Trick the user that StackExchange is broken:
It can be done in several ways:
- Your program starts a browser in some certain way (with a proxy server, for example);
- Your program shows static picture;
- Your program is executed in address bar using
- (your other creative way)
StackExchange error page should be displayed to user one way or another. It may appear immediately or after user tries to do something (i.e. to post a comment). The program should look like some useful StackExchange enhancer (e.g. a userscript that highlights happy posts, i.e. posts containing the word
Try to aim for the shortest program (original tag was code-golf) and/or obfuscated code. You may depend on some concrete browser (Firefox, Chromium, Opera).
- Preserving address line "normal";
- Finding actual faults in StackExchange software;
- Making it "hard to fix" (on this computer), e.g. making it cached;
- Making it show different error depending on on which site do I start the program (if it is a in-browser snippet);
- Simply redirecting to
http://.../error. You can still try to sneak it underhanded-style.
- Trying to permanently mess with user's StackExchange account.
(inspired by this)