I just stumbled onto this when looking at Stack Exchange clones and found http://askoverflow.com/ which seems to be a truly laughable rip off to say the least... But when I looked at their "Top Users Page" I was shocked and disturbed.

They've stolen your unicorns! Is nothing sacred!?

For those not familiar with the unicorn epidemic, see: My God—it's full of unicorns!

  • Well, they're not really ours. Anyone is free to use Unicornify. – animuson May 15 '13 at 3:39
  • @animuson Oh, I see. I thought the unicorns were purely a SO/Meta joke. – apaul May 15 '13 at 3:42
  • Looking at Unicornify's Origin page It seems that Meta was definitely credited with inspiring the whole thing... – apaul May 15 '13 at 4:01
  • It was created as a side project of a single person who happens to work as developer for Stack Exchange. Not sure if he worked here back then but it's not really relevant: anyone is indeed free to use it as @animuson said including those running pranks on "our" behalf. :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard May 27 '13 at 10:37
  • @ShaWizDowArd I know imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but doesn't it feel wrong on some level? Does not some small part of you want to have a William Wallace moment and exclaim "You can take our Q&A format, but you'll never take our UNICORNS!" – apaul May 27 '13 at 14:30
  • Of course it feels wrong and frustrating but we can't do anything about it. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard May 27 '13 at 14:31
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    @ShaWizDowArd I know, just trying to stir up some cheap laughs, in lieu of an epic unicorn related battle. – apaul May 27 '13 at 14:38

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