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Should we boycott Fluther for the rest of the day?

Asked by CyanoticWasp (19981 points ) April 1st, 2010

I’m getting damn sick and tired of the April Fool’s ‘joke’. It caught me first thing this morning, I’ll admit. And when I realized what was happening with names and avatars I was a bit sheepish that it had taken me so long to catch on. Good one, guys.

But come on now. This is like a whole fucking day of nothing but crank phone calls. Not funny any more. Enough is enough.

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IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Jeez, I just got here. WTF did I miss?

Axemusica's avatar

What joke? I’m not seeing it. quit smoking crack!

CMaz's avatar

Yea! It is more like Halloween then April fools. ;-)

I would have rather seen every ones profile pictures jumbled around.
Ya know people would be jumping out of windows by the end of the day.

Too late…

XOIIO's avatar

I would never boycott Fluther, She is my lady, and my one true love,, but how she hurts me with this cruel oke. Enough is enough

Likeradar's avatar

Oh geez. What is with people complaining about this?
Didn’t one long term jelly already leave permanently because the wahmbulance didn’t get here fast enough?

You know it will be over by tomorrow. Quit logging in for a few more hours if it bugs you so much.

Day-um.

cyn's avatar

Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

And how do people in Topeka feel about it, anyway?

Michael_Huntington's avatar

:’(
Boo fucking hoo

CMaz's avatar

@benxoiiodrewim – You sick bastard!

jaytkay's avatar

Should we boycott Fluther for the rest of the day?

U R doing it wrong

Axemusica's avatar

@timjaytkayewen LMAO

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Um… no. Let’s learn how to take a joke instead.

CMaz's avatar

While they are at it. The boys should let the mods take the day off.

Lets really get this party started!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Nah. I’m just ignoring it at this point.

Pseudonym's avatar

Exactly, @benchristopherwalkenshidingplacedrewim. IT’S A JOKE. HAVE FUN WITH IT. IT’S ONE DAY OF THE ENTIRE YEAR. JUST CHILL!

Zaku's avatar

LOL!

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

This didn’t work out well. It was amusing at first. “oh ok , April Fool’s day, the names and pics are different. Now it’s just making Fluther annoying to navigate. Oh well, small potatoes. It’ll be back to normal tomorrow. I can hang until then.

TexasDude's avatar

The joke is actually kindof retarded, but that’s just my two pennies.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Hey! Maybe this question fooled a whole bunch of people into getting pissed off. If that’s the case, mission accomplished. Lol

jaytkay's avatar

In all seriousness, I’ve found it interesting. Instead of looking at the name/avatar first and thinking “I probably will/will not agree with this”, it makes me read and interpret only the words.

It makes me realize how the identity of the commenter affects my opinion of the comment.

lilikoi's avatar

I agree with you @ChazMaz – It is getting old looking at the same like three photos over and over again and not being able to differentiate who’s who without serious effort (too much for me to bother…)

Axemusica's avatar

yes @benjaytkayimew it could be a very interesting science project (^_^”)-b

escapedone7's avatar

I can take a joke and laugh;. If it annoyed me I’d go finish reading my e-book. However I am extremely concerned that it looks as if a number of accounts have been deleted because people did not obey the rule of staying on topic. Of course when they do something like this people are going to talk about it. But every time they do they are moderated for leaving the topic. It is one thing to pull a joke, another to force us to never speak or acknowledge it. I wasn’t a terribly big fan of gailleogilrl but I’m afraid she got deleted, and many others. I argued with her before about stupid stuff, so I’m not her best friend. Still I hope deleting the accounts of people who talk about this “joke” is also a joke. Otherwise I am a little concerned.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@anescapedone7enim Did her account get deleted, or just her comments? The former seems rather drastic; the latter, not as much.

escapedone7's avatar

I can’t find her account page anymore. But with all the joking, I can’t be sure of anything.

rebbel's avatar

@timescapedone7drewen
Gailleogilrl (‘s account) got deleted?
Because of what?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Nevermind, I see. Good one, Chaz.

escapedone7's avatar

From what I saw early this morning I gathered it was about not staying on topic. We are NOT supposed to acknowledge this joke is happening on other threads because it is off topic. Which is like putting an elephant in a room and demanding nobody acknowledge it. That’s my only concern. Of course people will talk about this joke. Otherwise, why make the joke? I’m not laughing now.

rebbel's avatar

@anchristopherwalkenshidingplaceenim
Ah, it wasn’t just me who was thinking that.

