Questions tagged [fun]

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

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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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<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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Add a “Magic 8-Ball” feature to the Ask a Question page

So many interesting questions get asked on Stack Overflow and then immediately closed (or worse yet, closed and re-opened for days on end) because they're subjective, argumentative, and fundamentally ...
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What are Stack Overflow unicoins? [closed]

Recently I saw a widget on the Stack Overflow website which says Stack Overflow now has its own currency called "unicoins". According to this widget, a user can earn reputation, customize Stack ...
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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 “chat with an expert”? [closed]

A box just comes out of nowhere which says "chat with an expert". It happened once on Stack Overflow and once on Meta. Is this an ad? Isn't Meta supposed to have no ads? Here's the HTML for that ...
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Did you ever wish you could have a Hot Dog Stand-themed meta.stackoverflow.com? [closed]

Are you depressed by all the gr[ae]y colors plaguing meta? Do you wish you had some exuberance on your favorite website? Are you hungry? Are you still reading this? Well, worry no longer. I'd like ...
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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 most rampant duplicate on Stack Exchange sites?

Strongly related: How do we deal with octuplicate questions? This is not a question about how to deal with duplicates, it's a simple "meta" question: What is the most rampant duplicate on Stack ...
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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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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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I made us some Trogdor graphics!

We seem to have a tradition of using the Homestar Runner character 'Trogdor the Burninator' to request tag deletion. I thought we could use crisper images, so I made my own. >:)
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Stack Overflow needs direct-to-brain interface for post-human users [closed]

As a dismembered head living eternally in an infernal jar, my Stack Overflow addiction would be easier to indulge if I didn't have to waste time moving these wretched mechanical hooks to push around a ...
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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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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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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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How to Mine Unicoins faster? [closed]

I want to earn unicoins for free but i cant seem to find the best way mine coins faster, There is also some time that i get 20-30 Unicoins at one time, and i think that there is some clue so that we ...
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Should smilies be turned into images in questions and answers?

A lot of mention has been made of the seriousness of Stack Overflow (and presumably Server Fault). Would it be a good idea to turn smilies :-) into actual images as per phpBB in questions and answers?
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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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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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Please Add Means of Converting Reputation to Actual Beer

When I help someone solve a programming problem, they often express their gratitude for the solution (yay!). Generally, this takes the form of one of the following: "Think you!" Sometimes, people ...
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The Fancy and Amazing April Fools question [closed]

I like simplicity. I like clear designs. I like Stack Overflow. But today, SO was offline and returned with this brand new, ugly... definitely new logo. So what's this logo all about? That's no real ...
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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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What is up with the waffle fetish? [closed]

Setting aside the fact that waffles were created in the seventh circle of hell, cause suffering and apocalyptic horror wherever they are witnessed, and are instruments of pure evil, where did the ...
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My calm, rational assessment of the license change [closed]

This site is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty yearsSix to eight weeks of ...
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We're all Rebecca Chernoff \o/ [closed]

On this frabjous day, our community manager Rebecca Chernoff has graciously allowed all of us *1 to be her for one day, and one day only. And so, ladies and gentlemen, let me present to you: We're ...
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Trade rep for air miles [closed]

I'd like to trade my reputation for air miles on a 1:1 basis. I think Jeff and company should look into incentive programs that airline companies offer businesses for air miles. I could then fulfill ...
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How many hamsters power the StackExchange sites? [closed]

According to Nick Craver, hamsters power StackOverflow and related sites. At any given time, how many run the site? What is the average turnover (how often do they need to be replaced)?
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WinterBash 2013

Last year's Winter Bash looked like a success from my point of view. Any info on what we are getting for Christmas this year ?
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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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Script to remove useless SO content

I find that the body of the questions and answers really gets in the way of randomly voting things up and down, reading comments, and commenting. Watching the patterns of usage on SO, I can see a lot ...
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Full contact moderating

We've all seen, and most have participated in, more than one open/close war. Things are said. Feelings are hurt. It's very personal for many of us, and yet so impersonal due to the lack of face ...
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Somebody to buy unicoins with bacon? [closed]

I don't understand who could even think about spending bacon in unicoins rather than eating it. But in the opposite way it looks perfect to me, i mean, spend my unicoins to get some bacon. So, having ...
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Eeeeek where is my slow performance‽‽‽ [closed]

Over the past couple of days, I have noticed that Stack Overflow is faster than ever. This is severely affecting my thumb twiddling time. When am I supposed to practice my thumb twiddling if I don't ...
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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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On “That Hyphenated Site”

OK, which one of you jokers (oh, and I know it was one of you) did this? http://expert-sex-change.com :) Don't bother looking up the WHOIS, it's anonymized through GoDaddy. Also, for the record, I ...
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I am not an electronic gadget!

The site descriptions at http://stackexchange.com/sites are inconsistent. According to the list: SO is for programmers SU for computer enthusiasts SF for administrators Webmasters for pro webmasters ...
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What is the origin of “6 to 8 weeks” and is it really the Crazy Frog?

Last week I was watching a TV show. During a dialog, one character asked the other something like "So how long will it take you to do it" and the answer was simply "6 to 8 weeks". This led me to ...
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New background for deleted posts

Programmers has picked up a bit of a reputation as of late. We've done our best to shed the remaining issues from the NPR1 days. And we're fortunate to have users who focus on maintaining the site's ...
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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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The moderators have decided to have a little yuletide fun, join us will you?

PS: You only get so many Iceland Fridays in a year, so make it special people ... To start things off, a little refashioned seasonal tune: On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Stack Exchange gave to ...
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How Much Rep Would Jon Skeet Have If There Was No Rep Limit?

Just curious about this, but how much rep would he currently have if there was not a rep cap?
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Sockpuppet admission [closed]

I figure it's time to let the cat out of the bag before someone else goes public with it, and it's just too hard living a lie. Jon Skeet is my sockpuppet account. Would a moderator please combine ...
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What will happen when all the possible answers are given to all possible questions?

What will happen when all the possible answers are given to all possible questions?
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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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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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Graphical Badges

Well, the faq does say no question is too small and I haven't found this question asked elsewhere so... I'd like to suggest the introduction of icons for the badges, as seen in Team Fortress 2, Day ...
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A last tribute to the Tilde

Dearly Beloved, this has been a very sad week for all of us. Our good friend ~quack has lost what clearly was a largely important part of his Trilogy life. After a month-long struggle, he has given ...