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Questions tagged [april-fools]

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I have Anatidaephobia - can we change the duck as it is always watching me? [closed]

Related to this question, is there an option to change the duck to something like a large purple Gorilla? I suffer from Anatidaephobia and it is realized when the duck is actually there, watching, ...
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Can I increase the size of the duck? [closed]

Can the duck be made bigger? How?
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Will quack overflow be accessible after the 1st?

I wondered if quack-overflow will be available outside of the 1st April jokes period (even if it's a hacky mean like activate it through the console etc…). Since rubber-duck-debugging is a technique I ...
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Is it safe to use the rubber duck? [closed]

Four days ago, I read an alarming article in Nature. It claims that Fungi were identified in 58% of all real bath toys and rubber ducks are explicitly mentioned in the article as a potential ...
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Quack Overflow for localized sites [closed]

As far as I see Quack Overflow duck is only available for English-spoken sites. Are there any plans to enable it for localized sites?
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How do I re-enable Quack Overflow? [duplicate]

I was very pleased to find the addition of a yellow duck to the stack overflow pages, that promised to help. Unfortunately I told it that I would hate it not considering the impact my behaviour would ...
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Can you make the rubber duck look like a paperclip? [closed]

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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Can't dismiss the rubber duck dialog if I don't have a mic [closed]

I am totally psyched by the rubber duck addition to Stack Exchange! I eagerly clicked on it but it wants a microphone. I don't have one, so I clicked "no" and it tells me to explain the problem ...
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Could there be an option to turn the duck into a pot plant? [closed]

In my culture, the preferred metaphor for something whose function is simply to be a passive recipient of your utterances is a 'pot plant'. I am uncomfortable talking to the duck. Could there be an ...
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Quack Overflow listens even when I say I have no microphone [closed]

When I click the duck, she asks me if I have a microphone. I press "no" but she tried to listen anyway, asking me to speak up. Curiously, the browser did NOT ask for microphone permission even when I ...
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How do I reenable Quack Overflow if I disabled it? [closed]

I accidentally disabled Quack Overflow after asking it one question. How do I reenable it?
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How do I disable Quack Overflow? (“I hate this duck” button is only temporary) [closed]

A little orange duck has appeared in the bottom right of my screen. He asks, "Can I help" does voice recognition, I think. But it is annoying, and will not go away. How do I discourage this little ...
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Quack Overflow should also accept keyboard input [closed]

I love the new Quack Overflow. My coworkers noticed the yellow friend in the corner of their screen, explained their problems and got their solution. Or, well, at least found the source of their ...
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Stack Exchange has been taken over by a rubber duck!

I couldn't miss this now, on all SE sites: What are the duck powers? Was anyone able to make it do or say anything other than "Quack"?
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Enabling Dance Dance Authentication [closed]

So I saw the Dance Dance Authentication post: https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/03/30/stack-overflow-unveils-next-steps-computer-security, and I thought it sounded pretty cool. But, I can't figure out ...
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What was the profile for the main character of the April 2016 joke?

April 2016's joke for SE was a game and there was an account with the same name as it. What was the profile URL of that account?
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Is my SO Coffee Mug defective?

I received a really nice SO mug as swag for the choose your own swag contest this year. Everything was working fine until this morning. Was there a patch or update or something? Here's the relevant ...
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Play Unikong Forever

Can the game please be kept after today, even just as some hidden, super secret link? Pretty please?
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So should SO be set to read only? [duplicate]

Now that we have reached the point where we have the answers to every question that could ever be asked, I was thinking it was probably time we set SO to read only. Since there will never been any ...
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Unikong game play

There are a few things that I do not understand about unikong. Why is the Unicorn throwing fire at Jon Skeet? I assume the guy is Jon Skeet (because the cover for the game said so), and my ...
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Can we access Unikong on mobile?

I hear there's a new game in town called Unikong. I can't get to a desktop browser today though and I don't want to miss out! What do?
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Can we kill the unicorn?

Yeah yeah I know we shouldn't kill the Unicorn, and I've tried blasting him with the gun way more than I'm willing to admit, but... is there a way to kill the unicorn who tries to kill us? Apart of ...
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Blasting the side of a platform gives you 150 points as if you were blasting a troll

First, great game! You can blast trolls with your ray gun for 150 reputation each! But you can also blast the side of the platform in Level 3 for 150 points too! That's how Jon Skeet gets so much ...
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We liked StackEgg - let the fun continue!

