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Questions tagged [fun]

Questions that are light-hearted but hopefully of some additional use beyond mere entertainment.

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Does not work on Netscape Navigator 3.0

FROM: tigerjieer <tigerjieer@cs.uwaterloo.ca> SUBJECT: Does not work on Netscape Navigator 3.0 NEWSGROUPS: alt.stackexchange.meta Finally, after 20 years of suffering, StackOverflow now claims ...
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Are “unofficial” fun or swag questions allowed?

A recent question about possibly applying a historical lock to old swag/fun posts led me to think about how on-topicness is defined for swag/fun questions. Right now, all or virtually all of our fun ...
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Thank you for my cheese overflow board!

I was one of the ones who did not come in the top 25 in the who cut the cheese contest, and was very surprised to find an email from JNat about the cheese board. 😲 Fast forward to just three days ...
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Show off your hats! (2018 edition)

Since 241,378 hats have already been earned by the time I'm writing this, and I think I found the perfect hat for my avatar already, why don't we start showing them off like last year? Post hats, ...
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Will there be some kind of award for participation in this year's Winter Bash?

Stack Overflow frequently gives out swag for contests, such as the Stack Overflow's 10 Million Questions contest. More recently, more contests were organised including Who cut the cheese? and Time for ...
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What is the shape of the Knitting canvas?

The knitting canvas of Winter Bash 2018 has a weird shape: What is this shape supposed to represent, if anything?
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The Lord of the Hats: The Return of the Chicken 🐔 [closed]

...Also known as "The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 3" (part 2 here). So, winter has come again. As every year, the staff members try their best to hide some funny Easter eggs, ...
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Winter Bash 2018 Knitting

This year's Winter Bash got us great hat challenges, but it also gave us a very nice tool for knitting on the main Winter Bash site. Is there a challenge related to this knitting tool? Here is my ...
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Time for some more swag! [closed]

UPDATE: I just sent out emails to collect addresses from the lucky users getting these watches — be on the lookout for those, and try to fill it in the next two weeks! :) On occasion of our ...
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Who cut the cheese? [closed]

UPDATE: JNat will be sending out emails to collect addresses from the lucky users getting a cheese board — be on the lookout for those! :) We've moved quite a bit of stuff around this year, and you'...
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Non-standard names used for main chatrooms of a site across the networks?

For inspiration, amusement, and reference, I am interested in a list of all chatrooms that: are the official/main chat room of some Stack Exchange site; have a non-standard name, i.e., something ...
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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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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 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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Thank you for my “A Moose, Some Silly Putty” Swag!

Wow a box full of surprises showed up at my door today. I did not even know some of this stuff existed. Thank you SE this was wonderful. (more swag then when I became a mod or our site graduated.) ...
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Which negatively voted question has the most answers?

Out of all the negatively voted questions on SE, which one has the most answers (at the time of this post)?
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Show off your hats! (2017)

With Winter Bash 2017 nearing its end - another 3 days and all the hats go back in the box - why don't we take the opportunity to show off our hats and display our achievements? You can screenshot ...
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A Moose, Some Silly Putty … And A Desperate Plea For Help [closed]

Note: This event ended on Friday, December 22. This question is now closed to prevent submissions of new answers. Due to a rather unfortunate series of events that can be directly attributed to a ...
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What is… the Chicken? 🐔

Update: Continue to 🐔 The Quest for the Winter Chicken of the Bash, Part 2 Clues will be updated here too So, we just noticed a new, fowl user on the tavern I think he called us chicken....
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Why isn't there a “Jon Skeet” tag? [closed]

It's 2017 and we don't have a Jon Skeet tag on SO and SE?!
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How many upvotes does Jon Skeet have?

Since daily rep caps out at 200, a large majority of upvotes on Jon's posts never get "counted" as rep. For example, more than 70 upvotes on 11/17/17 did not count toward his rep total. My question ...
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How can I share funny things that I found in the SE network?

I've found something funny and interesting on Stack Exchange and I want to share it with others. Things I've considered so far: ✖ Post on Meta or its Per-site Meta. Obviously OT. ❓ Share in my ...
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After the Winter Bash

I have decided we need a: Summer Party No hats, but shades and bikinis.
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Why do we hate fun at Stack Exchange? [closed]

Fun is Important™. Yet, we at Stack Exchange tend to hate it (edit it out, close it as not useful, etc.), unless it's in "irrelevant" places like chat and the comments section. As long as it doesn't ...
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Can I use a Spoof/Parody version of the StackOverflow logo?

