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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:44   #46
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Not impressed. Especially since there are retailers on here that have lost business for the past 4-5 hours...which could possibly mean hundreds of dollars of lost profit. The april fools thing about being owned by airsoft retreat was retarded, if that was true I'm sure there would be a mob of ASC users that would beat the owner of that website to death with his own keyboard...maybe a bit far, but he would definitely receive death threats, some bricks through his window, and maybe slashing of his tires.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:48   #47
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Damn, Finaly figured how to log in. ASR and ASC sites are going nuts. So is this a joke or not?
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:52   #48
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Damn, Finaly figured how to log in. ASR and ASC sites are going nuts. So is this a joke or not?
Still no confirmation nor denial....
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:52   #49
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Probably won't admit it until April 2nd.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:53   #50
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shit the sky IS falling...hehe

where are the mods anyway??? did they get locked out???

were like mushrooms here....kept in the dark and fed shit
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:56   #51
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were like mushrooms here....kept in the dark and fed shit
LOL, Priceless!!
I like that Arman
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:04   #52
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I think it might just be an April Fools joke. wahhhh the suspense is killin me!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:10   #53
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Yes it was an April Fools joke. All your passwords are safe and the way the boards work they won't accept data from domains they are not supposed to be on (which is why you were able to log on via secure). We've been planning it for a few months. It was supposed to be a round robin between 4 sites, Arnies Airsoft, NL Airsoft, Airsoft Retreat and Airsoft Canada. The admin of NL Airsoft had a death in the family and couldn't participate (our thoughts are with you Ronald). Because Arnies Airsoft is in GMT (London, UK) we started earlier, (it helped confuse people for a bit too).

I came up with the idea from the April Fools joke that XKCD, Questionable Content and Dinosaur Comics played last year. I pitched it to everyone else and they thought it was funny and epic.

The redirects were supposed to be going from Arnies to ASR to ASC, how ever some how Arnies' redirect wasn't allowing traffic to stop at his site so ASR and ASC pointed at each other.

The idea of ASR buying ASC well that was something adlibbed by someone else and I thought it was hilarious so I ran with it. I think Snicker from ASR had already gone to bed at that time.

At this point I've returned the ASC DNS entries to the proper numbers and things should be back to normal fairly soon.

I apologize to those of you that freaked out about the joke. There was no virus, no trojan, no hostile take over, your passwords and PMs are safe.


Jokes that got rejected: shutting down the site and saying that the RCMP seized the server - that's not going to happen, ever. Jarek from RedDragon Airsoft (or what ever it's called) buying ASC - I'm not sure I want to be responsible for what would happen to him. Airsoft officially banned, turn in your guns now - again not ever going to be an April Fools joke. There's others but they get less and less funny.
Have a great day everyone.

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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:12   #54
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Wow a few hours without the forum and everyones dying.

PS. Id just like to mention incase noone else has that there is a server upgrade next week and ASC will be down from anywhere between 8-10 hours. What will everyone do then?
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:15   #55
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Yesterday, I tought it was one of those new ASC make over. I did not had time to look more into it. And since I don't go to airsoft retreat, I did not know of what they looked like. It fooled me for a minute.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 11:07   #56
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Well I wasn't getting redirected, I was just getting Can't connect to input.. something like that.. well that was....fun...
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Old April 1st, 2009, 13:49   #57
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Lol I can't believe that people fell for the joke.

NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQU....I mean APRIL FOOLS.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 13:55   #58
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PS. Id just like to mention incase noone else has that there is a server upgrade next week and ASC will be down from anywhere between 8-10 hours. What will everyone do then?
Probably just fap to 4chan
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Old April 1st, 2009, 13:57   #59
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probably just fap to 4chan :d
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Old April 1st, 2009, 14:50   #60
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Yes it was an April Fools joke. All your passwords are safe and the way the boards work they won't accept data from domains they are not supposed to be on (which is why you were able to log on via secure). We've been planning it for a few months. It was supposed to be a round robin between 4 sites, Arnies Airsoft, NL Airsoft, Airsoft Retreat and Airsoft Canada. The admin of NL Airsoft had a death in the family and couldn't participate (our thoughts are with you Ronald). Because Arnies Airsoft is in GMT (London, UK) we started earlier, (it helped confuse people for a bit too).

I came up with the idea from the April Fools joke that XKCD, Questionable Content and Dinosaur Comics played last year. I pitched it to everyone else and they thought it was funny and epic.

The redirects were supposed to be going from Arnies to ASR to ASC, how ever some how Arnies' redirect wasn't allowing traffic to stop at his site so ASR and ASC pointed at each other.

The idea of ASR buying ASC well that was something adlibbed by someone else and I thought it was hilarious so I ran with it. I think Snicker from ASR had already gone to bed at that time.

At this point I've returned the ASC DNS entries to the proper numbers and things should be back to normal fairly soon.

I apologize to those of you that freaked out about the joke. There was no virus, no trojan, no hostile take over, your passwords and PMs are safe.


Jokes that got rejected: shutting down the site and saying that the RCMP seized the server - that's not going to happen, ever. Jarek from RedDragon Airsoft (or what ever it's called) buying ASC - I'm not sure I want to be responsible for what would happen to him. Airsoft officially banned, turn in your guns now - again not ever going to be an April Fools joke. There's others but they get less and less funny.
Have a great day everyone.

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Can I have my PM's back then please?
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