That solves the badge gaming problem.

And yes the name is of course tongue-in-cheek.

  • @cletus i think it's a good idea to create fun site - you just need a little more user-friendly title to sell it...
    – Evgeny
    Jul 16, 2009 at 6:11
  • We can rename stackoverflow to seriousbusinessonlynofunallowed.com too. It's a perfect solution.
    – Eric
    Sep 15, 2009 at 14:01

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By moving them, they become less fun. :)

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    maybe what he means - create a place for a whole lot of fun?
    – Evgeny
    Jul 16, 2009 at 6:13

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Don't take the fun away. Consider also that many of the "Fun" questions are loosely tied to Programming/Technology, so not only does it offer a nice release from all of the so serious events throughout my day, it is still benefiting me in some sense.


Create some fun outlet, see how it works. It may just exceed the expectations.

You can also have a tag there "too-serious".


I think the fun questions are a very important part of SO (and SF and SU).

We have a problem on all three sites with questions being too zealously moderated (closing perfectly legitimate programming questions as not-programming-related because they're don't contain code, etc).

They generally mean well, but end up hurting the community (not to mention the poor souls just trying to get an answer).

  • Perhaps we can find the compulsive-obsessive users who are doing this and put them on their own site - maybe www.SeekTheFinalUpvote.com or STFU for short?
    – MGOwen
    Sep 15, 2009 at 4:32
  • @MGOwen totally! lol :D Sep 15, 2009 at 5:58

The obvious name would be 'stackunderflow'; the implication being that you've run out of things to do, and need to waste time somehow.

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