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April Fool
1 April 2015
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3 cheers for Parlance - very clever Von Bonte-ish avatars! Everyone looks very funny. The sliced apples look like huge eyes and ears.

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1 April 2015
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This is a brilliant prank parlance, how did you come up with the idea?

 

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1 April 2015
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Aw, thank you! This was my most elaborate April Fool's prank. So much fun and I'm so glad so many people were willing to participate! 

I was inspired about a month ago by this exchange at the Mop-tops thread between Non-bontee and AD40 when she changed her avatar to a blank face. I asked AD40 if she wanted to help. I contacted Joe and the mods to make sure it was okay, and Joe asked if the mods could have half apples.

Over the month, AD40 and I kept an eye on active posters and contacted them to get them on board and offered to make avatars. She made up a Google list to help us keep track.

I especially had fun with the animated gifs like these:

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Due to the different time zones, Non-bontee was on to us early. I don't know who came up with the idea of changing the user names. Von Kite? Von Nasty? But it was very clever.

Thanks for participating and Von Bontee/Non-bontee for being a good sport. And three cheers to Annadog40 for her hard work helping me contact members and making avatars! We're looking good! 

Edit: Just want to make sure Zig's tribute doesn't get missed.

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1 April 2015
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Thanks parlance and Annadog40. You ladies helped make today a lot of fun!!
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1 April 2015
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von partee gallumphed 

<snip>

I don't know who came up with the idea of changing the user names. Von Kite? Von Nasty? But it was very clever.

<another snip>

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von partee

I think one person just Vonnified their username (I'm not sure who; I was only sleeping) and others followed suit. Sort of like O'Zig starting the whole Irishification on St Patrick's day. 

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It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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I vos wondering if you knew any of the songs from ze good ol' days?

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1 April 2015
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AppleScruffJunior said

I think one person just Vonnified their username (I'm not sure who; I was only sleeping) and others followed suit. Sort of like O'Zig starting the whole Irishification on St Patrick's day. 

I still have a relic of that in the "mentioned posts" section.

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AppleScruffJunior said

von partee gallumphed 

 

I don't know who came up with the idea of changing the user names. Von Kite? Von Nasty? But it was very clever.

 

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von partee

I think it was Von Nasty who started it then me and a bunch of users followed

 

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1 April 2015
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Von Kite said

AppleScruffJunior said

von partee gallumphed 

<snip>

I don't know who came up with the idea of changing the user names. Von Kite? Von Nasty? But it was very clever.

<another snip>

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von partee

I think it was Von Nasty who started it then me and a bunch of users followed

You could be right about that, Anna. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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1 April 2015
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^ That's Kite, mmm I mean Zig ahdn_paul_02

 

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1 April 2015
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AppleScruffJunior, disguised as AppleBug said

^ That's Kite, mmm I mean Zig ahdn_paul_02

I was born at night...not last night. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Von Zig said

AppleScruffJunior, disguised as AppleBug said

^ That's Kite, mmm I mean Zig ahdn_paul_02

I was born at night...not last night. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I do not understand....

 

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AppleBug said

Von Zig said

AppleScruffJunior, disguised as AppleBug said

^ That's Kite, mmm I mean Zig ahdn_paul_02

I was born at night...not last night. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I do not understand....

Hold your head up you silly girl, see what you've done. take a good look around to see... *covers face with apple* 

I think we should change this thread to "Apple fools day". a-hard-days-night-george-10

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1 April 2015
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Zig said

Von Kite said

AppleScruffJunior said

von partee gallumphed 

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I don't know who came up with the idea of changing the user names. Von Kite? Von Nasty? But it was very clever.

<another snip>

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von partee

I think it was Von Nasty who started it then me and a bunch of users followed

You could be right about that, Anna. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I'm here now, what were you saying?

And this was a wonderful idea @parlance! Got the master at his own game!;)

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Mr. Kite, posing as Annadog40 said

I'm here now, what were you saying?

I was talking about the real Annadog40 attacking people's character posing as you in other threads. Are just going to let her get away with that?

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Yep! Guilty as charged, m'lord! Von Nasty set off the name changes!

Father McCartney set off the avatar changes at midnight UK time (finally settling my mind that I wasn't the one being pranked, and that mine would be the only avatar to change).

So, I followed Father McCartney, and making the change in my profile, I just did the change from Ron to Von (deciding to add my own little twist to the elaborately planned playfulness). It was just kind of staring at me, Ron to Von.

Glad it added a little more jollity and fun to the proceedings.

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Von Nasty said

Father McCartney set off the avatar changes at midnight UK time (finally settling my mind that I wasn't the one being pranked, and that mine would be the only avatar to change).

I thought the same thing. I entered the forum as a guest and saw a few people had already converted to Von Bonteeism.

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1 April 2015
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I've been adding the pages to the Wayback Machine archives so we have a record of how the avatars and names looked today, btw.

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Zig said

Annadog40 said

I'm here now, what were you saying?

I was talking about the real Annadog40 attacking people's character posing as you in other threads. Are just going to let her get away with that?

What did I do? And when did you figure it out?

 

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I went on my phone at 10am and I was surprised at how many people had got in on it- from Annadog40's PMs I just thought it was 10 or so people and then nearly everyone did it.

Bravo organisers!

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