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Title: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 04:43:26 am
I know we don't normally talk about these things but we had to remove a long term member's access today. It started with his use of an offensive word, and when his post was edited, an argument ensued.  It was taken off the forum and into private messages and email. The final insult coming early this morning. Unfortunately, the final result was that we had to make a decision and that was to ban Patman.

Steve felt it was best to tell the forum this time since Pat was the highest poster and a long term member. Also to serve as an example of what not to do.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 04:51:34 am
APRIL FOOLS!
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 01, 2008, 05:03:07 am
I wish it were.
The timing is certainly ironic, but this isn't an april fools joke.
The things Pat said were totally inexcusable. We talked long and hard about what to do, and this was the only option which seemed open to us. Sorry to spoil your fun guys.  :-\
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 06:01:27 am
Oh yeah?! http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=mlist;sa=search (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=mlist;sa=search)

Banned members arn't on the list.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 06:19:58 am
Oops, forgot to check an important box. Thanks for pointing that out, its fixed now.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yannick on April 01, 2008, 06:34:25 am
Hmm... O rly?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 06:41:04 am
Oh yeah?! http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=mlist;sa=search (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=mlist;sa=search)

Banned members arn't on the list.

Yes they are, I typed in several banned member names and they show up in a search. They don't show up in the main member list, look at the list and under "P".
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yannick on April 01, 2008, 06:48:19 am
(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p187/Hol_GER/omg.jpg)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 07:13:19 am
The timing is unfortunate and I'd like to apologize to anyone who had to see Pat's meltdown in IRC yesterday afternoon however, the policy on cursing is very clear.  On a side note, ignorance of the rules does not make one immune.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Huckbuck on April 01, 2008, 07:16:36 am
This site won't be the same without Pat :(
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 07:20:31 am
We have Krakow though.


Don't ban yourself kradow or the forum will collaspe.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: gec05 on April 01, 2008, 07:59:39 am
Does Pat get mod powers for a day? :D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: blitzonator on April 01, 2008, 11:18:15 am
OMG THIZ LYK A DISASSTAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!1!evelen1onehundred!!!1


YOU TOOOK OF PAT MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

HELP LOLOLOLOLOL APRIL FOOLZ!
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 11:20:02 am
Did you not read the comments? Fail.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Kaizer on April 01, 2008, 12:02:07 pm
Awww poor patman....

I'll not really miss him but ya know....thats just me

sayonara patman the hedgehog
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Henqix on April 01, 2008, 12:05:17 pm
Patman? who?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: FROMAN on April 01, 2008, 12:19:23 pm
the forums still wont be the same.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultimatum on April 01, 2008, 12:27:20 pm
Tis a sad day. :(
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: gec05 on April 01, 2008, 12:30:46 pm
At least until tomorrow. He's gonna be angry when he gets back. ;D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: blitzonator on April 01, 2008, 12:32:35 pm
Lol. he'll probably get banned....
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultramarine on April 01, 2008, 12:54:34 pm
So he's not gone for good?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: blitzonator on April 01, 2008, 12:58:27 pm
...

Please, don't make me reply...
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 01:01:05 pm
All bans are permanent.  We tried temp-bans and they did not work.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultramarine on April 01, 2008, 01:02:05 pm
Wow...
That's all I can say
I'll miss him... :'(
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: sgore on April 01, 2008, 01:04:42 pm
...I'll believe it on April 2nd. Yeah, the timing and such...but I'll believe it on April 2nd.  :-\

If actually true, and if possible I'd like to request a little more information, in a PM. I mean, I'm not going to act like I deserve an explanation...but I kind of feel like I deserve an explanation.

Because...In all honesty...Patman? 33?
The guy who started this topic just about a week and a half ago: http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=11782.msg502909#msg502909 ?
The one who actually has a reminder to flag inappropriate posts in his signature?
The man who LITERALLY tried writing the rules for chat rooms on this site?
Here's my latest draft of the proposed rule to extend the forum rules over to the chats. If enacted it would become rule number eighteen.

Quote from: Rule 18
18. Any and all chats (be it Gabbly, Yaplet, IRC, or what have you) that use the Gaming Steve URL (http://www.gamingsteve.com) and/or the Gaming Steve name fall under the jurisdiction of the Gaming Steve administrative staff and all of the rules set in place by the community. There are no exceptions to this rule however a more liberal policy is applied to language and subject matter.

