It would be too easy for a long-time SE user familiar with SE network and not too easy for a recently registered one.

The riddle is:

There you can't find waffles and polyglot anymore, since they are gone to be replaced with simple text and alien ship.

What is this?


1 Answer 1


It's the

Stack Overflow 404 page

which used to have

this code polyglot (A program that works in multiple programming languages) enter image description here

and before that

it had this picture of a keyboard waffle maker. enter image description here

Now it has

simpler text and a picture of a spaceship enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Oh, I see that the answer is correct, but the hint about simple text has been misinterpreted, although it doesn't really matter :) $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 18:26
  • $\begingroup$ What was the "simple text" hint supposed to mean? $\endgroup$
    – user44966
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ the fact that, to be precise, waffles is not the Stack Overflow 404 page, but old Meta Stack Overflow 404 page, which is now called Meta Stack Exchange. And new MSO serves a different purpose. And Meta Stack Exchange has a simple text 404 - meta.stackexchange.com/404. $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ So, it's a bit difficult explanation unless you know all the history :) $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 18:39

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