PDA

View Full Version : Best April Fools joke ever.



Psychotic
04-01-2005, 08:28 PM
:love:

Miriel
04-01-2005, 08:31 PM
Well done. ^__^

Although I was *really* expecting you guys to close down the place for the final Act in this EoFF drama. :p

Citizen Bleys
04-01-2005, 08:31 PM
Actually, I'd have to say this was 100x worse than Linus and his suicide note, depending upon how much of this bull<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"> was put on.

m4tt
04-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Actually the whole redirecting every forum to the front page was kinda blah. I don't see why you guys liked it so much. It was pretty much last minute.

MecaKane
04-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Too bad I just had this whole bottle of sleeping pills before seeing this! >:O

Cz
04-01-2005, 08:36 PM
...

Flamethrower
04-01-2005, 08:40 PM
I so freaking knew it. Where's my prize? :goomba:

Seriously, that was the most thought out April Fool's joke I have ever seen. gj

kikimm
04-01-2005, 08:48 PM
xD

That sums up my feelings rather well.

:D

Rainecloud
04-01-2005, 08:55 PM
Roogle only just convinced me to stay on Site Staff, as I nearly resigned through hearsay. Needless to say, I'll be adding a certain member to my ignore list permanently from now on.

Good job, everyone. 'Twas thoroughly entertaining, if a little offensive. ;)

crashNUMBERS
04-01-2005, 09:04 PM
Actually the whole redirecting every forum to the front page was kinda blah. I don't see why you guys liked it so much. It was pretty much last minute.
Yeah that joke sucked. It was corny...

Miriel
04-01-2005, 09:07 PM
I *have* to know, was Raistlin in on it? Cause if not, hahahahaha.

Psychotic
04-01-2005, 09:09 PM
I *have* to know, was Raistlin in on it? Cause if not, hahahahaha.I was going to ask the same question. :p

But hmm...right after Kishi was "banned" I asked in some (now mysteriously deleted) thread here whether or not it was an April Fools joke and Leeza said it wasn't! *never trusts Leeza again* I totally fell for it after the Important News thread, but after you got rid of Feedback I did suspect and said so in my LJ :cool:

Big D
04-01-2005, 09:31 PM
Actually the whole redirecting every forum to the front page was kinda blah. I don't see why you guys liked it so much. It was pretty much last minute.Yeah, that was a pain in the butt after the first five mintues. I ended up having to use email notifications and the "latest posts/threads" pages to navigate threads.
Actually, I'd have to say this was 100x worse than Linus and his suicide noteThere's not much that's worse than convincing people you're going to kill yourself. Just my opinion.

PhoenixAsh
04-01-2005, 09:32 PM
I'm lost, are people saying there was another 'joke', other than the redirecting of the pages?

Yay to Feedback's return by the way.

Levian
04-01-2005, 09:40 PM
Wow, you certainly had me fooled, if you can call it that, considering how the joke didn't occur today.

And some of you guys are really good actors, the bitterness just came so natural. ;)

DocFrance
04-01-2005, 09:42 PM
*blinks*

Wow. Good job.

Miriel
04-01-2005, 09:45 PM
I thought that the "Plot Twists" thread should have clued everyone in.

Oh and I kept seeing Yams looking at invisible threads on the Who's Online after he stepped down. Same thing for eest and foa before they were knighted. :p

And nice Cid's Knights don't lie, when asked straight up. ^__^

Levian
04-01-2005, 09:47 PM
Ok, so are foa and eestlinc still going to be knights or what? It'd be cool.

Loony BoB
04-01-2005, 09:54 PM
foa and eestlinc are indeed Knights.

eestlinc
04-01-2005, 09:55 PM
no, we get kicked out tomorrow. Anyone want to buy staff forum secrets off me while you can?

Levian
04-01-2005, 09:55 PM
foa and eestlinc are indeed Knights.

Sweet.

Wait, nobody got banned this time? :/

Raistlin
04-01-2005, 09:59 PM
I *have* to know, was Raistlin in on it? Cause if not, hahahahaha.
Go to fucking hell. :mad2:

The joke's on me this time, fellas. I guess I should've followed my instincts. I originally thought the Kishi thing was a joke(ask BoB - I even made a locked LJ entry, thinking it was a joke but not wanting to be wrong), and what the fuck do you know, that's what it turns out to be. :rolleyes2

I wondered how D could manage the same warning message in two different threads, unless he copy/pasted from a <i>deleted</i> thread; I also wondered why it sounded so out-of-character for him. I wondered why it took Kishi so long to scan the picture "again." I wondered why BoB tried to find every excuse in the book to keep Kishi unbanned besides "the image wasn't bad enough." I wondered why Yams changed his mind half-way through concerning the "banning". At that point, I thought it was a joke, but then allowed myself to get carried away. Probably because Shlup posted in my LJ 4389574397534975834 times, and why the FUCK would you do that if it was just a joke? :mad2: :mad2: :mad2:

Cz
04-01-2005, 09:59 PM
Right, that's the stunned silence over with. And I was stunned. For a full minute I didn't move, I didn't speak, I barely breathed. Some people had considered the possibility that it might be an April Fools gag, although I didn't agree with them. I reasoned that the staff wouldn't pull something this big, and boy was I wrong. It was big. It was elaborate, brilliantly planned, and brilliantly executed. It was the single most complex April Fools joke I've ever seen, and congratulations to you all for pulling it off so well.

