Questions tagged [easter-eggs]

The Easter egg that is intended to be used for questions about hidden features and other secrets found in Stack Exchange related application or on the network sites. For secret hats found during Winter Bash, use the [secret-hats] tag instead.

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The Oldie Astley List of Rolls

... Also known as "How many rolls must a staff member put down Before you call him a man" (obviously, the answer is 42). As for tradition (1, 2, 3 ) the pony went once again to visit their ...
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🦄 Winter Bash 2020: The return of the unicorn

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Yaakov had to single-handedly save a Winter Event. With so little time and so little budget, he reused the previous year's assets and managed to save the ...
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The Winter Bash chicken Easter egg is broken now. Can we fix it?

Short story: last year the Winter Bash site featured a little Easter egg with a chicken - you can read more here. Now, we all know that this year's Winter Bash is a recycled version based on last ...
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What is the Chat Sandbox, and what do the commands there do?

I recently found this Chat Sandbox with the chatbot and wanted to know what all of the chatbot commands do (including learned ones and the ones with no definition.) What exactly was the Chat Sandbox ...
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🐔 The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 2

(Part One is Here) As every year winter has come... and as every year the hunt for hats and secret has started. So, following the recent events in the Tavern I was following the Chicken tracks back ...
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Why going to admin.php on any site takes me to a random 10 hours YouTube video?

Writing www.stackoverflow.com/admin.php in the search bar of a web browser takes you to a random 10 hour YouTube video. Same for any site in Stack Exchange network. My question is, why did Stack ...
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Winter bash 2016 easter eggs? [closed]

Over the course of the years, the winter bash site has featured multiple easter eggs. For example, in 2015, it was possible to force the stickmen walking around on the page to sit down in an heart ...
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Please, don't touch my eggs! (aka change the easter egg chat search)

Recently when I've tried to search egg on one of the chat-room of SE network, I got fake messages, for example: All of those non-existent messages with negative ID, e.g. https://chat.meta....
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The Quest for the Winter Chickens of the Bash [closed]

It is that time of the year again, winter is coming, and while all the ponies are busy hanging home-made icicles to the roofs of their houses, here we are again collecting hats and wondering about the ...
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The automated Stack Exchange / Feeds user is now participating in chat

Well, the robots are here. User -2 that goes by "Stack Exchange" or "Feeds" has been posting conversational chat messages. See recent Stack Overflow chat messages and recent Stack ...
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The snow "Quote Bubble" is back, is the snow unicorn too?

Last year, there was a snow speech / quote bubble that showed up on the Winterbash page if you left it a while / played with the mouse in the right way. I've noticed that this year it's back: Last ...
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Has the Cthulhu chat egg (and the other ones) been removed?

As some of you may know, there was an Easter egg available in the chat called "the Cthulhu Egg". In an homage to the old "How to parse Html with RegEx" answer, sending a chat message with a fitting ...
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Easter Eggs on StackOverflow [duplicate]

I've been on StackOverflow for sometime now and haven't found any Easter Eggs. If you aren't familiar with what an "Easter Egg" is in this context, here is how Wikipedia defines it: An Easter egg is ...
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The quest for the winter unicorn of the bash [closed]

There are many rumors running about the winter bash site. Many voices of an easter egg hidden somewhere. Beards growing overnight. Yet, one of the legend lies unspoken. The legend of an unicorn. A ...
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Easter Egg Badges?

Are there any unlisted badges? I almost envisioned easter egg badges on embarassing activity: Like "First time you tried to upvote your own question" or "First question that recieved more upvotes ...
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Are YouTube links in the newsletter preview a bug or an easter egg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links in newsletter preview link to YouTube Go to any non-beta SE site (e.g. Android.SE). Go to the sidebar and find the newsletter panel (if you’ve already subscribed, you’...
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Yearling badge bug for Sneakers O'Toole?

Lookie at Sneakers O'Toole's account (an easter egg test account btw) You'll notice that he has the yearling badge, yet the yearling badge states "Active member for a year earning at least 200 ...
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What Easter eggs do we have on Stack Exchange sites?

I would like to know what Easter eggs are hiding in Stack Overflow, and all the other Stack Exchange sites. I love Easter eggs and I love Stack Overflow, so adding even more is a good idea in my ...
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Where should "feedback always welcome" link in the common footer point in MSO?

The footer links are the same for all the sites. Good. The feeback always welcome one is pointing on meta.stackoverflow.com on all the sites, as intended. But, whould it be nice to send it ...
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Additional Badge Ideas

As the title suggests does anyone have ideas for additional badges for SO? I liked the idea of 'hidden' ones that are triggered by odd, random criteria. Basically Easter eggs. Also: Member of all ...