sharepoint.stackexchange.com now has a "duck". It's either: - spyware - a bad April Fools joke - or just an annoying bad idea.

How can I get rid of it?

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@Mods - can you please migrate this question to the SP Meta

@Mike - Its April fools joke part of SO tradition.

Last year it was DDA protocol - Stack Overflow Introduces Dance Dance Authentication

This quack is based on cookies.

You can run the below jQuery snippet to set the cookie value to 1 which will disable the duck.

$(".quackoverflow").hide() && $.cookie("quack",1,{"path":"/","expires":3})

This cookie is site specific and will haunt you on the SO network.

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References - Quack Overflow tagged questions

What the duck

  • Thanks! That worked. Mar 31, 2018 at 19:55
  • I am sure the Duck solved more issues than some AI based chat bots ;) Mar 31, 2018 at 21:54

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