Having said that, while the whole 'Kishi scandal' didn't anger me, this bloody well did. I'd like to think that I can take a joke, but this one came very near to crossing the line for me. The feedback forum was in chaos, it didn't take long before General Chat was too. As far as we could tell, Eyes on Final Fantasy was falling apart, and cleverly orchestrated or not, seeing that sort of thing happen is not at all nice. I think you underestimated just how much people care about this place. We're not exaggerating when we say we love this place, and our friends at EoFF are as much our friends as those we play sports or go to the movies with, perhaps even more so. We're as attached to this board as you are, and seeing it seemingly collapse before our eyes was an emotional experience.

The way I saw it, EoFF at the height of the 'crisis' just wasn't worth it any more. I came so bloody close to turning my back on this place for good at one point, and looking at the state of the boards at that time I doubt I would have even considered returning. Only the smallest speck of enjoyment that remained in the place kept me from doing just that, and convinced me that things would be all right in the end. While the board may have crumbled, I told myself that as long as the people were there it would still be EoFF. The friends I made over the years kept my faith in this forum, and it's thanks to them that I stuck it out.

And I'm glad that I did, because cruel though the prank was, it's exactly the kind of thing I love about EoFF. Seeing people put in so much time and effort just for a laugh is what makes our forums so enjoyable. Events like the Ciddies, Anniversary celebrations and others always throw up some classic moments, but this caught us completely by surprise, and has surpassed anything we've seen before. If we can still be doing stuff like this after five years then all the low points are worth it, because the highs of being an EoFF member are so magnificent.

Now that the Great April Fools Prank of 2005 is over, I'm relieved to see that it has all been one big joke. I thought Eyes on Final Fantasy was dead, but now I see that it's as strong as it ever was. After all, only such a thriving community could have staff committed enough to pull off such scheme, and members dedicated enough to react in the way they did. For masterminding this great deed, and for standing up for your beliefs so valiantly, you all deserve a huge pat on the back. You played us all for fools, and in doing so you gave us an Eyeson moment that will never be forgotten. Congratulations, and thank you.

Now never, ever do it again. :p

Flamethrower
04-01-2005, 10:04 PM
I thought that the "Plot Twists" thread should have clued everyone in.

Excatly. That thread alone was a huge hint and I'm surprised not many people realised that.

Rye
04-01-2005, 10:11 PM
Haha, that's so great. You REALLY had me going there. xD I feel like my emotions have been toyed with, but those are always the best pranks. *claps*

strawberryman
04-01-2005, 10:12 PM
This was a very well-planned out prank by the EoFF staff. I didn't find it funny, but it was very well orchestrated nonetheless.
My thoughts exactly.

I will never trust any of you again. ;)

Endless
04-01-2005, 10:14 PM
In regards to what Czech Rep said, it smurfing crossed the line for me. Caring for the place and the people only lead to a big smurfing joke.

Oh yeah.

kikimm
04-01-2005, 10:16 PM
Damnit.


:D

Strider
04-01-2005, 10:20 PM
A joke is only a joke when it's funny. That wasn't.

Cz
04-01-2005, 10:27 PM
Drunk Tank?

Does this mean what I think it means?

Raistlin
04-01-2005, 10:28 PM
A joke is only a joke when it's funny. That wasn't.
Ok, come on. The joke's completely on me in this case, and I find it fucking <i>hilarious.</i> You guys need to chill a little bit. This was the most orchestrated prank I've ever seen.


I thought that the "Plot Twists" thread should have clued everyone in.
I don't pay attention to most GC topics.

What I'm hitting myself over is D's edit in Kishi's thread. It was so out-of-character, I immediately thought it was a joke(I even thought that Kishi had made the edit himself in D's name). Kishi deleted the thread, made a new one. D used the <i>exact same edit message</i>. I wondered why and how, but I never thought to look into it. That was the biggest tip-off for me.

Yamaneko
04-01-2005, 10:31 PM
Oh and I kept seeing Yams looking at invisible threads on the Who's Online after he stepped down.
In all my time here at EoFF I've never been invisible.

Kirobaito
04-01-2005, 10:32 PM
I saw and interpreted all of the hints. I noticed the Plot Twist thread, and thought, "Hey, that could be a hint." But I never expanded on those thoughts. It never occurred to me that anybody would put this much effort into so much. Losers.

I love it how Raist knew nothing. :) He would have done such a great acting job, too.

EDIT: Yams, she means on the Who's Online list. If there's no thread title, it's invisible. :)

kikimm
04-01-2005, 10:32 PM
Ok, come on. The joke's completely on me in this case, and I find it smurfing <i>hilarious.</i> You guys need to chill a little bit..

Yes. Although I am a little bit angry, I'm so flippin` happy that it WAS all a joke, and that completely overwhelms any other feelings. I'd much rather have it this way, and be a joke, and make me feel stupid, to be honest.


:D

Strider
04-01-2005, 10:37 PM
I suppose I'm just different because I don't like being taken for an idiot, especially by people I hardly know.

Killy
04-01-2005, 10:37 PM
:eek:

Well done, I fell for it.

Raistlin
04-01-2005, 10:38 PM
I saw and interpreted all of the hints. I noticed the Plot Twist thread, and thought, "Hey, that could be a hint." But I never expanded on those thoughts. It never occurred to me that anybody would put this much effort into so much. Losers.

I love it how Raist knew nothing. :) He would have done such a great acting job, too.

