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FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« on: April 01, 2011, 12:59:41 am »
This forum's no longer about furries, FT's now about ponies.  This correction has been made forum-wide.  Enjoy.

Or else.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 04:32:40 pm by Natasha Softpaw »
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 04:31:04 pm »
As most everyone figured out, this was a joke.  We didn't have much advance prep-time, or any real ideas, but our newest moderator Duino (whom I still need to actually promote, I was too tired last night) suggested a prank involving the word filer.  I played around with it a few times, which a couple of you saw, before deciding on this.  I tried things like replacing all vowels, or specific letters, but it made posts pretty unreadable, and it was hard to explain it beyond "LOL WE HAVE A WORDFILTER".  So, I opted to go with something more subtle.

If you're curious, the full list of replaced words is:
furry, wolf, cat, kitty, kitten, puppy, it, the

The last two were added when I realized how few of our posts contain the other words, and I wanted to get the word "pony" into every single post.

Happy April Fools!

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And if you were somehow upset, offended, annoyed, or angered by this joke, I'm sorry you feel that way, because everyone else was at least amused, and the staff got a great laugh out of it :-)
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 04:35:25 pm »
Hah neat. Also congratulations Duino.

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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 04:40:02 pm »
It was so awesome. It was the best April Fools joke ever.

And congrats Duino! :3
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 04:40:51 pm »
I found it annoying but as soon as i saw the rages i laughed :)

On a side note gratz Dunio.
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 04:45:36 pm »
Creating butthurt

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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 04:46:49 pm »
It was pretty annoying (but not that much). So anyway, will we be seeing anymore of this filter used on certain words (perhaps obscene ones)? I mean certain other forums use it.

Also, good luck with moderating the forum, Duino!
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 04:54:58 pm »
It was pretty annoying (but not that much). So anyway, will we be seeing anymore of this filter used on certain words (perhaps obscene ones)? I mean certain other forums use it.

Anyway, good luck with moderating the forum, Duino!

Nope.  I don't like implementing word filters, because the message behind words is more important than the words themselves.  Stopping people from using words like "fuck" doesn't actually stop them from wanting to use them, it just replaces the words with something else that, over time, will be interpreted the same way by the forum's members anyway.  I'm also not a fan of using the word filter for humourous purposes, because not everyone would want to participate, and it's often confusing for new members.

Plus, from a technical standpoint, I don't like the way SMF implements the word filter.  For posts made before the filter was turned on, and posts made by people who had it disabled (like some staff members), it worked as it's supposed to; posts weren't actually changed, they just displayed differently.  However, for everyone else, posts made while the filter was in effect were edited before database insertion, meaning that those posts (unless corrected by their authors) will be pony-fied forever, regardless of the filter.
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 06:17:53 pm »
I must've missed it, I was in school all morning. The only thing I have to say though, is that I'm actually kinda disappoint.

This was one of the crueler jokes I've encountered over the years, though I do agree it was funny to a degree. But it essentially made the forum useless for an entire morning.

So... yeah. Glad it's over. To be honest, I was actually afraid of posting anything at all. I've never used the Preview button so fervently. o_o
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011, 07:23:55 pm »
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-

I MISSED IT. FML.
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 08:48:28 pm »
Everyone just be glad Natasha took my idea and ran with it... I wanted to settle at changing the word "furry" to the word "mootles." Ah, my days as a /b/tard seem to have affected me more than I thought...

Anyway, I'm glad everyone had a good chuckle, and thanks for the congratulations! I promise I'll do my best to make these forums safe, vibrant, and glutton-free!




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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 08:59:12 pm »
-snip-
hey look.

i'm not here.

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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011, 09:21:50 pm »
OMG, TODAY was April Fools?!   O_O

I never even checked my calender!


omg, I am SO SORRY!  I didnt know!   :sad-fox:


im so sorry I ruined this for everyone.....
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 09:24:23 pm »
That was awesome and very funny I wish it lasted longer. congratulations Duino.
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 09:40:35 pm »
OMG, TODAY was April Fools?!   O_O
I never even checked my calender!
omg, I am SO SORRY!  I didnt know!   :sad-fox:
im so sorry I ruined this for everyone.....

Don't sweat it ^^ It happens and looking back now, can you see the giggles and humorous possibilities it unlocked?
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2011, 09:45:28 pm »
well....i guess....idk.

I know some people are angry at me for this, and I probably deserve it too...so i wanted to apologize. I think i'll just get off for the night and stop bothering people......

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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 09:59:57 pm »
WOW WTF. HOW THE PONY DID I MISS THIS.

brb, hating self.

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OH GOD I LOVE ALL THE DRAMA THIS CAUSED
OH GOD OH MAN OH PONY
WHYYYYY DID I MISSSS THISSSSSSS
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011, 10:50:04 pm »
Are you telling me... I missed out on the whole thing?!

Eh, it's ok.  I just hope the next April Fools prank would last a bit longer.
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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011, 11:48:44 pm »
For an impromptu joke, this was pretty good! =D
Me, personally, I had a lot more fun than I should have trying to think of alternatives to the hot words.
Kind of funny in a "fate of the universe" way that the one time I wanted to say puppy, it was a word that changed on me.
Anyways, super idea, Duino.
Let's rack that as another victory for the Celestial Choir of Ponies.

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Re: FT's Now About Ponies [APRIL FOOLS 2011]
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011, 12:09:32 am »
I think.
People need to learn to calm their tits.
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