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Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? #225217 04/01/2009 7:37 PM
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So I'm poking around and saw several of Google's April Fools this year, and I must say, Tisp is far better than CADIE.

I didn't bother with any April fools at my sites; just not into them anymore :/...

So, my question to you; what was your favourite April Fools this year? How about of all time?


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225220 04/01/2009 7:38 PM
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Did you see w00t.com or tdwtf? Bother were marvelous.


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: David Dreezer] #225222 04/01/2009 7:39 PM
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Oh, accuratereloading.com was also supreme.


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: David Dreezer] #225224 04/01/2009 7:40 PM
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I did enjoy W00t's big bag o'crap... the million dollar shipping charges held me back though wink...


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225235 04/02/2009 8:19 AM
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I publish a fishing site. One year I redirected my site to PETA. People were freaking out, thinking the site got hacked. A local TV station even did a story on it, thinking the site really was hacked. (They never even contacted me to check.)

Other years I came up with stories like the site being sold or me not having time to do it anymore. The board was closed down entirely for the day. People freaked and the emails poured in.

Yesterday I posted a bogus story about a new world record fish that many are seeking (largemouth bass). Not as over-the-top as other years, but it got a few people.

Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Mitch P.] #225240 04/02/2009 12:31 PM
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I "backgraded" the forum at ubbdev to an earlier 5.x series - was pretty funny when people showed up smile

One year we forwarded everyone to one of several other sites, most everyone thought we were hacked tongue


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: AllenAyres] #225241 04/02/2009 12:35 PM
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Now that sounds fun... Hack all of the template files and stylesheets to make a theme that looks like an old (anciently old) classic or threads build... but it running completely current code lol...


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225243 04/02/2009 1:10 PM
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Like the template joke.

I also wanted to find a away to serve the forum upside down. It would be fully functional, just upside down.

Possible for one of you coding experts?

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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Mitch P.] #225259 04/02/2009 1:46 PM
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Here ya go...
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<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> 
document.write("<style type=\"text/css\">"); 
document.write("body \{ filter: fliph flipv \}"); 
document.write("</style>"); 
</script> 
laugh


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Mitch P.] #225262 04/02/2009 1:47 PM
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Not sure how possible, likely some odd javascript mirroring dealieo lol


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225264 04/02/2009 1:48 PM
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Try it - it works smile


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: driv] #225270 04/02/2009 1:56 PM
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No fair, you posted a minute before i did lol... Likely when i was typing wink


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225271 04/02/2009 1:57 PM
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Cool. Thanks driv. I'll give it a shot.

Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225272 04/02/2009 1:58 PM
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Seems it may not be supported by a variety of browsers though wink...


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225281 04/02/2009 2:08 PM
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Granted - but it's supported by the most widely used smile


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: driv] #225283 04/02/2009 2:11 PM
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Not necessarily; I went to a site demo'ing a lot of the filter css3 codes, and FFox3 would only render a small few of them...


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225286 04/02/2009 2:14 PM
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No what I mean is...

Isn't IE in all it's variants still the most widely used?


Ooops - I guess not!

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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: driv] #225291 04/02/2009 2:18 PM
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FFox has about 40% marketshare on my sites... up from 20% last year...


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225292 04/02/2009 2:21 PM
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March 2009 Standings - Browsers:
IE: 44.8 %
FFoX: 35.8 %

March 2009 Standings - OS:
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Mac: 4.5 %
Linux: 3.9 %


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225293 04/02/2009 2:21 PM
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Yes - I see that now.
I haven't been keeping up with the shares!!!

...and you are correct, it doesn't work with FF.

Well, it would still cause quite a stir in the community with a half to a third saying the screen was upside down and the others saying - what the hell are you talking about???


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: driv] #225301 04/02/2009 2:44 PM
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You have a point, that could make it more fun... then you can blaim it on ie...

Wait, lets just screw with the ie people and tell them to switch to firefox lol...


