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I'm trying to access PonyOverflow.com, but it keeps routing me to stackoverflow.com. Does this mean I should be asking pony questions on StackOverflow until they finally finish PonyOverflow.com?

Anyway, here's my question:

What the heck is a pony anyway? Is it a midget horse or just a brand of shoes?

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closed as "belongs on ponyoverflow.com" :-P –  Kyle Cronin Jul 18 '09 at 19:48
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How do you overflow ponies? is it a large pony given too much oats and hay? Too many ponies in a barn? How do you arrange your ponies? stack or queue. Etc. –  jrcs3 Jul 18 '09 at 20:44
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@jrcs3: Well, I've accidentally stepped in some PonyOverflow... does that give you a hint? –  AnonJr Nov 10 '09 at 19:47

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PonyOverflow.com is a recursive joke.

With that said, I am looking for suggestions on how to successfully incorporate AdSense into my profile :)

As for your question: A pony is neither a midget horse (midgets are evil little impish creatures that eat babies) nor a brand of shoes (as far as I know).

Ponies are magical creatures that bring happiness and love wherever they trot. Their slightly smaller stature is due to the fact that they were never intended to be beasts of burden.

A closely related magical relative to the pony is the unicorn. Many have mistakenly believed that unicorns are weaponized forms of the pony, but they do not share the same body build and are actually more closely related to the non magical standard horse.

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Just being nosy how much do you pay for domain names and if it's less then $14.99 a year, then what company is it? –  Dexter Jul 18 '09 at 19:55
    
The domain actually belongs to Olafur: whois.domaintools.com/ponyoverflow.com –  Kyle Cronin Jul 18 '09 at 19:55
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Olafur registered the domain name before I could get to it but was nice enough to point it to my page. If I ever get AdSense to work in my profile, I will be sure to give him $0.47 –  TheTXI Jul 18 '09 at 19:56
    
So how can I get the beloved "OMG Meta Ponies" badge? –  User1 Jul 18 '09 at 19:58
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Solomonson: pay me $0.47 –  TheTXI Jul 18 '09 at 20:00
    
TheTXI if you want it you can email me. There's a contact email in the about me section of my website. –  Ólafur Waage Jul 18 '09 at 20:11
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+1 for hilarity –  Kevin Laity Nov 16 '09 at 22:08

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It's... beautiful... –  XMLbog Nov 10 '09 at 22:06

I setup Ponyoverflow.com for TheTXI as a joke. We were giggling on IRC one night and he suggested we created a ponyoverflow site. I registered the domain and pointed it to his profile. Since he is the Pony King.

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I knew it! ^_^ x –  kd304 Jul 18 '09 at 20:27
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I imagine you both giggling and it gives me the creeps –  jmfsg Nov 10 '09 at 20:30

TheTXI, you better watch out for the unicorn... ;-)

Unicorn - destroyer of ponies

(Source)

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I never knew that the image of impaling ponies could be so beautiful. –  Ether Nov 16 '09 at 22:19

I think that URL simply points to TheTXI's user page - for fun.

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For fun? This is serious business. –  TheTXI Jul 18 '09 at 19:54
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That's exactly what I said, for fun. –  kd304 Jul 18 '09 at 20:06

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