EDIT: Yams, she means on the Who's Online list. If there's no thread title, it's invisible. :)
Yeah, I completely missed the GC hints because I ignore 99% of the threads in GC. I also don't stare at Who's Online like some people. :p

DMKA
04-01-2005, 10:41 PM
I'm confused on what was part of the April Fools prank and what wasn't. =/

So Leeza, Big D, and mattie wattie are all like Shinra again?

Miriel
04-01-2005, 10:45 PM
I don't pay attention to most GC topics.

What I'm hitting myself over is D's edit in Kishi's thread. It was so out-of-character, I immediately thought it was a joke(I even thought that Kishi had made the edit himself in D's name). Kishi deleted the thread, made a new one. D used the <i>exact same edit message</i>. I wondered why and how, but I never thought to look into it. That was the biggest tip-off for me.
Everything the staff did was out of character for the past few weeks. :p

Del calling D a coward, yeah wasn't buying that. Big D getting all uppity but then turning around and making Shlup her birthday thread, that was just weird. And BoB being so nonchanlant about the whole thing while m4tt was spewing acid. :spin:

I've been deprived of Lost for nearly a month. I had to turn my attention elsewhere. And EoFF did just the trick. *pets*


In all my time here at EoFF I've never been invisible.
But were you giggling?

DMKA
04-01-2005, 10:46 PM
So did Kishi post pr0n or not?

Kirobaito
04-01-2005, 10:50 PM
He did, but it was all intentional. All staged. We've all been taken for fools.

-N-
04-01-2005, 10:53 PM
I was hoping matt was stepping down. :p Sorry man.

I was pretty certain Kishi never posted porn. After asking for evidence, I concluded there must be none. I was also really shocked by how out of character staff turned into. I just didn't make the final connection. So, as much as I would like to say "You didn't get me!" Yeah, you guys did. Good work, and well orchestrated. That was really something.

I think it would be even more funny if foa and eest got de-CKed. :D

I was really hoping this would bring about a little bit of change around here, but despite it all being a joke, I think we can all learn a little about this joke today.

<A HREF="OMGPORN">It is NOT okay to post porn.</A>

Anyways, I have a real AFJ to pull off now that is about the same magnitude as this one IRL, so I'll take confidence from how successful this one was.

Destai
04-01-2005, 10:55 PM
I thought it was funny. Sorry anout that Krang...

The Captain
04-01-2005, 10:58 PM
I STILL stand behind everything I posted in light of this, joke or not, though I drew a huge sigh of relief when I was informed everything was just an elaborate gag as well as experiment.

Take care all.

Raistlin
04-01-2005, 11:00 PM
I stand behind nothing I posted, because I don't give a damn about any of you anymore. :p

eestlinc
04-01-2005, 11:16 PM
this was all actually a case study in how to handle a crisis on staff.

The Captain
04-01-2005, 11:17 PM
Hopefully, the findings will be published sometime in the near future?

Take care all.

Kirobaito
04-01-2005, 11:19 PM
Kishi claims, I've learned, that a full report will be coming soon. I'm sure that it will be looked forward to.

The Texas Rangers don't like this kind of mayhem.

Caspian
04-01-2005, 11:19 PM
I'm not surprised that this week-long endeavor was actually an elaborate hoax, because it really wasn't that elaborate. Clues all over the place, including the plot twists thread and one giant tipoff in another thread where someone stated that they were glad that Lord Krang was no longer a Knight, and what was Krang's reply but "I'll make a note of that."

What I am surprised at is the maliciousness of it all. Who could really appreciate this humor besides the people involved? Early on, I realized that it was a hoax, but other members may not have been so quick to the punch. Were they just outcasted in their arguments for the sake of the staff's giggles? I do not approve. =\

Shlup
04-01-2005, 11:20 PM
I use the pink style, so the joke didn't affect me. Yay!

Citizen Bleys
04-01-2005, 11:21 PM
I'm releived as well. I'm also pissed right off.

Raistlin
04-01-2005, 11:21 PM
What I am surprised at is the maliciousness of it all. Who could really appreciate this humor besides the people involved? Early on, I realized that it was a hoax, but other members may not have been so quick to the punch. Were they just outcasted in their arguments for the sake of the staff's giggles? I do not approve. =\
It's the same with every practical joke - it has to be played on <i>someone</i>.

Rye
04-01-2005, 11:26 PM
I've been deprived of Lost for nearly a month. I had to turn my attention elsewhere. And EoFF did just the trick. *pets*

Same here. Without Lost, I'm well... lost. xD

Mr. Graves
04-01-2005, 11:27 PM
I've seen much better.

Kirobaito
04-01-2005, 11:27 PM
Oh, in other news:

Worst April Fool's joke ever.

-N-
04-01-2005, 11:38 PM
So, can we start spamming feedback again?

Oh wait, it has already begun. :p

Yamaneko
04-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Ok, we admit, redirecting the forum urls was a bit lame of us. Sorry, guys.

Kirobaito
04-01-2005, 11:42 PM
Ok, we admit, redirecting the forum urls was a bit lame of us. Sorry, guys.
That's the apology I was looking for. Geez, guys, y'all can be so inconsiderate sometimes. :D

Psychotic
04-01-2005, 11:44 PM
Ok, we admit, redirecting the forum urls was a bit lame of us. Sorry, guys.Yeah you jerks. I had to use the "Previous Thread" and "Next Thread" buttons at the bottom. I always wondered when I'd find a use for them :D

Yamaneko
04-01-2005, 11:45 PM
Or you could've just remembered the forum IDs. :D

Kawaii Ryűkishi
04-01-2005, 11:45 PM
Here's another clue for you all.

