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Why there are so many unicorns among top-level SO users? [duplicate]

These top users have the same cartoon rainbow unicorns in their avatar: https://stackoverflow.com/users/61974/mark-byers https://stackoverflow.com/users/218196/felix-kling https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Why some superusers have Unicorn as profile pic? [duplicate]

Why some superusers(users with awesome reputation points) have Unicorn as profile pic? I don't understand philosophy behind it. You can check yourself -> This account And this account And this ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Redesigning the /users page

After 2.5 years of being almost entirely unchanged, we're thinking about redesigning https://stackoverflow.com/users This page is kind of underutilized real estate at the moment: It is rather ...
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4answers
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How is the default user avatar generated?

Is there a name for the default avatars that are generated for users who do not assign one themselves? Not the avatar of the blank user, but the one made up of shards, shapes, and colours: ...
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Stickers for Stackers (i.e. post your sticker shots!)

UPDATE: For those feeling left out of the sticker party, details on how to obtain stickers are now on the blog! Look what arrived in the mail yesterday - stickers! Thanks Jeff! First, I put a ...
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8answers
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Super User and Server Fault are Doomed

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? And I'm not sure we can do anything about it. At any given point in time, if you look at the home page of Stack ...
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Change gravatar type to “monsterid” for meta only

Come on, let's have some fun! vs Do I need to say more ? Apparently I do! If a user has a custom avatar, such as me, then nothing will change. If a user doesn't have a custom avatar then an ...
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What is unicorn on Stack Overflow?

When I search "unicorn" on meta, it gives me about: 150 results. When I do similar search on google, it is more then 5,500 results. And wikipedia says this: The unicorn is a legendary animal ...
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5answers
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Add link to most recent activity of a question

Currently in the front page, if a question is modified, answered, commented etc. the last user to affect the question appears: Which is great. The problem is when I want to know what that user ...
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1answer
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Why are some posts treated differently from others?

This is a perennial question which, as best I can tell, has never been directly addressed (probably because the answer is too obvious to most experienced users). It is asked here as a general ...
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3answers
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Empty Space at the Bottom of the Page

Why do I see this huge gap at the bottom of most pages?
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Why can't I change my name to Jon Skeet?

I had the best April Fools' joke idea. I've been brewing it for months. And it flopped. It involved changing my name and picture to Jon Skeet. (No, that was not the prank itself.) I did that last ...
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People care more about their gravatars than their reputation [closed]

Both the recent recalculation and the April Fool's Day hijinks have created somewhat of a storm on meta. I find it interesting, however, that the number of complaints about messed up gravatars seems ...
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Un-Official April Fools Day 2010 Happenings

April fools day is here! Feel free to post any oddities on the SO family here rather than creating 200000 posts about avatars changing to Ponies Unicorns with rainbows in the background.

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