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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.

sparkling

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 :)

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OMG PWNIES!

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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

Click on Cornify to see what it does :D

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OMG PONIES and rainbows!!! AWESOME!!!

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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() {
                head.appendChild(css);
        }
        cornify_replace();
    }   
+    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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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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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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Obviously an april fools joke.

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"April Fools Joke"? THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT GMAIL!!

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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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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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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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Component-Orientated Restful Notation Inverse Functional Yadayada...

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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: [http://www.cornify.com/getacorn.php?file=unicorn_7.gif&url=http://stackoverflow. com/questions]

Nice idea though.

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This is, like, totally sparkling.

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

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OMG i hate those things -.- I hope that is just for today

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

http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4048.html

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

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

DOH!!

(blushes profusely)

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

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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 : outsourcingunicorns.com is still available !!

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

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

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A collection of april fools jokes:

Tech Crunch

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