Likeradar's avatar

Are you sure people are getting deleted rather than deleting their own accounts because they dislike changes?

downtide's avatar

If it annoyed me enough, I’d go and log in to answerbag instead. But it’s not THAT annoying.

escapedone7's avatar

http://www.fluther.com/users/galileogirl/

she’s gone and she isn’t the only one.

I love the joke. But everyone new logging in will ask about the joke, or talk about the joke, and break the stay on topic rule. I think a little lee way should be given considering.

andrew's avatar

@all Galileogirl was suspended for spamming many, many threads with the same copy-paste.

rangerr's avatar

The internet is serious business, guys.
You should be ashamed of yourselves.

nikipedia's avatar

This was incredibly confusing when I was drunk at 2:00 this morning.

nikipedia's avatar

Damn, I look good.

nikipedia's avatar

I can’t decide which version of my new self I like best.

rangerr's avatar

Niki, I love you.
And your face.
And your new faces.

KatawaGrey's avatar

If you don’t like the joke then don’t log on, it’s as simple as that. If there is a loaded gun to your head, well, I’m sorry about that. However, there is no loaded gun to my head so instead of whining about it, I’m going to enjoy it or ignore it for the rest of the day.

I’m quite enjoying, frankly. It is a superb prank.

escapedone7's avatar

It is rather funny and I am enjoying the joke itself. It’s hilarious actually.

I was just objecting to not being allowed to discuss it openly. They can loosen the leash a little on a joke day. At least now I know people aren’t being randomly deleted for breaking the “don’t speak of this” rule. Now I’m less concerned. Thanks for explaining @andrew.

Fred931's avatar

Here is a specially-cached version of the website so that babies like you can stop whining about your ugly new avatars.

wundayatta's avatar

It’s not really bothering me. I assume it will be gone tomorrow.

I don’t know what galileogirl said in her spam, although that doesn’t seem like her, unless she got really pissed. I counsel calmness. Take a deep breath. This, too, shall pass.

escapedone7's avatar

I always wanted to know what it would be like to be a man for a day. I am going to go play with my new toy.

silverfly's avatar

I think we should make the joke permanent.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I think GalileoGirls disappearance is likely a gag.

Coloma's avatar

You avatar guys are so bi….lolololol

Jude's avatar

“looks as if a number of accounts have been deleted because people did not obey the rule of staying on topic.”.

Who else decided to leave?

AstroChuck's avatar

<- I’ve never looked so good.

Fred931's avatar

@jimah I’ve been posting irrelevant information since this morning. I hope I get a warning when the mods get fed up.

lol @AstroChuck

augustlan's avatar

Guys, I don’t think we need to be calling the OP a baby for asking this question. One person’s humor is another’s pain-in-the-ass. There are a couple of people who had trouble with the joke, and some have decided to stay away for the day. I’m not aware of anyone except galileogirl who was affected enough to cause serious problems over it, but some people are annoyed. That said, I think it’s hilarious. :D

tinyfaery's avatar

Go ahead. I don’t take anything this seriously.

rebbel's avatar

Should we boycott Fluther for the rest of the day?

The people in this thread (including me) aren’t boycotting it for at least three hours now.

Coloma's avatar

“Boycott”...sounds rather serious.

I don’t see a need to organize any troops. lol

Jude's avatar

No.

It was just for a day. I didn’t mind it at all (actually, it was rather funny at times).

Coloma's avatar

Anyone that wants to get a flag and wave it around over their computers should be free to do so.

wilma's avatar

I thought it was kinda funny and have been gone most of the day, so didn’t get annoyed at all.
It’s really funny over in the tampon thread, with the guys faces next to those comments.

tedibear's avatar

How is this much different than when people changed their avatars to AstroChuck for the day? That was amusing and it went away after a bit. This too shall pass.

