praguepride
 member, 1589 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 05:06
RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
April Fools. I hate you mods for your disgusting themes. Keep up the good work :P
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 234 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 05:15
RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
There's a... *checks live* Ah, so there is.

The joys of responsive. No funky colors. (Also, thank goodness I remembered it was April Fool's before reading your title, or I'd have been scared for two seconds!)
ShadoPrism
 member, 1307 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 10:45
RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
I hate this kind of joke. Its not funny.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 85 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 12:29
RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
The humor lies not in any of the April Foolís statements themselves, but rather the (over)reaction they tend to get from folks.

Harrumphing and declaring the joke to be unfunny sort of has the opposite effect.

Because now itís funny. :)
Shannara
 moderator, 3850 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 13:42
RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
You know, I kind of miss the special themes.  Since I have a custom one, I never see them and I'm too lazy to risk losing my custom settings.

I kinda wish that Nature would say that the last few months have been one giant, unfunny April's Fools ... so thanks for the smile.
Varsovian
 member, 1514 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 22:43
RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
There's these meme that's circulating in the Polish side of FB:

"The Reptilian Overlords say: We're sorry, we just wanted to check how you humans would react to all of this. We'll be now rewinding the reality simulation back to 2015..."
tmagann
 member, 626 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 22:51
Re: RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
Ski-Bird:
The humor lies not in any of the April Foolís statements themselves, but rather the (over)reaction they tend to get from folks.


For a certain sort of person, yes. And there is joy in beating the crap out of someone smaller and younger...for a certain sort of person.
DaCuseFrog
 member, 91 posts
 SW Florida
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 03:37
Re: RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
I didn't even think about April Fool jokes this year.  Didn't see too many, with everyone being so serious about the happenings in the world.  But then I saw a YouTube video that said MtG is shutting down paper Magic and going to a strictly online format.  It was a minute into the video before I realized what was going on and skipped to the end. *facepalm*

One I wish wasn't a joke was that the Lakers would be awarded the trophy due to an obscure bylaw.  Was kinda hoping that one was real... :-D
tibiotarsus
 member, 142 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 11:14
Re: RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
In reply to tmagann (msg # 7):

Seconded. The "humour" is basically "ha ha, you cared about this person or thing, look at this loser who cares about something".

Good pranks are ones that just confuse the heck out of the pranked party without doing any harm, like those folk who plonked a portakabin with a full mockup business meeting in front of a portaloo whilst some builder was inside.

Actually, I came across a YouTube video that explains the concept better: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Zag24
 supporter, 605 posts
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 12:11
Re: RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
tibiotarsus:
Actually, I came across a YouTube video that explains the concept better: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Old school.  You rock, man.  (But I do like this one better:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYME7SJi4R8 )

This message was last edited by the user at 12:12, Thu 02 Apr.

Shannara
 moderator, 3851 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 13:17
Re: RPOL IS SHUTTING DOWN!?!?
For the future, if it ever comes to the point that RPoL shuts down, it will be announced by jase, or in the unlikely event that jase was completely unavailable, it would come from a Mod.

It would also be in the announcement section.

However, April 1 is now over, so happy gaming everyone.  Stay safe out there.