I am really sorry about causing so much problem for April Fool's joke.
Before I resign from administrator's position, I want to thank you all for participating in APForums' "most memorable (for now)" April Fool's joke this year. I know I've done a little too much and it went a little too well, ended up making a lot of members worried and angry, as well as putting all the staff in uncomfortable positions. But… I believe it relieved some of the stress from daily modding job.
Anyway, here is what happened:
- April Fool's prank plan initiation - RoboBlue
- Creating dummy Admin idea - Carly
- Dummy admin naming - Ginny and her bird
- Griffin's intro post - SuNa
- Real spoiler calling fake - Carly
- Fake spoiler calling real - Carly
- Griffin's post before his time - many of APForums staff
- Banning idea - taboo
- Banning staff and some regular member idea - ocean
- Actually banning staff and members - ocean
- Trying to send every banned member the workaround to get back on forum - ocean
- Board removing idea - SuNa
- Griffin board idea - SuNa
- Griffin's avatar created by - Carly
- Griffin's sig created by - taboo?
- Griffin's post after his time reigns - ocean, SuNa, and maybe some others
- Griffin being gay - ocean
- That stupid "Ichigo" kid - ocean
- Wrapping up the mess - Cosmic Debris
- April Fool's chapter - taboo <- MUST READ!!
Yes, I, Griffin, don't really exist - most of staff logged onto my account and had fun posting (while feeling guilty). So I guess for whoever believed that AF prank didn't end, that was the remainder of our AF prank.
We made GrIfFiN's PlAcE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! viewable to everyone. We'll probably leave it like that for a while, so please have a look if you missed our prank.
Again, thank you for participating in our AF prank, and we are really sorry for whoever got bothered by this. Erm… We'll do something better next year... ...
p.s. Just for a note, if anyone does hack into the site, we can probably restore it in an hour or so after we get hold of the server guy. I also believe that we have daily backup of the site, so we won't lose too much of data, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
p.s.2 Thank you so much for our server guy, who sent me a PM asking if everything was okay after seeing I was banned. He also helped us with a lot of stuff - taking forum backup during Griffin's mess, fixing forum loading issue, forum updating, etc. You're really great :]!
p.s.3 "Grandline" theme was made by ocean with help of Jonas for color coordination, as well as many help from some of the senior members and APForums staff. Thank you so much!
p.s.4 For whoever banned and created the second account - maybe you can tell us who you are/were...