The walrus was Paul.

-N-
04-01-2005, 11:47 PM
Well, this is one for the Wiki.

Destai
04-01-2005, 11:48 PM
someone stated that they were glad that Lord Krang was no longer a Knight, and what was Krang's reply but "I'll make a note of that."Well I didnt say that exactly. I said something along the lines of , if he was gonna be so mean about new people joining CK's then I didnt mind him leaving. *sweatdrop*

-N-
04-01-2005, 11:52 PM
I would hope to God that one of your "findings" is never to let spill a staff crisis.

Super Christ
04-01-2005, 11:56 PM
I've always enjoyed a well orchestrated april fools prank. I just hope that this doesn't cause Dell Snizz to post even less than he already does after that brilliant post he made in the other thread. He's got what, 5 posts that haven't been pruned?

Kirobaito
04-01-2005, 11:57 PM
Ah yes, but he has his eternal Public Service Announcement archived.

Tokki Wartooth
04-02-2005, 12:04 AM
The joke's on me this time, fellas.
Right, since you were the ONLY person affected by all this.

Oh yeah, and all that about no April Fools jokes allowed before or after April 1st. You mean Eoff's staff is a bunch of hypocrites? SHOCK!!!!

Sephex
04-02-2005, 12:07 AM
Well, I had a feeling it was all joke. Some of it was timed too well! Anyway, good one. Even though I wasn't sure, I was fooled, overall.

Jojee
04-02-2005, 12:07 AM
All of you are liars XD When I was like, "This is such an April Fools joke" all you mod people I talked to were like "No it isn't n_n"

But it's only funny cos' Wezly wasn't in on it, which I thought he was at first xD tehehehe...

FightClubFan#47
04-02-2005, 12:08 AM
I was in it on it... ya... that's why I reposted the Image... Ya...

Kirkpatrick
04-02-2005, 12:14 AM
Bravo.

Really, this was well done, and I'm glad to see all the staffers back.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 12:16 AM
Right, since you were the ONLY person affected by all this.
I didn't mean it that way at all. But a lot of member and staffers are currently getting a chuckle out of me. :p

FightClubFan#47
04-02-2005, 12:17 AM
Bravo.

Really, this was well done, and I'm glad to see all the staffers back.

eestlinc
04-02-2005, 12:19 AM
I know what you're thinking
But I'm not your property
No matter what you say
No matter what you say

Move along, there's nothing left to see
Just a body, nothing left to see

A couple more for breakfast
A little more for tea
Just to take the edge off
Just to take the edge off

Move along, there's nothing left to see
Just a body, pouring down the street

Move along, theres nothing left to see
Just a body, nothing left to see

Move along

Clouded Sky
04-02-2005, 12:52 AM
I H8 U SUPER DELETE!!!

errr, I mean, all of you people who were in on this. It almost ruined EoFF for me forever! Shame.

MecaKane
04-02-2005, 12:54 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we're currently not accepting anymore April Fools jokes at this time.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 01:04 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we're currently not accepting anymore April Fools jokes at this time.
xDDDD

Ace Protorney
04-02-2005, 02:03 AM
I was really fooled. I applaud the staff for being able to fool about everyone involved!

Meat Puppet
04-02-2005, 02:09 AM
It was just like a daytime soap opera.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 02:11 AM
I opened up the locked LJ entry I made to ask the Staff what the hell was going on. You'll see my thought-process through the entire first day, and the lies Staff was already spreading:

http://www.livejournal.com/~raistlinknight/39656.html

As you can see, I was sure it was a joke for quite a while. I even IMed Roogle well after the original "incident" and said, "Yeah, it's a joke." This was when Roogle was claiming he didn't know anything. :p

Del Murder
04-02-2005, 02:41 AM
Raistlin, you're funny.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 02:53 AM
Raistlin, you're funny.
Without Roogle and Shlup, I would've at least doubted the veracity of the Kishi incident much longer than I did. I probably would've asked the right questions then, such as why and how D put in the exact same edit message in both threads Kishi made. :p

Behold the Void
04-02-2005, 03:05 AM
I can't believe I didn't figure it out. I must've been half-asleep or something. Del Murder calling Big D a coward should have tipped me off.

Carnage
04-02-2005, 03:21 AM
This was to show us what a waste EoFF would have become without feedback

I <3 you feedback

eestlinc
04-02-2005, 04:43 AM
it was to show you how much EoFF would suck if staff didn't do such a good job.

-N-
04-02-2005, 04:58 AM
I know what you're thinking
But I'm not your property
No matter what you say
No matter what you say

Move along, there's nothing left to see
Just a body, nothing left to see

A couple more for breakfast
A little more for tea
Just to take the edge off
Just to take the edge off

Move along, there's nothing left to see
Just a body, pouring down the street

Move along, theres nothing left to see
Just a body, nothing left to see

Move along
Those are so Radiohead lyrics.

eestlinc
04-02-2005, 05:00 AM
Those are so Radiohead lyrics.

why yes they are. now heed them :D

nik0tine
04-02-2005, 05:36 AM
Oh my god, you certainly had me fooled.

-N-
04-02-2005, 05:55 AM
why yes they are. now heed them :D
Somehow I get the feeling they weren't constructed around our case. :p

Zell's Fists of Fury
04-02-2005, 07:16 AM
I so called this.

