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Old 04-01-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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Typically for TheWarpath.net, we consider our "offseason" to be after the NFL draft and before Training Camp. May and June is the time that all the mods try to finalize all new ideas for the upcoming season. These include changes in forum rules, added/deleted or modified content, new moderators and possible partnerships.

Every year we seek the input of our members before we meet in our own forum and discuss the ideas we think would work best. And this year is no different.

However, we decided this time to make things a bit different by starting it off with an April Fool's joke that as moderators there was too much internal strife going on so some of us were defecting. Some of you took the joke quite personally and are angry. I guess that's part of what makes an April Fool's joke good. More importantly it shows the passion we all have for the Redskins and this site. We did the joke a day early so it wouldn't be as obvious, and in fact it was supposed to extend well into Saturday with even Extremeskins moderators getting involved. Thanks also to Schneed10 and TheMalcolmConnection for playing along. Don't worry, banning TMC was all part of the hoax.

But we don't want to mislead you guys any further. And we apologize that a lot of you got quite upset.

We assure you that there will be no split. All the moderators are fully dedicated to making this site the best. And to do that we need all of you. So please check out the "How Can We Improve" (How Can We Improve?) thread and give us suggestions of what you want to see for the 2006 season.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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Imagine that.:cheeky-sm
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:26 AM   #3
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That wasn't a cool joke
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:28 AM   #4
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That wasn't a cool joke
Honestly we didn't think it would elicit this strong a response. The other ideas we had were considerably more intense.

Hope you can forgive us and keep contributing.
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Nah, I think it was fun. I was back and forth about 30 times on whether I believed it or not. So at least it was well executed. I didn't believe it until Sheriff flat out said it was true. Everyone else was avoiding saying that.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:31 AM   #6
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I kept going back on forth on it as well, but the banning of Malcolm certainly sold me on it being true. I have to tip my cap to the planning. However, I'm not particularly happy about the way it went down...
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damn...i wanted there to be a new site. i think some members are gone for good from here tho after that.
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For the record, did Schneed know about the whole thing, or did he just know what you told him? If he knew, he did a superb sell job.
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For the record, did Schneed know about the whole thing, or did he just know what you told him? If he knew, he did a superb sell job.
We told him everything this morning.

Big C, we sure hope people don't leave because of this. It was all in jest.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:47 AM   #10
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Big C, we sure hope people don't leave because of this. It was all in jest.
yeah i know, i just remember reading in that massive thread that some people were gone no matter what. was pretty good i must admit. i bet u guys were laughing it up so hard, especially at the people who wrote these massive responses
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One last question: did you tell anyone who chose not to participate?
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One last question: did you tell anyone who chose not to participate?
What do you mean?
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Did you tell anyone about it who decided not to go along with it, and rather told people commenting on the thread that it was an elaborate hoax?
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:58 AM   #14
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i was 50/50 on whether it was actually a hoax or not. I didn't know what to believe, although towards the end you guys did an excellent job of selling it, i thought that because of all the harsh words being spoken, it was actually for real. Unfortunately, it provoked some strong responses from some of the members, and because of how much people believed it, including myself, there are going to be some members who will leave. For the future, i'd suggest an april fools joke that is more funny to everyone involved.
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i was 50/50 on whether it was actually a hoax or not. I didn't know what to believe, although towards the end you guys did an excellent job of selling it, i thought that because of all the harsh words being spoken, it was actually for real. Unfortunately, it provoked some strong responses from some of the members, and because of how much people believed it, including myself, i'm going to take the opportunity to move to another site, Extremeskins, where i believe the mods wouldn't do such a harsh thing to the members. ttyl guys.
lol it's still march 31 CST for one more minute.

-EDIT- Ok you can jump out and yell april fools now.
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