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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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71answers
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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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8answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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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9answers
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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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9answers
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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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3answers
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10K rep users should have the Cornify button back

For those not familiar with Cornify: StackOverflow April Fools I personally believe that the option to completely cornify our screen is a God/Allah/Buddha/FSM/Sarah Palin given right and that ...
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3answers
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Allow Stack Exchange Moderators access to April Fools Day for entire April Fools Day Period [closed]

As a moderator (and somewhat de facto first line of support when things go awry), it's helpful when we can reproduce issues and see what the users are seeing. With the latest April Fools Day (Unicoin,...
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2answers
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Don't use Gravatar as the default profile picture for new users

We have received a few complaints recently from folks who signed up on one of the sites to ask a question or post an answer and were surprised that their avatar was automatically pulled from Gravatar. ...
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5answers
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“Unanswered” question sort order on profile pages

To help users keep track of (and hopefully get answers to) unanswered questions, it would be useful to have an "unanswered" sort order on a user's profile page. It would order the list of questions ...
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5answers
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What do you think should happen when the 500,000th question is asked? [closed]

SO is quickly approaching the 500,000th question asked. Is there something special planned to celebrate this? Should the poster be awarded a special badge or something? Post below what you think ...
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2answers
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Would it be possible to get different favicons per beta site?

I don't know how many of these I plan to save, but I like to have all these sites on my bookmarks toolbar for easy access. Surely I can't be the only one who works like this.
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6answers
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S[OFU] users don't read?

We've all seen the excessive number of questions on MSO about the recent reputation recalc. It seems to me that the change was communicated in every reasonable way, but many seem to be able to miss ...
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2answers
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Internationalized domain name silently dropped

If you try to enter a internationalized domain name as your "website" in your profile, it will be silently stripped of any non-English characters. Ex: My webiste is http://linus.unnebäck.se/ but when ...
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1answer
884 views

Deformed text in some answers/comments

I was reading through a question, and on one of the comments, there were some weird symbols running vertically through one of the words. Later I found a post on Stack Overflow that looked even worse......
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8answers
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What's your most unexpectedly upvoted question/answer?

I think most of us have seen it. You post something innocuous, it receives an upvote, then another, then another, and before you know it you've got another handful of badges pinned onto your chest. ...
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2answers
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What is the strange relationship between Stack Overflow and unicorns? [closed]

First, there was a cute animation that played on the first of April. Now a rainbow unicorn can be clearly seen on the Stack Overflow Dev Days 2011 advert. There seems to be a trend here. Is the site ...
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4answers
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Are any two unicorns the same? [closed]

Are all unicorns here unique, or are there repeats? If they are all unique, is it some sort of REALLY cool unicorn-orithm?
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1answer
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How does StackOverflow generate profile picture dynamically? [duplicate]

I am curious how Stack Overflow generates profile pictures randomly in cute way. What is the best way to achieve that? What tools or programming knowledge I should know?
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1answer
280 views

Why relevance points are added to the querystring of search results?

I just noticed that search results now contain a new querystring parameter named "s" with value in the format of s=[a]|[B] where "a" is the search result index and "b" the relevance points, i.e. how ...
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2answers
595 views

My gravatar icon is the wrong image [closed]

Here's what I did... I have a bunch of images in my gravatar account, but stackoverflow always seemed to display the same one no matter which was picked on gravatar.com. One day my icon spontaneously ...

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