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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2012, 09:55:15 pm »
Ah I didn't notice the 403 forbidden errors and I couldn't check the pending queue because I do not have an account there (anymore).

As for the border color it might have gotten more effect on older TI community members who have been around for almost a decade, though. :P

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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2012, 03:18:22 am »
I knew something was different with the green border, but I thought it was something like important news and I believed it for a while. Damnit! I even replied!
But good to see it is now fake news with the red border.
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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2012, 08:12:45 pm »
I realised that it was a fake as soon as I saw it. :D
(but then again, I didn't check the query.)
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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2012, 08:26:42 pm »
I realised that it was a fake as soon as I saw it. :D
Same with me, but only because I visited on April 2 and saw the red borders :/




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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2013, 02:46:19 am »
Updated April Fools joke history (2014). Note: I grouped 2009-2011 TI-BANK material with TI-Planet since almost everything from 2009-11 was contributed by TI-Planet staff and was moved there after the dispute/split. 2005-08 and 2012-13 material was kept separate. I'll add Cemetech later.

Ticalc.org
1998 - Site shutting down http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/0/0/164.html
1999 - Program Of The Hour award http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/0/9/9917.html
2000 - File archiver seizes ticalc.org http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/3/30/30145.html Fake version of the newsletter: http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/attachments/2000-04-01-apr2000.txt
2001 - Ticalc.org ads http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/4/48/48338.html (this one ironically became real 5.5 years later, to some extent. Because of that and due to the HP ad and TI-81 site ad, it's my 2nd favorite.)
2002 - Micro-payments http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/6/61/61213.html
2003 - Ticalc.org merchandise http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/8/84/84994.html Voyage 400 leaked http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/8/85/85069.html
2004 - Ticalc.org completes IPO http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/10/108/108150.html
2005 - File invitation system http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/12/126/126141.html (This one caused quite a flame war between BASIC and ASM programmers X.x. Back then, there was a lot of hate towards BASIC coders in the TI community, which is one of the reason why Omnimaga got a new forum that year)
2006 - Ticalc got replaced with a parked/squatted domain name page, simulating a shut down. However, the ad links lead to random ticalc.org pages and a lot of them were quite funny. XD One funny part was the HP calculator ad ;D http://www.ticalc.org/a/index.html
2007 - In-program ads (another BASIC program april fools prank) http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/141/141904.html
2008 - Magnus (ticalc hoster/co-founder/former server owner) death http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/143/143713.html (that one had quite a bad taste, though, since it's faking someone's death)
2009 - Web 2.0 revolution for the handheld graphing calculator http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/144/144892.html
2010 - Every file upload must include a quadratic solver http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/146/146123.html
2011 - Quadratic solver directory split in multiple categories & rainbow colored file/directory pages
2012 - TravisE retires from ticalc (and first ever green-bordered news article)
2013 - Social networking/web 2.0/flash based upload features addition
2014 - Cemetech forums (and archives) merges with Ticalc.org

United-TI
2004 - none
2005 - Every forum member became admin (some funny things happened to the site, although they obviously had backups, lol)
2006 - Purple forum theme
2007 - (I don't remember, as I had no internet access at home)
2008 - 8-bit forum theme (like a Commodore 64)
2009 - They appended random statements between asterisks in forum posts
2010 - About 60-70 fake logged in users were added to the online list
2011 - A small calculator was added on the site
2012 - none

MaxCoderz
2002 - none
2003 - MaxCoderz staff arrested (I don't remember who)
2004 - none
2005 - Fake cease and desist letter from Nintendo forcing Joe Pemberton to stop working on Metroid 83+
2006 - fake site downtime + smash brothers deletion prior that
2007 - Fake spambot flooding the board with spam, even the staff forum
2008 - none
2009 - none
2010 - none
2011 - none
2012 - none
2013 - none
2014 - none

Omnimaga

2005
Zelda The Minish Cap for the TI-83+SE/84+SE http://www.omnimaga.org/oldsite/news_v3.html


2006
Fake site hacking with deletion of every post and other random stuff like a rainbow theme
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2007
Dragon__Lance returns (a former Omnimaga staff. Note that Omni was pretty quiet at the time as I had no internet at home)

2008
Omnimaga.org redirected to http://sscentral.org/ , in reference to what happened to Calc.org in 2006 http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/140/140165.html
NOTE: Omnimaga shutted down on March 4th 2008 due to TI community problems that caused its demise, and the site was replaced with a directory listing of our music, as Omnimaga was planning to become a music-only website featuring songs made by the former Omnimaga staff, removing any affiliation with calculator programming. However, on April 1st of that year we made an april fools prank where our domain name redirected to what calc.org redirected to when it closed in 2006. As for the Omni ressurection, it was requested by a bunch of former staff in August 2008 and I finally decided to answer their wish, restarting from scratch.

2009
Rickroll on front page. As I was extremly busy, we had no time to prepare a decent April fools prank in 2009.

2010
Fake DMCA notice from TI for usage of Keyfont73 in Omnimaga banner: http://ourl.ca/4495
Nspire z80 emulator video was a rickroll for April 1st, making people believe that Calc84maniac's 83/84+ emu for the TI-Nspire was fake. http://ourl.ca/4502 On April 2nd, we replaced the video and revealed that it was real: http://ourl.ca/4505  . It was some sort of reverse-prank (making people think it's a prank, even though it was real).

