Talk:List of Google Easter eggs

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Former featured article candidate List of Google Easter eggs is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
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Talk Page Archive[edit]

Archive 1 has been created with the archive box at the right. Archive 2, when needed in the future, should be a new subpage titled "Talk:List_of_Google_hoaxes_and_easter_eggs/Archive_2" (same as creating an article). For further information on archiving see Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page. There are also Step-by-Step Instructions - Archiving a Talk Page on 5Q5's page for the beginner. (Please retain this notice, as it is mentioned in the Wiki talk page how-to article.) tedjam (talk) 15:06, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Error[edit]

Hi, if you search for a subpage in google that do not exist you can see in the title of the page "404 Not found!!1", is it an easter egg? maybe it can be included.--Martinligabue (talk) 20:38, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Nope; that's a standard response code, not an Easter Egg. Most modern sites redirect requests for nonexistent resources, so we see those types of pages less than once was common. fredgandt 14:59, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Not served by Google[edit]

Is the "Search related, but not served by Google" section worthy of inclusion? These easter eggs are not intentional, just a side effect of page popularity. pwnzor.ak (talk) 22:24, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I personally don't think so; entirely agreed; they are not Google Easter Eggs. fredgandt 22:43, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Docs collaboration demo[edit]

The collaboration demo at http://gweb-docs-bots-demo.appspot.com/ is not an easter egg. It was created as a demonstration for a campaign.[1][2][3] fredgandt 06:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 March 2016[edit]

12.189.68.239 (talk) 14:26, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Without a detailed request, no action will can be taken. fredgandt 17:18, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 March 2016[edit]

there are more easter eggs on the youtube website 
for example: if you type in "awesome" in a video you are watching, it will turn rainbow. (this works)

Joshuah345 (talk) 19:42, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 20:25, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
The YouTube "awesome" 'egg is already listed. fredgandt 20:42, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2016[edit]

2001:569:75BC:D900:C5A4:292D:BB68:FB85 (talk) 20:49, 11 March 2016 (UTC)Add to "Search engine" title. Typing "flip a coin" shows a coin flipping thing.

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Seems more like a useful feature than an easter egg. Datbubblegumdoe[talkcontribs] 22:39, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Google Search "tilt" 'egg[edit]

Using Google's Chrome browser on Windows 7 desktop, I personally don't find that searching "tilt" has any discernable effect. I also cannot find any references that aren't regurgitating the same old lists as everyone else, and lot's of young online sources still say it works. verifiability not truth dictates that although our original research may prove otherwise, if the sources say something is true, then we are duty bound to report it. For the love of truth, can someone please find a source that states tilt no longer works? fredgandt 03:38, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

OK. --Nutcracker100 (talk) 00:22, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Citation needed[edit]

Why are so many "citation needed" remarks on easter eggs that you can definitely verify by simply ckecking they still work, e.g. "the number of horns on a unicorn" (you only have to enter "the nu" to get that search result Google search preview!). It's somewhat rediculous to ask for another source for that, which may give you outdated information. On the other hand, for older, outdated easter eggs that remark may be justified.--Mideal (talk) 14:04, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Expecting readers to check the validity of claims made by this encyclopedia is considered unacceptable by general consensus, and statements not backed up by reliable sources constitute original research. There are also issues of notability to consider; if we can't find references to the claims, then are the claims notable, and if not, why are we making them? fredgandt 17:47, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

External links in article body[edit]

SPECIFIC SOLUTION FOR SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCE:
  • Although agreement was not explicitly established, WP:EL provides wiggle room for discussion in some cases, and little reasoned argument was forthcoming against inclusion in this article.
  • It was agreed that a compromise to float inline external links to the right isn't disagreeable itself, although it's use in the article was not agreed.
  • The discussion fell silent.
  • Convenience links will be included sparingly inline, in the article body, using the sub page template {{see it}}
Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 14:53, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

A discussion is clearly required about the inclusion of external links in the article body.

WP:EL has been cited (generally) twice in edit summaries within the last couple of days, and I propose we WP:IAR in order to freely discuss the value vs. disruption of the inclusion.

