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April Fools

gldtn

Well-known member
#1
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?
 

Mutt

Well-known member
#4
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
http://xenforo.com/community/resources/mutts-you-code.512/
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#6
I've decided to go all out this year :D

1)
Change

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

Socially Censored
The complete idiot's guide to martial law

2)

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

3)

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

4)

Code:
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.

5)
http://xenfans.com/threads/style-xenfans-com-april-fools-day.895/

6)

http://screen-bug.googlecode.com/git/index.html

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

DBA

Well-known member
#7
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.
 

Sheldon

Well-known member
#11
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.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#13
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.
 

SchmitzIT

Well-known member
#14
Code:
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.
It actually does so on every load. Not sure that's something users would appreciate for a whole day ;)
 

Bob

Well-known member
#16
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.
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>

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

Hyperion

Active member
#18
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.