..and If he was banned before you posted this why would his profile show him as coming on this afternoon?

Either this is an April fools joke or someone has made a terrible mistake...
Of course I don't have all the information, which I would like to before I pass any final personal judgement on the matter.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 01:16:22 pm
We made this public so we'll discuss it here. Yesterday he used a forbidden word and when Danzik changed his post, he got into an argument on the forum. Those posts were cleared away and the word has been added to the censor list. Later he was hostile to Danzik in IRC and to the rest of us by pm's and email, the final straw coming this morning in a threat. I don't know what got into him but we tried to salvage things with no luck. His profile might show he was on if he altered his cookies, it's happened before with others who were banned trying to sneak back on.

Again, not something we normally do but since this is a rare case, here is your proof. I'm sorry, it was not an easy thing to do.  :'(
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/patban.png)

Also, please stop with the spam posting. Type in readable English or not at all.

edited for spelling

Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 01:20:52 pm
Sigh.  I'll go so far as to say certain words should never be used in conversation, especially on this forum.  While I understand that the it's recently become popular due to that internet meme, but, rules are rules and certain things just can't be taken back.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Tesla on April 01, 2008, 01:22:21 pm
Oh... I remember now. He used the bad word that rhymes with "Ijjin"
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Huckbuck on April 01, 2008, 01:23:04 pm
Drat  >:( I don't know what word it is, and noone can tell me cause they aren't allowed...
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Kaizer on April 01, 2008, 01:23:50 pm
Neither do I but I'll heckle watching until he tells me on steam  ;)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultramarine on April 01, 2008, 01:24:22 pm
So he just flipped out for no apparent reason :-\?
That...that doesn't seem like Pat...not at all.
I am not implying this is a joke but it's still pretty strange to find Pat going off like that.
Meh, I wasn't there to see what happened but it's just a guess he went way off the safe zone of speech and conduct. Even though I have been here for a short time I know that Pat iswas one of the most mellow and well respected members on GS. He helped us so much, I don't understand how he could just go nuts over a one foul word and even come to the sleazy option to threaten mods.

I just hope he's ok :(.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultimatum on April 01, 2008, 01:24:31 pm
Hint.Its bad word number #11
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 01, 2008, 01:28:47 pm
...

I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE.


This is either the most convincing April Fools ever, to the biggest co-incedence ever. You're actually convincing me, but all I can think of is "April 1st, It can't be true."

Until tomorow, I'm thinking eloborate hoax. Very, very eloborate.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Huckbuck on April 01, 2008, 01:30:08 pm
What if someone else was using his computer? Like what happened to c14dude?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Tesla on April 01, 2008, 01:33:29 pm
>.>
<.<

I don't believe this anyway.

I am really disliking the Star Wars retrospective for some reason.

It's nothing but ****** talk.

I'm not sure why that word isn't in the filters but, I've *'d it out.
Please don't use it anymore.  I'll ask Steve to add it to the list.
-Dan

Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultramarine on April 01, 2008, 01:34:07 pm
Like what happened to c14dude?

Was he a member? I wasn't here long enough to know, but I see him as a guest and I always wondered in my lurking days, "How the heck can he make a thread, or comment, if he's not a member?"

Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 01:35:11 pm
Hint.Its bad word number #11
That's the one.
No more discussion of it please.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: sgore on April 01, 2008, 02:13:52 pm
May I ask why the off topic topic needs to be deleted?  ???
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 02:15:11 pm
It doesn't
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: sgore on April 01, 2008, 02:17:05 pm
This will be the last day to post in this topic. Since Pat is gone this topic will be locked tonight and deleted in the morning. If you post here alot, expect your post count to go down tomorrow. You have one final day to post your off topic thoughts.

Still confused.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Manfred von Karma on April 01, 2008, 02:18:39 pm
Perhaps that is an April Fool's joke?

Kind of not funny though.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Clockwerk on April 01, 2008, 02:23:33 pm
I believe this for about 3 seconds and I did a little digging, know what I found?  Evidence that points to this being an April fools.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultimatum on April 01, 2008, 02:25:44 pm
Evidence you say,show us..... ;D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 02:27:03 pm
This will be the last day to post in this topic. Since Pat is gone this topic will be locked tonight and deleted in the morning. If you post here alot, expect your post count to go down tomorrow. You have one final day to post your off topic thoughts.

