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April Fools - Hidden group + Mixed Words

+ posted by njt in Site News on Apr 2, 2012 13:27

April 1st has come to an end and it's time to let in on our little prank this time.

If you're a member and have been active for the past week with at least one post you would have received a PM from me stating this:

Congrats [username]! You have been selected as one of the few members of a test usergroup called Watchers. On each post you may have noticed a button called "Report Post". For your new group this has been modified to give you the power to delete inappropriate posts. This will make the job of our main staff a whole lot easier as well as give you the potential to be promoted to an even higher rank if your selected posts are indeed troublesome.

Don't hesitate to delete posts which you think are against the forum rules, we count on you to enforce the rules. Also you should also note that your user group will appear unchanged as this is a secret trial. Please don't tell anybody about this test, some members may get agitated if their posts get deleted by people who aren't members of the staff. We'll announce the new usergroup if this test proves to be successful. Thanks for your cooperation.

The neat thing is, is we actually made it so that it deleted posts. However, it only "appeared" to be deleted to that one member. Everyone else could see it. I got tons of comments saying "Sorry I deleted ~~ on accident *sweat*" lol

Out of the thousands of people that got the message only around 100 people messaged back either recognizing it as an April fools prank or being highly motivated to help! While this was a prank those that did contact me back are certainly people the staff and I will take more notice of and perhaps they will actually be recognized as staff here soon! So it wasn't all just a really mean joke :D.

But seeing as the first prank was more user centered we wanted something our lurkers might probably enjoy as well. What we did was ran a script that replaced various words with other words. Here's a list of what was changed.

naruto > randomword
sasuke > naruto
randomword > sasuke
quincy > randomword
shinigami > quincy
randomword > shinigami
bankai > randomword
shikai > bankai
randomword > shikai
ichigo > randomword
aizen > ichigo
randomword > aizen
oga > Alandelon
furuichi > Alandelon
hilda > Alandelon
aoi > Alandelon
kunieda > Alandelon
beel > Alandelon
itachi > Tenten
kabuto > Tsunade
orochimaru > Anko
madara > Tobi
minato > Mei
emo > hottie
troll > genius
milly > Curry Badger

That said, thanks for participating in this years April fools :D. Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments ^^

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#1. by zc1995 ()
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
Was an interesting and fresh April fools joke, since the idea of it was pretty fasinating,lol
#2. by rajin ()
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
actually i had the feeling that this is a setup.

but then again didn't listen the brain and DELETE SCRIPT was a good evidence to lure people into this kind of trap.

over all i assume most of the members knew it was a trap
#3. by zc1995 ()
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
Well, I find it suspicious, but doesn't matter, sill take the bait ,lol
#4. by dake360 ()
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
You got me good. April Fools day didn't even cross my mind at the time.
#5. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
Thanks for participating :D. For the most part it seemed like we were able to trick a good few people~

Success :D
#6. by INF-IChiGo ()
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
@dake360 it was the same for me too, lol but well too many haters went well at least
#7. by Naomi (MH's Most Beautiful Member)
Posted on Apr 2, 2012
I'm sad I didn't get the PM, but the word replacements were bloody brilliant. Laughed my ass off! XD
#8. by kdowns ()
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
I never got a PM and I was active D:
#9. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
@kdowns :( Lame~ guess the PM thing isn't as good as it should be :(.
#10. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
@naomidee Yeah, we didn't include staff / ex staff :p. Sorry! ^^;
#11. by Hajimeru Rinko ()
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
I wasn't even active and yet I got the message. And it didn't even work for me lol. Then later I realised it was sent to me on April's Fools... so.... :P
#12. by Hard Core Rikki ()
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
It was likely only 100 because the rest haven't yet sent the PMs.
#13. by Koyomi_Araragi ()
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
haha at first i was like "yeeeahhh" but when i look at the date... i was like "I'm really a fool"

xD nice one!!
#14. by lunarey ()
Posted on Apr 4, 2012
"I chose the exact wrong day to visit my favorite forum." - my first thoughts as I read up on Naruto spoilers on 1/4/2012

Can you imagine my distress when reading updated discussions? HoMaiGah!!! I was telling myself, "No... you've got it all wrong... it's Naruto who's like that! Not Sasuke?! Wtf are these people smok--" and then I realised it. Then it was so much fun reading~ Haha! It was the best April Fool's day I've had in a while. Thank you! XD
#15. by Taraku ()
Posted on Apr 4, 2012
I just read that PM and my first thought was: "why me?". My second thought was: "When did you send that?" and then actually everything was clear^^
#16. by liductan ()
Posted on Apr 5, 2012
Funny, I was late...when it came to receiving this message..
#17. by SantanaDVX ()
Posted on Apr 5, 2012
I knew it was an april fools joke when i saw the date. I was liek fuuuu

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