Currently on MSO 145 questions are tagged with tag. They are very funny and I love to read them.

Many of questions are old. So currently is fun allowed on MSO?

If yes, what are etiquettes to write fun questions?

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    Fun was forcibly removed from power in a coup by Srs Bsns.
    – Tim Stone
    Nov 28, 2012 at 13:26
  • We do have fun from time to time, even though that one still started out as a somewhat serious request (or bug report even) which was initially significantly downvoted.
    – Bart
    Nov 28, 2012 at 13:51

2 Answers 2


Fun is certainly allowed on MSO, but only if it is in context of an on-topic, constructive question.

Basically, fun-for-fun-sake is non-constructive and off-topic.

I've been known to use humour from time to time. Really! I know, I usually sound like a serious dolt, but I have not been above tongue-in-cheek language in posts:

Note that the above are mostly actual on-topic questions and answers, I kept the fun to side-jokes instead. Most of the fun here on MSO we keep fun to the comments.

  • what are etiquettes to write fun questions Nov 28, 2012 at 13:28
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    @SomnathMuluk Etiquette for fun questions: Don't.
    – yannis
    Nov 28, 2012 at 13:29
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    @SomnathMuluk: That's fun-for-fun-sake. Don't do that. Nov 28, 2012 at 13:31
  • "I've been known to use humour from time to time"...ha...never noticed.... ;)
    – Bart
    Nov 28, 2012 at 13:46
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    @Bart: Don't make me get my slapping trout, now! Nov 28, 2012 at 13:47

Using humour to improve the readability of a post or to help make your point while writing a serious question or a serious answer is acceptable, and if done well can be given a fair amount of latitude, but asking 'funny' questions for the sake of it is frowned upon on the main Stack Exchange sites, at least.

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