Still confused.

It doesn't need to be but it will be because it was created at Pat's request and has become a spam breeding ground.


Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Clockwerk on April 01, 2008, 02:28:34 pm
We made this public so we'll discuss it here. Yesterday he used a forbidden word and when Danzik changed his post, he got into an argument on the forum. Those posts were cleared away and the word has been added to the censor list. Later he was hostile to Danzik in IRC and to the rest of us by pm's and email, the final straw coming this morning in a threat. I don't know what got into him but we tried to salvage things with no luck. His profile might show he was on if he altered his cookies, it's happened before with others who were banned trying to sneak back on.

Again, not something we normally do but since this is a rare case, here is your proof. I'm sorry, it was not an easy thing to do.  :'(
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/patban.png)

Also, please stop with the spam posting. Type in readable English or not at all.

edited for spelling



This proves that Evidence wrong.

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=256
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 02:29:29 pm
This will be the last day to post in this topic. Since Pat is gone this topic will be locked tonight and deleted in the morning. If you post here alot, expect your post count to go down tomorrow. You have one final day to post your off topic thoughts.

Still confused.
It doesn't need to be but it will be because it was created at Pat's request and has become a spam breeding ground.
My apologies, the logic is solid.



We made this public so we'll discuss it here. Yesterday he used a forbidden word and when Danzik changed his post, he got into an argument on the forum. Those posts were cleared away and the word has been added to the censor list. Later he was hostile to Danzik in IRC and to the rest of us by pm's and email, the final straw coming this morning in a threat. I don't know what got into him but we tried to salvage things with no luck. His profile might show he was on if he altered his cookies, it's happened before with others who were banned trying to sneak back on.

Again, not something we normally do but since this is a rare case, here is your proof. I'm sorry, it was not an easy thing to do.  :'(
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/patban.png)

Also, please stop with the spam posting. Type in readable English or not at all.

edited for spelling



This proves that Evidence wrong.

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=256
Our view is different than your view.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 02:30:49 pm
This will be the last day to post in this topic. Since Pat is gone this topic will be locked tonight and deleted in the morning. If you post here alot, expect your post count to go down tomorrow. You have one final day to post your off topic thoughts.

Still confused.

It doesn't need to be but it will be because it was created at Pat's request and has become a spam breeding ground.



And that is because....
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Flisch on April 01, 2008, 02:32:07 pm
Clockwerk, Malt is also banned, yet his profile (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=1833) doesn't state this explicitly. This is only visible for the mods and admins.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 02:32:33 pm
This will be the last day to post in this topic. Since Pat is gone this topic will be locked tonight and deleted in the morning. If you post here alot, expect your post count to go down tomorrow. You have one final day to post your off topic thoughts.

Still confused.

It doesn't need to be but it will be because it was created at Pat's request and has become a spam breeding ground.



And that is because....
we said so.  Get back in line citizen
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 02:34:10 pm
This will be the last day to post in this topic. Since Pat is gone this topic will be locked tonight and deleted in the morning. If you post here alot, expect your post count to go down tomorrow. You have one final day to post your off topic thoughts.

Still confused.

It doesn't need to be but it will be because it was created at Pat's request and has become a spam breeding ground.



And that is because....
we said so.  Get back in line citizen

It's a spam breeding ground because you said you'd delete it so we made the most of the situation and made assses of ourselves.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 02:34:18 pm
I also addressed this earlier:
His profile might show he was on if he altered his cookies, it's happened before with others who were banned trying to sneak back on.
It's happened before, they managed to view the forum briefly before being kicked. I think what you saw is an attempt of his to get back on at that time.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultramarine on April 01, 2008, 02:34:32 pm
Clockwerk, Malt is also banned, yet his profile (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=1833) doesn't state this explicitly. This is only visible for the mods and admins.

