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Postby birddog114 on Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:08 am

gstark wrote:Thanh,

Perhaps sometime later today might be a suitable time for you to "admit" to skimming email addresses?


Yes, and I'll get banned as planned?
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Postby gstark on Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:18 am

Anything is possible. :)
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Postby stubbsy on Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:57 am

I've had a PM from Trent suggesting it's an AF joke.
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Postby Nnnnsic on Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:07 pm

I told you he wasn't convinced, Dad.

The line of Stubbsy involving the statement "half-baked" was the dead giveaway.

I saw include him in on the joke. He's quite valuable.

And perceptive.
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Postby gstark on Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:17 pm

I've let a few people in on the joke. By all means respond as you feel appropriate.
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Postby stubbsy on Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:42 am

Well it's almost time to fess up to the membership as a whole. WHat's interesting now we are at the end of this is how our failed attempt to get Gary & Leigh with the fake switching to Canon story and Matt K's unscripted post about it was turned into a banning Thanh April Fool's Day joke that has eclipsed the work of our erstwhile admin duo.

I guess this proves that in terms of set up the mod team is better than the admin team even if they did steal our awesome set up for their own evil purposes. :wink: :lol: :roll:
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Postby stubbsy on Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:50 am

I'd also like to thank a few people (this speech will be short :wink: )

- PhillipB for first suggesting we try to out April Fools Day Gary & Leigh
- the other forum moderators and senior members sheepie, sirhc55, Matt K, birddog for being involved in our elaborate setup
- Sheila Smart for her assistance at short notice in actually getting some 5D pics together for us
- the forum membership as a whole for proving their qualities and not letting the whole thing descend into a pissing contest about whether Nikon or Canon was better
- The Canon members for expressing their genuine concerns and offering good advice about my poor choice of lenses in the swap to Canon

And finally, to those of you who were taken in by this whole thing, my apologies if youe were annoyed or offended, but remember we all need a little bit of fun in our lives.

Roll on April 2007
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Postby leek on Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:13 pm

Nice one guys... but on balance, I think you started it a little early - it was wearing a little thin at the end...

I'm glad you included Birdy in the joke this year Gary... :-) I remember what happened last time...

I have to admit that I was caught out by an April Fool today, but it wasn't any of the ones on this site... It was an excellently constructed OB by ABC local radio 702 in which Simon Marnie "broadcast" from a submarine while it picked up prizewinners at Kirribilli and Rose Bay... I even told thaddeus to look out of his window to see if he could see it :oops:
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Postby thaddeus on Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:16 pm

I saw the submarine but it submerged at midday!
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Postby stubbsy on Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:18 pm

leek wrote:but on balance, I think you started it a little early - it was wearing a little thin at the end...

I agree. The original mods idea was for the switching to Canon post, then the rest moved to the mods area where the general membership saw nothing until it all came to head back in the main area today.

Blame Gary & Leigh for sussing us out so quickly :wink: :lol:
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Postby marcotrov on Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:19 pm

We may have to change the name of the group to dslrfools.com :lol:
Interesting and certainly elaborate prank gentleman :wink: I can hardly wait for next year :)
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Postby gstark on Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:36 pm

stubbsy wrote:
leek wrote:but on balance, I think you started it a little early - it was wearing a little thin at the end...

I agree. The original mods idea was for the switching to Canon post, then the rest moved to the mods area where the general membership saw nothing until it all came to head back in the main area today.

Blame Gary & Leigh for sussing us out so quickly :wink: :lol:


Sorry about that.

But for a failed gag, it ended up doing remarkably well. :)
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Postby radar on Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:47 pm

Ah well,

to dream of a good deal on a 300mm f4 :wink: :wink: I thought I'd try, even if I was very suspicious.

Still if anyone is selling, my thread is still open!

Peter, to complete the story on Poisson d'Avril, we used to hang a paper fish on the backs of our friends on AF. In French, poisson is also used to described someone that is gullible, easily fooled :twisted: :twisted:

If you get called a poisson when travelling in France, and it is not the 1st of April, be very suspicious :lol: :lol:

thanks for the fish guys and I like Stubbsy's new title :lol:

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Postby losfp on Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:09 pm

Quite frankly, I am disappointed and appalled by the immaturity shown by some people here. It stinks of favouratism by the "select few", and is unbelievably childish.

Next year, I want in on the action ok guys? :) :) :D
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Postby Michael on Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:22 pm

I was fooled as it wasn't april fools :(
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:25 pm

stubbsy wrote:Blame Gary & Leigh for sussing us out so quickly :wink: :lol:


Ya'll were easy.

And I disagree that it eclipsed yours because one of mine made it to DPReview.

Furthermore, you had to be part of the forum to understand this one... and REALLY be a part of it.

Our others ones you didn't.
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:26 pm

marcotrov wrote:We may have to change the name of the group to dslrfools.com :lol:


Actually, I'm in the process of setting up a DSLR Users April Fools Archive for people that miss out to see what we've done and I asked Dad if we should buy that name.

Coincidentally, we didn't and I'm too cheap to.
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Postby CraigVTR on Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:42 pm

Good one guys. Have been siting back watching this unfold and wondering. I have not been involved in the forum long enough or intimately enough to know the real personalities behind the action. So sat on the fence and reserved judgement, but came back online this arvo to see the result.

Very good and well exceuted. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby johndec on Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:20 pm

Well guys, I think it all actually worked out even better than originally intended. :lol: With so many bogus threads, ideas and opinions flying around it became inspiringly confusing! Most people probably smelt a rat here and there, but a lot of people got hooked by some of the disinformation.

Personally, I've enjoyed it immensly :lol: I also edited a couple of my posts to delete incriminating (for the pranksters) comments and confined myself to PMs to Gary and Leigh. Gary 'fessed up straight away, but the highlight of my week was Leigh's righteous indignation that I would dare suggest that his X3 review was.... umm... fabricated.

Sorry to the member who nearly had a heart attack when I posted that Birdy was cancelling all the D200 orders. :shock: :lol:

Looking forward to a bigger,better and even more devious 1/4/07. :shock:
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Postby PiroStitch on Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:28 am

I admit falling for Stubby's "Switch" to Canon, but then things got a bit suss with the amount of new threads started about making the "switch" as well by other members.

Question is...was Mic in on it too or was his a genuine thread? :P
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Postby DionM on Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:41 am

<sigh>

Started a bit too early though guys 8)

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Postby Nikon boy on Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:58 am

Well i thought ''switching to Cannon,have they have all gone nuts???!!''

I for one will never trust the Stark man ever ever ever again

And as for logging in yesterday to look over the latest posts whilst enjoying my morning coffee i was stunned to see the small screen and huge dust bunny, it was then i finally got the gag and the penny dropped

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Postby wendellt on Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:37 am

Masterful everyone!!
I was fooled too
I nearly bought a 5D dammit!!

it's good to see a new section of the site DSLRUSERS HISTORY
this gag is timeless
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Postby gstark on Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:51 am

wendellt wrote:this gag is timeless


Gag???

As in just one??

I guess Wendell's broken Joet's abaccus too now.

:)
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Postby wendellt on Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:00 pm

gstark wrote:
wendellt wrote:this gag is timeless


Gag???

As in just one??

I guess Wendell's broken Joet's abaccus too now.

:)


o.k Gary

I meant all these monumental efforts to remind us life is just one big joke and what's important is that we all remain cynical and keep on laughing till the last breath

very refressing
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Postby joet on Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:02 pm

Who said my abacus would ever work for Wendell :?: :!:

It's a highly technical implement and, like its owner, hasn't worked for a number of years 8) :lol:
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