Shlup
04-02-2005, 09:26 AM
All you people who called it suck. All you people who are boo-hooing over a joke suck monkies. Everyone else is coo'.


In all my time here at EoFF I've never been invisible.
She said the threads were invisible, nerdface. As in she caught you looking at threads in the Staff Forum. I was wondering if anyone would notice little things like that... *high fives Miriel*

By the way, eest, good job with leaving a big fat hint. :aimmad:


I didn't mean it that way at all. But a lot of member and staffers are currently getting a chuckle out of me. :p
That was at least a good 90% of my motivation. Aren't you special? :<3:

Loony BoB
04-02-2005, 09:29 AM
Shlup, time to come out of character... :D

You non-staffy people might want to see how this all came about (http://forums.eyesonff.com/showthread.php?t=59351).

Endless
04-02-2005, 09:33 AM
All you people who called it suck. All you people who are boo-hooing over a joke suck monkies.


I'll leave sucking <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/member.php?u=690">Monkey</a> to her boi, thankyouverymuch. :p

Shlup
04-02-2005, 09:41 AM
Our characters were supposed to be us as we would be if we didn't restrain ourselves at all. My restraints are back up, but my exhaustion is blocking my "don't tell anyone to screw off" receptors.

I apologize to anyone I may have offended. I don't mean it, but please pretend I do so I don't have to hear anymore bitching today.

And, yes, if Kishi really posted that picture he'd've been banned and banned forever.

Loony BoB
04-02-2005, 09:45 AM
Our characters were supposed to be us as we would be if we didn't restrain ourselves at all. My restraints are back up, but my exhaustion is blocking my "don't tell anyone to screw off" receptors.

I apologize to anyone I may have offended. I don't mean it, but please pretend I do so I don't have to hear anymore bitching today.

And, yes, if Kishi really posted that picture he'd've been banned and banned forever.
We were supposed to be 'us as we sould be'? I felt so FAKE and MEAN. xD *dies* I'm so glad I can go back to being nice and cuddly again. <3

Endless
04-02-2005, 09:52 AM
Cuddle this! *pillow-whacks* ;)

Shlup
04-02-2005, 10:11 AM
I felt mean too. It was orgasmic. Though it was difficult to make such stupid arguments sometimes. xD

*cuddles Raf in the face*

Endless
04-02-2005, 10:35 AM
*pillow-whacks Shlup's buns*

-N-
04-02-2005, 10:43 AM
*obtains 100th post*

Cz
04-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Oh feedback, how we've missed you. :rolleyes2

Levian
04-02-2005, 10:58 AM
We must get Raistlin to believe everything. I want him to make a massively long LJ entry talking about it.

Damn, you're good. xD

Miriel
04-02-2005, 10:59 AM
'Kay that look into how you guys concocted the April Fool's joke is actually a bit terrifying. Kinda like looking into the mind of a serial killer.

Ya'll are crazy. >_>

Cz
04-02-2005, 11:09 AM
There's a heck of a lot of censored stuff in that thread. You're not already planning next year's prank, are you? :D

Loony BoB
04-02-2005, 11:27 AM
I don't think we'll ever be able to pull off something like this again.

Also, I'd estimate that at least 75% of the stuff we censored - possibly closer to 90% for all I know - would be quotes from PMs, chat sessions or LiveJournal entries/comments.

nik0tine
04-02-2005, 11:35 AM
Wait, why is the stuff censored anyway? Did I miss something?

DMKA
04-02-2005, 11:46 AM
So how hard were you laughing at me in that feedback thread Shlup? -____-

I can't deny that was pulled off damn well.

Loony BoB
04-02-2005, 11:46 AM
Wait, why is the stuff censored anyway? Did I miss something?
1) Things were quoted from PMs, chat sessions, LJ entries and the like that we haven't gained authorisation to quote. I got permission from Raist and Raf to quote the chat sessions involving them after everything was over. We can't quote messages that were sent to staffers in private, that'd be rude.
2) We were talking about confidential staff matters.
3) Some of the stuff might have offended certain members. :p

Thought that much would have been obvious. :p Oh, and then there's the odd hentai picture that was posted while we were trying to figure out what to say Kishi posted.

crono_logical
04-02-2005, 11:56 AM
Yeah, I noticed all the attachments have vanished :p

Rusty
04-02-2005, 02:22 PM
That was a really good April fools joke! You had me fooled :)

Zante
04-02-2005, 02:44 PM
Hats down, that was the best thought out joke I have ever seen. :D

Yamaneko
04-02-2005, 02:46 PM
By the end I wasn't even playing myself anymore. Honestly, I would only leave staff because of drama and not because the staff members were pissing me off. And I certainly wouldn't have made a thread about leaving. It's not like me at all.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 03:42 PM
I noticed that the further this went along, the Staff got more and more out of character, especially BoB and Yams. :p

And when Shlup told me both Yams and RSL were ok with Kishi being unbanned, that made me go "wtf?" That was a bit of a mistake.

Oh, and Yamsy: I only quoted our convo to Shlup because it was privately to an admin and she was accusing me of LYING! >=O

theundeadhero
04-02-2005, 03:58 PM
I still say Kishi's signature has boobies in it and he should be banned!

Fucking Hell, man.

MoonsEcho
04-02-2005, 04:37 PM
It wasn't funny, but it was pretty well done. I think I missed the "plot twist" thread that was mentioned, which is likely since I was out of town and came back in time to find the staff disbanded, so I was extra fooled xD

I'm glad none of the crap was true, like most everyone else.

