Questions tagged [fun]

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

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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 ...
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How much do you think SO points are worth on the market? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert your Stackoverflow’s reputation into money? I have a low rating of only 453 which I can use for bounties. This isn't a lot of bounty points. I don't ...
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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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Lookig for a specific image linked to on SO

Somewhere on SO, someone linked to a joke image showing the learning curve for 6 editors. The most memorable part of it (to me) was the fact that the Emacs (or vim?) chart was shown as a spiral (no ...
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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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How many of us play for points on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we really want to help or its just because of the reputation points How many of us play for points on Stack Overflow?
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Which user’s avatar/gravatar has impressed you most? [closed]

I really can't help but to put this question up after reading: Which user’s About Me section has impressed you most? I have one to start the ball rolling: Robert Harvey's The chinese character means ...
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Work Hours Related Badge

So, myself and a colleague were discussing at work just now that we really need a project in our time recording software to mark down our Trilogy site time as we tend to camp there while tests are ...
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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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What's your CV 'hit-rate' on careers?

Just for fun and to see how unemployable I am: My CV 'hit-rate' on careers is currently a glorious 0.01484% (yea, uh, Search Hits on Your CV / Global Searches, just in case you have not finished your ...
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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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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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Can we have a “mind-reading” badge

Accepted answer for a question which provided few details. If we do, I think I earn it! :) java “cannot find symbol” - how to import a file in the same directory?
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How to search for C (language) tagged questions alone?

Hello All, i tried to list out the questions that falls under C language. When i tried the search with "C", stackoverflow search option page is displayed. i tried "cprogramming","clanguage", "c ...
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What are some awesome personal statements for careers?

Turns out careers really wants me to type in a personal statement. I agree with it and think its really important.... but lack inspiration at the moment. Would you have some ideas for some cool ...
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Beating the dead pony that is the regex question

Much has been discussed about the famous regex question, but I would like to discuss another missing aspect: https://stackoverflow.com/users/210931?tab=reputationhistory#sort-top https://...
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Is it fair that a post in Jeff's blog will send your rep over the roof? [closed]

Today at about 2PM, Jeff wrote an article about him thinking how parsing HTML with regexes is a bad idea. In that post, he links to this answer to a question in SO. Nine to ten hours later, the ...
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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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Collection of fun and/or interesting profiles [closed]

I did a few profile related queries. (Only relating to the AboutMe box) and here are some of the interesting profiles I found. Do you know of more fun profiles out there? The strange leeand00 Welbog ...
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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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What rights should a user get at 100,000 reputation? [closed]

Jon Skeet was at 95,917 rep on SO just now. What would be an appropriate power to grant him when he reaches 100,000? (Similar to What happens when Jon Skeet’s reputation exceeds the limit for the ...
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Design a Rube Goldberg machine to achieve the Fanatic badge [closed]

Background information: Rube Goldberg machine The Woot! Enthusiast and Fanatic badges are awarded to users who manage to log into one of the sites every day for 30 and 100 days straight, respectively....
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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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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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Suggestions for DevDays speaker theme songs [closed]

Every hero needs a theme song, so what should our heroic speakers at the DevDays events make their entrance to?
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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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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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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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Stack Overflow - The Game

Stack Overflow is a good RPG so far with so-called reputation (which I easily decrypted as being xp). But it can become a great RPG. It needs more emphasis every time you make a level. And there ...
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Wild Idea. Ability to claim first answer

I'm only posting this as a discussion point. Since I think it's healthy for a community to discuss things like this. Even if the idea in particular is perhaps a bad one. This is an idea for fastest ...
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When you see a post with 9 votes [closed]

... do you upvote it so they get a badge? Sometimes I do...
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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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What do you want Jon Skeet to sign for you at DevDays?

Jon Skeet has recently agreed to sign items at DevDays London. Now is your chance to declare what you want the Skeeter to sign for you within reason1 1 I'm lying. No it doesn't have to be within ...
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Badge of the beast (somewhat silly) [closed]

Today I happened to reach 666 reputation on StackOverflow. So if there were a "Badge of the beast" I'd won it. What do you think about it? Too silly?
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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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Who remembers how they found Stack Overflow? [closed]

Who remembers how they found Stack Overflow? Because for the life of me I can't and it's really bugging me. Maybe one of you found it the same way I did and can remind me...
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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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Please award reputation equal to a user's age on their birthday as a gift [closed]

Since Stack Overflow asked for my birth date, I am expecting a gift. I would like Stack Overflow to award reputation to a user annually on their birthday in the amount of their age. To ...
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Move the “fun” questions to verbaloverflow.com

That solves the badge gaming problem. And yes the name is of course tongue-in-cheek.
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive [closed]

<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 [closed]

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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Please remove badges from “fun” questions

It's clear people vote on fun questions differently to "real" questions. Arguably this should even apply to programming-related CW questions too. This answer gets a gold Great Answer badge. Seriously? ...
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You know when you've been on StackOverflow too much when [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: You know you've been browsing Stack Overflow too much when? Well, the title says it all really.