It is my personal opinion that this article benefits from these convenience links, and that given the article subject and nature, are acceptable. fredgandt 07:37, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Agreed, I don't see any harm in these links and it certainly helps the reader explore the subject. WP:ELNO's list is only a "should generally avoid", and this article - a list of what happens if certain URL queries are entered into a browser - seems a special enough case. --McGeddon (talk) 09:13, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
No, there is no WP:IAR in this case. There is no reason to have links to Google searches when the text itself describes how to do the search. You do a disservice to our readers to assume they aren't smart enough to use Google without a couple dozen links. Wikipedia is not a mirror or a repository of links, images, or media files. Stesmo (talk) 17:35, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
@Stesmo: Please refrain from reverting the page as it has been for some time whilst there is a discussion about the issue in progress. I have placed a warning on your talk page, and expect you to respect the opinions of other editors. If you'd like to discuss the article content, we can continue once I see evidence that you're not going to continue forcing your perspective whilst also removing article content completely unrelated to this discussion. fredgandt 17:59, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Because Stesmo and Bgwhite are unable or unwilling to discuss this concern civilly whilst leaving the article content alone, and because their repeated lazy semi automated reversions have repeatedly removed unquestionably valid content, I have done the honourable thing and removed the external links from the article content body manually, carefully and respectfully.
This should not be considered my agreement that these links were in any way unacceptable, I am merely trying to do what is best for the article, by protecting it from rash and thoughtless editors who won't abide by the consensus view that the status quo should be maintained during disputes, and who don't appear to have read BRD.
As far as I am concerned, without a proper discussion on this issue, resulting in agreement, the links should and will be put back.
P.S. If I seem angry - you're right. fredgandt 19:01, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Fred Gandt I haven't been on Wikipedia since before your hate filled message on my talk page. Not everyone is on Wikipedia 24 hours a day, so drop the "unable or unwilling" crap. Then you mention "civilly" while you certainly are not civil. Any more uncivil and demeaning rants and then you are out of the discussion.
  1. I came in to fix a problem and saw the reverts. My first thought was page protection, but instead reverted to MOS and called for talks. I had no stake or opinion on what should be done. That has changed since Fred Gandt's temper tantrum on my talk page.
  2. Never use WP:IAR as a reason. I've see IAR used on copyright issues, blp issues, neutrality issues, ownership issues and the list goes on over this. Use MOS and "rules" instead. Vast majority have "should" and "occasional exceptions" in them. If other people are working on the page, one should ask first. If one is called on it after it was put in, then a discussion should happen.
  3. I do think the EL's do get too much. However, I also agree that it is important that the reader be able to goto the Easter egg. Is there a middle ground? Converting the lists to a table with a row dedicated to external links wouldn't do. Adding a note instead of an EL would work, maybe? Are there any other suggestions?
Bgwhite (talk) 06:51, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm just popping by to say that I am pondering the layout concern/suggestion/questions you've posed Bgwhite. I also don't think tables will work for this article; the descriptions should have room to breathe. I wouldn't be opposed to utilizing the notes system or something similar, but I'd like to continue pondering for a day or two (slow turning gears make less noise). There's a rough idea forming, which I may play with in my sandbox tomorrow. fredgandt 23:03, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Please see a suggested compromise at User:Fred Gandt/sandbox/article where I've used a template to float links to the right. This acts to lift the external links out of the text and to thereby differentiate them from the norm, and provides a relatively similar result as would be experienced if a table were in play i.e. a dedicated column of resources. It's only a suggestion for discussion, and should not be considered set in stone. Might something like this be acceptable to the opponents? fredgandt 00:17, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Append - I propose using {{GeoGroup}} to handle some (where coords provide the desired result) external linking to map featured easter eggs. fredgandt 