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Re: So, April Fools forum pranks

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Nice anagram. I played that trick with my users once, quite funny. :lol:
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iWisdom wrote:
BertieZilla wrote:
Ladysarajane wrote:
Highway of Life wrote:Welp, we at STG just initiated our April Fools joke today... a bit late, but due to the size of the project, it took quite a bit of time.
I’ll describe it after the wave has passed though, won’t do much good now since all of our members are phpBB fans, they like to read my posts for clues. :lol:
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Everyone got assimilated by the Borg when they entered Deck 15... despite the HUGE RED LETTERS that read: "DO NOT ENTER THIS DECK!!"... alas, it is why Highway of Life is banned from phpBB.com as well. (see "The Team" link below), he tricked NeoThermic (Support Team Leader) into getting assimilated.

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~/bertieZilla-3.0/$ ./configure --enable-bertiezilla --enable-troll-eating
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BertieZilla wrote:Everyone got assimilated by the Borg when they entered Deck 15... despite the HUGE RED LETTERS that read: "DO NOT ENTER THIS DECK!!"... alas, it is why Highway of Life is banned from phpBB.com as well. (see "The Team" link below), he tricked NeoThermic (Support Team Leader) into getting assimilated.
His rank appears to be "Kidnapped by Bertie", not "I've Been Banned" :D
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Well what is worse, banned or kidnapped by bertie? :mrgreen:
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Kidnapped by Bertie is much worse.

Bans can be temporary... :twisted:
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drathbun wrote:Kidnapped by Bertie is much worse.
ive havent been right since i escaped captivity. :lol:
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I’ve... de... de... developed so... some s.s.s.s... side effe... issues.
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I run a small high school reunion web site. It's closed, only people who went to our high school get in.

Last year, the other 2 admins and I all get secondary userids, made up IDs like we had gone to the school, etc. Between the 3 real admins and the 3 fake IDs, we made up a whole story about a party that we'd thrown the night before, claimed we'd invited everyone, what a good time we'd had, etc. We even posted pictures, I think.

Well, a couple of people got really ticked that they hadn't been invited. We said they had, we claimed to check the PM logs and sure enough, the invites went out. Didn't matter. These people were really hurt that they didn't get invited. By early evening, we had to admit that it was an april fools joke. Not funny, they said.

And it wasn't like we hadn't dropped hints. The web site logo in the upper left is a version of the rampant stallion that was our school emblem. We changed it for the day for a laughing horse with big buck teeth. We changed all the forum colours, away from the school colours to something godawful and clashing. We reprinted the google datacenter on the moon announcement and the bush daughters join the air force, both known april fools jokes. The names of the 3 fake IDs were permutations of our own names. About the only thing we didn't do was flash April Fools on the screen.

It took at least a month to mollify the last one.
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Highway of Life wrote:I’ve... de... de... developed so... some s.s.s.s... side effe... issues.
But do you think collectively now?
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MichaelWagner wrote:
Highway of Life wrote:I’ve... de... de... developed so... some s.s.s.s... side effe... issues.
But do you think collectively now?
Do you think collectively now? ... we mean... NO! of course not!
We feel very... unique.
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Is that

I’m feeling very... unique.

or

We're feeling very... unique.
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The malfunctioning drone has been terminated. :twisted:
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Re: So, April Fools forum pranks

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Pretty extreme outcome for an April Fools prank. I'll have to tell my "prankee"s how lightly they got off in contrast :D
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Re: So, April Fools forum pranks

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drathbun wrote:To implement the code I posted earlier in version 2, and only for a specific page...

open includes/page_header.php
find

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$template->assign_vars(array(
        'SITENAME' => $board_config['sitename'],
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$current_file_info = pathinfo($HTTP_SERVER_VARS['SCRIPT_NAME']);
$this_page_name = $current_file_info['basename'];
if ($this_page_name == 'index.php')
{
      $flip_code = '<style type="text/css">body { Filter: FlipH FlipV; }</style>';
}
else
{
      $flip_code = '';
}
That sets up a variable that will only be set for index.php. Then after the previous find add this:

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        'FLIP_CODE' => $flip_code,
To clarify, the final code should look like this after you add the new line:

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$template->assign_vars(array(
        'SITENAME' => $board_config['sitename'],
        'FLIP_CODE' => $flip_code,
Finally, open templates/your_template_name/overall_header.tpl
Find

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{META}
After, add

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{FLIP_CODE}

any way of coverting this code for individual posts? would be funny as i made website and there always messing me about, i know it not much of apral fools but would be quite funny if you could do it though
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