Why are there so many upvotes and reputation for any unicorn-related post?
I just cannot understand it.

  • 4
    Because unicorns are the symbol of joy and innocence. Plus, they're pink. Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 9:33
  • 15
    +1 This question is about unicorns
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 9:37
  • 4
    They're a meme: See this answer on The Many Memes of Meta. Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 9:37
  • Posts about unicorns have more readers
    – andy256
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 9:43
  • Not any question. Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 9:51
  • Why does a question asking about upvotes on unicorn-related posts has so many upvotes? ;)
    – yannis
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 10:32
  • 1
    @ShadowWizard I am so tempted to edit this question to say "tend to have so many..." ;) Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 13:14
  • @shadowWizard I helped close #2- that one was downright shameful :(
    – Blue Ice
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 6:11
  • @BlueIce nah, I think it was innocent attempt to have fun. Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 6:57

3 Answers 3


Unicorns where among the founders of this site. Without them there would be a different site, probably one using an hyphen. But luckily they where at the right time and place and made a difference.

So posts on unicorns honour them and by upvoting them, you sacrifice some of your daily voting capability in mere glory of the unicorn.

It's either that, or that unicorns are a meme used often so it strengthens the community bond. Just like free hand circles, but they are less cute.


Just look at its majesty!

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That questions have so many upvotes because so many people have clicked up-arrow while browsing them. It's a technical explanation.

Why people were so eager to click that button, it's more a psychological issue. I think they've expected some easter egg after reaching the daily vote limit (maybe up-arrow changing into unicorn horn).

Another explanation is, people were more bored yeasteday, because they didn't dare to ask their bosses what should they do next and they were out of tasks....

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