Wow, didn't know he got banned too :P.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 02:39:09 pm
New screen shot, same time as you but same message. He obviously tried to sneak back. If he had made it I'm sure he would have posted something.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/patupdate.png)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 01, 2008, 02:40:14 pm
LadyM - Ace Detective
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Clockwerk on April 01, 2008, 02:41:53 pm
New screen shot, same time as you but same message. He obviously tried to sneak back. If he had made it I'm sure he would have posted something.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/patupdate.png)


Anyone can alter a picture, I demand evidence in the form of PMs and Emails that were sent and received.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Ultimatum on April 01, 2008, 02:42:06 pm
Nothing gets past Ladym eh.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 02:47:45 pm
Sorry but emails and pm's are private. We've already shared more information than we ever have before. If you want to think it's altered, fine.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Gunner on April 01, 2008, 03:33:30 pm
/me rofls
Wow. That was funny. Longtime member gone, on the perfect day. :D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 01, 2008, 03:55:10 pm
You know, this summer I'm going to write the Epic of Patman.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Gorman Conall on April 01, 2008, 04:03:51 pm
Does anybody really believe this?.

I don't, It was a nice try though.

Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 04:20:27 pm
/me rofls
Wow. That was funny. Longtime member gone, on the perfect day. :D

I could make it two-fer. You want to join Pat?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 01, 2008, 05:21:11 pm
Wait, what if the mods aren't lying, but Patman acted mean as a cruel april fools joke? And he just assumed the mods wouldn't ban him?

Also, I know that this is going to sound weird due to the fact it is over the internet, but Patman was one of the people that you could trust in. He is one of the few people that doesn't completely hate the newbies.
/me rofls
Wow. That was funny. Longtime member gone, on the perfect day. :D

I could make it two-fer. You want to join Pat?

Ok, now I'm sure its a prank. LadyM would never ban Gunner over that.

Also, is posting for a banned member against the rules?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 01, 2008, 05:22:30 pm
I'm not banning Gunner, that was a joke. I do make them sometimes ;) Pat is not a joke.

Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Gunner on April 01, 2008, 06:09:00 pm
Phew. That was close.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: tomasgaquino on April 01, 2008, 06:12:41 pm
*Waits for midnight...*

Well, if this is all acting of them, it's a lot of acting, and a planned path would have been crafted. Pat would never say some things he said back there... I hope.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 01, 2008, 06:13:08 pm
Also, though I'll guess we find out tommorrow, more evidence of a prank:Patman is still on LadyMpire's list of site writers.

Edit:Additionally, it says that one user is hidden.  I realized that that is one way it could be staged.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Little on April 01, 2008, 06:25:29 pm
I don't believe it.

I mean, it's Pat. Sure, he may be a bit arrogant, but he'd never do something stupid enought to be beanned.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: ilikesanta on April 01, 2008, 06:28:22 pm
Also, though I'll guess we find out tommorrow, more evidence of a prank:Patman is still on LadyMpire's list of site writers.

Edit:Additionally, it says that one user is hidden.  I realized that that is one way it could be staged.

Well LadyMpire is a separate site from GS, so him breaking the rules here wouldn't necessarily mean that Lady M doesn't want him adding to her blog anymore.

Hidden users, I'm not sure what that is but I'm sure it would be easier for pat just to use a different account. I'm still waiting tomorrow for a final verdict but if this is a prank (Lady M  chimes in and says it's not) this would probally top Kaze's confession of being a boy.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 01, 2008, 06:41:59 pm
Did Patman have his own forum?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 06:45:12 pm
He can be contacted via Steam.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 01, 2008, 06:48:29 pm
I emailed him, I don't have steam. This really sucks, its weird but I think he was one of the symbols of GS...

Wait what am I saying?! Its april fools!
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Little on April 01, 2008, 07:04:51 pm
its weird but I think he was one of the symbols of GS...


I agree. Along with Daxx's tendency to slash into bad grammar and errors.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 01, 2008, 07:43:30 pm
Quick, everyone make "Free Patman" sigs.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 01, 2008, 07:44:19 pm
Neah, then we'll get banned if it's real.  On the other hand, would I get banned for posting an "Epic of Patman" detailing his rise and death in six months or so?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 01, 2008, 07:48:57 pm
Actually, scratch that idea. Lets just wait for Patman to figure this out. This is weird, its like a mod getting banned.

