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Are you guys pulling any forum pranks on your users this year? I do every year, but not sure what I'm going to do yet.
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As I tend to do it all year round I think I might give April the 1st a miss. That should fool them - trying to find what I am up to. :D

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lol. If someone plays a prank on you, just say it isn't the 1st of April in the most convincing way as possible. Then when they feel embarrassed you can tell them the truth. This only works on stupid people though.
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Last year I had some fun with the word censor. Replacing "this" with "that" and "your" with "mine" etc. I actually had members correcting themselves two times before they got a clue what was going on. :lol:
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I played with the word censor last year too. I also swapped the buttons round in overall_header :mrgreen:

This years one is in my sig
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We never miss an April 1st, but I cannot say what it is (it’s very secret) until after April1st has passed for the entire world (all 48 timezones).
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A couple of years ago I posted some inline css for my "off topic" forum that turned it upside down and backwards. It was quite amusing. The best prank was the first year we were live, as I posted a link to a press release that showed that we were selling the site.

I haven't done something every year. Have to keep 'em guessing. :lol:

Here's the code to flip the page if you want to try it:

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<style type="text/css">
body { Filter: FlipH FlipV; }
</style>
I just included that when the forum_id matched the value for my "off topic" forum. I did that by adding a check in viewforum.php and viewtopic.php and sent an additional template variable into the header that included that css.
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I have not yet planned of anything till now. May be I will flip my forum upside down on april first.
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Jim_UK wrote:As I tend to do it all year round I think I might give April the 1st a miss. That should fool them - trying to find what I am up to. :D

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I quite like the idea of using the word censor as it is easy to undo but have to say that the page turning upside down particularly just after signing in would be a hoot. :twisted:

You know - you lot do bring out the very worst in me. :lol:

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Last year I made it look like the forum got hacked. I'm still not quite sure what to do this year. But, thanks to your post I'm leaning towards the word censor also. Something easy to do on such short notice.
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Highway of Life wrote:We never miss an April 1st, but I cannot say what it is (it’s very secret) until after April1st has passed for the entire world (all 48 timezones).
hehehe :twisted:
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drathbun wrote:A couple of years ago I posted some inline css for my "off topic" forum that turned it upside down and backwards. It was quite amusing. The best prank was the first year we were live, as I posted a link to a press release that showed that we were selling the site.

I haven't done something every year. Have to keep 'em guessing. :lol:

Here's the code to flip the page if you want to try it:

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<style type="text/css">
body { Filter: FlipH FlipV; }
</style>
I just included that when the forum_id matched the value for my "off topic" forum. I did that by adding a check in viewforum.php and viewtopic.php and sent an additional template variable into the header that included that css.
I think this would be hilarious! Unfortunately, I don't know where to insert that code. I want this to happen only for my index page, not for any of the individual forums or threads...

any help would be appreciated...
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Post by Erik Frèrejean »

This should do the trick :).

Open: index.php, Find:

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// Output page 
Before-add:

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$template->assign_var('S_APRILS_FOOL', true); 
Open: styles/{your style}/overall_header.html, Find:

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</head>
Before-add:

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<!-- IF S_APRILS_FOOL -->
<style type="text/css">
body { Filter: FlipH FlipV; }
</style>
<!-- ENDIF -->
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Some jokes appears before April 1st, and I think it's not a way to do it. Only little joke is really a joke, the other are very bad and disappointing.
In fact, I'm very upset when the joke reach a point where it's never having to go...

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drathbun wrote:A couple of years ago I posted some inline css for my "off topic" forum that turned it upside down and backwards.
I did that last year for the entire site and it was a hit. Well, it was a hit for the IE users. Firefox doesn't support FLIPV and FLIPH, so about one third of my users didn't get to see it.

That's not to say that the Firefox users were left out. Instead of seeing the flipped page, they were responding to all the posts from the IE users who were complaining about site problems.

This year, I'm just using the April Fool's MOD to make everyone look like an admin. I was planning on swapping websites and domain names with a buddy of mine, but I didn't get it organized in time.
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