Lord knows plenty of waffle and pony jokes seem to find their home here, and moving the joke questions from SO to here would end the debate about broken windows on SO (as far as joke questions are concerned).

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No. Meta has enough joke questions.

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    Jokes should be domain specific. For instance "Do OS CEO's secretly pander to a homosexual audience by wearing phallic cashmere turtleneck sweaters?" is obviously a SuperUser question because it fits the 'general computing' domain whereas "Are you a dinosaur programmer?" is obviously StackOverflow related. Meta is strictly reserved for jokes about unicorns and statistical analysis of John Skeets presence on the trilogy. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:49

What makes you think we want them?


No, not here. What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? was migrated here once and Jeff moved it back. They don't really fit the intended purpose of meta.


What sort of joke questions are there on SO? I only see stupid questions, like "what's the worst programming mistake you've ever made". That's not funny, that's a solicitation for stories (and personally, I'm happy to get my fill of those from The Daily WTF and Reddit).

  • @Bill: that's just one question though, not to mention it is currently locked :)
    – Ether
    Jun 15, 2010 at 23:40
  • There was a cartoon one too, but I'm sure that's also locked. Now that you mention it... Jun 15, 2010 at 23:46
  • @Bill - I'm pretty sure I saw the cartoon one get deleted.
    – Tim Post
    Jun 16, 2010 at 8:12

Maybe they should go to the third place that will eventually appear.

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    I'm an unsociable programmer; I would never go there :P
    – user102937
    Jun 15, 2010 at 22:52
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    Ah, then it's probably exactly where you want them to go. Jun 15, 2010 at 23:04
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    Oh, great. We haven't even launched the "third place" yet and you're already deciding on how to crap it up. Jun 16, 2010 at 0:15
  • @Robert, so if it doesn't allow subjective, discussiony stuff, then what would it possible have? Jun 16, 2010 at 0:16
  • @Lance: It would be yet another dumping ground for poor, orphaned questions without a home.
    – user102937
    Jun 16, 2010 at 2:46
  • the third place is chat: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48249/… Jun 16, 2010 at 7:33

If not Meta then somewhere. They are one of the reasons that I felt the urge to respond to a closed topic. I feel it sets a hypocritical view of closed topics when viewing the question list.

  • ??? You can't reply to a closed question; that's what "closed" means.
    – Ether
    Jun 16, 2010 at 0:31
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    @Ether: he probably meant he added a comment. I had someone arguing with me in comments about closing a subjective question the other day.
    – Andy E
    Jun 16, 2010 at 8:13
  • Yes, you can comment although I tend not to make a point of arguing as it tends to desend into petty insults.
    – DeanMc
    Jun 16, 2010 at 9:41
  • Aye, those arguments are rather tiresome, especially when the core argument is always "why does Stack Overflow HATE FUN??!?!?!?!"
    – Ether
    Jun 16, 2010 at 17:45

A unicorn, a pony and a waffle are having a drink at SO Towers, when the barman leans over and says to the pony: 'Why the long face?'.


I'll get my coat.

  • Don't bother. We'll ship it to you. OUT. NOW.
    – Pops
    Jun 16, 2010 at 19:07
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    A doctor, a lawyer, and a rabbi log into stack overflow... – Kip Jul 9 '09 at 22:00 The bartender looks at them and goes "Sorry, you guys are not programming related." – TheTXI Jul 9 '09 at 22:04 – Source
    – mmyers
    Jun 16, 2010 at 19:41

Not meta, it's noisy enough already. What about notserious.[SOFU].com, suggested here?


I thought Apocalyptic Defense would have been a nice dumping ground.. But, alas, it's not meant to be.

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