I like simplicity. I like clear designs.
I like Stack Overflow.

But today, SO was offline and returned with this brand new, ugly... definitely new logo.


So what's this logo all about? That's no real April fool... Okay, now everybody knows, it's the April fool. But is it the only one? Are there any more? Or are you paralyzed by all these unicorns and glitter?

And what the hey is "Cornify"? The cornify button is funny. Until you cannot click any link... I could play with it all the time :)

What question would you have asked as an April Fool?

  • I was just about to ask this question. No idea. Must be an April's fool joke.
    – Slavo
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:13
  • Closing voting: It's the same discussion as on stackoverflow.com/questions/698430/… Just 24 hours :)
    – please delete me
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:19
  • I vote on closing too. The less we pay attention to this, the more fun it is to make fun of Jeff Atwood for the horrible joke.
    – MrValdez
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:30
  • It's great, it's great!
    – markus
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:31
  • I tagged this thread as the official since its CW and people are talking about the ponies. Apr 1, 2009 at 7:39
  • That was my intention, Ólaf, I just wanted to attract attention with this title in the first minute :)
    – please delete me
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:41
  • :D I hope there are more things to discover Apr 1, 2009 at 7:44
  • Don't shock me with "closed", Ian! That's unfair! That was the real April fool
    – please delete me
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:48
  • I don't mind a little joke. It is April Fool's Day after all, but this just reminds me of Slashdot circa 2006!
    – CraigTP
    Apr 1, 2009 at 7:48
  • Needs more favicon.
    – Fowl
    Apr 1, 2009 at 8:06
  • I love horses, best of all the animals! Apr 1, 2009 at 8:20
  • you've been uni-cornified!
    – Orkun Balkancı
    Apr 1, 2009 at 8:58
  • I'm kind of surprised of the closing reason. Where is the original of this question? Exact duplicate? Come on, it's just fun.
    – please delete me
    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:15
  • I second guerda. FFS the sites got cornify on it!
    – Ian Quigley
    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:18
  • Look, programming is srs bsns, k? You're not allowed to laugh which is why this has been closed. Apr 1, 2009 at 11:52

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Oh gosh, I feel so embarrassed - I went and complained about cornify on uservoice...


(blushes profusely)


So 'RAID issues' was just a red herring as to why the site was down this morning? They were busy tweaking unicorns?

Look : outsourcingunicorns.com is still available !!


This is quite possibly the most awesomest button I have ever seen.

Unicorns ftw


Disappointingly non-original, as a takeoff on "Pinkdot" of several years ago.


My reputation has gone down to 1 because I posted a -ve comment about the April Fool.

Sorry, if I'd known merkans were using the site, I'd have put "Just Kidding" at the end in 80pt bold.

Frankly the #g20 tweets are where it's at today


  • I took four arrows in the back for saying, "This is why I disable javascript!" Fortunately the question got removed before I took any more damage :)
    – gbarry
    Apr 2, 2009 at 7:16

As programmers, please support SaveIE6


Do not forget to try downloading it!


[sigh] I won't be able to get my Cornification on today since cornify is blocked at work. I get those lovely broken images on the screen instead. Talk about double the April Fools action!


Hah, I didn't know it changed the font to Comic Sans till I saw the screenshot, because I always purge that font from all my computers.


Er it's now the 2nd of April and that annoying is still up there

  • A new downtime will come and purge the unicorns!!
    – please delete me
    Apr 2, 2009 at 7:06

If I close my eyes I see unicorns now -.-