But I am surprised to hear that gallileogirl was spamming. That strikes me as behavior unlike her.

mrrich724's avatar

When I saw it this morning, I rubbed my eyes and thought I was just still tired. When I realized what it was I wasn’t like, “oh haha, I get it, April Fools”

No, I thought, “Well that’s kind dumb, and not very creative really.”

At this point, it is quite annoying.

aprilsimnel's avatar

This doesn’t bother me at all.

Trillian's avatar

I enjoyed the joke. My first thought was, “Oh, @Jeffvader changed his avatar, this is what he looks like.” Then I clicked on it to get an enlarged view, and it went to his regular avatar. Back and forth a couple times, I gave up. Then I saw the same avatar on some other threads, remembered the date, and relaxed. I don’t see the problem here.

MacBean's avatar

I don’t think we need to be calling the OP a baby for asking this question.

Why not? We don’t get a “Stupid Question” or “Stupid Answer” button. We’re supposed to man up and say so when we disagree with someone on Fluther instead of hiding behind an anonymous click.

When you bitch about something you don’t like, you look like a big baby. (See my previous paragraph, el oh el.) When it’s something you can do something about—like simply avoid a website for a few hours—you look like an even bigger one. Read a book. Take a walk. Nap. Don’t hang around the thing that’s irritating you and bitch about it.

Though, FWIW, I hated the “joke,” too. Trying to read the user names literally gave me a headache because my glasses were, tragically, not at my house. :(

YARNLADY's avatar

What’s up with this? I’m the one who is always getting accused of not ‘getting’ the jokes around here and I looked forward to this day ever since the April Fool’s party last year. Sounds like some people here need some more pancakes.

Trillian's avatar

Hehehehehe! “Pancake” “ooooooohhhhhhhh!”

MacBean's avatar

ahahaha GA, @YARNLADY. I could probably use some Fluther pancakes today, yeah.

Arisztid's avatar

If I had been annoyed by this joke, I simply would have not been around. I certainly would not have made a fuss over it. I can easily be without any website for a day (or longer).

jonsblond's avatar

I looked forward to this morning. Last year’s April Fool’s prank has stuck in my mind all year. I had so much fun that day. Today’s prank was funny at first, but didn’t compare at all to last year. Oh well. I turned the computer off and went to the park with my daughter instead. :)

KatawaGrey's avatar

But we’re back to our old avatars and the day’s not even done yet! Haha, oh well. :)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

It’s easy to be a dick, too, @MacBean.

jaytkay's avatar

It’s easy to be a dick

And just as easy to be pleasant

@CyanoticWasp can attest to the fact that sometimes I am a dick, and still he sent me a kind comment today

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@jaytkay I swear I have no idea what you’re talking about. You? A dick? You’re putting me on. Is this another April Fools thing or what?

And besides, it was two comments, wasn’t it?

jaytkay's avatar

lol
you sent two kind comments, yes

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@jonsblond I wasn’t around last year. What was the prank?

jonsblond's avatar

@Dr_Dredd Everyone had negative lurve (I believe mine at the time was approximately -5000), when someone was crafting a response it read “username is construing drivel”, the happy welcomes in the right hand corner were not so happy (I believe some of the greetings came from this question), great questions and great answers became bad questions and bad answers, Dr J looked like this (sorry for the tiny image) and questions generally suited for the chatroom were allowed for the entire day.

am I missing anything….Bueller?

KatawaGrey's avatar

@jonsblond: Lurve was called evruL. It was hilarious. :)

jonsblond's avatar

I knew I was forgetting something. Thanks @KatawaGrey.!

monocle's avatar

I missed something crazy this morning, didn’t I? =/

davidbetterman's avatar

For those bitching and moaning about a rather cool April Fool’s Joke…what a bunch of babies.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@jonsblond and @KatawaGrey That’s hilarious! :-)

breedmitch's avatar

I liked the joke. I liked last year’s joke.
But the best by far was two years ago, when answers became questions, and questions became answers. Of course, there were far fewer of us around, then.

XOIIO's avatar

LOL! This was such a great day.

breedmitch's avatar

April 1st always is.
there are at least 4 people in this thread who have deleted accounts. ijs

XOIIO's avatar

Really? LOL!

augustlan's avatar

Halloween ain’t too shabby, either. :)

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