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April Fooled?
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:04:12 PM »
Hello,

Earlier we announced the release of a whole new Default theme for SMF 2.0.5. As many correctly assumed it was an April Fool's joke. Remember, we are an international community, so it does run through out the day for us. The theme was actually based on Multi Milk 2 released by Gary. The team would like to thank him for allowing us to use and modify the theme for our purposes. (For anyone interested in using the original or modified Multi Milk 2 themes, please note that the team received explicit permission from Gary to remove his copyright notice as per the license supplied with Multi Milk 2.)

We (the team) would also like to thank midori-no-ink for allowing us to use her EmotiPonies Smiley set.

Arantor's rejoining the team unfortunately is also a joke. We would also like to extend our thanks to him for playing along.

It has been a long time since Simple Machines did something like this, and we are pleased to see so many people get into the spirit of the day, so a thank you to everyone that participated.

But while this was all for fun, some people did find it insulting for various reasons, so to them we do apologize

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 05:08:56 PM »
So I guess I can change my signature back now? :)
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 05:11:34 PM »
if you want :P

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 05:13:24 PM »
I'm going to miss the Lead Stableboy badge, heh.
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 05:13:55 PM »
you can keep it if you want :P

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 05:19:59 PM »
I would like to point out to everyone that while I designed the theme as a whole, I was not responsible for the colours. When I gave permission to SM to use the theme, I just said "have at it" and what was used is the end result of a mixture of all four colour variants that are supplied with the theme, three of which were included as an afterthought on my part.

The theme was, and always is designed to be in blue, with shades that are copied from Curve, so had I have been handling the version used on SM.org, then I would'nt have touched the colours and set it as blue, (or made the theme multi colour using schemes that reference the main six characters of MLP:FIM) resulting in/offering something that was a lot less hurtful on the eyes for those who have vision impairments, so for that, I apologise for not having the foresight that something like that could've happened.

The reason I didn't get involved with the theme was simple, I had four coursework pieces to submit when the modifications for the theme were started. I've offered SM to keep the theme installed, but on condition that its reverted to how I originally made it's colours as blue, so if the only thing you hated were the colours, please say so. My forum, The Bongo Comics Fan Forum provides a demo of the theme using its proper colours if you're interested in seeing how it would look had I done the Brony version. ;)

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 05:21:08 PM »
Will the Brony version be downloadable?
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 05:42:18 PM »
Yes l loved it, really funny.
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 05:55:01 PM »
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...some people did find it insulting for various reasons, so to them we do apologize
Insulting? They must have nothing better to do.

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 06:14:03 PM »
I chuckled  ;)

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 06:31:58 PM »
Insulting? They must have nothing better to do.

The template's design was well received from what I got. The complaints were over the colours. Going from blues to red and green was a bit of a shock and the colours didn't mix well with each other.
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 06:43:41 PM »
Which imho made it even funnier :P
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 06:47:23 PM »
Perhaps. But they shouldn't have been so bright and caused people's eyes to hurt. I think we can all agree to that.

I got some valuable feedback through doing this.
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 05:15:21 AM »
Aw, come on, I missed on all the fun... are there any screenshots at least?

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 05:24:40 AM »
MLP remembered me my childhood xD
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 06:22:09 AM »
I will only say..


Thank God.. its over ;)

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 11:08:53 AM »
Aw, come on, I missed on all the fun... are there any screenshots at least?

You'd be traumatised if you were to see it :D.

I thought it was amusing, so thanks to everyone who thought it up.

Incidentally, the smileys seem different to how they should be in default.  Has someone forgotten to change them?
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 11:15:40 AM »
It was an exceptional successful joke,well done also  ;)
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 11:50:53 AM »
Hahahaha absolutely brilliant :D

To think that some fora are like this on *purpose*...

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 11:39:29 PM »
I miss the announcement, already locked  >:(
btw, if you want to use the themes, at least please change the color  ;D

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 03:58:06 AM »
btw, if you want to use the themes, at least please change the color  ;D
That's exactly what I said. :P
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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2013, 02:57:14 PM »
Good, but not as good as dihydrogen-monoxide prank.

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2013, 02:58:23 PM »
Yay! Good to see you, again, Karl!

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Re: April Fooled?
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 07:44:13 PM »
I still think the best April Fools joke in recent history was the joint "merger" announcement between Coppermine and Gallery years ago.

http://galleryproject.org/node/153 and http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=16506.0

The page at "coppergallery.org" had something at the bottom about "x people fooled since April 1st" (or something along those lines)
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