12:30, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the discussion, Fred Gandt. External links like these are not permitted in the body of the article, whether in a table or not. This isn't some whim created by me or Bgwhite, rather it was decided via consensus over the years and detailed in WP:EL, WP:ELN and WP:NOT. The solution is already present: Include the word or phrase that invokes the easter egg and count on our readers being smart enough to know how to visit Google and search for the word or phrase. I'm sorry this is angering you, but my removal of external links wasn't directed at you or any particular editor. Nor was it done with any anger or to elicit anger. This is one of many hundreds, if not thousands of articles that had external links in the body of the article removed. I'd encourage you to visit WP:ELN and read previous discussions around this very issue and to continue this discussion there if you feel that this page deserves a special exemption or for any other issue around External Links. I visited the above mentioned sandbox article and can see that your (see it) solution is elegant, but is still an external link in the body of the article. Thank you, Stesmo (talk) 02:27, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
  1. I am angered by edit warring over content instead of following wp:BRD, and not in any way by the subject of the dispute. I would also like to draw a line under that element of this dispute since now both you Stesmo and Bgwhite have joined the discussion and we can get on with it.
  2. I will not go to a policy (which I am well aware of) talk page to discuss the content of this article, and have no quarrel with the policies, as they are clearly reasonable.
  3. wp:EL does not rule out the use of external links in the article body; as McGeddon and Bgwhite have pointed out, there is room for discussion, and per wp:IAR (a fundamental pillar of Wikipedia which I will invoke where I feel it necessary), we should concentrate on what is suitable for articles on a case by case basis. Whilst there is no absolute rule against external links, and considering this article's unusual use of external linking, I would prefer to explore methods to include them for the convenience of readers. As EL and Bgwhite suggests, it is preferred to avoid ELs in the body, but if we can agree on a method of inclusion that separates them for the inline text, that might be more acceptable. fredgandt 15:13, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Where does WP:ELN have "previous discussions around this very issue"? Searching the archives for "google" doesn't seem to turn anything up.
A special policy exemption would be necessary if these links were an WP:ELNEVER issue, but we're in the "normally" and "generally" avoided area of WP:ELNO, and the "exceptions are rare" of WP:ELPOINTS. This article may possibly be such an exception. --McGeddon (talk) 15:33, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
My apologies, McGeddon. I wasn't clear. The conversations on WP:ELN I was referring to are conversations regarding External Links in the body of an article/stand-alone lists, rather than specifically about Google. Examples for Lists that come to mind for me include, Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard/Archive 17#Lists of 'popular songs', Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard/Archive 17#Use of external links in lists of datasets, and Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard/Archive 16#List of TED speakers. Thanks, Stesmo (talk) 00:28, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard/Archive 17#Lists of 'popular songs' is practically incomparable; a severe lack of references and links to YouTube videos as probably ripped off examples that aren't strictly the subjects?
Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard/Archive 16#List of TED speakers is closer to relevant, but still these are links to resources, whereas here it's a special and somewhat illusive trait of a site that's of interest. It's not the search or the results that we're interested in. You may have noted Nyttend's comments that those are/were convenience links just as I have here?
Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard/Archive 17#Use of external links in lists of datasets is perhaps the most relevant, but apparently inconclusive, running into the same problem we have here. LINKFARM and NOTYELLOW simply don't apply at all but are repeatedly cited, and there is a lot of discussion about how the links in that case might be improper references for an otherwise poorly referenced and apparently not very notable subject.
Can we please stick to discussing this article and these links to save getting bogged down in meta debates?
P.S. Please forgive my restructuring of your links for readability. Fred Gandt (talk|contribs) 01:32, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Fred Gandt This really isn't an edit war and there is no need to get angry. I'm about to block somebody who reverts any changes made to their father's page... around 20 so far. They've also invoked IAR. That's when frustration and anger sets in.
