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#1 of 28 Old 04-01-2006, 11:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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how do i fix this?

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#2 of 28 Old 04-01-2006, 02:28 PM
 
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April Fool's MDC style

ps the forum names are just backwards.
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Tell me about it, i spent hours confused!!

THen i figured out it was english, just scrmbled.

THEN i figured out that it's not scrambled, just written BACKWARDS!

Frustrated at first, but now i see the humor!

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I suggest have a smoke, then read it backwards! LOL
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ROFL there are so many confused people here today!
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I just realised it is April Fools, but feel it is irresponsible for a site like this to play such a 'game'.

For a mom coming on who has postnatal depression and is looking for advice, or for a new mom struggling to breastfeed, with a baby slowly gaining weight and is being pressuered to bottle feed, they will spend longer looking for advice.

Wasting peoples time like this is NOT a joke!:

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is the intuitive reply thing a joke too?
I was a little taken aback by it, but if it's for real it's the stupidest idea I've ever heard of.:
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I just realised it is April Fools, but feel it is irresponsible for a site like this to play such a 'game'.

For a mom coming on who has postnatal depression and is looking for advice, or for a new mom struggling to breastfeed, with a baby slowly gaining weight and is being pressuered to bottle feed, they will spend longer looking for advice.

Wasting peoples time like this is NOT a joke!:
I agree, this is so lame. And I can't even see most the forums on the main page. When is it going to end?

If I was a first time visitor, I'd never return
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I just realised it is April Fools, but feel it is irresponsible for a site like this to play such a 'game'.

For a mom coming on who has postnatal depression and is looking for advice, or for a new mom struggling to breastfeed, with a baby slowly gaining weight and is being pressuered to bottle feed, they will spend longer looking for advice.

Wasting peoples time like this is NOT a joke!:
I agree. Surprised to see it on a site that has so many rules.
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Seriously, it's April Fools Day fer crying out loud. Don't you think it's ok to lighten the load and have a little chuckle now and then?
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I'm with mamajama. I think it's hilarious!
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I'm with mamajama. I think it's hilarious!
Ditto.

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Seriously, it's April Fools Day fer crying out loud. Don't you think it's ok to lighten the load and have a little chuckle now and then?
Guess when your 31 weeks pregnant trying to search for help on mothering about your hemorrhoids and can't find a flipping forum that your looking for nothing is funny.
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I can see how that would be the case, coco4cloth!
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Guess when your 31 weeks pregnant trying to search for help on mothering about your hemorrhoids and can't find a flipping forum that your looking for nothing is funny.
awww jeez.

do ya want some help searching?
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I think it's funny. I especially like the way they made the first letters of the sentences about the Intuitive-Auto-Reply function spell APRIL FOOL.

As if the "Happy April Fools Day" at the very top hadn't already made me suspicious.

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awww jeez.

do ya want some help searching?
Aww thanks. I have found some stuff. Just feeling a little bit sensitive these days
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The intuitive auto-reply feature is not a joke.
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I didn't like the joke, even though I figured it out, personally. Maybe a post or two having to do with April Fool's, but changing the whole front page to something very confusing is a bit overboard, IMO.
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Surprised to see it on a site that has so many rules.
Yeah, no shit, you can't make a joke about sex, but they can screw with your whole freakin' day :

Another pissed off pregnant chic here. I'm 40 weeks 2 days and was coming here for some hugs and support, but screw it :
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yipes.
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It actually MADE my day! I was laughing and crying at the same time. I was SO surprised! Noone has surprised me this much in years!
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On the one hand its a bit annoying but I gotta say it adds to the sense that this is a real community. Granted I hope things are back to normal in the morning.

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I agree I CAN see the funny side and I can 'lighten up', as I am not here looking for advice. But I can remember how this board helped me so much when my ds was born, and I also remember the frustration.

I am just thinking of the moms who are struggling and come here looking for advice. That made me feel sad that a poor mom couldn't get the help if she needed it.

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Yesterday I had ten minutes in an otherwise hectic and exhausting day to spend on Mothering. It would have been the most relaxing ten minutes of my day--if I hadn't spent all of them figuring out what was going on and then trying to read backwards and find my forums. (Unsuccessfully, as it turned out.) It was frustrating to the point of tears.

It's fine to play an April Fool's joke--the auto-reply engine bit was funny--but making the forums user-unfriendly on purpose was over the top. I hope none of the many people I have recommended MDC to lately chose that day to check it out.
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I didn't even figure out that the forum names were backwards. My brain is so out to lunch these days.
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[QUOTE=uuelisabeth]Yesterday I had ten minutes in an otherwise hectic and exhausting day to spend on Mothering. It would have been the most relaxing ten minutes of my day--if I hadn't spent all of them figuring out what was going on and then trying to read backwards and find my forums. (Unsuccessfully, as it turned out.) It was frustrating to the point of tears.

It's fine to play an April Fool's joke--the auto-reply engine bit was funny--but making the forums user-unfriendly on purpose was over the top. I hope none of the many people I have recommended MDC to lately chose that day to check it out.[/QUOTE

i agree
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The layout is still funky. Will it be fixed?
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