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Just noticed the Unicoins ad on the site and spent some time breaking rocks. Since it popped up 'today' (April 01) I am sure it isn't legit.

BTW, I bought 'no downvotes please' so please don't downvote ;)

Before it goes away! This is what it looked like.

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    How is this a programming question? ;-) Apr 1 '14 at 5:44
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    look at what you can purchse with the coins, and then decide :P
    – avi
    Apr 1 '14 at 5:44
  • I think so... Nothing is changing. Apr 1 '14 at 5:44
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    Those with almighty powers should move this to meta then :)
    – uchamp
    Apr 1 '14 at 5:45
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    @Bob Now the question is whether those really work. ;) "Adopt-a-tag" or "no downvotes please", for example. Apr 1 '14 at 5:45
  • Yes, it was quite a surprise.
    – uchamp
    Apr 1 '14 at 5:47
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    i bought "bobblehead" and it works perfectly!
    – John3136
    Apr 1 '14 at 5:50
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    You deserve upvotes for asking a question about unicorns. Apr 1 '14 at 5:53
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    This is going to be CW in minutes, just watch...
    – Blue Ice
    Apr 1 '14 at 5:55
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    @mic_e, break rocks bro! break rocks!
    – uchamp
    Apr 1 '14 at 5:57
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    Ah! I wish I could reopen the post with my Unicoins ;) I'd spend the whole day breaking rocks :)
    – uchamp
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:11
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    FYI the colours for colourful comments are (base) = cyan, italic = magenta, bold = red
    – Shadow Radiance
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:40
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    @Dtex, Stack Exchange Inc. does not endorse or encourage behaviors that should not be endorsed or encouraged. However, I encourage laughing at my avatar ;)
    – uchamp
    Apr 1 '14 at 9:25
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    Crap - I just put all my money into BitCorns. Apr 1 '14 at 9:47
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    I down-voted and up-voted you just for the unicorn Animation.
    – d.raev
    Apr 1 '14 at 10:06

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The moment I visualized millions of intellectual minds breaking stones for unicoins (unicoins?) the realilty dawned upon me that this must be absolutely legit. . . .

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    It can't be legit. One of the payment options is bacon, and everyone knows that it is not possible to have spare bacon. No one person can ever have too much bacon. There isn't enough unicoins in the world to get my bacon!
    – John3136
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:04
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    @John3136 You just made my day!
    – remudada
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:10
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    I'm here all week. Try the bacon...
    – John3136
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:21
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    possible duplicate of Manipulating CSS pseudo-elements using jQuery (e.g. :before and :after)
    – user159834
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:21
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    why All comments are in Comic Sans font and Cyan color...
    – d.raev
    Apr 1 '14 at 10:07
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    @d.raev you only have yourself to blame for that
    – wax eagle
    Apr 1 '14 at 17:30
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With "no downvotes please" you also get "one answer that disagrees with you guaranteed".

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I'm very sorry, but unicoins are not an April Fools joke. This is serious business.

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I believe you didn't read the disclaimer:

Availability may be limited based on factors. Prohibited where void. Stack Exchange Inc. does not endorse or encourage behaviors that should not be endorsed or encouraged. Not legal tender except in localities with citizenship rights for unicorns. Stack Exchange Inc. reserves the right to amend, cancel, or continue this promotion for any reason, including, but not limited to, any reason that would interfere with the invariance, continuation, or non-existence thereof.

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    You're right, I didn't. Makes total sense now about this being legit ;)
    – uchamp
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:12
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    @uchamp This is more than legit. Thanks to this answer, I just made a very reasonable amount of reputation money to put towards my legit questions' bounties. I'm going to call this The Unicorn Market Bubble :)))
    – dmvianna
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:17
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Yes, just look at the small print:

My favourites:

"endorse or encourage behaviors that should not be endorsed or encouraged"

"Not legal tender except in localities with citizenship rights for unicorns."

Please approve my answer before another fool votes it is not a programming question (on 1st April).

EDIT: Oh NO, I received a down vote! How's that possible? I spent 80 unicorns for the "No downvote" bonus!

Seriously guys, if you have any sense of humour please vote to reopen the question. I bet it will be closed in minutes by some very serious people!

EDIT2: REOPEN! REOPEN! REOPEN!

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  • Everything should be endorsed and/or encouraged!
    – dfeuer
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:04
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Unicorn.

A legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian.[1] The Bible also describes an animal, the re'em, which some translations have rendered with the word unicorn.

Unapologetically plagiarized from Wikipedia. You can google it yourself.

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    Sense of humor, bro. Sense of humor. It's April 1. ;) Upvote for you anyway because I'm assuming "no downvotes" all around. Apr 1 '14 at 6:02
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    fistbump @computerfreaker Apr 1 '14 at 6:03
  • Did you purchase 'No downvotes please'?
    – dmvianna
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:03
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    @dmvianna no, I downloaded it illegally. Thanks DCMA! Apr 1 '14 at 6:04
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    not sure how this relates to the question - it's about unicoins
    – Jon
    Apr 1 '14 at 6:10
  • @Jon duh, unicoins is a subclass of unicorns! Apr 1 '14 at 6:12
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The fact that you can "mine" by clicking a virtual rock...YEAH SEEMS TOTALLY LEGIT!

If I have an hour to spare, I'd be hacking the mining algorithm by creating something which auto-mines coins, rather than having to sit there clicking...Just do add some level of programming to this, "coin"

Anyone considered...it's "Fools Gold" !?

P.S. Thanks for the down-vote; you clearly have no appreciation for sarcasm!

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    or just use a gaming mouse where one click sends 3 clicks tot the Pc :D
    – WiiMaxx
    Apr 1 '14 at 9:54
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Aww boo hoo, the "people too stiff for you" one I thought I could use on people trying to close my topic. Like it would shake their browser or get rid of their close votes or something. Gosh those people wanting to close my topics annoy me.

All it does is wobble their avatars :( waste of 75 unicoin

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Please have in mind most of the styles and effects are visual JUST TO YOU.
You can get tons of downvotes (especially if you promote you have the "protection"),
it probably displays 0 JUST FOR YOU.

Other reputation boosts are obvioslly just temporary, but question up/down votes will probably stay... and will be there in your resume ;)
Imagine in your profile: "top question with 100 upvotes DO YOU LOVE UNICORNS?"

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Unicoin is legal SO currency. Just bouth that one:

Cut everyone's rep

Divide everybody's reputation (except your own) by ten.

Sorry, Jon Skeet, you're noob!

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May be legit, but rolling it out on 1st of April, doesn't seems to make it legit.

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