Some of you might have noticed the presence of a yellow duck in the lower right corner of our site, acting as the fabled Clippy bloke from the Office family. I know there has been a lot of duck-related content in this community lately, to the point of people getting justifiably annoyed by them. Just for the sake of not raising the public outrage any more, and also for the sheer fact that I do not enjoy being chased by an angry mob carrying pitchforks and torches (or any other pointed sticks), I must point out that this duck is not particularly related to us or the inner jokes of this community. It's a global April Fools thingy, and incidentally they had chosen a duck. In short, quoting a very wise bloke

It is not my fault.


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    It's not your fault, nor that of any of the other resident ducks. – Harald Hanche-Olsen Apr 1 '18 at 10:46
  • @HaraldHanche-Olsen: yes. :) – Paulo Cereda Apr 1 '18 at 10:47
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    we blame you anyway – David Carlisle Apr 1 '18 at 10:49
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    I will attack you with a banana, however ;-) – user31729 Apr 1 '18 at 11:10
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    @ChristianHupfer: where's the 16ton weight? :) – Paulo Cereda Apr 1 '18 at 11:12
  • @PauloCereda: Be careful with such requests :-P – user31729 Apr 1 '18 at 11:14
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    How do we know that this is really you and not the duck at the corner? ... It's looking at me... I am scar.... – percusse Apr 1 '18 at 13:54
  • good thing you posted this because I had arrived on meta precisely to complain ;-) ... but I saw your post, so despite the rampaging duckification I will grant you a +1 ... – user4686 Apr 1 '18 at 16:33
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    @percusse: oh nooooooo, sir! Come back! The evil duck has taken sir! – Paulo Cereda Apr 1 '18 at 16:40
  • @jfbu: thanks. :) I know there's a lot of duck things in here, to the point of being a nuisance. But this time I am not the one to blame. :) – Paulo Cereda Apr 1 '18 at 16:41
  • Ducks? Thanks. (Obscure reference is obscure.) – Hauke Reddmann Apr 3 '18 at 14:45

I don't believe you. I believe you run the whole duck show on all of the SE network (which doesn't have to be a bad thing, btw).


It is a wonderful coincidence. If I could, I'd happily keep the duck even past April Fools' day


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