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I was SOOOOOO confused when I read this message on the front page of the forums and I didn't get it until I was about to the last line!:
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I am getting forums titles "Politics and Disco" "Llamas" and "Do not talk about the N&CE forum elsewhere as the N&CE forum does not exist". While amusing, I am wondering where this is coming from?
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Just wondering if the site has been hacked? There is a strange announcement about an auto-reply engine and Talk Amongst ourselves is now spelled incorrectly?
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So, based on things you've posted before, it replies for you??? I don't think this sounds like a good idea. Can someone explain this to me - and what about this "unless you've been living on Mars" comment. I've been posting for quite awhile and haven't seen anything about it.

Hmmm - don't know about this?
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It was an April Fool's thing.

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Oh man! It sounds like there was some other stuff that I missed - like the forum titles being all funny "Politics and Disco" "Lllamas" I wish I had seen those - much cooler than the dumb auto-reply joke - suits my sense of humor more.
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Big huge BOOO to the hackers who hacked this site. If only their English had been better, the joke might have been funny. As it is, it's incomprehensible (except for the tree-hugging part).
tree-hugging part??? where is (was?) this? i want to know the deal cuz it sounds potentially funny!
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The tree-hugging title is still there: it replaced the forum category "Natural Family Living" (the category TAO is in, among other things).

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The tree-hugging title is still there: it replaced the forum category "Natural Family Living" (the category TAO is in, among other things).
AHHH!! That is so funny! Thanks for pointing it out, Thalia!
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My friend said that last year, everything was written backwards.....LOL
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Well I feel like a freaking idiot. You know I was busy making my "alternative" New Year's resolutions 'cause I didn't make it in time for January or Spring Equinox. So I wasn't even thinking fools. GAAAH.

(PS Can I just say how much the intro page sounded like a real hacker? I apologize if the person who wrote it is not a native English speaker, in which case, uh, what can I say, your English is not worse than my French, BUT if you were trying to imitate that terrible Internet-hacker-"English" that does pop up, bravo.)

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Well, I'm relieved! I just joined this weekend and was SO wondering what I had gotten myself into. (Where's the community in an auto-response from an intelligent computer? And the Tree Hugger thing; prejudice was one thing I was hoping not to find.) Boy, it may take me a while to sort out those first impressions!
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Ok i get it now. I thought ok well i'm new but this auto reply thing seems a little weird. I had no idea how this think would work. Now it is all making sense to me.

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I had a big day at church yesterday and was thinking of Apr. 1st soley as Palm Sunday - did not even think of April Fool's till MUCH later in the day, as evidenced by my post above!
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I wonder how many newbies got scared off by that? That could be a bummer. Oh well, I guess the Universe will take care of it and bring those back that are meant for this place, huh?

and 5dancetruth, you didn't think the "tree hugging" part was funny? oh man. i guess i've been around too long because i get a big kick out of the humor in my ways....i'm starting to get a little looney....
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I was wondering what the heck it was about until I remembered that it was April Fool's DH was trying to 'get' me all day long.. with no success

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LOL I had a fun time with the first few posts, made me laugh.

The April Fools joke could have been worse. My sister and her fiance are buying a house. They got a call saying their Escrow fell through. They were both freaking out trying to figure out what to do (they are 28 and have been living at home with my mom for 3 years, and totally want/need that house). Their friend called back and told them April Fools. Mean mean people!
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...and 5dancetruth, you didn't think the "tree hugging" part was funny? oh man. i guess i've been around too long because i get a big kick out of the humor in my ways....i'm starting to get a little looney....
Yeah, it was amusing, it's just that around here environmentalist can be a dirty word.
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lol... I was really afraid of the autoreply thing ... and I was afraid that I was going to have to quit MDC, because I hated the idea... sounded creepy... lol... maybe a PM saying today is the day of April fools jokes... so be prepared to laugh or something... I dunno
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I got almost to the end of the autoreply thing before I went "waaaait a minute, what date is it??". Almost got me
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Oh..sorry if it caused confusion.

Um, by the way, if you see several people that have some sort of banned message that also was a joke. :

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I didn't figure it out until a couple days later.

Did you guys see the toilet laptop connection thing that was on Google?
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Man I missed it! I was busy birthing our latest addition. Seriously. DH had to keep telling everyone on the phone "NO I am not joking!"

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Did you guys see the toilet laptop connection thing that was on Google?
No! Darn...

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Thank goodness it was a joke - it seemed so UNMothering...Living in a foreign country kinda takes you out of the season of things like April fools, but I was kinda curious to see what type of responses my "database" would produce!
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