Seeing this phrase in a mathematics question

what is it good for ... and does it relate to 3D graphics?

made me curious if there is general interest in a meta thread or chat room to archive some of the intentional and accidental humor that comes through the main site. There has been some priceless material over the years but it gets lost or deleted quickly.

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    $\begingroup$ The particular example is unclear to me. I see neither intentional nor accidental humor (but I am also very tired, so I might just overlook it). $\endgroup$ – quid Dec 19 '15 at 20:35
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    $\begingroup$ I was imagining "what it is good for; and does it relate to 3D graphics" as the all-purpose response for every social situation. $\endgroup$ – zyx Dec 19 '15 at 20:39
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    $\begingroup$ Not sure how to best use the available resources (meta or chat?), but I'd be in favor of this. We do need more levity. The point raised by quid does stand. Let's keep it good-natured. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Dec 19 '15 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ Already exists, in a way: Gems from Stack Exchange $\endgroup$ – user147263 Dec 19 '15 at 21:06
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    $\begingroup$ @NormalHuman Indeed, the idea exists. I'm sad to see that's mostly a showcase of trolls. $\endgroup$ – pjs36 Dec 19 '15 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ Related: Where is the proper place for math jokes? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Dec 20 '15 at 7:51
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    $\begingroup$ This week brought a sublimely titled Question, "poof by induction". $\endgroup$ – hardmath Apr 1 '16 at 1:53

This would be a quite non-constructive activity, and I am afraid quite frequently somebody would feel insulted. I am against it.

  • $\begingroup$ It's also constructive, or at least beneficial in some way. The humor items can be posted without links to particular questions. $\endgroup$ – zyx Dec 19 '15 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I sure could see myself giggling over one or another entry. Link or not, chances are OPs will recognize what they wrote. $\endgroup$ – quid Dec 19 '15 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ I think we both understood each other, but to be clear: I have in mind something like a chat thread where only the funny text is quoted, with no other information about the poster or posting. Of course some people will look up the originals. $\endgroup$ – zyx Dec 19 '15 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ Some will not have to look up the originals because they wrote them or saw them otherwise. $\endgroup$ – quid Dec 19 '15 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ As I said, we did understand each other. I disagree as to the importance, frequency or severity of the event that occasional non-amused OPs will see their work quoted in a humor list. $\endgroup$ – zyx Dec 19 '15 at 21:27

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