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April Fool's Day

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Amaury, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Do you guys do anything for April Fool's Day on your forums?

    I plan on continuing the tradition of creating a style with random bright colors and forcing it on members. :sneaky:
  2. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    "We are going to convert our forum today to VB5"
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  3. DEZero

    DEZero Well-Known Member

    I will probably make a broken version of my style
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I Discourage the Registered user group.
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  5. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    I have the crawling ant gifs on my computer ready to use. :sneaky:
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  6. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

  7. lazy llama

    lazy llama Well-Known Member

    Lots of fun possibilities with http://fooljs.com/ - I think I used most of them last year, one at a time.
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  8. SelfSufficientMe

    SelfSufficientMe Well-Known Member

    I'm going to convert my forum to an English cricket team Ashes memorial website ;)
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  9. SuperJETT

    SuperJETT Member

    I have in the past replaced everyone's avatar with a random blinkie from a folder of 100+ of them. Feel free to grab the collection I used last year here: http://www.x-h2o.com/vb/blinkies/

    On VB, I once started a thread and used the [me] mod that replaces that with their username and made up this long diatribe about how they had been using way too much bandwidth so we'd have to shutdown for a couple of days, etc. That was pretty good, it took a while for people to catch on.

    I also used the self-ban deal where I "gave everyone banning rights" but when they tried to ban someone, it banned them instead for 15 minutes. It made for a very quiet day...
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  10. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Probably won't do anything this year, unless something especially devious comes to me. One year we turned the text upside down, and backwards. Another year (back in vB days) we had all posts miss out the vowels in the words for certain members. Another year we had members who, whenever they tried to post, got a message saying "no.. no soup for you" when they hit post.......
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  11. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I might use the censor options to do some fun word replacements this year ... :D
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  12. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I might actually get around to setting up my own site...or is just saying that the joke?
  13. kleezy

    kleezy Member

    We write and publish editorial type announcements on our home page.

    In the past:
    - Justin Bieber to go off-road racing (the genre of my site) . We did the drawing of his proposed livery etc.
    - A new revolutionary off-road race that gets hosted by two rivaling race promoters. We created a joined logo for them. Both promoters got overrun by phone calls. I still hear about that prank from a few years ago.
    - depend (the adult diaper company) to introduce a racing diaper.
    - Some media giant to buy us out.
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  14. DJ XtAzY

    DJ XtAzY Active Member

    My prank for this year is that whenever a member creates a post, the post will no longer be under their name and instead will be posted with a different registered username/member. It's awesome it's confusing a heck of a bunch of ppl haha. I also did that for TaigaChat and replaced April Fools with a different phrase.
  15. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

  16. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It's only 8:23 PM, but I already reverted everything back to normal. Got bored of it.

    All in all, here's what I did:
    • Forced a bright-colored style on users
    • Removed styling and user banners from our Administrators, Super Moderators, Moderators, and Stylists user groups
    • Unchecked "Display user as staff" on all of our staff members
    • Gave the Registered user group an Administrator user title and checked "Display user as staff" for two random members in that user group
    • Created a thread in our news forum saying that KH-Flare would be shutting down tonight at 11:59 PM because our owner (@Sean Bagby) was put in prison and could no longer pay the bills

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