Leeza
04-02-2005, 05:31 PM
By the end I wasn't even playing myself anymore. Honestly, I would only leave staff because of drama and not because the staff members were pissing me off. And I certainly wouldn't have made a thread about leaving. It's not like me at all.
But you all did such a good job of playing someone else. :) I'm just glad actually that I had to be away for most of that week because I'm not a very good actor. :)

Yep, personal reasons would probably be my only reason for ever leaving Staff. I wouldn't leave because of something like this and I also would not ever announce publicly like that that I was leaving.

It was fun, but I am glad that it's finally over and I would like to apologize to anyone who was genuinely upset by this.

Jojee
04-02-2005, 05:48 PM
All you people who are boo-hooing over a joke suck monkies. Leave me alone :(


I'll leave sucking <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/member.php?u=690">Monkey</a> to her boi, thankyouverymuch. :p As you should n_n

Flamethrower
04-02-2005, 06:08 PM
Ok, that's all for today then. Flamethrower is also sniffing things.


He's more than just sniffing. The turd.

:laugh:

I'm sorry guys. I considered keeping my mouth shut, but it was <i>killing</i> me that no one else except Spaceman Spiff had put the peices together by that point. No one believed me anyway, so it didn't hurt the prank.

Del Murder
04-02-2005, 06:23 PM
I was going to quote my next post where I said that we should be fine, since no one listens to you, but it was censored for some reason. Good sniffing, Flames.

The most obvious clue of them all was at the very beginning. Only one person, <i>one person</i>, bothered to ask WHY kishi would make a thread with a hentai image in it in the FFVII Forum, if he didn't want to get banned. It doesn't make any sense! That was one of the best parts.

Jojee
04-02-2005, 07:06 PM
The most obvious clue of them all was at the very beginning. Only one person, <i>one person</i>, bothered to ask WHY kishi would make a thread with a hentai image in it in the FFVII Forum, if he didn't want to get banned. It doesn't make any sense! That was one of the best parts. That really confused me, too :| That and I thought Wezly was in on it at first cos' he was making SUCH a big deal so I was like, this is an April Fool's joke.

But everyone kept assuring me that it wasn't *punches you all* so I ended up believing you cos' I was like, I love these people, they wouldn't lie to me, would they? :cry:

Psychotic
04-02-2005, 07:10 PM
Lets ban psychotic for a week. That would cause a HUGE uproar. ...:(

theundeadhero
04-02-2005, 07:12 PM
One question. If you only removed the CK title from the members, who did they not appear on the staff forum page when I checked to see if they were really gone or not?

Del Murder
04-02-2005, 07:14 PM
They were in a special group that had staff forum access. Not real moderators.

MecaKane
04-02-2005, 07:14 PM
They were afraid of all your friends leaving before the week was up, and then realizing how great the forums were without them, the staff wouldn't have an april fools joke to play. :(

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 07:33 PM
The most obvious clue of them all was at the very beginning. Only one person, one person, bothered to ask WHY kishi would make a thread with a hentai image in it in the FFVII Forum, if he didn't want to get banned. It doesn't make any sense! That was one of the best parts.
He made one in the FF7 forum? Wow, I missed that. I stopped checking all the other forums after all this started. Feedback and LJ were active enough. xD

RSL
04-02-2005, 07:35 PM
I'm pretty sure it was in General Chat.

Del Murder
04-02-2005, 07:37 PM
Oh, ok. My mistake, I wasn't around for that part.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 07:40 PM
xD @ Del

I questioned it, and got the "lapse of judgment" answer. Kishi's kinda weird, so it was somewhat plausible.

Jojee
04-02-2005, 07:45 PM
xD @ Del

I questioned it, and got the "lapse of judgment" answer. Kishi's kinda weird, so it was somewhat plausible. Weird as hell, but not stupid!

Wait, never mind, YOU ARE :|

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 07:47 PM
I'M stupid? At least I didn't make up a stupid April Fool's joke. "i broke up with my boyfriend" - SO ORIGINAL.

krissy's joke was the best.

Jojee
04-02-2005, 07:57 PM
I'M stupid? At least I didn't make up a stupid April Fool's joke. "i broke up with my boyfriend" - SO ORIGINAL.

krissy's joke was the best. No, I was talking to Kishki >=\

But you are too >=\

I hate both of you.

...Mmm okay I don't, you are lovely :<3:

What krissy joke? :p God you are so biased.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 08:02 PM
krissy's joke about being a man. Don't you read his LJ? God, twerp, keep up. >=o

Jojee
04-02-2005, 08:04 PM
And don't you know that I wrote that? And the entry after that? And don't you know that I write half of his LJ entries? And that I made up at least half of his screen names, his LJ name, one of his AIM names, and know a good number of his passwords?

God, I don't get the credit I deserve ;) :p

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 08:06 PM
And don't you know that I wrote that? And the entry after that? And don't you know that I write half of his LJ entries? And that I made up at least half of his screen names, his LJ name, one of his AIM names, and know a good number of his passwords?

God, I don't get the credit I deserve ;) :p
So krissy is, essentially, your bitch.

Jojee
04-02-2005, 08:08 PM
So krissy is, essentially, your bitch. Well, duh. ^_^ I might as well say, krissy doesn't exist. I am krissy.

Anyway if you had known I posted that, you woulda been like, how dumb >=) BI-ARSED.

Psychotic
04-02-2005, 08:15 PM
In other news: We SO have to get the staff back for this :p

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 08:46 PM
Revenge is unsatisfying in the end.

