it's the April fool. But is it the only one? Are there any more? Or are you paralyzed by all these unicorns and glitter?

And what the hey is "Cornify"? The cornify button is funny. Until you cannot click any link... I could play with it all the time :)

What question would you have asked as an April Fool?

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I was just about to ask this question. No idea. Must be an April's fool joke. – Slavo Apr 1 '09 at 7:13
Closing voting: It's the same discussion as on… Just 24 hours :) – please delete me Apr 1 '09 at 7:19
I vote on closing too. The less we pay attention to this, the more fun it is to make fun of Jeff Atwood for the horrible joke. – MrValdez Apr 1 '09 at 7:30
It's great, it's great! – markus Apr 1 '09 at 7:31
I tagged this thread as the official since its CW and people are talking about the ponies. – Ólafur Waage Apr 1 '09 at 7:39
That was my intention, Ólaf, I just wanted to attract attention with this title in the first minute :) – please delete me Apr 1 '09 at 7:41
:D I hope there are more things to discover – Ólafur Waage Apr 1 '09 at 7:44
Don't shock me with "closed", Ian! That's unfair! That was the real April fool – please delete me Apr 1 '09 at 7:48
I don't mind a little joke. It is April Fool's Day after all, but this just reminds me of Slashdot circa 2006! – CraigTP Apr 1 '09 at 7:48
Needs more favicon. – Fowl Apr 1 '09 at 8:06
I love horses, best of all the animals! – meandmycode Apr 1 '09 at 8:20
you've been uni-cornified! – Orkun Balkancı Apr 1 '09 at 8:58
I'm kind of surprised of the closing reason. Where is the original of this question? Exact duplicate? Come on, it's just fun. – please delete me Apr 1 '09 at 11:15
I second guerda. FFS the sites got cornify on it! – Ian Quigley Apr 1 '09 at 11:18
Look, programming is srs bsns, k? You're not allowed to laugh which is why this has been closed. – Quibblesome Apr 1 '09 at 11:52

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Oh gosh, I feel so embarrassed - I went and complained about cornify on uservoice...


(blushes profusely)

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So 'RAID issues' was just a red herring as to why the site was down this morning? They were busy tweaking unicorns?

Look : is still available !!

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This is quite possibly the most awesomest button I have ever seen.

Unicorns ftw

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Disappointingly non-original, as a takeoff on "Pinkdot" of several years ago.

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My reputation has gone down to 1 because I posted a -ve comment about the April Fool.

Sorry, if I'd known merkans were using the site, I'd have put "Just Kidding" at the end in 80pt bold.

Frankly the #g20 tweets are where it's at today

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I took four arrows in the back for saying, "This is why I disable javascript!" Fortunately the question got removed before I took any more damage :) – gbarry Apr 2 '09 at 7:16

As programmers, please support SaveIE6

Do not forget to try downloading it!

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[sigh] I won't be able to get my Cornification on today since cornify is blocked at work. I get those lovely broken images on the screen instead. Talk about double the April Fools action!

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Hah, I didn't know it changed the font to Comic Sans till I saw the screenshot, because I always purge that font from all my computers.

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Er it's now the 2nd of April and that annoying is still up there

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A new downtime will come and purge the unicorns!! – please delete me Apr 2 '09 at 7:06