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Re: Why are we all admins?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2010, 01:22:45 pm »
APRIL FOOL'S JOKE
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Re: Why are we all admins?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2010, 01:28:57 pm »
-Checks origami calendar- Oh, your right... ... ... ... *cricket chirps*

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Re: Why are we all admins?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 01:43:50 pm »
haha lol yeah but the fool is only meant to last untill noon otherwise the fool will fall upon the opposite person. for example:
I decided to tell you that I would be the first furry to run for council in england. and I did this after noon
the joke would fall upon me for the next year. :)
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 03:10:32 pm »
it was something eles before so thats what confused every one
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 03:15:42 pm »
Ok, you caught me :-P

Actually, a few people got it right away (especially when I broke the permissions in the process), but I deleted their posts to extend the joke a bit longer.  April Fools!  I'll leave the purple pips in place until midnight (forum time) to extend the fun, though :-)

For those curious about the technicalities of this, I basically just created a second "Administrator" usergroup with identical settings as the real one, that inherits permissions from the "Everyone" group instead of applying admin permissions.  Since I wanted mods to still be mods, and I didn't want to individually tweak the usergroups of every staff member, I only applied the fake admin group to people who didn't already have special pips, via a simple SQL query:

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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 03:17:07 pm »
There is a spammer group...? 0_o

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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 04:14:38 pm »
okay, so thats why my post here went poof
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2010, 04:18:29 pm »
Lalalalalala... I'm surprised she didn't poof mine as well to try to buy a little time.

I will say, I did love this, though. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it's almost as good a publicity stunt as Google changing its name to Topeka.

But, of course, now I need to change my bookmarks on my laptop to "just[expl.]ingtopekait" and "letmetopekathatforyou". Which is going to suck.
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2010, 04:20:41 pm »
If you ever ACTUALLY leave, Natasha, I'll punch you.
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2010, 04:26:38 pm »
... We all know the members aren't going to let Natasha duck out until at least her 25th birthday. But, for those who don't study the history of the site, here's these for you, from last year:
http://www.furryteens.org/forum/index.php?topic=4217.0
http://www.furryteens.org/forum/index.php?topic=4638.0

Sadly, that one was not an April Fool's Joke. Back then, it was very well meant, and very deliberate. It's not my story, though; the threads are there for those who never got to hear the story of Natasha's resignation.

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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2010, 05:03:16 pm »
Lalalalalala... I'm surprised she didn't poof mine as well to try to buy a little time.

I was referring to posts that were made within a matter of hours of me doing this initially; basically, any spoiler-posts made before I went to bed at 4:30am were deleted
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2010, 05:23:16 pm »
oh my god, im an admin!!! :3

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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2010, 06:44:59 pm »
Natasha >:I Actually scared me at first.
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2010, 06:49:17 pm »
The subject explains it all.
So... Why?

Obviously it wasn't called "April Fools" when it was started.
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2010, 07:03:33 pm »
The subject explains it all.
So... Why?

Obviously it wasn't called "April Fools" when it was started.

Yeah, J-fur started a second thread about this, so I merged it with mine and re-titled it :-)
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2010, 08:46:07 pm »
Sweet Now I feel special.  :lol-fox:

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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2010, 09:37:17 pm »
Why does Emma not get admin privilages.
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2010, 10:01:22 pm »
Why does Emma not get admin privilages.

For those curious about the technicalities of this, I basically just created a second "Administrator" usergroup with identical settings as the real one, that inherits permissions from the "Everyone" group instead of applying admin permissions.  Since I wanted mods to still be mods, and I didn't want to individually tweak the usergroups of every staff member, I only applied the fake admin group to people who didn't already have special pips, via a simple SQL query...
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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2010, 10:10:10 pm »
I'm guessing that the only way we can truly replace you as an admin is to make everyone an admin :D

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Re: April Fools!
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2010, 10:13:15 pm »
I have to say, this has to be one of the best April Fools joke I've ever seen. I actually thought it was real at first. I logged in and I was very suprised. =D
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