Stesmo At the top of WP:EL it states, It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. Greater than 95% of the time, I'm on the side of following MOS and not making an exception. This is rare for me. I do think this is a case where an exception can be made. Some of the refs don't have the Google link or are not obvious. This will help the reader to easily goto each Easter egg. I do like Fred Gandt's sandbox page. It's obvious to the reader where the link is without cluttering up the description text. I do think it is a good compromise and better than the original. Bgwhite (talk) 09:10, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Bgwhite. I agree that Fred Gandt's sandbox page is nicely done! However, I continue to remain unconvinced that our readers will be befuddled and unable to search for the term itself on Google to discover the easter egg. Speaking to IAR, I am less convinced of the use for IAR when it seems the only rule that needs to be ignored is the one thwarting their edits. In my experience, claims that IAR must, must, must be respected for that edit is usually followed by all the rules and policies that others absolutely must follow and are not up for ignoring. :D Thanks, Stesmo (talk) 00:28, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
The article should not have external links to Google searches in the body. They serve no encyclopedic purpose. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 10:52, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Although typically I would agree, in this case it is not the search that is relevant, but the unusual behaviour of Google's website under special circumstances, which are the focus of this article. Images would serve a similar purpose if there weren't so many legal obstacles. It is my understanding of the guidelines about the use of external links that they are (when boiled down) not to be used to substitute preferable alternatives like references. In this case, these are not being used to back up claims relying on the following of the link to prove, and as such are merely for convenience. fredgandt 16:03, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
And, this is an article about searching inside one of the most famous search engines. I feel confident that the Wikipedia reader that can find Wikipedia and this article, can also find Google and type in the search term for the easter egg they're interested in. Additionally, the article for Google is wikilinked, and that article contains the external link to the Google website. Of all the articles on Wikipedia, I continue to feel this article is the least likely to require external links in the body of the list. Thanks, Stesmo (talk) 00:28, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
What is your objection to the links (as they were)? The policy/guidelines you've repeatedly cited clearly state that they may be acceptable in some circumstances which are not strictly defined, so we are discussing the issue here, and as yet you've not actually stated your objection. Sure readers can search for themselves, but the question is "why should they?". Is it a disservice to provide a Save page button when users can instead build their own GUI to utilize the API? Of course not - it's the exact opposite. If your objection to these links is that they're helpful, well honestly that would just suck. So what's the actual objection? Fred Gandt (talk|contribs) 00:58, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Stesmo, McGeddon, Bgwhite, and Finnusertop: - Just giving it a little kick. Fred Gandt (talk|contribs) 23:13, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Fred Gandt What are the plans for ELs besides the search engine section? Bgwhite (talk) 20:40, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
I think they're especially useful in the "search engine" and "youtube > search" sections. I'd like to slap 'em on thick from top to bottom, but can and probably should live without; the convenience link argument would wear thin if we stuck 'em everywhere. The "maps" section(s) could possibly utilise {{Coords}}, but I can see how that could be considered inappropriate.
It seems we need to differentiate between normal Google search (desktop) and Google search app(s) (mobile) since a couple of 'eggs are specific to the mobile app, so a new section? I'm still not sure if the "previously featured" sections are overkill.
I'm currently ill and feeling rough, so have paused trudging through all the references, but will jump back on it as soon as my health picks up. I'm hoping to bring it up to a standard good enough for nomination as a featured list; there's enough detail (much missing but out there) and content to justify it I think. Fred Gandt (talk|contribs) 23:47, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Propose we close[edit]