Wait, wait no. This isn't happening its April 1st, just gotta keep telling myself that....Just a big prank that a bunch of other random not mods seam to know about...
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 01, 2008, 07:53:01 pm
On Who's online, it referenced there being one hidden member online.  I saw LadyM look at this thread, send a PM, and then the hidden member disappeared.  My guess:LadyM saw this thread and it referencing the possibility of Patman being hidden, so she covered it up by telling Patman to log off.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 08:18:27 pm
Neah, then we'll get banned if it's real.  On the other hand, would I get banned for posting an "Epic of Patman" detailing his rise and death in six months or so?
Done tastefully this would probably be ok.

Also, as LadyM mentioned, the Off-topic thread has been deleted per Patman's request.  Sorry gents.  I'll start a new one proper tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 01, 2008, 08:31:55 pm
i don't believe Patman would ask it to be deleted.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 01, 2008, 08:32:57 pm
Well, he asked it be locked but, I'd rather not start a second topic as the first so, we'll just start over.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 01, 2008, 08:47:59 pm
Real clever way for the mods to advertise spam deleting.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Serak on April 01, 2008, 09:11:20 pm
Since I don't really look anywhere else except the Spore forum when I'm milling around here I'm fairly ignorant on who Patman33 is. I realize that he is the highest poster but aside from that, who IS he? What makes him so special? Is he just a generally well-like person? Or is it something else entirely?

Anyway, I realize that it's probably a stupid question, but I'm curious. I should probably take a break from all my roleplaying and read up on this guy. >.>
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Gungnir on April 01, 2008, 09:42:01 pm
IF it is not an april fools joke (which it may very well not be), then that sucks.

I still won't fully believe it til tomorrow.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: FROMAN on April 01, 2008, 09:46:11 pm
well technically it is tomorrow in my time zone now so April fools is over.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Gauphastus on April 01, 2008, 09:47:29 pm
Oh, it's real alright. You should have seen the... uh, crapstorm on the IRC earlier.
There was like nobody online. I don't think they'd stage that when there was nobody around to fool.

I didn't even say much, so I might as well not have been there as far as they knew.
Oh right, Pat's also banned off the IRC.


EDIT: But seriously, if this is a joke (and don't tell me I don't have a sense of humor), it just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yuu on April 01, 2008, 09:49:53 pm
Pat is one of, if not the first, people I met in the RPSTSection.

He introduced me to the ups and downs of that section and he also advised me on some important aspects on character creation, along with Oberlieutenant Krakow and the other guys.

He's a really swell guy.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 02, 2008, 12:08:13 am
Right.


It's the 2nd, is it true?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 02, 2008, 01:00:49 am
Oh joy, my post count has dropped by 1000.



Okay, jokes over, we know Pat isn't banned. Right?

Right?


RIGHT?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yuu on April 02, 2008, 01:16:39 am
This is madness!

My post count went down by 300

[/sarcasm]


Suppose this is true, then the Superpower RP is officially dead...


...and the ST&RP will be next. Huck is our only hope.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Daxx on April 02, 2008, 02:01:52 am
Youtube rickrolling everyone, Google to go to Mars, Microsoft and Yahoo agreeing on a buyout price, Peta making meat-based food products, names of topic starters getting screwed with, and Pat getting banned.

All in all, a pretty typical April 1st.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yuu on April 02, 2008, 02:22:25 am
Gimme back me postcount...

     ,,,,
_   >.<   _
,.   /|\   .,
_.,  /\   ,._
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Cobra on April 02, 2008, 04:42:29 am
I also am amongst the sceptical, it is hard to trust anything anyone says this time of year. Oh well
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Xenomorph on April 02, 2008, 06:24:20 am
what is he was hacked? :-\
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Tesla on April 02, 2008, 06:28:39 am
Suppose this is true, then the Superpower RP is officially dead...

Oh, thanks.

I don't do anything because Pat does.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Huckbuck on April 02, 2008, 06:59:10 am
Shouldn't they have anounced that this was a joke by now if it was?  :-\

Huck is our only hope.

^^ I is h3roo! ;)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yuu on April 02, 2008, 07:14:29 am
Suppose this is true, then the Superpower RP is officially dead...

Oh, thanks.

I don't do anything because Pat does.
I'm terribly sorry, AW. I didn't mean it that way. :( Sorry.