As already said by Jon Ericson: Tomorrow (or a bit later in your timezone), the game will be gone from the site. So, I would like to request StackEgg to be available elsewhere. Is it possible to ...
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What did StackEgg want to tell me? [closed]

I guess StackEgg was going to tell me something, but I am having a hard time understanding what exactly. Probably the font chosen is a bit too small to recognise what it was going to say or I have a ...
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StackEgg is misspelt [closed]

I mean, that's not good to break the tendency of writing, for example, "Stack Exchange" or "Stack Overflow" or "Super User" or etc. So. It should be. Untypoed! Why StackEgg, while it must be Stack ...
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When something that was supposed to be fun became not fun [closed]

StackEgg! What a great invention. Probably the best thing to hit Stack Exchange since the invention of unicoins! Very entertaining game, very fun to play. Many users have probably spent several ...
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Stackagotchi Strategery [closed]

Dear kind sirs and madams, I have found participating in your tomfoolery once again, as in the past, to be quite invigorating! I cannot properly convey my appreciation using mere words, but may it ...
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When voting with a slow internet connection, it can get counted towards the next round [closed]

While playing StackEgg, if i cast a vote towards the end of the round when i have a slow connection, it can get counted towards the next round. Then, in the next round, it tells me that i already ...
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StackEgg - what is this thing called “fun”? [closed]

Is there an aim to this game? Is this to educate people or just be "fun"1? Also, is it multi player? 1 Great use of dev time! :P
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Any way of knowing who got the most Unicoins? [closed]

I had just about reached 1,000 Unicoins after having bought all the powerups, but was able to continue mining for an entire day after the feature was removed from being visible on the site (which was ...
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Where did unicoins and unicorn powers has gone? [duplicate]

yesterday when I visited http://stackoverflow.com and http://meta.stackoverflow.com there was a banner of unicoins in right sidebar after mining and collecting unicoins I purchased “No downvotes, ...
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Users page not sorting correctly

Exhibit 1 I have 51,500 hard-earned rep, but for some reason I'm not showing up as #2 in the users page, sorted by all-time reputation. Exhibit 2 Pork-chop sandwiches https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Unicorn April Fools Bug [closed]

Was it intentional (or just a bug) that in the Unicorn April Fools Joke that when you do the multiply your rep by an amount that it would only be updated in certain places? On the top of the page you ...
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April Fools should be UTC [closed]

All of SE uses UTC. By relying on local time for rolling out April Fools' jokes exciting new features, they're already old news by the time those in western countries get a chance to see them. I ...
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Change sites background to rainbow background? [closed]

I noticed that when you press the unicoin widget the sites background changes to lots a beautiful colors like this: Wouldn't it be a great idea to get this all the time? Maybe make an option so you ...
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“Reputation to the max” isn't working fully [closed]

I just bought "Reputation to the max". I bought this first, because I really want to help the cleanup of the vote-to-close queue, which, despite the efforts I've been hearing about, is still quite ...
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Which device would work better for mining unicoins? [closed]

I found this infographic on mobile devices, and needed help deciding which device would work better for mining unicoins. I know that the "Galaxy the Unicorn" runs Unicorn Linux, but I'm a little ...
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Will the color change in the upper bar be available tomorrow and beyond? [duplicate]

It's the unicorn attack! I bought the bar color change with my hard-earned Unicoins. Even if the change is barely noticeable, I think it would be great to be able to change it, maybe even have more ...
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What's with the π (Pi) votes? [closed]

I know how to count and I know about integers. One of answers on my question has got π (Pi) votes. How is it possible? Has security of Stack Exchange been compromised?
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adopted tag - image only visible to me [closed]

I just adopted the ruby-on-rails tag (on SO) with some of my Unicoins, but the account of my brother does not show my proud purchase. Please fix this.
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Unicoins Lite Coin payments problem [closed]

I am keep getting error while trying to purchase unicoins with Lite Coin. I been mining for an hour, but my hand is in pain. All I want is to put all your heads in to bubble. It cost 75 unicoins.
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Reputation Purchase [closed]

I purchased a reputation increase with unicoins, and while it increased my reputation in my top bar, the rep is still the old amount in the stack exchange drop down. The drop down appears to be ...
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Can we get colour options added to the “Colorful Comments” power? [closed]

I just used my hard-earned Unicoins to purchase the Colorful Comments power, and it's great. I only find one thing lacking; the colour can't be changed! Eeeeek! After seeing the wide and varied range ...
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What is the ratio of Schrute Bucks to Unicoins? [closed]

I have a ton of these things just lying around.
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Why did SE choose an already-existing cryptocoin? [closed]

Unicoin looks like an actual coin that was launched on New Years', based on forum posts from Dec 31. Unicoin.info has been registered since Dec 30. Have they really been building the backstory for ...
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Unicoin Powerups - Guaranteed Answer? [closed]

All the other power-ups seem to be genuine so far for me, but there is one in particular that is bugging me. There is a power-up that will guarantee an answer to any of your unanswered questions. ...
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TIL: the singular of Unicoins is Unicoins [duplicate]

I saw this on my home page just now. In case I have misread it, I zoomed in to see the letters more clearly, only to discover that the singular of Unicoins is Unicoins. I doubt this is not a ...
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I have broken my diamond pickaxe! Can I repair it somehow? [closed]

While mining for unicoins, I found a "diamond pickaxe +2" in a chest under a rock. It was great! It broke all rocks (even obsidian ones) in just one swing. Now, after one hour of intense mining, the ...
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What is the wisest way to spend your unicoins? [closed]

I have mined unicoins for hours and now want to use them wisely. I was thinking of betting in the fastest answering user. However, I believe this is not implemented yet. In what version of stack ...