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What's this theme on Ask Different? What's the reason behind enabling it?

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It’s a party!

Announcing the Stack Exchange Time Machine

(And kind of an education.) There are actually elements of this design that are useful / helpful which is why they were chosen back in the 90’s when everyone was experimenting about how to show the structure that the code uses for html.

But mostly a party and a reminder that shared experiences will make an annoyance to most be a reminiscence to others. Also, it’s a reminder that things change.

I’m totally planning to leave it enabled for as long as the hilarity lasts. Especially the guest book where everyone’s id (or in the original das Es) is running amok on the sugar high.

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    So far, I’m having more fun the longer I leave it enabled. – bmike Mar 31 at 14:39
  • as far as I can tell the guestbook isn't real... unless there are like 4 or 5 people posting the same 4 or 5 posts over and over. My post showed up and scrolled away and never bounced back into the rotation. – dwightk Mar 31 at 16:05
  • That’s what makes it so fun. FFFFIIIIRRRSSSTTT! And such hilarity - a hell banned echo chamber was actually implemented and people are poking at it (me included). We love to explore and shiny things apparently. – bmike Mar 31 at 16:27
  • Maybe it's the Buzz Killington in me but this feels like everything I disliked about the 90s Internet and the 90s in general. – Allan Mar 31 at 22:16
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    @Allan I didn't realize there were unicorn farts from the cursor until just now. The iOS experience wasn't as full on the nose as what anyone with a mouse pointer was experiencing. Wow! – bmike Apr 1 at 11:58
  • The unicorn farts were a close 2nd to this abhorrent thing from back then. – Allan Apr 1 at 14:37

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