-N-
04-02-2005, 08:53 PM
Only if you suck at it. :p

edczxcvbnm
04-02-2005, 09:41 PM
I eventually realized it before april fools came around because the whole situation just reminded me of Lesbian Seagull.

All though I have to say this because it is true. Its call april fools DAY not week dip<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">s.

Shlup
04-02-2005, 09:43 PM
So how hard were you laughing at me in that feedback thread Shlup? -____-:D

I noticed that the further this went along, the Staff got more and more out of character, especially BoB and Yams. :p

And when Shlup told me both Yams and RSL were ok with Kishi being unbanned, that made me go "wtf?" That was a bit of a mistake. Yeah, after a few hours we realized I was the only one on Kishi's side, and then probably too many people switched over real quick. xD

Oh, and Yamsy: I only quoted our convo to Shlup because it was privately to an admin and she was accusing me of LYING! >=OI was acusing you of twisting people's words, which you often do. I, however, was lying my ass off and enjoying any minute of it.

I should've saved more IM conversations. I'd post something in your LJ and be like "I told Raist ____________. Go with it." Haha.

EDIT:
All though I have to say this because it is true. Its call april fools DAY not week dip<img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif"><img src="/xxx.gif">s.What was it BoB said? Something like "April Fools or not, it's still a damn good prank." Not an exact quote, but I like oranges.

edczxcvbnm
04-02-2005, 09:47 PM
I don't deny that. But I just don't like it when people end a prank on april fools or plan it around that day. Just becomes stupid to me. That is kind of what made the lesbian seagull thing so disturbingly funny. The prank was just getting good also and then you ended it. For shame ;_;

Kirobaito
04-02-2005, 09:59 PM
Well, I would have believed it to be a joke from the beginning, but I never thought one could ever bring a big enough group of losers together to pull off something like this. :)

You guys sure proved ME wrong. :D

Ouch!
04-02-2005, 10:25 PM
I was kind of upset when it started. Things really seemed like they were falling apart.

Then when started reading this thread I was angry.

Now I find it absolutely hilarious. Good job.

Flamethrower
04-02-2005, 10:33 PM
I think there needs to be a new Ciddies catagory for "best actor/actress".

eestlinc
04-02-2005, 10:34 PM
the whole thing was just a little too ridiculous, but the internet is kinda like that, so that maes it more believeable.

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 10:47 PM
Yeah, it's easier to not be yourself over the Internet, but the Staff still did a damn good job.


I was acusing you of twisting people's words, which you often do. I, however, was lying my ass off and enjoying any minute of it.
You still haven't given me an example of where I twisted someone's words. :p

Loony BoB
04-02-2005, 11:14 PM
Kishi and I discussed the 'reasoning'. I think he said he would have made the thread in order to "talk about love in and out of the workplace." :p

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 11:17 PM
Kishi and I discussed the 'reasoning'. I think he said he would have made the thread in order to "talk about love in and out of the workplace." :p
Which cracked me up the first time I heard it(I think it was from Kishi).

Shlup
04-02-2005, 11:19 PM
You still haven't given me an example of where I twisted someone's words. :pAsk RSL. He said you twisted his. So there!

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 11:21 PM
Ask RSL. He said you twisted his. So there!
Oh my, and if RSL said it, it must be true!

I probably "twisted" one of his many contradictory statements he made to me over AIM. :p

Shlup
04-02-2005, 11:31 PM
*just read your whole sig*

YOU BASTARD!

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 11:33 PM
*just read your whole sig*

YOU BASTARD!
xDDD

Lynx made it. I thought it was positively brilliant! :D

Loony BoB
04-02-2005, 11:34 PM
Ask RSL. He said you twisted his. So there!
Yams said his words were twisted in that thread. :p

Shlup
04-02-2005, 11:35 PM
They both did. I had to read that whole page like two days ago so I could post about it in Raist's LJ.

Yamaneko
04-02-2005, 11:37 PM
Raist: I don't care if you quoted me. I just wanted to see if you could keep your mouth shut. ;)

Shlup
04-02-2005, 11:43 PM
lmao

Raistlin
04-02-2005, 11:59 PM
Raist: I don't care if you quoted me. I just wanted to see if you could keep your mouth shut. ;)
And I did - except for a 1 on 1 convo with Shlup where she accused me of lying! >=o


They both did. I had to read that whole page like two days ago so I could post about it in Raist's LJ.
O_o I just read through the whole Planning thread earlier today, and I don't recall that.

Jojee
04-03-2005, 12:00 AM
Stop reading so many threads and go out into the sunshine, kids >=\

Raistlin
04-03-2005, 12:01 AM
Stop staring at your computer screen in boredom and go out into the sunshine, twerp. :p

Shlup
04-03-2005, 12:02 AM
O_o I just read through the whole Planning thread earlier today, and I don't recall that.All the best dirt is taken out.

Big D
04-03-2005, 12:02 AM
:D

But to everyone who felt this went a little too far... you're probably right.

When we decided to pull an April Fool's prank, we knew it had to be something bigger and deeper than ever before, otherwise everyone would know it was fake immediately. "Kishi posts porn and gets banned" is just too obvious. But when we added our carefully orchestrated arguments, grudges and public rages, it all seemed much more plausible.

If anything, the event and the reactions to it have been very useful as a learning tool. We've heard people's ideas on what makes a good forum and a good staff, on how the rules should be adminstered and enforced, and how 'open' staff decisions should be.

