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The question is in the title. What do the Unicoins do for us? Why are they on MSE? What is this mining business about?

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  • $\begingroup$ @AlexBecker: I have a related question which can likely be solved in one line and is not worth another thread: I mined some extra points and then spend all my unicorns on the "no downvote" power to spam some edgy stuff - and then it got deleted. I see how the April fools joke runs against the use of the reputation system, but how would I bring that power to use, one of the expensive ones, if you're not allowed to post answers which would get negative reputation? I get the message that the MathSE community is serious bizness, but in that case can I get me unicorns back to buy something else? $\endgroup$
    – Nikolaj-K
    Apr 1, 2014 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ You can pat yourself on the back if you realized it was an April Fool "joke" before you came here... $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Apr 1, 2014 at 19:06

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It's that day of the year that big sites decide that they have to prank their users with extremely non-funny jokes (in most cases, Google did have some brilliant jokes in the past, though).

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  • $\begingroup$ Actually based on early reports of the rhinoceros $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 4:37
  • $\begingroup$ Are you saying I have a big nose? :-P $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Apr 1, 2014 at 4:37
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    $\begingroup$ I enjoyed turning comments into cyan Comic Sans... it should be made a permanent feature on meta. At least for uptight discussions about the appropriateness of this or that. $\endgroup$
    – user127096
    Apr 1, 2014 at 4:37
  • $\begingroup$ Asaf, i have no way of knowing. i had a big nose, then got head-butted in a soccer game about 1988. After three operations, I have a modest nose and can breathe easily with my mouth closed $\endgroup$
    – Will Jagy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 4:39
  • $\begingroup$ I am going to divide everyone's rep by $10$ mwahahahahah. $\endgroup$
    – Guy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 6:24
  • $\begingroup$ Not fair. It doesn't even show me any decrease in rep. This is seriously unfunny. $\endgroup$
    – Guy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 6:31
  • $\begingroup$ It's not that bad, I just spend $90$ unicoins to boost my reputation ten times ;-p $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2014 at 8:44
  • $\begingroup$ The recycle feature is broken. Buy the power ups again drop your reputation back to normal. What a fool I am. Today is my day! $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2014 at 8:53
  • $\begingroup$ @achille: My day is every other day. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Apr 1, 2014 at 10:30

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