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I am an object,

But why aren't I the object of your affections?

I have over 50 brothers and sisters.

Each with a home to call their own.

Yet you need do nothing to get me,

Still, none here have me.


What am I?


Hint 1:

I am (at least in one sense), specific to the S.E. community.


Hint 2:

My, my, you guys are slack.
Trust the Math.SE to have my back!

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  • $\begingroup$ An elected moderator? :-) $\endgroup$ – Mike M. Jun 7 '16 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ I wasn't aware that we didn't have elected moderators haha, and surely our mods don't have 50 brothers and sisters. But we're getting closer. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, Puzzling is still too small for elections, apparently. They're all appointed. And I was thinking of brothers and sisters in a less literal sense. $\endgroup$ – Mike M. Jun 7 '16 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ What brothers and sisters were you implying moderators had? $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ Their fellow moderators could be considered metaphorical siblings in our great big happy SE family. I'd imagine there's a ton more than fifty total across all the sites, though. $\endgroup$ – Mike M. Jun 7 '16 at 9:35
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are they

badges

long shot though

sorry, i pressed enter...and it got posted :P

reasoning... not too strong on first two lines;

object of not our affection : a police badge maybe?(You are under arrest)

I have over 50 brothers and sisters.

there are more than 50 badges on community

Yet you need do nothing to get me, Still, none here have me.

there is a badge : Tumbleweed : Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week

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  • $\begingroup$ What's your reasoning? $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ The clue says "you need do nothing to get me", but the description says "Asked a question", so that's something. Maybe the Stellar Question badge is more fitting? Oop, never mind. Guess that is what the OP was thinking. $\endgroup$ – Mike M. Jun 7 '16 at 10:04
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    $\begingroup$ @MikeM. You beat me at my own game! I was thinking of the Tumbleweed badge, but yes the Stellar Question badge does work better. In reference to the first two lines, they were mostly just fillers - you needn't work about it. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 10:08
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Something like

A coffin?

I am an object,

Yep.

But why aren't I the object of your affections?

I'm not dead.

I have over 50 brothers and sisters.

There are many in a grave yard.

Each with a home to call their own.

Each has a hole.

Yet you need do nothing to get me,

You just need to wait.

Still, none here have me.

Don't need one, thanks.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah, I almost can't fault your answer, (plus it gave me a laugh) so I'm going to be nit-picky, because this isn't the answer. 1) I am specific to StackExchange. 2) Technically you do still need to buy a coffin. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 9:13
  • $\begingroup$ Fair enough. Haha. Didn't feel like a perfect fit. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jun 7 '16 at 9:14
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Is it

ignorance ?

You need do nothing to get me,

If you do nothing you have no knowledge so you have ignorance.

Yet none here have me.

Stack Exchange sites are made to share knowledge so people here are not ignorant (or at least not totally)

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  • $\begingroup$ Not a bad shot, but not the answer I was looking for (I have hence clarified the riddle to eliminate abstract answers like yours). $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 0:11
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Is it

Joker in cards

I have over 50 brothers and sisters

there are 52 cards in a deck

You need do nothing to get me

There is nothing to do to get a Joker

Yet none here have me.

Yet nobody have this.

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  • $\begingroup$ Anyone on this site could have a Joker, this is not the answer. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 8:59

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