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Why is “Panda” chosen for error images in StackExchange.com? Is this a new meme?

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Seems to be creeping up in several places:

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How'd you find my exam? –  James Aug 13 '10 at 14:36
    
Heh, saw this earlier today. –  squillman Aug 13 '10 at 15:01

Well, all good sites need a mascot.

Twitter has the bird, we have the panda.

Maybe we should name him! I smell a contest...

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I smell a panda. –  Tim Post Aug 13 '10 at 15:20
    
Pandas don't sparkle, say no to pandas. –  Georg Fritzsche Aug 13 '10 at 15:34
    
Pandas? Pfft! This should be our mascot. –  gnostradamus Aug 13 '10 at 15:49
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We already have a whole mascot factory. unicornify.appspot.com –  Pëkka Aug 13 '10 at 17:22
    
@Pekka: There's room for a panda too. After all, we have unicorns :) –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Aug 14 '10 at 17:28
    
Grooveshark already has Pickles the Panda. He gets blamed when there's downtime: flickr.com/photos/torley/3835388365 –  Blumer Aug 16 '10 at 2:39
    
My suggestion: Pandy. –  Humphrey Bogart Sep 4 '10 at 13:47
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Whenever I see a Panda, I am reminded of this. Please let's not choose a panda as the site's mascot –  Pëkka Oct 21 '10 at 16:26

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