  1. As has been discussed, wp:EL allows breathing room for editors to decide what's suitable on a case by case basis; it is not a blanket none shall pass policy.
  2. There is little stated objection to the external convenience linking this article was employing, but in fairness, moving them out of the main body of the text is desirable by majority, and this has not been specifically contested.
  3. It has been repeatedly stated that my suggested method, of including the links whilst separating them from the main body of the text, is at least good in its own way.
  • So, I propose that since this discussion has gone on a fair while, had a fair amount of input, but has slowed to a stop, we should make a decision and close.

I am in favour of utilising my suggested method to include the links, as although I am personally comfortable with the links being in the text body, I understand the concerns of others and believe it addresses them within reason. Fred Gandt (talk|contribs) 19:20, 10 May 2016 (UTC)


The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Current ( April 26, 2016 ) external links section[edit]

I just noticed that external links includes an unofficial YouTube video and two external articles more suitable as references than further reading. Any objection to removing them? fredgandt 16:05, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Done fredgandt 18:59, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Fair use images[edit]

@Finnusertop: - Hi. I was actually just taking care of the rationale as you were removing the image; these things happen. Would you agree that it's now fair to put it back? fredgandt 16:52, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

In principle, Fred Gandt, I only objected to WP:NFCC#10 (and by the way, have nominated File:Elizabeth-line Easter Egg.png for deletion on Commons). But a closer look at this article will reveal difficulty with WP:NFCC#8 (see also WP:NFC#Meeting the contextual significance criterion). How is any single image representative for the purpose of identification here, when the examples are so varied? Or, how would the omission of the image in question hinder the reader's ability to understand what this means: "when 'The Shire' or 'Rivendell' is entered as the start point and 'Mordor' as the destination and the walking directions button is clicked, the directions return the warning: 'Use caution – One does not simply walk into Mordor.'"? – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 17:08, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Honestly, I am not so great with image policy and defer to others. I was just re-reading the wp:NFC after asking questions at wp:VPP, and saw the bit about multiple fair use rationales. Off I went to add it, and by the time I'd worked out what to do, you'd removed the image (I'm chuckling here). Soo, I can't really answer the question. If I were going to speak about it from the heart, I'd argue that it does what all images do, which is disambiguate meaning and qualifies the statements - but I'm an open source hippy, so (as I said) I defer to those who know better (in image licensing cases).
Regarding the other (commons) image, please see its talk page where I asked about the possibility of fair use here. fredgandt 17:17, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
And since the easter egg in the image is no longer active, there's no way else to see it. fredgandt 22:11, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Original research and references[edit]

I had previously noted that I am attempting to tackle the original research in this list, but began a more focussed effort a few days ago. I'm working through all the currently used references, and digging up some more, aiming to get as much of the info we already have properly cited, and along the way I'm finding unmentioned 'eggs and details missing from those we already have.

I can't say how long I'll take to do this work, and ask that in the meantime, if anyone is or is thinking about doing anything similar, let's please communicate now and pool our efforts. Fred Gandt (talk|contribs) 00:34, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

I've been busy doing other things, but have got back to working through the references. It's a laborious task that will take a while. I'm keeping notes as I check all the refs, and below is a direct copy of the .txt doc I'm working with.

The details so far
((( dino runner )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-chromes-unable-to-connect-to-the-internet-page-has-a-hidden-endless-runner-game-9758418.html
 | date       = September 26, 2014
 | title      = Google Chrome's 'Unable to connect to the Internet' page has a hidden endless runner game
 | author     = Christopher Hooton
 | website    = independent.co.uk
 | publisher  = The Independent
 | accessdate = April 27, 2016
}}

((( maps pac-man )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-maps-pacman-company-offers-chance-to-play-classic-arcade-game-on-real-streets-10146813.html
 | date       = March 31, 2015
 | title      = Google Maps Pacman: company offers chance to play arcade classic on streets around the world
 | author     = Andrew Griffin
 | website    = independent.co.uk
 | publisher  = The Independent
 | accessdate = April 27, 2016
}}

((( bletchley park )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bletchley-park-google-easter-egg-wraps-enigma-site-s-search-results-up-in-code-9940769.html
 | date       = December 22, 2014
 | title      = Bletchley Park: Google easter egg wraps Enigma site’s search results up in code
 | author     = Andrew Griffin
 | website    = independent.co.uk
 | publisher  = The Independent
 | accessdate = April 27, 2016
}}

((( super mario, do a barrel roll, maps pac-man, dino runner )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-super-mario-bros-to-get-access-to-surprise-coin-collecting-easter-egg-10499610.html
 | date       = September 14, 2015
 | title      = Google 'Super Mario Bros' to get access to surprise, coin-collecting Easter Egg
 | author     = Andrew Griffin
 | website    = independent.co.uk
 | publisher  = The Independent
 | accessdate = April 27, 2016
}}

