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Happy April Fools!

Post by Ho » Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:06 am

Sorry for the delay getting things back to normal around here. Everything has been restored to its pre-April 1st state. So basically it is as though April Fools never happened...at least as far as the forums are concerned. Of course we all know better now, don't we?
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Post by CaseyDidder » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:09 am

that was the gayest april fools forum joke I've ever seen. Intsead of being funny it was just plain annoying and retarded.

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Post by sam » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:23 am

agreed
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Post by Yume_Taira » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:28 am

Apparently I missed this joke...*sigh*

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Post by God Of Rock » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:40 am

My posts are at least as good as 1000 monkeys typing.

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Post by Pheadra » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:30 pm

I was amused by it for a good few hours, especially when Grubb thought lil Joe hacked the site....but then it got old. :(
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Post by Ho » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:43 pm

Watching posts change in real time was pretty funny. You'd see someone post and then it would change in about a minute because they 'edited' it. I was also amused when people started communicating through the subject lines. I hadn't anticipated that when we setup this gag. I think that's probably the most the subject line has been used on non-first posts...EVER! But I think the funniest part for me were all the distressed PMs I got from people. I purposely cleaned out my PM box ahead of time to make room for all the PMs I figured (correctly) I'd get.

But you're right, the day was really long and it wasn't particularly funny by the end...especially when I went to undo everything. Restoring the backup from Thursday took F-O-R-E-V-E-R! Blah.
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Post by Potter » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:10 pm

I thought It was frikken genious. I didnt care about it being all day cuz i wasnt here all day. gg admin team, gg
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Post by Fujiwara Bunta » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:24 pm

Ho wrote:Watching posts change in real time was pretty funny. You'd see someone post and then it would change in about a minute because they 'edited' it. I was also amused when people started communicating through the subject lines. I hadn't anticipated that when we setup this gag. I think that's probably the most the subject line has been used on non-first posts...EVER! But I think the funniest part for me were all the distressed PMs I got from people. I purposely cleaned out my PM box ahead of time to make room for all the PMs I figured (correctly) I'd get.

But you're right, the day was really long and it wasn't particularly funny by the end...especially when I went to undo everything. Restoring the backup from Thursday took F-O-R-E-V-E-R! Blah.

it was prty funny until i started getting accused of being hacked, and getting my rating brought down

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Post by Mei-Mei » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:25 pm

I thought is was pretty funny until people started getting mean and blaming people for hacking it. I think the rating should have been disabled, lol.

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Post by Original Sin » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:26 pm

The posts you guys replaced ours with were rather amusing. :roll:

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Post by sam » Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:09 pm

you should always anticipate me figuring out a way around stuff
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Post by MonMotha » Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:13 pm

Mei-Mei wrote:I thought is was pretty funny until people started getting mean and blaming people for hacking it. I think the rating should have been disabled, lol.
Well, remember, the ratings all got blown away with the restore (and give Ho some credit on that one, I know it took him a while since phpBB's restore function SUCKS!). The ratings that were made yesterday were all part of the fun and don't affect anyone in the end.

And actually, we were hacked. It seems that some intruder used a bug in phpBB's UTF-9 support to gain access to the codebase as well as give him/herself moderator access. We don't believe any personal data was compromised. I would have noticed it sooner, but I was off drinking my Google Gulp while trying to prove that Infinity+1 is somehow greater than Infinity.
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Actually, I kinda anticipated people would figure that out, though I didn't expect it to happen so fast. The change I made to do the trick was incredibly simple (though a similar change could have been used to mung the subject lines as well, or even ratings comments), but we just wanted to have a little fun.
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Post by GaKki » Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:34 pm

I don't know why people thought it was so horrible. It was just IndyDDR-less for one day. Chill. And I thought it was cool. I was a little confused at first, lol!

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Post by Soma » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:59 am

I actually didn't notice anything was up until about 4 hours in, being the dead of the night; says a lot for our userbase, eh? ;p
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