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I usually try to stay off the internet on this date. You caught me before I went to bed!

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I was actually searching for Monopoly at the time, so I didn't notice anything.
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manchuwok wrote:
I was actually searching for Monopoly at the time, so I didn't notice anything.
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I creased up laughing. Big thumbs up for this one
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Look at the BGG Bugs thread

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/637169/whe-i-try-to-view...

Its amazing!
 
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This is so stupid. Why does every site feel the need to be hilarious on April 1 at the expense of their users?



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jdludlow wrote:
This is so stupid. Why does every site feel the need to be hilarious on April 1 at the expense of their users?
For fun!
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But it's not fun, so what's the other explanation?
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jdludlow wrote:
But it's not fun, so what's the other explanation?
It's funny. You may not think so, but I (and I would guess many others) got a chuckle out of it. I'm still trying to find a way to get to my front page, though.
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jdludlow wrote:
But it's not fun, so what's the other explanation?
Sure it is!

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Is it fun?
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No!
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Poll created by col_w


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Even if it weren't fun to begin with, it becomes fun when people don't get that it's a joke.
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col_w wrote:
jdludlow wrote:
But it's not fun, so what's the other explanation?
Sure it is!

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Is it fun?
Yes!
No!
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Poll created by col_w


So where's the "bacon" option?
 
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jdludlow wrote:
But it's not fun, so what's the other explanation?
It's funny. You may not think so, but I (and I would guess many others) got a chuckle out of it. I'm still trying to find a way to get to my front page, though.
I got a chuckle too, but not being able to find a way to get to my main page is annoying.

Jokes are fine, but they really shouldn't affect the usability of the site.
 
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If your browser accepts cookies and you click the link at the top of the search results page it shouldn't come up anymore unless you change domains. This lasts until you close your browser.

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col_w wrote:


Poll
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I'm gonna be able to totally abuse this poll! MWA HA HA HA
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jdludlow wrote:
But it's not fun, so what's the other explanation?
James you may want to think about staying off-line on 1 April. I get you think it wasn't fun, but for many of us it was priceless. Horses for courses.
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I really shouldn't be, but I am surprised that there are so many people with so little humor out there. It was a fun joke, and I enjoyed looking for the various easter eggs that they put into the "search engine."

In fact, it was a lot more fun than the other websites I visited. One forum I always check out has the same thread come up every year, threatening to ban [username], where it inputs the username differently depending on who is viewing it. The other site is less than a year old and no one did anything until about noon, when nobody really fell for it.

While the Geekdo page came up every time I went to bgg.com, I also have Firefox, which stored the previous addresses in my browser. So if I needed to get to the actual bgg.com, all I did was type in "boardgame" and voila! Up comes pages like the GeekMod page. Click on that and now I'm IN.

People act like clicking two or three extra times is just a horrific experience. If you need to do it that many times, then there are a hundred ways to get around the Geekdo page.
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I'll have to admit to not having much sense of humour then, I guess -- it wasn't fun at the time (more of a metaphorical pain in the arse getting to where I wanted to get to) and isn't in retrospect. A spoof ad, or article in BGG news, would have been fine (and yes, I could have laughed at myself if I'd been got by it), but that was just annoying, IMHO.
 
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