((( let it snow, barrel roll )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075686/Let-snow-Google-Easter-egg-search-creates-snow-flake-surprise.html
 | date       = December 20, 2011
 | title      = Google's winter surprise: Searching 'let it snow' brings snow flakes down the page (but you won't be able to see what you're doing)
 | author     = DAILY MAIL REPORTER
 | website    = dailymail.co.uk
 | accessdate = April 28, 2016
}}

((( walk into mordor, let it snow )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/22/google-maps-mordor-shire-hobbit-easter-egg-lord-of-the-rings_n_1164795.html
 | date       = December 22, 2011
 | title      = Google Maps: 'Use Caution - One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor'
 | author     = Felicity Morse
 | website    = huffingtonpost.co.uk
 | publisher  = Huffington Post UK
 | accessdate = April 28, 2016
}}

((( star wars youtube )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/23/9781672/google-star-wars-customization/
 | date       = November 23, 2015
 | title      = Google’s Star Wars makeover gives you apps fit for a Jedi (or a Sith)
 | author     = James Vincent
 | website    = theverge.com
 | accessdate = April 28, 2016
}}

((( barrel roll, maps jet ski advice, askew, calculator H2G2 42, Google Earth flight simulator, YouTube's Snakey game,
        ASCII, Legoland pegman, calculator once in a blue moon, anagram, Ninjas on Google Reader, interfaces, recursion )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/17-amazing-google-easter-eggs/
 | title      = 17 amazing Google Easter eggs
 | website    = cbsnews.com
 | publisher  = CBS Interactive Inc.
 | accessdate = May 1, 2016
}}

((( zerg rush, askew, barrel roll )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/27/tech/web/google-zerg-rush/
 | date       = April 27, 2012
 | title      = 'Zerg rush' chews up Google search results
 | author     = Doug Gross
 | website    = cnn.com
 | publisher  = CNN
 | accessdate = May 3, 2016
}}

((( no more 301+ views on youtube )))
{{Cite 
 | url        = http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/5/9100759/youtube-301-view-count-freeze-going-away
 | date       = August 5, 2015
 | title      = YouTube videos will no longer get stuck at 301+ views
 | author     = Jacob Kastrenakes
 | website    = theverge.com
 | publisher  = Vox Media, Inc.
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( maps loch ness monster )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/21/8463031/google-maps-loch-ness-monster
 | date       = April 21, 2015
 | title      = Google Maps lets you search for the Loch Ness Monster from your couch
 | author     = Micah Singleton
 | website    = theverge.com
 | publisher  = Vox Media, Inc.
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( google in 1998 )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/26/4775032/google-in-1998-search-engine-easter-egg
 | date       = September 26, 2013
 | title      = 'Google in 1998' easter egg takes you to Google.com as it looked 15 years ago
 | author     = nateog
 | website    = theverge.com
 | publisher  = Vox Media, Inc.
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( interfaces, calculator once in a blue moon, teddy bears and ninjas, iGoogle themes )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2010/03/13/google-easter-eggs/
 | date       = March 13, 2010
 | title      = 5 Must-See Google Easter Eggs
 | author     = Amy-Mae Elliott
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( barrel roll, askew, ASCII, recursion, google.com/mentalplex, pac-man doodle, reader ninjas,
        iGoogle themes, earth flight simulator )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2011/11/03/google-easter-eggs-2/
 | date       = November 4, 2011
 | title      = Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks
 | author     = Chris Taylor
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( google voice konami code, <blink>, marquee html, alternative "I'm feeling..." buttons, bacon number
        google in 1998, translate german beatboxing, atari breakout )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2014/04/16/google-easter-eggs-3/
 | date       = April 16, 2014
 | title      = 8 Google Easter Eggs Worth the Extra Peep
 | author     = Yohana Desta
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( PegMa'am )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2015/09/09/google-uk-queen-peg-maps/
 | date       = September 9, 2015
 | title      = Google Maps has a clever Easter Egg to honour the Queen's 63-year reign
 | author     = Sam Haysom
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( star wars crawl, choose light or dark side, hangouts creatures, barrel roll )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2015/11/23/google-long-time-ago/
 | date       = November 4, 2015
 | title      = Spectacular Google easter egg pays homage to 'Star Wars' opening crawl
 | author     = Chris Taylor
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( choose light or dark side )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2015/11/23/google-star-wars/
 | date       = November 23, 2015
 | title      = Choose between the light and the dark side in Google's Star Wars makeover
 | author     = Stan Schroeder
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( barrel roll, hangouts creatures, /ponystream /ponies /shydino /pitchforks /bikeshed )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2014/12/12/google-easter-eggs-barrel-lmao/
 | date       = December 12, 2014
 | title      = Google's latest Easter eggs are a barrel of LMAO
 | author     = Chris Taylor
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( barrel roll, dicussion on the virtues of Google philosophy )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2011/11/04/do-a-barrel-roll-yahoo/
 | date       = November 4, 2011
 | title      = Hey Yahoo, Do a Barrel Roll: How Google Wins With Whimsical Tricks
 | author     = Chris Taylor
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( geek week, pow query var, beam me up scotty, use the force luke, fibonacci, snake game,
        missile command, stats for nerds, wadworth query var, harlem shake, doge meme )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2014/02/24/youtube-easter-eggs/
 | date       = February 24, 2014
 | title      = 12 YouTube Easter Eggs Worth the Distraction
 | author     = Yohana Desta
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

