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Old 04-02-2007, 11:11 AM
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guess that is why it is so important to read past the first post
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:25 AM
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Chaz, himself, had nothing to do with any of this years pranking, just us horrible mods.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:43 AM
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guess that is why it is so important to read past the first post
However, what if you ARE the first post? There is no protecting you if you "read further". To those who were the first few to respond... they had no way of knowing it wasn't really directed at them.... so that only applies to those who post past the first page I guess.... The first posters were nothing but guinea pigs I guess.

While I could really care less... joke or not.... I can see how others may have been hurt by it.... and I don't think they should be made fun of for being personally insulted.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:49 AM
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You know, I'm probably going to get jumped on for this as well- but as someone who has been dealing with a lot of pain in my "out of Chaz" life lately, I can resonate with what Iliamna's Quest was saying.

Jokes designed to hurt people, even done in a spirit of fun, *can* backfire. And while I figured it out pretty quick, it still sort of left a bad taste in my mouth- while the hurt didn't last long, this was the second time this week that I logged onto a website, only to find something disparaging written about myself (the other instance was unrelated to Chaz). And I *know* it was aimed at everyone- but if you could even for a *second* imagine how it felt for those few moments to see that- after seeing the *latest* nasty thing written about me somewhere else, well, all I can say is that eventually little things start to chip away at you.

Blue, I appreciate your humor and think you're a d@mn funny member of Chaz, but I found it kind of disheartening that you wouldn't even consider Melanie's post as having *any* sort of legitimacy. Rather, you chose to poke fun at her, and make her part of the joke as well. I wasn't going to write this until I realized, that maybe someone else on the board felt the same way I do- that after seeing multiple jokes on this board (some of which were imho sort of tasteless), and perhaps dealing with other issues in their life, might be saddened to see that their feelings were seen as illegitimate or "overly dramatic" simply because they didn't mirror that of the majority. I generally think of Chaz as a pretty accepting place...and one of those few message boards on the web where people do act as a family of sorts. Even just a nod to the idea that some people might have legitimately been upset by something like this (even if you believe they're too sensitive or what have you), would show a great deal of compassion. You can't know the scars that people carry on their hearts- so treating people with tenderness can really be a gift to them. Just a thought.

Thanks for giving this some consideration guys.


Just wanted to echo this...and say i also agree with Melanie's post.

The joke itself was kinda funny i suppose...but i guess what I dont appreciate is everyone laughing at those who took it seriously, and then further making fun of them to lighten up.

I am 100% over this joke, and was over it in like 20 seconds...but i have social anxiety, so when i read (ok, i know! I should just stop reading) some of the posts making fun of people, it kinda hurts, and deepens that self-consciousness i already have about how to react to certain things ... i know it sounds stupid, and obviously if you dont understand what i am talking about, then you are very lucky.

Im not asking you guys to change anything..just want you guys to think that even though this is an internet forum, and you personally are very good at taking a joke...not everyone is...and not everyone can help it...it is a chemical imbalance...not really my fault As much as i tell myself (and KNOW) how stupid it is to take comments personally that werent even directed to me in the first place...i still do...

anyways...carry on
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:52 AM
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wow... what did i do? i just came back on this site. i havent been online for a long time...
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:53 AM
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wow... what did i do? i just came back on this site. i havent been online for a long time...
It was an april fool's joke
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:53 AM
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:55 AM
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bottom line, though, is that no practical joke would have been funny to everybody. No time would have been the right time for everybody. No subject would have been non-upsetting to everybody.

Practical jokes are a lot like surprises: some people like them, and some people don't. And no matter what, the people who don't like them wont like them. The thing about A F D is, though, that everybody has fair warning. When you roll out of bed on April 1st... You should know by now that the pranksters of the world are active.

No matter what we did there was bound to be some ***37; of you guys who didnt like it... We couldn't prevent that...

You should know, by now, to take everything with a grain of salt, or avoid the world, or check the toilet for plastic wrap.

A F D is the day that people play pranks. And if one pushes you a little too far... Well.. Just assume it was unintentional and wait for midnight...
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:57 AM
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So who can come up with a joke where someone, or something, or some principle isn't at the butt of the joke? I'm eagerly interested to hear any joke that doesn't put somebody out.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:59 AM
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It doesnt matter...I for one think that since its april the 2nd its time for the thread to be killed...
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