What I meant was the Likely characters. We couldn't just suddenly kill them off, or else it would look kind of awkward. The sudden disappearance of almost any long-time characters would seem very strange and would leave some things unresolved. Unfortunately, this can also potentially damage the RP.

Suppose this is true, someone should contact him and ask what he'd like to do with his characters, whether to kill them off, let them fade into the background, etc.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 02, 2008, 07:22:06 am
They said April First would be the only day you could post in this thread, why haven't they locked it yet?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: gec05 on April 02, 2008, 07:58:44 am
I think they're serious. Probably because of this post.

I am really disliking the Star Wars retrospective for some reason.

It's nothing but ****** talk.

I'm not sure why that word isn't in the filters but, I've *'d it out.
Please don't use it anymore.  I'll ask Steve to add it to the list.
-Dan


Yeah, enough about that. We'll leave it be.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yuu on April 02, 2008, 08:05:17 am
It's probably good to leave this issue be for a week's time.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 02, 2008, 08:38:20 am
Good Morning!!  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 02, 2008, 08:39:45 am
Someone seems happy today.

Did you get a cat, LadyM?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 02, 2008, 08:41:04 am
I was hoping Pat would break the silence but, he seems to be busy this morning.
This thing was an obvious joke.  Pat's been an upstanding member for years and a good friend to all of us.
Also, your post counts are back.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Tesla on April 02, 2008, 08:44:37 am
Told ya.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Yannick on April 02, 2008, 08:51:18 am
Oh my, what a clever ruse. There is no way we could've known that this was an April's fools joke. Kudos to you all, moderators.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Daxx on April 02, 2008, 08:51:33 am
Wonderful.

Can we merge all the April Fool's related topics together again now?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Doctor Z on April 02, 2008, 08:53:21 am
Damn, you guys are good...
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: Danzik on April 02, 2008, 08:55:51 am
Wonderful.
Can we merge all the April Fool's related topics together again now?
Yep, I'm trashing the spammy ones right now and merging the others.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News
Post by: LadyM on April 02, 2008, 08:56:34 am
You guys were doubtful.  ;) You knew it but you weren't sure. We planned this out, with Pat's help of course. However I think the IRC incident was improvised on the spot with some private set ups between Danzik and Pat. Sorry if it really upset anyone but we wanted it to seem real. If it was real, this thread never would have been made and we wouldn't be talking about it at all, much less posting screen shots.

I hope when you remember back, you'll remember our joke with good humor.   :)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 02, 2008, 09:02:36 am
I'm really surprised anyone actually fell for it in the first place.

I hope you've learned to never trust the moderators ever again.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Doctor Z on April 02, 2008, 09:05:01 am
I'm really surprised anyone actually fell for it in the first place.

I hope you've learned to never trust the moderators ever again.
Waaaaaiiiit... When did we ever trust you?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Daxx on April 02, 2008, 09:14:29 am
I'm really surprised anyone actually fell for it in the first place.

So was I. Kudos for actually getting some of them to believe it, though.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: PatMan33 on April 02, 2008, 09:34:09 am
Hey!

Yeah... I was approached by one of the mods a month or so ago about this and we've been building this crackpot plan ever since. By the way, while you guys got to have fun on the forum I got to see this:

(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7981/gsbannedvp1.th.png) (http://img364.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gsbannedvp1.png)

April Fools guys, you're all awesome. :)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Daxx on April 02, 2008, 09:36:06 am
Ah, so they did temp-ban you. I simply assumed that the "This member is banned" screenshot was a photoshop job.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: PatMan33 on April 02, 2008, 09:55:57 am
Nah, we went for realism I guess.\

Ask the folks who got to see the show in IRC. :P


But yeah, thanks for playing along guys. If any of you were uncomfortable about the whole thing I apologize, no harm was meant by any of this. Just our April Fools joke which we won't be able to top I think, so expect a name change next year or something. :D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Daxx on April 02, 2008, 09:59:12 am
We should all shift our names down the top posters list and change our avatars. That would get confusing fast.

Of course, I've just ruined the joke.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: PatMan33 on April 02, 2008, 10:05:07 am
Oh my God... that would  be confusing!

Everyone will forget by next year... all one of us would have to do is remember. :-X
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: LadyM on April 02, 2008, 10:06:54 am
or all be the same person..