((( let it snow, barrel roll, Hanukkah )))
{{Cite web
 | url        = http://mashable.com/2011/12/17/type-let-it-snow-on-google/
 | date       = December 17, 2011
 | title      = Type "Let It Snow" on Google for a Pleasant Surprise
 | author     = Charlie White
 | website    = mashable.com
 | publisher  = MashableUK
 | accessdate = June 8, 2016
}}

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I'm discovering many 'eggs and references we don't currently feature, so although quite tedious, this is valuable labour. Feel free to join in.Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 03:51, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Hodor[edit]

The Hodor and tilt Easter eggs doesn't work anymore. Nutcracker100 (talk) 00:17, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Can you provide a reference to support that claim? Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 00:59, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Chuck Norris[edit]

For the record the "find Chuck Norris" 'egg relies on Google's I'm feeling lucky feature, which takes the user to a popular result, which at one point was a website not served by Google.[1] It is thus not a Google easter egg - it's just funny. Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 11:46, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

References

"I'm Feeling Lucky" Search Section?[edit]

There are many Easter Eggs that have to do with the " I'm Feeling Lucky" search feature. I would like to propose this as a sub-section under the "Search Engine" category. Many results lead to a YouTube video or Wikipedia Article relating to the search. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 185.89.216.233 (talk) 12:22, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose: The I'm Feeling Lucky feature is itself not an Easter egg, and it has unpredictable results; what's at the end of the process today, is not guaranteed to be at the end tomorrow. Although the results of clicking this button are widely documented in articles about Google's Easter eggs, they're not Easter eggs at all, but rather, they're popular destinations for specific searches. They are especially not features of the search engine, since the user has to navigate away from the search results to see the subject. Even if the destination is served by Google, unless the site has its own Easter egg, we should not be listing it; the only way I'm Feeling Lucky should be mentioned, is if the result itself is a Google served Easter egg i.e. if Google did something unusual when clicking that button for a specific search term. Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 21:58, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Proposal to nominate this as a Featured List[edit]

I think this list is good enough to be seriously considered as a Featured List, and propose we work toward nomination by ensuring it meets the Featured list criteria.

Looking at the criteria, I think we meet them all within reason, but can improve our chances (and thus this list) by:

  1. Expanding the lead.
    • Not fluffing or padding; there's room for genuine expansion.
  2. Ensuring ALL the entries are referenced.
    • I have no doubt that this is relatively easy, albeit time consuming.
  3. Adding more images.
    • This is difficult due to the nature of the content.

The contentious issue of the use of convenience links may require further examination if nominated, but if that examination results in a community consensus that they shouldn't be used, we simply remove them and the list can still be considered a suitable nominee for being Featured; no harm - no foul.

Whaddya reckon? Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 04:42, 11 December 2016 (UTC)