April Fools!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Apr 1, 2008.

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  1. Awdofgum

    Awdofgum Wadofgum

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    i wonder who created a new account just to post this.
     
  2. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

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    Happy April Fools day to you too! [​IMG]
     
  3. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    We're sorry you deleted your posts (and yes, I know who this is, only one member did that). I felt awful after seeing what you'd done, but we didn't make you edit the content out of your posts, that was you over-reacting. In fact, most members eventually got past the joke and started going back to business as usual. Also, we were pulling down more visitors last night than just about any other night, so if anything we've actually gained members.

    Again, sorry you took it so hard though. We hope you'll eventually get past this and come back, but if not, well, it's your call.
     
  4. Austinz

    Austinz GBAtemp Regular

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    Damnit its not owned by CNET anymore, well im sorry guys, but this will be my last post, without CNET, gbatemp is dead to me
     
  5. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    No need to apologize mate, it was a class gag!
     
  6. kompact

    kompact Advanced Member

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    I deleted my posts as a knee jerk reaction as well (I was pissed/disappointed and didn't want a corp entity owning my words as it were) ten min later I realized it was one day before April 1st - doh!
     
  7. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    Guess that makes two. Sorry about that! Though, I hope you understand if I question the logic behind deleting old posts. It seems like a lot of effort for an act of protest. [​IMG]
     
  8. Fieryshadowz

    Fieryshadowz GBAtemp Fan

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    Cool, I knew it was a Joke but then again, that slight possibility that it was real sucked hard. . .glad it was a joke. [​IMG]
     
  9. shouryuuken

    shouryuuken Newbie

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    Anyone who actually fell for that is fucking retarded. It was so shittly done and over the top. SO blatantly obvious. Give me a break.
     
  10. Seina

    Seina Advanced Member

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    Lawd iz dat sum chemo 4 teh cancer killin GBAtemp?
     
  11. wiiyogi

    wiiyogi Member

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    to THING GBATEMP COULD DO TAHT STOOPID SHIT

    yuh guys fucking HAD MEE i was so pissed, i actually signed in this time,, thisis my FIRST POST LOL i had to come on and tell your fatasses taht YES
    YOU GOT ME HAPPY :|
    LOL but THANK YOU GOD GBATEMP is owned by GBATEMP. MAKE SURE IT STAyS LIEK THAT.

    stoopid guys had me FREAKED :|
     
  12. Nottulys

    Nottulys GBAtemp Fan

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    That was pretty fucked right there...had me going until I read the date today. Assholes....cursing....its like wiping your ass with silk!!!
     
  13. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    It was a little over the top to be believable.

    Maybe would have got a 13 year old kid.
     
  14. danielgardino

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    I must confess that I´ve never seen so much dedication and work to try to make us fall for this nasty April Fools joke. Advertising Banners, CNET Taskbar, even shutting down the site for a few hours just to pretend the servers are moving to CNET... that´s pretty orchestrated joke.

    Oh, and the "new" moderators... Adam, Pete, Ryan, Ian and Liam... that´s very funny. Very nice people. [​IMG]
     
  15. iag25

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    a sigh of relief !
     
  16. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It was pretty obvious IMO, but nice try nonetheless.
     
  17. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    here'n'there
    nah.
     
  18. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

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    There was much more to it than that. We had fake topics appear and disappear, we leaked faked rumors for a month, etc etc. We had most people believing it was true before the actual joke went into effect. The cherry on top was that we released it on March 31st (April 1st in Australia) to avoid the typical "It was launched on April fools day so it has to be a joke" skepticism.

    However, admittedly, it probably wasn't as convincing if you hadn't been hearing all th rumors swirling, and seeing people's topics on it mysterious get closed/deleted. Or if you hadn't seen the fake staff arguments we put on in the IRC channel, or didn't know about the quitings. This was one of the most complex, elaborate, and convoluted pranks you'll probably ever see. [​IMG]
     
  19. pkprostudio

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    I *still* can't believe some people fell for it after reading through all the pages of that thread. (Ahem, JPH)
     
  20. JPH

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    Shit.

    C'mon guys, this is the second time I've shitted my pants today [​IMG]

    GBAtemp Shop needs official GBAtemp underwear.

    You guys sure did get me though!

    GBAtemp [​IMG]
     
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