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Darren
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: April Fools' Day - Competition Reply with quote

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In years past we have joined in the April Fools' tradition. Some of the spoofs we concocted were very clever, fooled many, and were well received, some were rather less inventive and fooled few and some were rumbled very early in the day.

But rather than follow the crowd and try and compete with some very inventive and complex pranks, this year we've decided to do something completely different and get you to tell us about your pranks.

Instead of our fooling you this year, we want to hear what YOU did to fool others. Using the thread linked below, tell us what pranks you pulled, or what spoofs you have spotted and we'll award a one year subscription to the post we like best

Please don't spoil the fun for others by posting before midday though! We'll run the competition over the weekend and the winner will be chosen on Monday morning.

Although they won't be considered for the competition, we's also love to hear of any April Fools' Day spoofs you have spotted in the press, magazines, or on other web-sites.

Over to you (after midday tomorrow!).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you hear the one about the forum database controller who arranged to change all the fonts on his forum automatically because he knew he was going to be away on holiday on 1 April. And then he got his times wrong and it changed back an hour before midday.

Oh how we all laughed ........... Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My story is kind of an "Anti April Fool"!.

Many years back after a flight on British Airways to the States I got a letter saying I had won top prize in the Inflight Duty Free Magazine Competition I had entered and I had won 2 tickets to New York on Concorde!

I went in to work the next day completely hyped about my win and telling my colleagues. I was really disappointed in their response and how they totally played down my win.

It wasn't until the afternoon it dawned on me it was April Fools day and also my friend worked for BA so they thought he had sent me headed paper to make it look real.

It took weeks to convince them I really HAD won! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back story: I'm a film producer with a fairly active twitter account.

So, this morning I posted a big tweet saying I was back to square one since a couple of big acting names had dropped out of my project. They hadn't.

First reply after I came clean was "NOt funny - we were genuinely worried! #pooface" Twisted Evil Laughing

EDIT: Second reply! "Custard pie coming to you shortly via courier. #evilperson" Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I told my son that I had been made redundant. The joke was on him. I really have been made redundant! Laughing

Oh... Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: My Facebook April Fools Posting Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: chicken run Reply with quote

I rushed into the living room and announced to my wife and daughter "there's a dead bird in the kitchen." They ran to the kitchen in horror to find a chicken in the roasting pan waiting to be cooked.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterc10 wrote:
....about the forum database controller who arranged to change all the fonts on his forum .....
Hope he doesn't win this competition. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's the day for new car announcements - I read about an electric Rolls Royce this morning and about BMW expanding the MINI range with a booted version, a re-introduction of the Riley Elf.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spook51 wrote:
Today's the day for new car announcements - I read about an electric Rolls Royce this morning and about BMW expanding the MINI range with a booted version, a re-introduction of the Riley Elf.

Except the Rolls Royce bit is true.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
spook51 wrote:
Today's the day for new car announcements - I read about an electric Rolls Royce this morning and about BMW expanding the MINI range with a booted version, a re-introduction of the Riley Elf.

Except the Rolls Royce bit is true.


If it is, they picked the perfect day to announce it!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spook51 wrote:
If it is, they picked the perfect day to announce it!

Twas unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show early last month, see here.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arriving at Gatwick at 7am to collect family flying in, I passed the time by Facebooking that my wife was expecting yet again.

Oh how my wife laughed when she received numerous phone calls congratulating her whilst she was trying to catch up on her broken sleep thanks to our 10 week old!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
spook51 wrote:
If it is, they picked the perfect day to announce it!

Twas unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show early last month, see here.


I really must get out more....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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