I wasn't going to actually ban him until Plank noticed his name on the member list so I had to go for realism. His name only was banned for a day, enough to make him get the message and not show up in the list. So the photos I posted were indeed actual photos, not photo shopped at all.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 02, 2008, 10:08:56 am
or all be the same person..

I wasn't going to actually ban him until Plank noticed his name on the member list so I had to go for realism. His name only was banned for a day, enough to make him get the message and not show up in the list. So the photos I posted were indeed actual photos, not photo shopped at all.

Yay I'm helping!  :D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: gec05 on April 02, 2008, 10:14:33 am
I knew it.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Yossitaru on April 02, 2008, 10:16:15 am
There was slight thing overlooked, to have made this 100% effective, Pat should have contacted people privately about moving the Superpower RP, that would have spread mass panic starting from the story telling board.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Xenomorph on April 02, 2008, 10:18:40 am
you mods are insane! :D
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Huckbuck on April 02, 2008, 11:13:01 am
At first I didn't believe this.. but I don't know.. you convinced me :) :P
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Great Distance on April 02, 2008, 11:15:36 am
The mods were very convincing, I have to say. I laughed at it for the first few posts but after reading a bit further I started to doubt myself, and in the end I was almost ready to post a huge rant about the mods having lost their minds if this is true, and if it is not, it's still the worst prank ever for the mods apparently insisting us to believe that they have lost their minds. And now the only thing that I can complain about is that I lost hours of my life that I could have spent studying for tomorrow's exam when instead I was thinking about this. I hate myself.

Oh, I guess it was funny in the end, ahahahaha. What a fool I am. Seriously. What a damn fool.

Yay! It's 9 pm, and I still haven't studied for the exam!
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Huckbuck on April 02, 2008, 11:30:38 am
The same with me  :-[

AND GD, that was Flisch impersonating me in IRC -.- I don't know how to get to that thing anyway  :-[ Don't believe what that rascal is telling you <.<
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Celdur on April 02, 2008, 11:44:39 am
Madness!!! your awesome guys ;D
that was amazingly well done! good job

ofcourse i knew everything from the start >.>
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Kaizer on April 02, 2008, 11:49:56 am
*facepalms* well theirs always next year for pats ultimate demise




.......stupid crappy april fools day.....
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Ultimatum on April 02, 2008, 12:18:07 pm
Phew.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: sgore on April 02, 2008, 12:40:17 pm
Quote from: A Reply to an email I sent Patman
Ehh... not sure what you are the master of. You're awesome at Film Nior stuff though.

In all honestly I don't really want to talk about it, I've been talking about it with people all day. Once I get everything worked out I'll tell all of the details; however the general story is that I used a word Dan didn't like, we had some words over the course of the day, got into a fight on IRC, and then I was banned from IRC and the forum. I have heard that the ban could be for six months or forever, not really sure.

Anyway, I don't want anyone to do anything stupid. Let me deal with this, I've got most things under control. If I can't get back that sucks (I've got an assload of projects going on at that forum right now) but we'll see.

Thanks for your concern.
--
The End

You lied directly to my email! Gah!

And it's ploofy. That was the answer.

Great to have you back from not being away PatMan!  ;)

Oh another note, it seems Oviraptor is still stuck in his identity crisis.

Edit: I call in on next years joke. Whatever it may be.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: blitzonator on April 02, 2008, 01:03:22 pm
Lol, I must admit, the joke was very determined.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Clockwerk on April 02, 2008, 02:10:02 pm
I was begining to have doubts, but still thought something was missing.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Flamester_ on April 02, 2008, 02:14:25 pm
Good one Pat, Danzik told me in IRC about it, Really nice and thought out joke.
10/10!
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 02, 2008, 02:33:28 pm
I wish there was an april fools week, or someone just chose a random day to pull pranks, that would be more effective, and funnier.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Gauphastus on April 02, 2008, 02:35:41 pm
The joke was alright. I saw through it pretty quick (seriously, who is going to believe anything is even real on April Fool's Day?), and started reinforcing it on a few people.  :P

I give it an 8.8.



 :-*
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 02, 2008, 03:08:25 pm
OH BLEEP.  Can you actually ban him now?  I began working on Patman:The Epic, Patman:The Ballad, and Patman:The Play instead of sleeping last night.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: blitzonator on April 02, 2008, 03:11:00 pm
OH BLEEP.  Can you actually ban him now?  I began working on Patman:The Epic, Patman:The Ballad, and Patman:The Play instead of sleeping last night.

