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That solves the badge gaming problem.

And yes the name is of course tongue-in-cheek.

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@cletus i think it's a good idea to create fun site - you just need a little more user-friendly title to sell it... –  Evgeny Jul 16 '09 at 6:11
    
We can rename stackoverflow to seriousbusinessonlynofunallowed.com too. It's a perfect solution. –  Eric Sep 15 '09 at 14:01

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By moving them, they become less fun. :)

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maybe what he means - create a place for a whole lot of fun? –  Evgeny Jul 16 '09 at 6:13

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Don't take the fun away. Consider also that many of the "Fun" questions are loosely tied to Programming/Technology, so not only does it offer a nice release from all of the so serious events throughout my day, it is still benefiting me in some sense.

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Create some fun outlet, see how it works. It may just exceed the expectations.

You can also have a tag there "too-serious".

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I think the fun questions are a very important part of SO (and SF and SU).

We have a problem on all three sites with questions being too zealously moderated (closing perfectly legitimate programming questions as not-programming-related because they're don't contain code, etc).

They generally mean well, but end up hurting the community (not to mention the poor souls just trying to get an answer).

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Perhaps we can find the compulsive-obsessive users who are doing this and put them on their own site - maybe www.SeekTheFinalUpvote.com or STFU for short? –  MGOwen Sep 15 '09 at 4:32
    
@MGOwen totally! lol :D –  Maxim Zaslavsky Sep 15 '09 at 5:58

The obvious name would be 'stackunderflow'; the implication being that you've run out of things to do, and need to waste time somehow.

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