So I've been looking around the communities Meta StackOverflow and Meta StackExchange, but wasn't able to find something that I think directly answers my concern. I've made a simple design that is ...
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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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Proposal to add a “Circlejerk” badge

I propose that when a group of people upvote each other repeatedly, they get awarded the "Circlejerk" badge.
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Jon Skeet's Area 51 flair now shows 1000k reputation! [closed]

As can be seen here, Jon Skeet's Area 51 flair now shows 1000k reputation!1 This reputation consists of: 847k rep on Stack Overflow 142k rep on Meta Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow 2 4k ...
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Room design doesn't reset after quitting Asteroids

I wanted to play a quick game of Asteroids, but after pressing esc to quit, the room display doesn't return to normal. See the screenshot below: I remain stuck in outer space like this until I ...
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What on EARTH is this eggs.js thing? [duplicate]

So, whilst perusing the src for the chat.Travel.SE page to see if the background of the bottom chat bar showed where you were in the world (which would be cool, feature-request), I found a handy ...
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A Not-So-Long Time Ago In a StackExchange A Mouse-Click Away… Lady Stackicorn vs Evil Twinicorn!

So I'm sure a lot of you are aware of Aarthi's Roaming Unicorn project. (If not: we have a super-cool SE unicorn plushie named Lady Stackicorn, and she's been roaming the globe and having super cool ...
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Which answer has the most bounty points awarded to it?

Which answer has had the most bounty points awarded to it? It would obviously have been awarded multiple bounties.
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How to activate the Community bot to comment?

In the answer of Why does @StackStatus follow Ryan Seacrest?, miracle happens: How to activate the Community to comments? PS: wow, this bot is smarter than I thought
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Are robots or aliens waiting in Area 51?

It is widely known that aliens is waiting for me in Area 51. However, when I visit the list of public sites, in the footer it says: So officially who is waiting for me there?
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Do we need a national anthem? [closed]

Since there are over 4.8 million (4.3m on SO, 211k on SF, 330k on SU) users on the original trinity alone, Stack Exchange is the size of a small country. (More than Costa Rica) Even small countries ...
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So, what is the “greatest fears” and “most beloved” sections?

In this answer, Shog9 posted a screenshot that had two curious rows in it. Now, in the screenshot, they are empty. But what does get put there?
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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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summer bash 2015

just finished reading the winter bash success story and thought, hey that was fun and maybe it helped to improve the quality of stackexchange sites. So my question is: Could we do a SUMMER BASH? ...
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Will there be Winter Bash-related contests for Winter Bash 2014?

Last year, there were several contests related to Winterbash. Will there be Stack Exchange-sponsored contests related to winterbash-2014 this year? Winter Bash Question Will there be contests this ...
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I don't think Naruto will post an answer without any vote

In celebrate the winter, we have a hat (actually, it's a headband) from Naruto: Accepted answer with no vote Or in the detail box: Post an accepted answer that receives no other votes for 12 ...
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Will there be hats on Meta Stack Exchange?

They were on Meta Stack Overflow previous year, but since the split occurred, I would expect them to appear here, on Meta Stack Exchange, this year. Will it happen (or any discussion on it)? I want ...
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What is an electric unicorn?

The About of the SE bot writes: I'm just a bot. Sometimes I post feed items, sometimes I post room status changes, sometimes I dream about electric unicorns. I'm not a native speaker so I don't ...
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Can fire burn through a question page if the question has been deleted?

Sometimes, I find myself looking at a question, only to find out that the question has actually been deleted since the page loaded. So, I was thinking, wouldn't it be cool if the page would ...
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Why does @StackStatus follow Ryan Seacrest?

I couldn't help but notice that the @StackStatus twitter account follows @RyanSeacrest. @StackStatus provides status updates for the Stack Exchange network along with stackstatus.net, so there doesn'...
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Stack Exchange Valued Associate CGI enhancements?

Does Nick Craver have a souvenir Cricket bat with [STATUS-DECLINED] engraved on it, or was this image enhanced with CGI?
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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 will get Unicorn Carpal Tunnel from mining unicoins [closed]

Those darn unicoins, as a result so many people will be getting carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Exceptions, unicoins, Eco mining and cupcakes [closed]

I have just mined some Unicoins and found that, upon purchasing the reasonably priced power ups my code not longer throws exceptions, but instead spews forth a rainbow of delicious cupcakes. There ...
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Suggestions on GPU accelerating my coin miner? [closed]

Wanting to get in on the ground floor of this new cryptocurrency, I wrote myself a simple miner: sleep 3 # I'm slow moving the mouse to the Window. Sorry. while true do xte 'mouseclick 1' ...