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Why there was no April Fool's Prank this year:

Back in late February, I asked Annadog40 if she had an April Fool's Day Prank planned yet. She said she didn't. I said that I had a rough idea, but no specifics. I thought that we could do something that played off the running joke that ewe2 is everybody. AD40 suggested that we each chose a number to change our usernames to and change our avatars. Let's say that the prank was "Story by Necko, Written by Annadog40." I was to be ewe3.14. We got many other users to go along with us.

The plan changed when the whole off-topic and name-switching controversy happened a couple days ago. We decided that the plan we had for April Fool's wouldn't work anymore and we didn't want to irk the mods.  I want to be very clear that I'm not blaming anyone and I'm not angry with anyone because this didn't work out. I just feel that an explanation should be given. Unfortunately, we couldn't come to agree on a Plan B and it was too late to come up with a new idea that worked anyway. So we decided to call the whole thing off.

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I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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2 April 2016
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You have almost a whole year to come up with something which is unique, creative and inspired, @Von Bontee came up with a good one a few years back. Just remember that an April Fool's Day joke dont need to bring chaos to the forum.

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As chair of the nominating committee for an organization I am in, I announced the winners of the elections at our business meeting yesterday...on April Fools day. I began by announcing the wrong people for the positions (people who hadn't even been on a ballot). I had about 450 stunned faces looking at me. Then I asked if anyone had caught on yet. Cackles of laughter as they figured out what was up. That was so much fun!

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I'm relieved, I wondered why I hadn't been told about a prank, but nothing looked like it had changed. And I'm only Necko on weekends. The rest of the time I'm meanmistermustard.

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I'm like Necko only I'm a bassist ukulele guitar synthesizer kazoo penguin and also everyone. Or is everyone me? Now I'm a confused bassist ukulele guitar synthesizer kazoo penguin everyone who is definitely not @Joe.  This has been true for 2016 & 2017 Sig-Badge.png but I may have to get more specific in the future.

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ewe2 said
I'm relieved, I wondered why I hadn't been told about a prank, but nothing looked like it had changed. And I'm only Necko on weekends. The rest of the time I'm meanmistermustard.

"I am he as you are he as you are me and I am her and she is him and he is she and they are me and I am them and we are all together."

Another beauty of the Lennon/McCartney partnership was Paul getting John to shorten his original line.

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Necko said
Why there was no April Fool's Prank this year:

Back in late February, I asked Annadog40 if she had an April Fool's Day Prank planned yet. She said she didn't. I said that I had a rough idea, but no specifics. I thought that we could do something that played off the running joke that ewe2 is everybody. AD40 suggested that we each chose a number to change our usernames to and change our avatars. Let's say that the prank was "Story by Necko, Written by Annadog40." I was to be ewe3.14. We got many other users to go along with us.

The plan changed when the whole off-topic and name-switching controversy happened a couple days ago. We decided that the plan we had for April Fool's wouldn't work anymore and we didn't want to irk the mods.  I want to be very clear that I'm not blaming anyone and I'm not angry with anyone because this didn't work out. I just feel that an explanation should be given. Unfortunately, we couldn't come to agree on a Plan B and it was too late to come up with a new idea that worked anyway. So we decided to call the whole thing off.

I was wondering about that.  AD40 had asked me and I had my number and avatar but when I didn't see any other ewes I was afraid to change my stuff and look silly. I figured that might have been why. LOL ! Well there's next year, eh?

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meanmistermustard said

"I am he as you are he as you are me and I am her and she is him and he is she and they are me and I am them and we are all together."

'Well you can imitate everyone you know...' 

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The Hippie Chick said 

I was wondering about that.  AD40 had asked me and I had my number and avatar but when I didn't see any other ewes I was afraid to change my stuff and look silly. I figured that might have been why. LOL ! Well there's next year, eh?

I don't know why, but that line made me laugh out loud.

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