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Maybe instead of sending unserious questions and sometimes funny answers (which unfortunately may receive more upvotes than serious answers) to another place those who post them should check a "not serious"-checkbox which those currently not seeking distraction could then filter out (temporarily).

Tagging questions with [not-serious] would be one way, but there are sometimes answers to serious question which are not exactly spam/noise but still distract from serious answers, especially if upvoted.

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Add [fun] to your ignored tags. And downvote not-serious answers, after 3 downvotes it will get greyed out. –  Andy E Jun 16 '10 at 8:14

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

If it's not serious, please don't ask it.

That's the solution

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it's not for me to post non-serious stuff but to get the noise away from SOFU and meta –  Tobias Kienzler Jun 16 '10 at 14:38
    
My answer was not directed at you, but at the suggestion. A better solution to get the noise away is to refrain from generating it –  jmfsg Jun 16 '10 at 15:06
    
Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide. Now, there's a lame joke in the comments, and neither you nor Tobias put it there. –  David Thornley Jun 16 '10 at 19:53

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