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What do you think to today's shenanigans on fluther,good,bad,indifferent?

Asked by ucme (46534points) April 1st, 2010

I mean it was perfectly clear to me what the names were & why this was happening.Okay obviously this was not the case with everyone.It did seem to provoke quite a reaction,which is fair enough.It was only a bit of fun,okay not great but fun nontheless.I see they’ve made-it-easier-for-some-to-read-our-names,interesting.

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I enjoyed it. It really wasn’t that difficult to see who was who.

filmfann's avatar

It did make it harder to respond to some of the posters, tho

wundayatta's avatar

I think there have never been so many meta questions in one day as today. If this isn’t navel gazing, I don’t know what is!

HungryGuy's avatar

Oh? Is this deliberate and not a software bug? Well okay. Ha-ha. But it’s making Fluther practically unusable…

tinyfaery's avatar

It was fun, like the talk like a pirate day in 2008.

philosopher's avatar

I do not think it is funny.

tedibear's avatar

I find it rather amusing! I don’t know which picture or name I’ll get to be with each post so I’m enjoying the surprise each time. Thank you Fluther, for the harmless amusement!

jrpowell's avatar

It was funny for about 5 minutes. Then it got annoying. I ad-blocked the avatars and greasemonkeyed the usernames back to normal.

gemiwing's avatar

I think it’s a great prank. It made me smile and lately that’s worth a lot.

HungryGuy's avatar

I concur. When first I logged onto Fluther this evening, I thought it was a software bug, since it happened once before a week or so ago (everyone’s avatar was AstroChuck). I even posted a message to the mods which got “Returned for Editing.” Then I saw this thread and saw what’s happening. So okay, April Fools! Ha-ha! Funny for a while, but it’s making Fluther almost unusable.

filmfann's avatar

And, we are back.

MacBean's avatar

I got it right away and was amused for a minute or two. Then I started getting a headache trying to figure out who everyone was because my glasses were in my mother’s car which was ten miles away. So I spent the day reading (finished two books!) and occasionally checking to see if things were back to normal. No big deal. What’s everyone bitching about?

Fred931's avatar

Aww, but I don’t wanna go back to normal!

FBI's avatar

@HungryGuy That wasn’t a software bug either. People purposely changed their avatar to AstroChuck.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Meh, the jokes in years past were funnier.

MacBean's avatar

I don’t think I even remember any of the other jokes I was here for… Fail!

cak's avatar

I thought it was funny – but I couldn’t keep up with it. A bit on the slow side, today. I did think that I had funny lost it when I saw that I was a guy (avatar picture!).

YARNLADY's avatar

I thought it was hilarious. I joined in right from the start when it changed over at midnight.

HungryGuy's avatar

Well, in the spirit of the moment, I just posted a couple of “April Fools” questions. I bet they’ll be returned to be for “editing” momentarily :-p

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I didn’t like it how difficult it made everything so I skipped fluther today – now I’m back.

filmfann's avatar

I was in another world! And, you were there…and you… and you!

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir and @MacBean: Thank you for being sensible! You didn’t like it so you stayed off fluther rather than sticking around and whining.

I was quite amused by both the prank and the discussions that followed. :)

Likeradar's avatar

Meh. It wasn’t hard to figure out who was who, and it was just one day so I didn’t get point of all the damn whining. I kind of liked last year’s April Fools better because this one seemed to mess up Fluther’s functionality more, but I definitley appreciate that Bendrewim do pranks and the work it took.

MacBean's avatar

@KatawaGrey: But now I’m back to whine about the whining! ;D

YARNLADY's avatar

@filmfann—Now that’s funny.

davidbetterman's avatar

It was great. Like Astrochuck day, only thrust upon us, whereas you had to change into Chuck on your own.

jeanmay's avatar

Midnight for Fluther is 5pm for me, so it seemed a bit strange to be fooled so late in the day. Strange but funny, and even funnier seeing people react as the day/night progressed. Good one Fluther Brothers.

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