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There are already some really great ones (like this), but I don't want to keep hitting Refresh all day looking for a good laugh... is anyone keeping a simple list of the funny questions?

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Note: the obvious solution is a special tag, but then someone (moderator?) has to manually keep an eye out and tag them all. –  Matt Solnit Apr 1 '10 at 16:03
    
@Matt, ok, for every question submitted here I will make sure it is tagged with April Fools.. –  Earlz Apr 1 '10 at 16:10
    
would it be better to simply tag them as humo(u)r ? There are funnies posted on other days –  Martin Beckett Apr 1 '10 at 16:11
    
I already retagged a few. The april-fools tag is left over from last year, when Jon Skeet started a couple of days early. –  mmyers Apr 1 '10 at 16:24
    
To all volunteers: it would be great if people could tag (or provide links to) SF and SU questions as well (assuming there are any). –  Matt Solnit Apr 1 '10 at 19:28
    
...you presume that there were good 1 April questions... –  dmckee Apr 11 '10 at 23:02
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Mine didn't get enough views to reach escape velocity (probably not a catchy enough title), but it did manage to punk a few people and has a 14% view-to-upvote rate, which is pretty good in my book. ;)

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This is a work of art, and I commend you. Well done! –  Adam Davis Apr 1 '10 at 20:06
    
Great work, even if it did remind some of us of real projects. –  David Thornley Apr 1 '10 at 20:54
    
I tagged it as humor. The joke questions that have survived seem to have this tag. Hope you don't mind. No comment on how funny (or not) it is. –  Yar Apr 2 '10 at 1:37
    
@Yar; No, I don't mind, although I think you may be mistaken. It's not so much about the tags, it's that the popular questions were more accessible (generic geek humour), whereas this one was targeted toward a specific group of developers familiar with a lot of the design anti-patterns and especially the classic TDWTF articles. I do have to admit, the C/C++ question managed to be pretty funny without being lowest-common-denominator. –  Aarobot Apr 2 '10 at 1:54
    
I'm not complaining, mind you - I'm not above petty one-liners or playing to the crowd when the moment seems right, I did this because it was fun to make and to admire the gradual but steady progression to total insanity in the finished product. ;) –  Aarobot Apr 2 '10 at 1:55
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LOGO! =D

Turtles and Unicorns are finally compatible!

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@rlb.usa - thanks! –  DVK Apr 2 '10 at 1:16
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Should I redesign my code when my colleague says so?

Hilarious, especially so for C, C++ programmers and fans of the ternary operator.

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It's been tried: What question would you have asked as an April Fool?

Seems to have lost steam this year, though.

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Why don't we agree to tag them - Isn't that the point of communities ?
I propose "best-of-SO"

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or as AprilFoolsDay-2010 –  RSolberg Apr 1 '10 at 16:13
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Just use "fun" - it's an existing tag for these sorts of questions. –  Adam Davis Apr 1 '10 at 16:15
    
So is "humor" 8-] –  rlb.usa Apr 1 '10 at 18:29
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