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Just in case you didn't know

+ posted by njt in Site News on Apr 3, 2014 08:33


Apparently people felt that the post the other day, on April 1st, was real so we decided to put up a post stating it wasn't and that you were fooled.

Thanks everyone for giving us great laughs as well as way to go to those that realized it was an April Fools joke from the ever so cleverly placed key letters "AF" placed within the app. We would also like to thank those who pretended to be banned during the day :p.

It was fun doing something other than just modding the site.

For those of you who would like to know how I made the programs - I used the program LiveCode to code it. It's an evolved form of Hypercard if you guys know what that is :p

here is the code I used for the app:

local lBrowserID

on openCard
browserOn
end openCard

on browserOn
put the windowID of this stack into tWinID

put revBrowserOpen(tWinID, "http://mangahelpers.com") into tBrowserID
if tBrowserID is not an integer then
answer "Failed to open browser." & tBrowserID
exit browserOn
end if

put tBrowserID into lBrowserID

revBrowserSet lBrowserID, "showborder", true
revBrowserSet lBrowserID, "rect", the rect of graphic "browser"

end browserOn

on browserBeforeNavigate pID, pURL
global browserCancel
if "mangahelpers.com" is not in pURL then
answer warning "Can't navigate to a domain ouside of MangaHelpers.com."
put true into browserCancel
end if
end browserBeforeNavigate

on closeCard
browserOff
end closeCard

on browserOff
if lBrowserID is an integer then
revBrowserClose lBrowserID
end if
put empty into lBrowserID
end browserOff


Let me what you guys thought of the little prank :D.

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Comments
#1. by Gradonil_Ral (Scanlator)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
The best prank of the day ^^ (that I've encountered)
#2. by Demonspeed (MangaHelper)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
I want to know... What happened to those who downloaded the app? I was banned.
#3. by Demonspeed (MangaHelper)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
I want to know... What happened to those who downloaded the app? I was banned.
#4. by 101nemesis (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
You guys fooled me. Got me to download the software. Before I opened it I started reading the comments and then it hit me.
#5. by 3c (GOT MILLKKK?)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
Demonspeed, they were unbanned obviously, as you are =P
#6. by cmertb (Translator)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
The text of the prank announcement needed to be worded more "professionally". I completely forgot it was Apr 1, but when I read the text I thought "what is this, April 1st?", looked at the calendar, and yes, it was. That's why I would consider this particular prank a fail. In fact, I am amazed at the number of people who took it seriously -- the only thing I can think of in their defense is that English isn't their native language and they have no feel for the style in which such announcements are written. In short, good jokes of similar nature are always worded to sound as serious and humorless as possible.

I did dl the browser to see what it was, but when I saw it was an executable file, my paranoia got the better of me and I didn't run it.
#7. by benelori (<span style="font-weight: bold;font-style: italic; color: #404040;text-shadow: 0px 0px 8px #404040;">Hound of Shadow</span>)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
Ubuntu version didn't work for me :p
#8. by mikkih (Translator/Moderator)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
Can't wait till April 1, 2015!
#9. by thornofcarrion (Little tocs-Coming Soon)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
How can people miss "AF" :p? Anyway, it was fun reading all those comments. Nice work.
#10. by TheLuffySmile (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
Haha it was fun to participate! I enjoyed my fake ban! <3
#11. by milek (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
its not nice from you. can you imagine that small window from you browser on 24 inch monitor
#12. by M3J (MH Senpai)
Posted on Apr 4, 2014
HAHAHAHAHAHA IT WAS FUNNY, I LAUGHED HARD
#13. by Zasz (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 4, 2014
It was the best AF of my life. LOL
#14. by Ex-Shadow (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 4, 2014
Rather than the joke itself, the reaction of other members were what made this year AF so hilarious. Hehehe....
#15. by Otters11 (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 5, 2014
Could you create a link to the prank? I missed it and have not idea what is going on. Surely you could load the prank page in a link?
#16. by Saithan (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 7, 2014
I knew it was a prank, but I couldn't see the funny part :) Perhaps you put in too much effort into it ;P

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