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So it's that time of year again, and we as a wiki need to decide what we're doing. So post your ideas below, and we have enough ideas by 3 March, then we'll see what idea is best. Template:Signatures/Ciphrius Kane 07:33, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

My suggestion - Last year we glorified that horrible goblin Yelps. This year though, he's no longer flavour of the month and is soon to be killed off for real I believe, so perhaps we should play along to that. We can do things such as change "Featured article" to "Featured target" and have his intro and change "Featured image" to a wanted poster with his image, change the logo to a picture of Yelps in some cross hairs etc Template:Signatures/Ciphrius Kane 07:33, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Comment - I think we should stay away from what we've done in previous years as much as possible. Keep it fresh ya know. I already had my fun with the aggressive takeover with last year's joke, so I'll avoid this one. But a suggestion to be topical: Power to the Editors. We could set up a few polls for the dumbest possible things. I dunno, like:

What should our next money making guide be?
 
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The poll was created at 14:25 on February 17, 2014, and so far 82 people voted.

MolMan 14:25, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Do nothing - Come on, april fools jokes are getting really old. Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 14:29, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. Make the latest April Fool's Day Joke nothing.--Deltaslug (talk) 15:11, February 17, 2014 (UTC)
NULL - That's it! Not only do we have that poll above, but for the frontpage, we should replace every single name with null because null null null. --Jlun2 (talk) 15:31, February 18, 2014 (UTC)

Can we please not do anything this year? Our April Fools' ideas are always terrible. --Iiii I I I 16:58, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Genius. We'll do nothing and say we did something. Offer a prize to those who find what we did, only to have us have done nothing. User:TyA/sig 20:19, February 18, 2014 (UTC)
We should definitely do something. Be it cabbages or something original (or we just let Mol do anything he desires...). 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 10:20, February 19, 2014 (UTC)

Cabbage - Just do lots of cabbages and Andrew Gower. Always works. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 18:19, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Support for Cabbage - But seriously though, not having anything is no fun :c Maybe something reguarding RSC? I dunoo. --Sucy_orb_2.pngScuzzy BetaLuna_Nova_sigil.png 17:59, February 20, 2014 (UTC)

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It's been a long time a-comin'. Ronan Talk 23:30, February 21, 2014 (UTC)

Comment - I'd say either claim Jagex Ltd. has purchased us from Wikia Inc. (impossible) to integrate us into their wiki with an official looking document to replace mainpage; go with the NULL idea; or for just that day (and because we like to mess with SEO), change the MediaWiki:Mainpage to the Money making guides (actually be a useful change for a day?). Ryan PM 10:18, February 22, 2014 (UTC)

Idea - This might be stupid, but we could kick off our skill training guide reworks with a Sailing guide. Might make a few people chuckle if it were done well. Lord Zaros symbolWayfind3r Talk Quest Icon Crest 00:04, February 23, 2014 (UTC)

Creating an article with inaccurate information is a definite no-no, even on April Fools' Day. It will just make people question if other articles also have inaccurate info and may discourage readers from using/reading our other articles on that day. Smithing (talk | contribs) 00:49, February 23, 2014 (UTC)

We should just replace loads of our images with Fswe's horrors. And maybe Marimbo and Brassica Prime can take over the homepage to celebrate their holiday/world event. Actually, I have a great idea: let's theme the main page around a completely random item. We can either go with a classic ( bukkitz) or go with a very obscure random item (Paramaya ticket, for example) Wahisietel rejuvenated chathead Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon 20:49, February 26, 2014 (UTC)

Weird gloop is obviously the best item if we were to do this. -- Megadog14Talk 21:30, February 26, 2014 (UTC)
Making the wiki less navigable and/or replacing good content with "jokes" is a giant no-go. Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 22:36, February 26, 2014 (UTC)
I disagree. Well, about the former. I'd love to have the search bar redirect everything to Special:Random, for instance! :P 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 06:49, February 27, 2014 (UTC)
I really hope you're joking Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 09:06, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
It's be for one day. People would think the search bar is broken, then look at the date, chuckle, and get to the correct article by typing the correct url. Not the best idea, but I'd appreciate it if I were browsing a kiwi. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 18:48, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
That has to be the dumbest suggestion in the history of the YG Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 19:23, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
of zaros MolMan 19:43, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
That was hilarious and totally a teaser for FOTG. Wahisietel rejuvenated chathead Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon 20:19, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
Actually it was pretty fucking awful. We already know how people are going to react to their search queries not working. It's not funny, not going to happen. MolMan 01:59, March 1, 2014 (UTC)

