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After reading hundreds of boring to-the-point questions, I asked this legitimate question on XSD and XML schemas, sprinkled with Pulp Fiction and unicorn references. Needless to say my question was immediately downvoted for being too sparkly.

Now, I don't want to start yet another thread on why humorous questions aren't popular, so I edited out all funnydark humour (even from the title), but now I fear my question will be ignored after being downvoted.

What is the best course of action to get my question answered? Obviously re-asking is wrong, but waiting for a benevolent soul to realize it's a useful question could take forever.

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Cut back on all that bold for one. (It was way too much on the first version of your question on SO.) – random Apr 13 '10 at 9:11
@random my bad. I usually add some to highlight keywords and help readers skim. Wasn't appropriate here. – pate Apr 13 '10 at 9:34
Revision 1 made me honestly laugh aloud, but, uh, yeah, not quite what's normally expected on SO. – Gnome Apr 13 '10 at 9:54
:( I want to see it! The Google cache only has the revised version. – balpha Apr 13 '10 at 10:22
@balpha: Stop checking Meta and get that last 3k ! – Gnome Apr 13 '10 at 11:08
@Gnome: lol -- working on it. Thanks for exclamating that point to me. – balpha Apr 13 '10 at 11:28

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Wow. Uh.. wow.

I would delete that one and start over with a new question, personally.

Humor is good, but generally in small doses only. A little goes a long way. And it helps when it's.. er.. actually funny? :)

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Thanks. I've been reading some of the existing posts on the SO community's feelings toward my black humour (not like that) and I gotta bite the bullet on this one. So you learn. – pate Apr 13 '10 at 9:09

Do you really want your question answered? Try to not offend anyone, leave out humor as much as possible (it's a technical site, not a stand-up comedy club*) and be as detailed as possible.

* does not apply to meta

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So this is a stand-up comedy club? Well, that explains a lot... – Ladybug Killer Apr 13 '10 at 11:51
@Ladybug Killer hey, you want to hear the one about the pony, the unicorn and the gay horse? – alex Apr 13 '10 at 12:03
They are all the same. – Ladybug Killer Apr 13 '10 at 13:29

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