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #225308 04/02/2009 3:24 PM
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Good way to skew the statistics on browser share laugh


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Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: driv] #235995 04/01/2010 8:43 AM
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Originally Posted by driv
Here ya go...
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<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> 
document.write("<style type=\"text/css\">"); 
document.write("body \{ filter: fliph flipv \}"); 
document.write("</style>"); 
</script> 
laugh


I just did it on my forum. The flip works in IE8 but not in Firefox 3.6.2.

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pour baby powder into your wife's blow dryer laugh

Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: SD] #236002 04/01/2010 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Sirdude
pour baby powder into your wife's blow dryer laugh


I wouldn't live to see another April Fool's day wink

Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Rick] #236004 04/01/2010 11:41 AM
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I guess my favorite was the post that Rick was leaving.
Got me good!


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i love xkcd.com

today, they have a 'console' version going

http://xkcd.com :rawk:

try typing 'vim' at the prompt :rofl:

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That's pretty good.

'pwd' is pretty funny as well wink

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lol.. this is addicting

guest@xkcd:/$ nano

Seriously? Why don't you just use Notepad.exe? Or MS Paint?

guest@xkcd:/$ emacs

You should really use vim.

guest@xkcd:/$ vim

You should really use emacs.

guest@xkcd:/$ top

It's up there --^

guest@xkcd:/$ man

Oh, I'm sure you can figure it out.

guest@xkcd:/$ help

That would be cheating!

guest@xkcd:/$ cat

You're a kitty!

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Anyone got any whacked out UBB themes or ideas for a good joke this year?

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Originally Posted by driv
Here ya go...
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<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> 
document.write("<style type=\"text/css\">"); 
document.write("body \{ filter: fliph flipv \}"); 
document.write("</style>"); 
</script> 
laugh


This flip code worked in the past, but can't get it to work on my current board.

Anyone know any tricks to get it to work?

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The below worked. If you do anything for April Fool's on your forums, post here.

<script type="text/javascript">
document.body.style.MozTransform = 'rotate(180deg)';
document.body.style['-webkit-transform'] = 'rotate(180deg)';
</script>

Re: Your Favorite April Fools (2009)? [Re: Gizmo] #258252 04/01/2016 12:03 AM
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Mitch, instead of using your script, add this to the "Extra Properties" section of the Style you want to turn upside-down.

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body {
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    -moz-transform: rotate(180deg);
    -webkit-transform: rotate(180deg);
    -ms-transform: rotate(180deg);
    -o-transform: rotate(180deg);
    transform: rotate(180deg);
}


This will allow users to turn OFF the upside-down by selecting a different style.
You could also just duplicate your main style, add this to it and call it "main upside-down" or whatever. Then set that as the default style for the day smile dont forget to reset your default style to the correct one when you're done having fun.


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Copying the shoutbox posts, since they're amusing:
driv: In the UK, April Fool only lasts until 12 noon. I turned my UBB upside down but got stuck in traffic and didn't restore things 'til 12.30 - I got lots of complaints from my stuffy academic members about that. frown
Gizmo: Rofl, that's a good one...
Gizmo: Does anyone else have any good showings?
Gizmo: I once turned off my forum for 12 hours with a "we're closing up shop" message, members wheren't very happy... back when the site was relevant anyhow.
Gizmo: UBB.threads looks surprisingly nice a television...
id242: use the SNOW java that you would normally use at xmas time, but instead of snow, use a smilie face
id242: change the postside/posttop {$signature} code to url that links to the rick-roll video. get creative for what you call that link. everyone's sig will give teh rickrollz
id242: (dont forget to change it back... or actually, forget to change it back until April 3rd) smile
id242: make a backup of your images/gremlins/defa
ult directory, and have all the image be "laugh.gif" (or use .htaccess to do this)
id242: use a javascript to flib just the images on your entire website.
id242: or just simply flip your website's logo for the day, by using a photo editor. no script/html hacking needed.
id242: If you use LEFT/RIGHT COLUMNS, you could just reverse them for the day. its quite harmless and very simple to do. it doesnt mess with your site's display, but may catch a few people off guard.


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