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April Fools

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gldtn, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. gldtn

    gldtn Well-Known Member

    Hello Xenforo fans, last year we had a pretty neat April Fools joke that messed with the page of our community. I was wondering if anyone have good ideas for this year upcoming April Fools joke?
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

  3. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

  4. Mutt

    Mutt Well-Known Member

    I made the original you code back in the day for april fools. (can't remember if that was vb2 or UBB) it lets you write posts about the reader. whoever reads it, thinks it's about them. over the years I'd bring it out in april & then take it away again. Eventually I felt it on all the time but limited to a prank forum. word of warning, people can get very very upset depending on how your members use it. it always results in people leaving the site, scathing emails, even letters from lawyers.

    I remade it for xen
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I've decided to go all out this year :D


    Socially Uncensored
    The complete idiot's guide to an uncensored world

    Socially Censored
    The complete idiot's guide to martial law


    Change cover page to reflect #1 with Star Wars Emperor on cover page and Empire Logo on forum


    Change my user name to the #1 troll's name and make a few "interesting" announcements


    body {
    -moz-transform: scaleX(-1); /* Gecko */
    -o-transform: scaleX(-1); /* Operah */
    -webkit-transform: scaleX(-1); /* webkit */
    transform: scaleX(-1); /* standard */
    filter: FlipH; /* IE 6/7/8 */
    Will cause the web site to flip up side down on random loads.




    And I still have a few other little surprises I'm working on right now ;)
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  7. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    One suggestion to all admins/owners out there, don't EVER say that your site's closing as an April Fool's joke. While it may sound fun, it can have a disastrous effect on your forum/community.

    Oh and no I've never done this, just read a few horror stories about people doing it.
  8. Craigr

    Craigr Active Member

    Thanks TheVisitor i will try some of those. Love the bug one. :D
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  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

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  10. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Could you help me set it up Floris?

    Or anyone that would know where to start... I assume upload folder to root.... then?
  11. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    My theory was incorrect, couldn't get it working.

    Oh well, I give up. Maybe someone can figure it out within the next few hours.... hah.
  12. Archet

    Archet Member

    I would like to know how to do this as well. I'm a noob when it comes to coding :oops:
  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I've been discouraging some member's accounts for April Fool's Day.

    Some of em might not sign in anymore but it was definitely worth the laugh.
  14. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    It actually does so on every load. Not sure that's something users would appreciate for a whole day ;)
  15. Archet

    Archet Member

    I found this script a lot less intrusive, but still fun:


    Add the following code to your PAGE_CONTAINER template between the <header> and </header> tags
    <script src="https://screen-bug.googlecode.com/git/screenbug-min.js"></script>
    You now have a small fruit fly crawling around on your site :)
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  16. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    all you need to do is upload the fool.min.js to the /js folder (i put mine is /js/fun/fool.min.js

    then edit the PAGE_CONTAINER template and put this line of code before </head>

    <xen:require js="js/fun/fool.min.js" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
    change 'wonky' to which ever one you want to run. 'wonky' tilts the page off kilter a bit.
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  17. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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  18. Hyperion

    Hyperion Active Member

    Last time I did an April Fools for my forum was when it was on phpBB2. If anyone remembers the style Acid (http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2753), it was a bizarro-world-like style that was customized to look more obnoxious, the forums were changed to less... productive topics typed in Internet slang, and the forum was changed to a name that suggested that ownership was transferred to one of the fellow administrators. Actually, it would be more accurate to say it was a staged takeover, as everyone thought him an oddball and his fellow staff played it up for years. The whole day was a spam fest where everyone got sucked into this bizarre alternate reality of the forum. And then everything was returned to normal.
  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Ya I noticed that and skipped using it.

    I also modified this code

    So that the content wouldn't move around, just the photos (site images & avatars). Found you could put this into Extra.css and not depend on the localized script
  20. Mutt

    Mutt Well-Known Member

    i had to edit the CSS & change .smilie to .mceSmilie in 2 places to get the smi8nny smilies working. I didn't use the rest so not aware if any of that needs modifying

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