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What are you doing (to your members) for April Fools?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mikey, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    hehe, well I made all images on my site spin, my members are going "wtf" :D

    What are you doing?
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  2. Tempest

    Tempest Active Member

    I'm going to close down the spam games forum and make a global announcement that the website is now for premium members only. If they want content, they have to pay monthly. :p

    ...is what I wanted to do but I'm in the middle of setting up a new dedicated server. I don't have the time to prank them. :(
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  3. T3G Silas

    T3G Silas Active Member

    We plan on doing a fake hacking of the website.
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  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Each year I've done something on my forum and the old timers all realize what is going on.
    I think it's gotten old on my site. So nothing this year.
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  5. Tempest

    Tempest Active Member

    This is the first time... I managed to do something simple and less intricate instead. I just made a global announcement saying that I'm retiring and handing over the reigns to my coders. :p
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  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's the way forward. Bring in a new feature, let them think it's an april fools and then the joke's on them this year. Reverse April Fool's!
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  7. Junior

    Junior Well-Known Member

    Back when I ran my old site, my friend and I told our 30k members that we had sold the site in a bit post to a cooperate company who quickly started changing rules and being completely official in everything.

    The 2 new "admins" taking over were sloof and lirpa. It was a good day :)
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  8. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Be careful. I did that several years ago and it did not go over well.
    Then most recently someone did offered to buy my site.
    My members thought it was an early joke.

    I'm actually going to use Lynne's little mod from vB.org on my vB site.
    $newavatar rand(1,20);
    $this->post['avatarurl'] = "avatarlocation/image_$newavatar.gif";
    I uploaded 200 avatars to be used randomly.
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  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I've changed my cover page logo
    Put my forum logo up-side-down
    Changed my avatar to a Jester
    And finally made an announcement on my forum, facebook, and Twitter that Google had bought us (props to those who help promote the last joke. Ended up with over 100+ guest)
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  10. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of doing something with my radio station...
  11. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    Great to see everyones reply. Looks awesome.

    Do I smell rick astley?
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  12. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Not quite...
    (too lazy to transparentize)

    Well, it is Friday, after all... :whistle:

    p.s. Just visited a forum I frequent, who has reconfigured their forum index into a Clue sheet. :ROFLMAO:
  13. Tempest

    Tempest Active Member

    We're I a member of your community I would either laugh or cry. At this point, I really can't say which it would be. But regardless, cheers!
  14. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    It's also playing at the top of every hour on the station. :giggle: Worst purchase I've ever made (to get the song, that is). :ROFLMAO:
  15. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    I have never done this, but keep wanting to do so every April 1st! Perhaps one year I'll get around to it.
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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  17. chrisj

    chrisj Active Member

  18. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    Yeah, made me feel queasy though! lol
  19. gldtn

    gldtn Well-Known Member

    kkkk xenfans April fool made my board members think they were tripping on something.. lol
  20. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Ok I have to stop drinking, finally :D

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