Questions tagged [unicoins]

Unicoins are a mythical monetary unit that is only of use in lands inhabited by unicorns on Stack Exchange during April Fools Day 2014.

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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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Show 3 significant figures for rep over a million [closed]

With "reputation to the max" I now have 6,621,210 reputation. Unfortunately, this only shows as 6.6m: Other reputation levels are shown with three or more significant digits - e.g. 508k as Darin's ...
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Are Unicoins an April fools joke? [duplicate]

Just noticed the Unicoins ad on the site and spent some time breaking rocks. Since it popped up 'today' (April 01) I am sure it isn't legit. BTW, I bought 'no downvotes please' so please don't ...
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Keeping the upvote animation after april 1st has passed [closed]

I have grown fond of the upvote animation as i am sure most of you did as well, was wondering if we could choose to keep it after april 1st has passed. The unicorns and I have bonded, it would be ...
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Pluralization bug in unicoin sidebar!!!11!!1eleven [closed]

I have one Unicoin. Only, the sidebar keeps telling me I have "1 Unicoins". This needs to be fixed ASAP!
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Help me reverse-engineer Unicoin [closed]

Here; have the full, uncompressed source code for Unicoin you code monkeys! http://dev.stackoverflow.com/content/js/stub-uc.js This section looks pretty interesting: var loadingVersions = {}; var ...
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How to effective mine more Unicoins by hammering rocks? [duplicate]

I've clicked the hell out of this Unicorn-app and almost destroyed my mouse - got some suggestions on how to be more effective mining Unicoins? I mean, there must be some javascript-hack? Placed ...
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Mining unicoins is too loud [closed]

The clicky noises from my mouse is too loud. I think my boss can hear it. SO please fix my mouse, or provide an alternative way to mine so I can get back to important unicorn work.
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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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I've inserted my bacon into the Delectessan Variety Dispensor, but I didn't get my unicoins [closed]

After selecting from the unicoin menu to buy unicoins with bacon, I don't receive my unicoins and my computer smells funny. Steps to reproduce: From the unicoin menu -> Buy unicoins select "...
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What to do with Unicoin scams? [closed]

I recently was approached by a trader saying they had Unicoins for sale at nearly 1/4 of the normal retail price. How could I resist such a bargain? I made the trade but upon delivery of said ...
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Allow Stack Exchange Moderators access to April Fools Day for entire April Fools Day Period [closed]

As a moderator (and somewhat de facto first line of support when things go awry), it's helpful when we can reproduce issues and see what the users are seeing. With the latest April Fools Day (Unicoin,...
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Reputation To The Max is not enought against Jon Skeet [closed]

I know Reputation To The Max is quite cool and fancy since it is the only way to keep up with Jon Skeet, not with every aspect but at least with reputation. But the problem is, well, most of us need a ...
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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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How do I convert Unicoins to reputation? [closed]

I have earned TONS of Unicoins today, but now I need to convert them for reputation on various StackExchange sites. Can someone direct me to the currency exchange that handles this? Thanks.
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How much effort was required to develop Unicoin?

I wondered a lot when I saw the Unicoin April fool yesterday. Since, in my experience, development takes a great time. Is it possible to have some information about the effort which this development ...
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My dog ate my unicoins [closed]

I had a lot of unicoins, but i left them unattended and my dog ate most of them. I wonder if SE would accept a dog full of unicoins as a payment.
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Mine unicoins with shovel instead of mouse [closed]

I request a feature which users can mine unicoins with shovels. I've already broke 5 left mouse buttons from mining unicoins. I believe a shovel will last much longer than a mouse button, hence this ...
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Haven't got 100 Unicoins on Stack Overflow yet [closed]

On Stack Overflow, I purchased Guaranteed Answer power and then I wanted to get tag adoption, but I didn't have enough Unicoins. So, I paid in full $9.99 using PayPal. Why haven't I got my 100 ...
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Will Unicoin-based questions be cleaned up [closed]

What does Stack Overflow plan to do with Unicoin-based questions on both meta and the main site? Is the extra rep gained on questions such as this a gift from the unicorns or will it be removed and ...
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Top bar color chooser needs happier colors [closed]

When I saw the “Top bar color chooser” power-up, I immediately hoped I could bring some color into StackOverflow and make the top bar pink or rainbow-colored. So I spent a significant part of my day ...
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I scammed my best friend but now I'm feeling sorry about it [closed]

Unicoins have always been precious to me, somehow too precious since I even scammed my best friend to get his unicoins. I told him I had a real unicorn and had him buy my dog with a paper horn on the ...
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Please bring back bacon as an acceptable payment for unicoins [closed]

I spent the past 6 to 8 weeks cooking bacon because I was hoping to add a unicorn animation to my voting buttons. I really wanted it, somehow you knew. To my dismay, and after cooking all of this ...
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Where did my unicoin purchases go? [closed]

I purchased some very nice things that took me a lot of clicking to earn the unicoins for, and now they're gone. I want my unicoins back with a full accounting of this. I am not a happy customer! ...
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Please remove the Unicoins self-destruct mechanism (if any) so we can still set our clocks to April 1st 2 weeks from now and still play! [closed]

As I type this in Australia it's 8:45AM on April the 2nd, and all of the Unicoin awesomeness I was able to access yesterday has vanished. I understand that if I confuse my computer's idea of what ...
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Is there a limit to the number of Unicoins that can be mined? [closed]