Yelps - We can fill the background with a gif of File:Yelps_detail.png "raining down." User:ChaoticShadow/SigReal

Forum:April Fools 2013 MolMan 12:42, March 13, 2014 (UTC)

Bring back elefint - Elune (talk) fetus is a good boy 20:19, March 13, 2014 (UTC)

Strongest support ever Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 21:12, March 13, 2014 (UTC)
Sapport - <@elefint> 00:11, March 14, 2014 (UTC)
Aren't April Fools jokes supposed to be funny? Elefint is very serious business. It is not a joke. MolMan 01:20, March 14, 2014 (UTC)
I am a serious joke Elefint (talk) 06:02, March 15, 2014 (UTC)
Support - Temujin 07:00, March 15, 2014 (UTC)

Comment - April Fools is one week from now. We need to reach a decision. I still support the idea of doing nothing, or at most putting the Elefint back where he belongs (i.e. on the main page). Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 16:37, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

We really should do nothing. No one has come even close to an agreement on anything. MolMan 21:04, March 25, 2014 (UTC)
Support - Temujin 06:20, March 26, 2014 (UTC)
Support adding the Elefint back - BECAUSE ELEFINT. Wahisietel rejuvenated chathead Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon 12:05, March 26, 2014 (UTC)
"No Support" - I think we should do nothing. Make the joke being people think there was a joke, they spend a lot of time looking for it, and they still find .. nothing. The greatest prank is the one that was never made. --Deltaslug (talk) 19:35, March 26, 2014 (UTC)
I agree with this. It seems a more logical idea just to not do anything, otherwise it would become way too disruptive. xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 19:41, March 26, 2014 (UTC)
Jokes are fine if we have them. But clearly we don't, so we really should do nothing. And not doing nothing to trick people, doing nothing because it's gotten dumb. MolMan 19:44, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

Idea - I like Ryan's idea of changing the main page to a money making guide. We could state that we are permanently replacing the main page with a money making guide since we think it would be more useful to our readers. Then we could list some really silly ways of gaining GP there, and link to the actual money making guide. This would also fit well with Mol's poll up above. Thoughts? Smithing (talk | contribs) 05:33, March 26, 2014 (UTC) On second thought, this is a silly idea. Smithing (talk | contribs) 19:30, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

I very strongly dislike the idea of making a big disruptive change to the main page just for a quick laugh. Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 06:20, March 26, 2014 (UTC)
>Just for a quick laugh
Who would laugh? MolMan 12:14, March 26, 2014 (UTC)


Information icon A user has requested closure for April Fools 2014. Request complete. The reason given was: April is already less than forty-eight hours away in some parts of the world
Temujin 10:17, March 29, 2014 (UTC)
Less than a day left now. Just add an elefint, replace the FIMG with an elefint and have Cook's userpage be the FA (mention how he advocates elefintial dominance). 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 12:15, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Support - I miss the Elefint ;_; Wahisietel rejuvenated chathead Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon 12:42, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Add elefints for wiki background, perhaps? 5-x Talk 12:43, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
I want to put a dancing skeleton on the main page. Do that. RandomPersonThatYouDon'tKnow (talk) 12:44, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
In that case write a joke article about Elefint instead and make that the FA. Ancient talisman Oil4 Talk 13:28, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Please don't do anything. Better to leave it altogether than fling on a couple of weak jokes that hardly anyone will understand. Ronan Talk 06:40, March 31, 2014 (UTC)
but...ELEFINT D: 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 11:25, March 31, 2014 (UTC)

Closed - It is now April 1st and we have no consensus apart from a vague agreement there is an absence of Elefint. User:Cqm/Signature

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