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What if I prefer to see a helpful paperclip instead of a duck?

At least on Writing.SE. Most users would likely be delighted.

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    "Most users would likely be delighted." Sure??!? Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 15:07
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    The joke is about rubber duck debugging. How would a paperclip get that across? Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 15:08
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    @RobertLongson, on Writing.SE the concept of rubber duck debugging is most likely foreign to the users anyway.
    – Eddie
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 15:12
  • If you have your own website, you can do that there using this. Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 15:35
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    You have Cortana for that @Eddie
    – Ally
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 16:32
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    See also meta.stackexchange.com/a/81271/222298 (paperclip, from before the duck appeared) and meta.stackexchange.com/q/308587/222298 (potted plant). Ask if you can turn it to Jon Skeet's face next.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 18:23

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There's no need for that.

It's already Clippy in disguise!

Ducklippy!

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    Ah, no! My eyes! The PAIN!
    – einpoklum
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 20:41
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Sure, just open the browser's console and type the following:

var img = $("<img />").attr("id", "clippy").attr("src", "https://i.sstatic.net/N7VoQ.png").css("height", "70px");
$(".js-quack-btn").hide();
$(".quackoverflow").append(img);

Preview:

clippy is here

Enjoy!

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No.

Seriously, No.

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That was the original design. Unfortunately we modeled that idea and we found it would destroy humanity.

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