Good job making me feel like one of Skinner's pigeons! Clicking and clicking for what appears to be diminishing returns. Little pellets of food come out of the chute now and then, so I peck and peck ...
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Bobblehead works only when scrolling down [closed]

The bobblehead feature which shakes user avatars only does so when scrolling down the page. When scrolling up, the avatars do not bobble. I paid good unicoins for this!
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Where do I go for bodily injury claims against StackOverflow? [closed]

Unicoin mining has damaged my wrist and possibly my psyche. I believe a legal claim can be made that mining unicoins makes us de facto employees and entitles us to workers compensation. Also, NEED ...
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Create an archive for April fools and the holiday hats

I think SE team made a great effort to give us some fun on the fools day. I miss the unicorns, the bacon as a payment, and the holiday hats, and it is a pity that all that stuff will just live in our ...
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Why are unicoin questions being closed by moderator and not by the community? [closed]

There is a new feature, perhaps tongue in cheek, introduced to Stack Overflow, and people are asking questions about it. The questions are valid discussions asking about the new features. Most of ...
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Unicorn Coin Mining Stratagies [duplicate]

I have found that my Unicorn Coin Mining Strategy is not giving me payouts in large enough sums. My current strategy is to mine the rocks in the order they appear. Then after I have mined 5 rocks to ...
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I was robbed of my hard-earned unicoins! [closed]

I purchased an item with my unicoins, then I realized I no longer needed it... I was so happy when I saw "Recycle" option! I assumed it was return/refund option (and a charge of 10 unicoins for the ...
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“Top bar color chooser” power-up doesn't work for me [closed]

I was happy when SE offers to change the top bar color for 80 Unicoins. However, when I tried it out, I am hit by extreme disappointment since the power doesn't work. I have tried disabling all the ...
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What is the ratio of Schrute Bucks to Unicoins? [closed]

I have a ton of these things just lying around.
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Down Vote Unicorn Animation Refund Request [closed]

Hello Sir Stroke Madam, When I Buy Unicorn Animation Pack For Ninety Nine (99) Unicoins I Expect Joyful Colorful Animations of Unicorns When I Vote Post. When I Vote Bad Post Down I Get Horse With ...
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Why users are still able to downvote my question? I have “No downvotes, please” Unicoins power [closed]

I have purchased "No downvotes, please" Unicoins power using my 75 unicoins then I asked a silly question Is Unicoins a April Fool’s Stunt? (which got almost 8 downvotes) how it is possible for ...
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Is it possible to use “Cut everyone's reputation by 10” multiple times [closed]

I've used "Cut everyone's reputation by 10" already, and it is a great power - no need for me to learn anymore, I've got into the top 10 engineers with three mouse-clicks. However, I'm sad because ...
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Flair not updating after spending well earned unicorns on Rep to the Max Power-Up [closed]

After buying the Reputation to the Max Power-Up I have gained a significant amount of Reputation, ofcourse I now want to show my great amount of reputation to all my friends and family but as you can ...
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Where did this pet unicorn come from? [closed]

So I was just out mining one peaceful day, when suddenly, a unicorn appeared! Here's a screenshot of it in action, bouncing around all happily: Now it's mining all the rocks for me. So, my question ...
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What do I do with my stamps now? [closed]

I amassed millions of stamps in order to buy unicoins1. It turns out that SE won't accept those now. What do I do with my stamps now? I feel cheated. 1 Sources had told me that it's be soon ...
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Merge “unicoin” and “unicoins” tags [closed]

Because unicoins are a long-term addition to Stack Exchange, I think that we should nip this issue in the bud before it gets out of control. Can we merge unicoin with unicoins, please? I believe the ...
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“Reputation to the max” isn't working fully [closed]

I just bought "Reputation to the max". I bought this first, because I really want to help the cleanup of the vote-to-close queue, which, despite the efforts I've been hearing about, is still quite ...
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“colorful comment” option is a big fraud [closed]

i bought the colorful comment option with my hard earned unicoins because i thought the comments get more personality as promised. But all comments are colored equally. no sign of personality just ...
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Unicoin mining actually make my CPU go 100% [closed]

Is StackOverflow actually doing something besides showing the small unicoin mining game on top? Because I got my CPU going up to 100% use by simply... clicking rocks. It really doesn't seem like a ...
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Super Unicoin Miner [closed]

As Stack Overflow has introduced Unicoins as their preferred currency I felt it was important as a self-respecting coder to automate a way to mine them! And here is the result: Super Unicoin Miner! ...
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Cannot scale reputation by π [closed]

I'd like to scale my reputation by π, but I get an error complaining that it's not valid. Please add support for this - π is supported in other places on the site after all:
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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' ...
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Did anybody steal my coins? [closed]

I let my money hidden under some rocks near that path that goes through the green hills, close to the rainbow. Here you have a picture of the exact location. Please if somebody found some of my ...
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Unicoins: Is it really a good idea? [closed]

From what I have noticed from some meta questions is that users are seriously taking unicoins as genuine. My concern is that when they cannot access certain privileges such as talking in a chat room, ...
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Will Unicoins stay? [closed]

I've heard terrible rumors that these Unicoins are just an "April fools joke". I seriously doubt that, because Unicoins are awesome! However, if it's true, then will they go? Please don't remove ...