I am disappointed with you people....

VinnyBarb

*HRH in real life*
As said, I am disappointed with you people because no one found it necessary this year to post a 1st of April joke thread here. I did so last year and I managed then to fool a few people but this year I was holding off to see if someone else will do so this year. Sadly, no one did so, although there are 708,847 registered members with this forum, I thought at least ONE would lighten up the somber mood presently here :hehe:.

In my past, I had been a moderator for 10 years on a highly successful space simulation forum with more than 250 000 registered members and once, after all members were waiting for a new version release of the space simulation (now similar to everyone waiting for TANE) I posted that M$'s game division had bought the rights of the very soon to be released space simulation and were converting and releasing that for the XBox only.

World War 3 broke out on that forum on the first day, every one accused the developers of selling their soul to the devil and leaving all PC users of that simulation high and dry until some bright spark finally realized, this was only an April Fool's joke. Even several days later, people only reading my first post there, not reading any subsequent postings, let fly towards the developers and M$ until after posting their reply they finally read the other posts. Oh what fun that was :hehe:.

I wonder what would have happened if I had posted something similar here on the 1st of April about TANE? I know, you are a very sophisticated bunch of people and you would have seen straightaway though that first post, hence I did not post this as there was already disquiet of waiting and waiting for TANE. Would it have brightened up the mood of people here and most of you would have had a quiet smile, well, we will never know as I did not post so?

I hope, next year, one of you will take up the challenge to think of something for the 1st of April and post something here, after all, you have 12 months to think of something :D.

Cheers

VinnyBarb
 
I thought of posting: "Horseshoe Curve route released" but that would have been a cruel joke.

With people awaiting T:ANE, I guess most are in a rather salty mood.
 
I even put a April fools bit of content on the DLS that in theory should have got right up the goat of any NSW steam enthusiast, even worse than when I did screen shots a few years ago of a Candy C38 and people are downloading it like just any other item :(

Not one person has asked yet are you joking or what were you thinking.

Also uploaded an "Easter Egg" ring in and its the same with this
 
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I was going to (fairly mild, was going to be about the loss of data for my 3D models), but thought it was tempting fate /way/ too much since I've been sorting out data of late anyway.

I did do a quick 'fake' release post on VicTrainz though.

Also, NSWGR_46Class, fictional liveries (one released) always seem to end up popular. Who knows why, but look at the desire for Austrains to produce a VR Blue and Gold G class (and then the fights over the correctness of the livery when released!)...

Regards
 
Fictional locos may also need to be added to that list
I was going to (fairly mild, was going to be about the loss of data for my 3D models), but thought it was tempting fate /way/ too much since I've been sorting out data of late anyway.

I did do a quick 'fake' release post on VicTrainz though.

Also, NSWGR_46Class, fictional liveries (one released) always seem to end up popular. Who knows why, but look at the desire for Austrains to produce a VR Blue and Gold G class (and then the fights over the correctness of the livery when released!)...

Regards
 
Someone posted a thread about a GG1 being sold to the NRM in York. A few people actually believed it.
Others believed the particular GG1 in question would be in better hands in York.
 
With the death of my nephew last month, the fact my 92 year old Mother is in the hospital, my brother-in-law had open heart surgery last week, my daughter-in-law is in rough shape, my wife is gonna have to have back surgery (again), and the sad shape the world is in, I just didn't feel like April Fools.

:(
 
I wonder what would have happened if I had posted something similar here on the 1st of April about TANE?

Somebody did exctly that either last year or the year before, exactly the same theme as the space sim, N3V were selling out to M$ .

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I was going to post at that point then decided to search the thread. Guess who the author was....

:confused:
 
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Well, beat me with a feather. I thought the lack of an April fool's thread was itself, the April fools Joke this year.

ns
 
Hey Vinny,

Over on trainorders.com, the Owner of the site bluntly told the users that there would be NO April Fool jokes tolerated.
He mumbled something about they cause too much angst.

Dave
 
This happened because we've become a group of grouchy old farts with no humor anymore! :)

John
 
The eventual release of T:ANE may turn out to be the ultimate April fools ... in May

My local supermarket played an April Fools on me, and placed Plantain's on the top shelf of the Bananner's ... I waited for them to turn black, it took 2 weeks ... read up on how to cook them ... baked them till tey split open ... they looked terrible, like gigantic slimey sea cucumbers, filled with big fat yellow dotted caterpillars ... I smooshed them, and mixed in brown sugar, and fried them in butter ... they still look disgusting ... but I'm gonna smother them with vanilla ice cream.
 
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