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. Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 10:46
  • @HaraldHanche-Olsen: yes. :) Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 10:47
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    we blame you anyway Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 10:49
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    I will attack you with a banana, however ;-)
    – user31729
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 11:10
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    @ChristianHupfer: where's the 16ton weight? :) Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 11:12
  • @PauloCereda: Be careful with such requests :-P
    – user31729
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 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
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 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
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 16:33
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    @percusse: oh nooooooo, sir! Come back! The evil duck has taken sir! Commented Apr 1, 2018 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. :) Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 16:41
  • Ducks? Thanks. (Obscure reference is obscure.) Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 14:45

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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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