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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 Mod
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 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
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 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. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ Already exists, in a way: Gems from Stack Exchange $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 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
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ Related: Where is the proper place for math jokes? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 7:51
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    $\begingroup$ This week brought a sublimely titled Question, "poof by induction". $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Commented Apr 1, 2016 at 1:53

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

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  • $\begingroup$ It's also constructive, or at least beneficial in some way. The humor items can be posted without links to particular questions. $\endgroup$
    – zyx
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 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 Mod
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 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
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ Some will not have to look up the originals because they wrote them or saw them otherwise. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 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
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 21:27

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