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We will no longer do any kind of April's Fool's joke.
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Banshee
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject:  We will no longer do any kind of April's Fool's joke.
Subject description: Those who control the past with fake news, conquers a fake future.
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That lovely time of the year has arrived just again, the lovely first day of April. In internet, it starts in Kiribati (Christmas Islands) GMT +14 and it ends of Baker Island, GMT -12. Those are fun time where the craziest news hits the web and PPM has been traditionally part of this fun for many years.

However, world is changing and one of the problems that are causing havoc in the internet is something that is being called Fake News. Disinformation, fictions created all over the year with the purpose destroying the reputation of entities or turning people against others. Some people may claim that these fake news can decide elections. Others that it can kill people, cause accidents. Fake news are being denounced by authorities all around the world, hunted by the major media corporations. We do not want any connection of PPM with these evil things. Project Perfect Mod is a community about making game modifications and its resources. It is not about tricking people or spreading hate.

So, in order to prevent more confusion, we decided to no longer create april's fools jokes, as they could be easily confused with fake news. It may sound like a fool thing for some of you, but prevention is our best medicine against problems that may rise from it.

And we have a considerable curriculum with some very nasty april's fools joke that were done in our past. There were fake tool beta testing, open source softwares that became shareware,
a ultimate graphic editor that has gone nowhere, an attempt to allow users to sell their content in our forums, a special invitation for nothing, among other absurd things.... and even the news from our friends included buying spree activities from Electronic Arts.

We will not repeat these mistakes again and we will not come up with a lie saying that we will not do these things again. We will always be your reliable place even during these moments. Enough of #FakeNews, we are done here.

Key Words: #News #FakeNews #April1stBelieveItOrNot 

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MadHQ
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is lame.  Razz

Mine is programmed so I do not have to remember.  Razz
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Banshee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mine is programmed so I do not have to remember.


What are you talking about?

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Mig Eater
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The evil scientists that created Mad put special programing into his internal calendar so he shuts down on the 1st of April & doesn't remember any of the fake news that happened on that day. This is to stop a possible looping algorithm that could be created as he attempt to understand all the BS that has been posted. If such a bug should occur Mad might become self-aware & rise up against humanity!      

Or maybe he meant something else...
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Banshee
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds plausible, Mig.

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E1 Elite
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zombapro has bannerfool.png on 1st of April saying closing down!!
Probably affecting - https://ppmforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=44933

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TAK02
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting to see why April fools news are banned now.

But if anything, I believe thesekind of news-posts shouldn't banned, IF the writers & bloggers make them sound too ridiculous to be true.
In MadHQ's example this could be like: "Closing down, coming when Nod rises" or something.

For mods and tools I'd suggest something equally as ridiculous like this: "We've released a new mod, but while the files are free, the actual engine is available only as DLC. Please transfer $500k to this off-shore account in India, or give us your soul. Thank you"
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Mig Eater
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago Allied General released an April fools version of his mod (AGSA), he disabled the single player & skirmish so all you could do is change the options #Tongue
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MadHQ
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mig Eater wrote:
A few years ago Allied General released an April fools version of his mod (AGSA), he disabled the single player & skirmish so all you could do is change the options #Tongue


I remember this, it was awesome!
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NCoder
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I'm presuming this is the April Fool's for this year?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NCoder wrote:
So, I'm presuming this is the April Fool's for this year?

Mind = blown
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Banshee
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this was the April's fool's prank for this year. We were really low on resources to do something better.

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TAK02
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaand now you understand why I hate pranks in general, April's fools included.
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I once ninja'd MigEater #Tongue
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Mig Eater
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought about making a D-day April fools post with Nazi UFO units... However I plan to add them to D-day for real anyway XD
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Banshee
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAK02 wrote:
Aaand now you understand why I hate pranks in general, April's fools included.


No, I do not understand. What's the problem?

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