2011
OS 2.71MP leaked: http://ourl.ca/10053 (Wow, we've been really making fun of TI on April Fools day lately... 2 years in a row :P)
Randomness sub-forum renamed to random gibberish. Now it's still something random, but we still haven't decided a new final name. :P

2012
TI-Nspire CX Mini-presenter (shared with TI-Planet)

2013
Justin Bieber power metal tribute music album by DJ Omnimaga
TI-83 Plus moves to 84 Plus hardware worldwide instead of just France (shared with TI-Planet)
Site swaps names/designs with TI-Planet, while TI-Planet becomes Omnimaga. Pic here: http://img.removedfromgame.com/imgs/tiplanetomniswapaprilfoolsday.png

2014
Custer's Revenge 84+CSE clone http://xlib.mtv-music-generator.com/custersrevenge84c.gif
TI buys Omnimaga
Project Thundercloud for the NES

TI-BANK v1 (non Critor/Adriweb stuff) & TI-BANK v2 (after TI-Planet split):
2005 None, but Mic thought the Omnimaga Zelda Minish cap news was real and announced it on TI-BANK. When he discovered it was a hoax, he deleted the article from TI-BANK.
2006 None, I think, but with the site hacking a lot of stuff were lost I think
2007 TI-89 Titanium Solar http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=25
2008 TI-89T disallowed in exams/tests http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=682
2009 Infrared module for TI-Nspire http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=731 and Wi-fi for TI-Nspire http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=732 (the latter became real a while later with the TI-Nspire navigator, tho :P)
2012 OS 3.2 released earlier than planned
2013 TI-Nspire Premium in stock

TI-Planet & Critor/Adriweb TI-BANK v1 stuff:
2010 Internet Browser on TI-Nspire http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=801
2011 OSLauncher (although it's kinda real in some ways) http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=1029 and 3 people intoxicated by smoke in Casio Prizm burning ceremony http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=1030 (That one was easy to figure out since the article on ClrHome was a few months old and Deep Thought told us before it was fake when he wrote it :P.)
2012 TI-Nspire CX Mini-presenter (shared with Omnimaga)
2013:
-TI-83 Plus moves to 84 Plus hardware worldwide instead of just France (shared with Omnimaga)
-TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition in French
-Site swaps names/designs with Omnimaga, while Omnimaga becomes TI-Planet. Pic here: http://img.removedfromgame.com/imgs/tiplanetomniswapaprilfoolsday.png
2014: YoloCAS™ Platinum Plus (enhanced third party CAS for the Nspire CX)


Planete Casio
2005 ?
2006 ?
2007 ?
2008 ?
2009 ?
2010 ?
2011 ?
2012 Casio develops PRIZM game add-ins Solitaire and Pinball
2013 none
2014 none

Cemetech
2002 none
2003 ?
2004 http://cemetech.designerz-core.com/AprilFools.html (I forgot what is it, but IIRC it was a site hack simulation)
2005 none
2006 Hays Games merges with Cemetech + green site theme
2007 Site hacked
2008 Site joins Coders Exchange consortium
2009 Simms AI vs. Turing Test: 2/3 Say 'Human'
2010 ?
2011 Cemetech Retro theme
2012 none
2013 Kerm retires. Site becomes Comictech.
2014 Cemetech archives/forums merges with Ticalc.org
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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2013, 04:09:07 am »
That's a very nice recap ^^
(also, for 2010-2011, it's also more Levak than me)
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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2013, 05:13:35 am »
Ah ok thanks for clarifying :). All I knew is that your current team pretty much contributed 95% of the 2009-11 activity since the admin was less active at the time and due to critor's heavy amount of discoveries. I think you joined in 2007 but at some point went less active until 2009 or so, right?

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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #67 on: April 02, 2013, 07:38:16 am »
Ah ok thanks for clarifying :). All I knew is that your current team pretty much contributed 95% of the 2009-11 activity since the admin was less active at the time and due to critor's heavy amount of discoveries. I think you joined in 2007 but at some point went less active until 2009 or so, right?
I indeed joined in 2007, and at the time, the forum was pretty much my home page, wether I actually posted or not. I started being very active alter, yeah.
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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2014, 02:19:56 am »
BUMP:


So this year, we had the following:


Cemetech & ticalc.org: Forum/archives merging into ticalc.org

Omnimaga: Custer's Revenge 84C & Texas Instruments purchasing Omnimaga

TI-Planet: YoloCAS™ Platinum Plus release (best TI-Nspire CX third-party CAS ever)


Anything happened on TI-Basic Developer and other sites?


I also updated http://www.omnimaga.org/general-discussion/ticalc-org-fools-day/msg343480/#msg343480 with 2014 pranks.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 02:27:49 am by DJ Omnimaga »

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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2014, 11:32:13 am »
HAHAHAHA!!! My favorite three are "ti buys omnimaga" (of course), "os 2.71mp leaked", and also in-program ads on ticalc: http://www.ticalc.org/archives/news/articles/14/141/141904.html


EDIT: fixed embarrassing misspelling

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Re: Ticalc.org fools day
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2014, 12:02:15 pm »
The OS 2.71 prank was definitively my favorite IMHO, since it looked so real at the time (something TI would have really done). The funny thing is that parts of it nearly became reality only two or three months later with Boot 1.03. I also liked the 2005 United-TI prank since it was fun, same for the 2006 ticalc.org one.