New sig!
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: tomasgaquino on April 02, 2008, 03:20:55 pm
Well, the incident was well forged. That was incredible fun, heh.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Gorman Conall on April 02, 2008, 03:34:30 pm
People should try awesome elaborate pranks on other days then April fools. On April fools NOTHING is true to me so i didn't buy it for a second.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Yuu on April 02, 2008, 04:20:48 pm
Nice one Pat!

I gotta admit all of ya had me there for a bit.

Believability

Realism - (+9.5)

Pat being banned - (-3)

March 31st -(+2)

April 1st - (-5)

April 2nd - (+2)

Overall - 5/10


As for the joke itself: 8.5/10 :D


EDIT: Added a variable.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: PatMan33 on April 02, 2008, 05:51:53 pm
It actually began on March 31st.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Yuu on April 02, 2008, 07:26:32 pm
Fixed. ;)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2008, 02:00:24 am
I have to admit I saw through it and the more I thought about it the more it confirmed my scepticism. The fact this topic exists made what was a slight scepticism  much stronger. Then that the claim about how Pat acted pretty much just didn't add. The fact Pat was still listed as a writer on LadyMpire sealed it I read this topic toward the end of the joke if Pat was really gone LadyM would have taken him off it by then. Even if she hadn't all together it spelt prank.

None the less it was a well done one the members played their roles well managed to get some people I tip my hat.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on April 03, 2008, 07:55:46 pm
People should try awesome elaborate pranks on other days then April fools. On April fools NOTHING is true to me so i didn't buy it for a second.
(http://files.redvsblue.com/web/images/comic/20080403RT0256.jpg)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: gec05 on April 03, 2008, 08:54:55 pm
I say one day out of the month of April will be randomly selected and scheduled by the mods to pull something of that scale to keep us on the edge of our seats.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Huckbuck on April 04, 2008, 03:35:25 am
Then we wouldn't believe anything for a whole month <.<
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Doctor Z on April 04, 2008, 04:47:57 am
When do we ever believe something on the internet?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Ultimatum on April 04, 2008, 08:37:54 am
Quote
Posted by: DoctorZ 

When do we ever believe something on the internet?


When pigs fly.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Didero on April 04, 2008, 08:45:12 am
When do we ever believe something on the internet?
Well, you believed the mods when they said this was all a joke ;)
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Doctor Z on April 04, 2008, 08:51:01 am
.... That doesn't count. >.>
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Tesla on April 04, 2008, 09:08:35 am
Patman33 is actually Steve's alternate account, and Pat never existed at all. :O
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: gec05 on April 04, 2008, 11:04:44 am
And those pics of Pat?

Just some relative In-Law Steve knows who has ADHD.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: PatMan33 on April 04, 2008, 11:12:14 am
Did I ever show you guys the picture with the saw?

I think I need to show you guys the picture with the saw. If I still have it...
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Celdur on April 04, 2008, 11:13:51 am
we did not see the picture with the saw

show us the picture with the saw

we want to see the picture with the saw
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: LadyM on April 04, 2008, 11:22:34 am
Yes we did I have a copy of it. Along with the snow shovel.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: PatMan33 on April 04, 2008, 11:24:42 am
Oh cool, glad someone has it.
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: LadyM on April 04, 2008, 11:25:23 am
Do you want me to post it or send it to you?
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: sgore on April 04, 2008, 12:18:21 pm
Patman33 is actually Steve's alternate account, and Pat never existed at all. :O

I actually go by the theory that 90% of the people on the fourm are just alternate accounts of PatMan33.
Krakow Sam, LadyM, Celdur, Me...
Title: Re: Unfortunate News - The 2008 April Fools Joke
Post by: Celdur on April 04, 2008, 01:02:33 pm
Patman33 is actually Steve's alternate account, and Pat never existed at all. :O

I actually go by the theory that 90% of the people on the fourm are just alternate accounts of PatMan33.
Krakow Sam, LadyM, Celdur, Me...

Did I ever show you guys the picture with the saw?

I think I need to show you guys the picture with the saw. If I still have it...

>_>
<_<