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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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The stuff is awesome! It's all glittery and silly and great! Cornify gives you unicorns and kitty cats and happy fonts and messages! Every day should be April 1!

I assume this is a April 1 joke.

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YEAH!!!!...then no more taxes.... – Mark Apr 1 '09 at 20:10

I really like this button. It's totally senseless but funny. Really funny.

Comic Sans MS + glitter + pink colour = AMAZING

That is Web 1.0 (animated gifs) + Web 2.0 (interactive stuff like clicking). So it's the Web 3.0

I'd love to see this everytime, per default! :)

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So after pressing 'cornify' 100 times, I was really hoping to earn a 'hidden' April Fool's badge, but no dice. Maybe I need to press it 1000 times?

In addition to all the obvious fun stuff, I am hoping to find at least one easter egg. 'tis the season!

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This isn't fooling anyone! The sparkles are taking over and everything will soon become cute and sparkly and bright! It was done on April Fool's simply for us to "let it slide"! We're doomed! We're all DOOMED!!!

EDIT: Being paranoid does not mean they're not after me!

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Component-Orientated Restful Notation Inverse Functional Yadayada...

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Who else clicked cornify on a post that was not their own, just in case?

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OMG PONIES and rainbows!!! AWESOME!!!

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I say it's about time for us to go back to the

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--- cornify.js  2009-04-01 03:28:44.000000000 -0400
+++ ludicrouscorny.js   2009-04-01 03:26:54.000000000 -0400
@@ -65,7 +65,8 @@ cornify_add = function() {
+    cornify_add(); 

 cornify_replace = function() {
    // Replace text.
    var hc = 6;
    var hs;
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My Little Pony!!! Can we keep the 'corn' please Uncle Jeff?!?

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A collection of april fools jokes:

Tech Crunch

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I love the new Cornify button... I'll be clicking that next time my correct answer gets downvoted! [Shame it doesn't work in IE6]

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yeah yeah yeah, the more you click, the better it gets!!! thanks stackoverflow for making my day :D hahahaha :P

'Magical x answers' haha :)

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The Fancy and Amazing April Fools thread?

...why do I have a feeling that all answers to this question will be similar to all the forums posts I've seen around the Internet whenever its April 1?

...Its the start of StackOverflow's downfall into an ordinary forum!

<insert sig here>
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OMG i hate those things -.- I hope that is just for today

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Can we get a list of people who tried to close this thread. Ban the killjoys ;)

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Purpose of cornify:

Wait till colleague walks away from PC.

Navigate to SO and fill screen with rainbows and unicorns.

Go around telling random people how you saw some weird stuff on your colleague's screen.

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I hope there wont be a counter showing who clicked cornify the most!

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Obviously an april fools joke.

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That's not a horse... thar's a unicorn.. ugh you call yourself progrimmers... dun ya study fantasy?

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I get the little red crosses across my screen as Works Websense blocks it as freeware.

"Reason: The Websense category "Freeware and Software Download" is filtered.

URL: [ com/questions]

Nice idea though.

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Click on Cornify to see what it does :D

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This is, like, totally sparkling.

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Great "setup" (possibly), too, on the last podcast

Jeff and Joel talk about 'flashing' and animated gifs and how much they hate them around 7:15-8:30.

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