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I did a google search for "Jon Skeet facts" but the meta page which listed them all is gone: Jon Skeet Facts

Google cache still has a copy, but may I ask the Powers That Be to UPDATE TABLE SET deleted = false for that question? The answers there are pretty funny and cool additions to geek culture! And soon they will be erased from the internet when google's cache updates!

Pretty please?

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    This is getting ridiculous. (The deletion of the meta questions, I mean. Not the requests to reinstate them.) Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 21:59
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    DELETE THE MANY MEMES QUESTION AND I WILL RAGEQUIT THESE SITES! :-p Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:02
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    (I'm not sure if people upvoting that comment are supporting my anger at possibly losing the meme question, or are supporting me ragequitting...) Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:03
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    It's all caps. People like all caps.
    – user102937
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:04
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    Thank you, Won't, for making my 10k+ MSO rep slightly less worthless.
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:04
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    was it casperOne again?
    – bkaid
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:04
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    As Jon Skeet himself so eloquently put it: "The Jon Skeet Facts page isn't really about me. It's about making geek jokes where the exact subject is largely irrelevant."
    – user102937
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:08
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    Especially as the question was mentioned on Hanselminutes 302 with Jon Skeet, it seems a shame it's gone now... Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:08
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    Why are they being deleted anyway? Is SO becoming that desperate to look like the absolute most perfect no-fun site? Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:12
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    @Won't ran out of memes.
    – user102937
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:13
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    I can't tell you how many informative questions of mine have been deleted by the powers that be. The long term solution is to topple the powers that be. Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:44
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    @Evan: I can tell you, if you're really interested...
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:46
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    I demand a winning lottery ticket, but that ain't happening any time soon.
    – user102937
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 23:00
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    @AdamRackis so it has a hallowed place where we can all bask in it's glory. On second thought a temple would be better.
    – Jesse
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 23:13
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    @CodyGray calling it whining is unfair. I said "pretty please"
    – user3788
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 4:27

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Undeleted. There's a very good argument to be made for shedding bits of SO history like so many dead skin cells as we move forward, but that question's classic comedy gold - you don't ever shed your navel.

When Jon stops answering questions on Stack Overflow, we'll talk about it.

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  • Was there a reason for deleting my answer? meta.stackexchange.com/a/123311/155556
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:10
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    What answer? I saw a comment masquerading as an answer.
    – user102937
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:11
  • @RobertHarvey it is relevant to the OPs question. but ooook...
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:12
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    I am a fervent deletionist, and I support keeping this question as long as Jon doesn't object. I support keeping it because it is relevant to Stack Overflow, since Jon Skeet facts are part of the SO culture. It's not really a question with an answers, but the standards for that can be relaxed on meta sites. Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:24
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    I don't want it deleted - just all the answers locked so it stops getting pointless edits from people trying to extract all the jokes from the answers and making them unfunny in the process.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:40
  • @amana: Deleted to forestall discussion until I could finish typing up an explanation for why it was undeleted. If you honestly want it back, I can undelete it - but it really didn't add much.
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:45
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    Jon Skeet did stop answering questions on Stack Overflow. Our questions are easily answered by a very small shell script he wrote.
    – user154510
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:46
  • @Shog9 I would want it back.. As you can see from the quality of some other answers I don't see how mine deters from it. But if you feel it should remain deleted you can. As they say the ball is in your hands.
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:47
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    @amana: p00f - it's back. You might consider editing it to add something useful (and/or entertaining...)
    – Shog9
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:48
  • @Shog9 I try. but my comedy doesn't type well haha. I just got back from vaca, so my mind a bit boggled, might have been from this: youtu.be/X6fCk8w8VDY :-P
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:50
  • Hmm.. it's not deleted but Chrome is blocking it saying "Danger: Malware Ahead!" due to content from www.freeimagehosting.net. As it's locked I can't edit the bad links away, can you please do that? Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 12:38
  • Done, @ShaWizDowArd
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 16:35
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Damn you, Jon Skeet! You've defeated me for the last time!

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  • (:-P Ha Ha.)
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 23:00
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    Somehow, voting by people who liked the Jon Skeet facts question has caused your Meta rep to go up by 98 points. I HOPE YOU'VE LEARNED YOUR LESSON, YOUNG MAN
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 23:31
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And p00f!

It is back with a vengeance!!

Secret reason for the continued existence of this question

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    Will's non-answers are so treasured on meta they have the power to bring other non-answers back to life Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:57
  • @MichaelMrozek :-P
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 22:57

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