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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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Are rumors of a film true? I hope so by golly! [on hold]

I heard that there is a film being made. If so, please consider my poster: Then people at the Tavern (Lasse V. Karlsen, Yi Jiang, Diago, Tim) had some suggestions: Anyway, I hope people make some ...
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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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Are there any plans for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Meta Stack Exchange?

Is there any plan for Meta Stack Exchange's 10th anniversary? The first question was posted on Meta Stack Exchange on June 28, 2009. A few months before, Stack Overflow celebrated their 10th year ...
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Would you play a Stack Overflow board game? [closed]

I've just been alerted to a company which produces board games - you design the game, artwork 'n all, and upload the assets to them. They produce the game and sell it in their store, taking half the ...
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a Shift+F,...
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What Easter Eggs do the chat sites have?

According to balpha, the SE chat sites may have individual Easter eggs, depending on the site. If you find them, please post. Edit: Because it's so easy to make this stuff up, a screenshot as proof ...
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Why does the Stack Overflow logo lean to the right? [closed]

Why does it have to overflow in a direction? And why to the right? Who was the person behind the logo design? Maybe he/she can answer this.
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Cyber bullies stole my identity, lunch money [closed]

I was taking a leisurely scroll down Regex Road, heading toward HTML Avenue in the (as I had thought) great city of Stack Overflow when suddenly a band of hoodlums dressed in Larry Wall masks appeared ...
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Does Jeff Atwood sleep? [closed]

I'm pretty sure Jeff lives in the US, but judging from his activity, I'm not sure. He seems to be alive at 2am(Central) and I also see him at 9am. Sure, this is 7 hours difference for him to sleep, ...
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Option to disable all April fools, Easter eggs, Winter hats and similar annoying stuff

I request a single checkbox and definite option in the user settings to disable all forms of April Fools, Easter eggs, Winter hats and similar annoying stuff that only distract a user. I have no ...
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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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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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Who inspires you the most here at SO? [closed]

SO is a great place to know how sharp people are there and how in-depth knowledge they have. They certainly become a source of inspiration for us. Just wanted to know who are you most inspired by here ...
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Jon Skeet sometimes goes by the alias “Tony the Pony” - but why the reference to ponies? [duplicate]

I finally understood why Jon Skeet did a talk with a sock puppet. Now I read that a "sock puppet" is a term used for a fake user account set up to reinforce somebody's legitimate account... ... but ...
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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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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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Reputation should be the new Chuck E. Cheese tickets! [closed]

We all loved Chuck E. Cheeses as a kid. Lots of games, a big weird looking mouse, PIZZA, and the coolest part! Tickets == Prizes! Well, since we've grown up we haven't had that kinda enjoyment. I ...
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Rep Repo Man is mocking us!

This is unacceptable! I'm being mocked and I can't do anything about it. Looking over the rep report I see this at the end: How dare he smile at me? I'm losing 427 points of my hard earned rep! ...
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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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Stack Overflow's voting system is not entertaining enough [closed]

I submit to you the following quartet of indisputable facts: Stack Overflow is for people who are bored at work. Having animations and video games are more exciting (and therefore less boring) than ...
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What is the origin of your SO username? [closed]

What is the origin of the name you use on Stack Overflow or if you use your Real Name on Stack Overflow, what's the origin of any online handle you use? Most Popular Reasons Uncontrollable ...
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Has anyone clicked the new Woot! ads? [closed]

Original Woot! ad: http://ads.stackoverflow.com/ads/stackoverflow-ad1.png Redesigned Woot! ad: Woot you! http://ads.stackoverflow.com/ads/blendingin-1.png Has anyone clicked the new Woot! ads and ...
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Rep addiction recovery button for people over 10k

Related: stackoverflowers anonymous Given the feel of entrampment some of us feel and considering >10k users are already hooked beyond hope of repair, there should be a button to make every answer/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The ability to convert your Stack Overflow's reputation into money [closed]

Is it possible to convert my Stack Overflow reputation into dollars (or better in euro)? It would be nice to see a service which allows it (not to say it will encourage people to spend their time more ...
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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 to vent on Stack Overflow without resorting to personal attacks of character

Sometimes voting down an answer or question just isn't satisfying enough psychologically. One feels the urge to annihilate and destroy with prejudice. However, there is no need for personal attacks on ...
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If I use my own plugin, does that make me a second party?

This question occurred to me after reading the "Third Party tools for the Trilogy" thread a while back. If I write what would normally be a third party tool, and use that tool myself ... does that ...
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Vote count is off and why Jeff Atwood is trying to destroy all BACON! [closed]

This post's vote count does not accurately display the votes. Because someone just had to complain. From my lengthy experience at Stack Overflow, I believe that this is a conspiracy against us ...
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Top ten signs that your coworker is using Meta Stack Overflow [closed]

How can you tell if one of your coworkers has been secretly using Meta Stack Overflow in their free time?
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Humorous edit descriptions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you fill in an edit summary? As of late, editing questions hasn't had the same pizazz as usual (though I still do it) So I began to put humorous edit descriptions such as "...
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Will reduced question upvote value increase the reputation gap between users?

It seems as though the statistics show that the rich will just get richer (in terms of the gap b/t very high rep and non very high rep users) while the poor will get poorer (literally, poorer). Many ...
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Always Friday in Iceland? [duplicate]

Just because I can't find where this has been asked before, could someone explain the always-friday-in-iceland meme?
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Unicorns vs ponies

The unicorn tag wiki says that unicorn are way better than ponies. I think this is heavily opinion based and it is against the rules of the site. My rank would be: Pegasus, that can fly so is way ...
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Stack Exchange sites look TERRIBLE in Internet explorer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which browsers are officially supported? And what else do I need? ...Three. It even causes a General Protection Fault! Please fix this.
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We miss TheTXI! [closed]

I can't help but wonder what has happen to TheTXI lately. Has he been put on demanding project that has taken all his free time? He hasn't responded to anything on meta since Nov 6, on SU Oct 9, SO ...
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PonyOverflow.com Question

I'm trying to access PonyOverflow.com, but it keeps routing me to stackoverflow.com. Does this mean I should be asking pony questions on StackOverflow until they finally finish PonyOverflow.com? ...
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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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Does Jon Skeet ever have to answer another question to remain the #1 user on Stack Overflow?

Looking at Jon Skeet's profile he has an enormous lead in reputation over number 2. Given the huge amount of rep that he gets from up votes on existing answers and that he either hits or exceeds the ...
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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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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 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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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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Unicorns are the best use of VC [closed]

Now we know why Jeff and Joel were raising venture capital. It's been used to purchase the entire world's supply of unicorns in order to make the SO family in the world leader in unicornified Q/A ...