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Oftentimes, MSO is cluttered with offtopic programming questions asked by those who want to circumvent a question ban. These posts are eyesores, and this script is an attempt to improve them for the duration of their short lifespans.

It auto-navigates the close menu, downvotes the post, and fills the answer box with a Calvin and Hobbes strip (Community Wiki). It's similar to this script in the autonavigation.

*Note:*Please check if the image exists. The script sometimes chooses 404 images. (There are gaps in the archive). Hit the transmogrify button again to fetch a new image.



Click "transmogrify" button below post. Post answer, and then cast close vote (the "off topic" option is pre selected for your convenience).

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The transmogrify button isn't showing up under the post – Cody Guldner May 25 '13 at 15:34

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This is great. Love it. Thanks man!

Suggestions for additional taglines:

  • I'm so glad you asked me that, but I have no clue how to solve it. Have a Calvin & Hobbes strip instead!

  • I have no idea. However, legend has it that reading Calvin & Hobbes strips will increase your problem solving ability so maybe that can help you.

  • I have no idea. But here's a Calvin & Hobbes strip to help console you.

  • This is a great question - I'm completely dumbfounded as to what its solution is. But I do have a Calvin & Hobbes strip!

  • I'm completely clueless. Please accept this Calvin & Hobbes strip as a gesture of shame and apology.

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Added, uninstall-reinstall to get it. I've made it autoupdate as well, so no need to do that again in the future. Thanks :) – Manishearth Jun 14 '12 at 10:34
@Manishearth and Pekka, I just want to say that this is by far my favorite StackApp. I still get a kick out of seeing these posted on off-topic MSO questions. ;) – jmort253 Oct 20 '12 at 4:01
@jmort that's nice to hear! Most of the activity stopped in light of the "let's not be rude" discussion, but it was fun while it lasted :) – Pekka 웃 Oct 20 '12 at 9:49
@jmort me too :) – Manishearth Oct 22 '12 at 8:09

Feature request: for us poor sods < 3k rep on meta, could you also show the Transmogrification option next to the flag link instead, together with an auto-flagging-as-off-topic action?

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