Questions tagged [fun]

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

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Is the SO “not a page” code chimeric? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the joke in the Stack Overflow 404 page code? This code looks chimeric (and the SO syntax highlighter seems to think so!). What languages does it involve? I can see ...
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Is there anything like Stack Exchange Anonymous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I keep from getting addicted to Stack Overflow? I think I find myself addicted to Stack Overflow. Is there any organization I can join to help me out? :-)
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StackExchange Panda?

Why is “Panda” chosen for error images in StackExchange.com? Is this a new meme? 404: 500: site-not-found:
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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's the next awesome number after π? [closed]

Today, I was foolish enough to use the rollback button. Now on stack overflow I no longer have 3 silver badges and 14 bronze badges. My joy in opening the website every day in a pinned tab in Chrome ...
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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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SO reputation thresholds a bit odd 15, 50, 100 rather than 15, 63, 127

In the SO FAQ most of the threshold values seem a bit odd. The pattern of 2n-1 is lost and changes to something a bit obscure, x*10n. Here is a recommended improvement: 15 -> 15 50 -> 63 100 -> 63 or ...
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Allow 25k+ community moderators to undelete self-deleted questions

I saw something deeply disturbing today: A completely sarcastic answer that went right to the heart of the question and eviscerated it with the clean precision of an exacto knife. But it was deleted ...
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Possible comic based on [always-friday-in-iceland]?

I recently came across a webcomic which was titled "Fridaynosaur goes traveling" and the last place he visited(apparently) was Iceland. I believe I recall a programmer-ish comic or two for that ...
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Autovoting algorithm

I have given the SO engine a year and half worth of my opinion. Upvotes, downvotes, it's become so banal. I'm tired of expressing my opinion. I feel like those old guys in the balcony of the muppet ...
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I just found the StackOverflow logo contest on 99designs [closed]

http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/logo-stackoverflow-6774 In case you haven't see this. I thought it was interesting to see all of the entries that could have ended up being the main logo ...
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Where do you look when you refresh a SOFU site?

I look at the rep number to see if it has changed. For Jon Skeet he must get tired watching that number change every second. Oh and Hi. It's Friday here.
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Please Create A Script For Keyword Block

If I see another LOST, GLEE, or BIEBER post I'm going to spit nickels. Someone work on a KEYWORD BLOCK, please? We put a man on the moon, we can surely stop the GLEE posts.
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Can anybody explain this question to me

I just came across this question Join two spheres with a cylinder in WPF 3D and a handful of others and am wondering How did this happen? and ... what is with the long detailed answer?
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What Stack Overflow questions bring out the best in you?

This question is to help me (us) ask better questions of this community to encourage better working together. What questions here bring out the best in you? I don't mean which are the best / most ...
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What is it like to be a high-rep user?

It's been months. Many months. Asking some questions. Answering many more questions. Thanklessly editing hundreds, nay, thousands, of vague and poorly-formed posts. Proving to all, far and wide, ...
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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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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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It's friday in Iceland

Oh hi there. For the past 5 months or so I've been studying Computer Science at the University of Reykjavik. The last exam of the first year is tomorrow so we are going to get wasted viking style ...
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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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It's Friday, it's Iceland, and I'm scared [closed]

From the Daily Mail: Face of the volcano: A radar image shows the crater of Eyjafjallajokull in southeast Iceland which has caused the cloud of volcanic ponies to spread over Europe
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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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Someone's going to have to clean this up

Wow, that was one heck of an April Unicorn's Day party. But now that it's April 2nd in UTC land, look at this place. It's trashed. There is unicorn crap everywhere. I don't know how many people OD'd ...
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“accept rate” misleading, please correct [closed]

I don't meant to be critical, you guys are programmers, not English grammaticians, but this is obviously wrong and needs to be fixed. Fortunately the solution is relatively simple: Please make this ...
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Unicornify on meta should include a token waffle

The unicornify script on meta is broken At the bare minimum it should include 1 token waffle in the image. I mean come on!
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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 ...
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Is unicornify a privacy risk?

I ran across the comment below. I'm peculiarly curious of MetaSO's opinions on points 4 and 6, though the others of interest too. Are these concerns delicious, and if so, what flavors do you think are ...
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So long, and thanks for all the Unicorns!

Balpha, It has come to the attention of the AWESOME committee that you have recently exceeded your awesome quotient. Normally this letter would simply serve as a warning and reminder as to your ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Why are some jokes closed and deleted and others are allowed?

I'm just curious why some humorous posts are allowed and others are closed and deleted (something I thought was considered bad practice).
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This is an outrage! Why did I just gain +70 rep?

A few days ago I had 9241 rep on SO. Upon returning to the site I discovered I had mysteriously gained 70 points. Further inspection reveals that I had no upvotes or accepted answers. I feel my rep ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Too many questions [closed]

I think there are too many questions on StackOverflow. It is just too much for anyone to answer! I mean, I could spend my entire life trying to answer all the questions on StackOverflow. Just to ...
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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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Random noticing of user account numbers

Has anyone else just counted up from -1 in the https://stackoverflow.com/users/XXXX (where X is numbers)? Why do regular Stack Overflow users start at 1 rather than the usual 0? Was someone who knew ...
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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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Stack Overflow has too many men! [closed]

When I take a look at the Stack Overflow user list I see a certain trend. Jon Marc Greg Alex Andrew Jonathan Tomalak Brian Ólafur Juliet I think you see where I'm going ...
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Add automatic baby-language translation for posts [closed]

I'm specifically interested in adding translation for baby language, look how my son looks confused at the current interface in English: ! He even tries to ALT + TAB to get away from it, but his ...
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What is going to happen when scientists solve whether P = NP? [closed]

StackOverflow contains a lot of questions (peculiarly, in [algorithm] tag), that say, like, "at the current state of art it's unknown whether this problem has a polynomial solution". The thing is ...
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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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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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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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Sizes and overlaps of search for skills on careers

The graphic on Sizes and overlaps of communities on the sites are very interesting, can we have the same for “wanted” skills on careers. E.g If I already know x and y what should I learn next… we ...
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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 ...