As for all this talk of "it looked like EoFF was falling apart!", I think that's a slight exaggeration. A few staff members disagreed on a few issues, and our disagreements went public. It just got inflated into a colossal drama, but at no point did it even appear to threaten EoFF's future. This was still the same old place, just with a few less people in charge.

I'm kind of entertained about how it all went:

*I 'speak out' and become a hero/martyr for standing up against injustice

*Shlup is the evil biatch for being so mean

*I get labelled cowardly and irresponsible for speaking out because it caused so much drama

*Shlup is still called an evil biatch even though it's all my fault:p

It was interesting to watch how members' attitudes toward different staffers changed over time.

:)

Raistlin
04-03-2005, 12:03 AM
My attitude didn't change at all, until I was told that Yams and RSL kept switching sides every-other hour or so. :p

XxSephirothxX
04-03-2005, 05:39 AM
Genius. Not funny, but genius.

PearlRose
04-03-2005, 07:31 AM
I just read all 35 pages of the planning thread. I suppose that means I have far too much time on my hands. ^^;;;

I kind of fell for it -- I know I definitely felt upset about how things were shaping up. I think I was mostly ticked that threads with ... interesting feedback were getting closed right and left. (Although... that forum was getting quite spammy... I totally fell for it being closed legitimately.)

However, I'm still kinda new, and I don't know everyone/actions as well as a lot of members. And I was offline for most of the first, being addicted to my PSX.

But all and all, it's a well-planned out trick. Such a shame I hate April Fool's with a passion.

CloudDragon
04-03-2005, 07:40 AM
It was genius to the point of how it was planned. A lot of planning went into it, perhaps too much planning. If you guys got that kind of time on your hands, yay for you. I should make an effort to be active here more.

The only reason I knew that much about any of this was through Raistlin's lj, xD

The Captain
04-03-2005, 09:32 AM
In the end though Dave, had this been real, I think you'd have actually done a true service for trying to expose a situation that needed to be addressed, not kept in the shadows.

I'll never want to be in charge of something where I have to hold information or opinions back, so I'd have done the same had I been in that position, but that's just me.

Take care all.

Jojee
04-03-2005, 01:38 PM
I dunno why my crash thread is in the archive but that's fine *yay* XD I woulda done it anyway.

RSL
04-03-2005, 03:39 PM
My attitude didn't change at all, until I was told that Yams and RSL kept switching sides every-other hour or so. :p

What? I changed sides exactly once and I at least had a semi-plausible reason for it. The problem was that everyone kept posting in public that there was fierce debate going on in the staff forum about whether Kishi should be unbanned or not and when asked by you I could only come up with Shlup vs. everyone else. That was already a huge contradiction that I was very worried about.

But yeah, there were surely plenty of hints and screw ups on our parts. By the end when a few people obviously had it figured out, I didn't really care. I was pulling my hair out hoping that this would end. And now that it has, I'm much happier.

Raistlin
04-03-2005, 03:56 PM
You're lucky you guys didn't kick off Daryl as per the original plan, because with only the "Pro-Kishi" people left, according to Shlup, I probably would've suspected something. :p

Nod
04-03-2005, 09:32 PM
wait a second, hold the phone, there was an april fools joke? :eek:
it was good in that it was sneaky and had everyone wondering about stuff, but for an unobservant fool like me i totally missed half of what was happening so just thought that no april fools stuff had been done! :p :p

Del Snizz
04-04-2005, 04:04 AM
I've always enjoyed a well orchestrated april fools prank. I just hope that this doesn't cause Dell Snizz to post even less than he already does after that brilliant post he made in the other thread. He's got what, 5 posts that haven't been pruned?

That would be some trick.

One can't help but admire the brilliant execution, but I think the real value of the staff's joke is on a deeper level: in short, their success depended upon their failure. You just don't get such grand absurdities when a toaster rapes Abraham Lincoln, to use the vernacular.

On the other hand, I don't think any April Fool's joke could top the Pope's.

CloudDragon
04-04-2005, 04:22 AM
Snizz is wrong. I know of a better joke.

Chemical
04-04-2005, 08:02 PM
*left eye twitches

I'll never give a crap again.

Krelbel
04-05-2005, 06:50 AM
Brilliant. Then again, with 1000 posts of planning behind it, you'd think they could have cured cancer while they were at it.

Yamaneko
04-05-2005, 07:26 AM
We did.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
04-05-2005, 08:23 AM
That'll be twenty bucks.

theundeadhero
04-05-2005, 06:24 PM
I had a really sweet revenge planned out but my partner in crime isn't so cold-hearted and I can' t do it alone. Poor living soul .*sigh*

Del Murder
04-06-2005, 01:46 AM
Brilliant. Then again, with 1000 posts of planning behind it, you'd think they could have cured cancer while they were at it.
Didn't someone else say this already?

krissy
04-06-2005, 02:05 AM
fark.com probably

-N-
04-06-2005, 02:08 AM
You know, curing cancer isn't that difficult. You'll have to find a new analogy now. :D

MoonZapdos
04-17-2005, 06:19 PM
What has this to do with Feedback? :confused:

Psychotic
04-17-2005, 06:22 PM
What has this to do with Feedback? :confused:It's giving the forums staff feedback on their april fool's joke. :p

Nod
04-17-2005, 07:49 PM
What has this to do with Feedback? :confused:It's giving the forums staff feedback on their april fool's joke. :p

That and spam, and trout. :D