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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes 191 67.5%   
No 27 9.5%   
Don't care 37 13.1%   
What's April? 28 9.9%   

Survey posted 2002-04-10 13:45 by Henrik.

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Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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First post! Whoopdee doo...

Anyway, I love April Fool's jokes, but you guys should probably do something a little more convincing, like the HP ad thing from last year. Also, don't change it to fake news for a couple of days, so people start believing it.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 16:07 GMT

Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Burak Gul  Account Info
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Yes, every year the jokes are getting better. (Actually, this was only done twice, but still the jokes are funny.) It's like a tradition in TI community. In April 1st, every TI site had some kind of jokes.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 17:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
SonGokuX9  Account Info
(Web Page)

its been done more than twice....

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 17:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Daniel Blizzard  Account Info

It's good to have a sense of humor for the community. The jokes shouldn't be taken personally and they aren't meant to be personal jokes to put someone down. The tradition must live on...

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 01:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
duncan smith  Account Info

They should be done more than once a year.
I love 'em!

Reply to this comment    20 April 2002, 05:04 GMT


More than once a year, eh?
SHEENmaster  Account Info
(Web Page)

I think that I'll start making a joke on the first of every month. Unfortunatly for you, I am the lead programmer for a computer software company, not the webmaster of a calculator website. Due to recent downsizing, I am also in charge of my companies website however, expect a joke in 10 or so days. Click above to see it.

Reply to this comment    20 April 2002, 23:06 GMT


Re: people start believing it
David  Account Info
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People start believing it, especially when they don't realize fake news appears in another color. That was a dead giveaway to me, and took some of the fun (surprise) out of it. Oh well. Maybe, since it is an April Fools joke, you could make it appear to be real news then have it say April Fools real big when people go in to read more. After all, it's just once a year...

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 22:25 GMT

Re: Re: people start believing it
DWedit  Account Info
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It only turns RED on april 2...

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 23:16 GMT


Re: people start believing it
David  Account Info
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Hmm.. Well that explaines things. I didn't come here until the 2'nd. Oh well.

Reply to this comment    11 April 2002, 01:11 GMT


Re: Re: people start believing it
molybdenum  Account Info

Time zones

Reply to this comment    11 April 2002, 18:36 GMT


Re: Re: people start believing it
duncan smith  Account Info

void (*aprilFools)();

void fishDay(void)
{
printf("justkidding!");
}

void _main(void)
{
(*aprilFools)()=&fishDay();
/* C programmers revolt! (revolve?) */
return(0);
}

Reply to this comment    20 April 2002, 05:23 GMT

Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
dietsche Account Info
(Web Page)

of course! But, you might want to plan ahead next year... no more of this last minute stuff ;)

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 16:35 GMT

Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Michael Burch  Account Info

When doing April Fools jokes a person should be careful that noone gets hurt emotionally; however, since this is a calculator sight, it is probally highly unlikely that a person's emotions are to be hurt.

Michael Burch
mdsb75@hotmail.com/mdsb7580118@yahoo.com

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 16:37 GMT

Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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No...Don't be "politically correct!" People should post stuff without being so concerned about hurting other people's feelings. It's freedom of speech.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 19:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Merlijn den Boer  Account Info
(Web Page)

yeah!!! face it... you are ugly!! :)

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 19:41 GMT

Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
David  Account Info
(Web Page)

Freedom of speech doesn't give people the right to say anything wherever and however they want though. It's not always to your advantage to be blatantly rude to people. If you offend someone too much, they won't bother listening to you. There are better ways of expressing the same ideas that don't hurt your credibility as much, and the larger the audience that is willing to listen to you, the more people you can influence with those ideas. There are ways of not being politically correct that work better than others, and a little bit of care on the author's part is never a bad thing. One shouldn't be so politically correct that they become brainless lose their own voice to the crowd. It's like news that only reports what people want to hear instead of what really happened. Something like that anyway.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2002, 22:38 GMT

Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I'm not advocating being purposely rude to people. What I mean is, state the point, not hide it behind useless political talk...Everything you say will offend some people, even you state a fact of existence like "The sky is blue." I don't think you should specifically worry about offending people, just don't set out to intentionally offend anyone.

Reply to this comment    11 April 2002, 04:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
BigRedDog  Account Info
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Have you ever noticed the suppression of free speech in public schools? I am finding myself censored (my opinions, writings, not mannerisms) in more than one class. My English teacher, for example, won't let me use 'A Clockwork Orange' as my choice for a book report... or '1984' for that matter...

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 05:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Michael Vincent  Account Info
(Web Page)

In my English class right now we are reading 1984...

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 15:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
killerB  Account Info
(Web Page)

same here as well as brave new world and another

Reply to this comment    17 April 2002, 23:06 GMT


Brave new world?
duncan smith  Account Info

i read that for a book report (on my own).
it's kind of scary. it denies freedom of expression to citizens (see above thread)

Reply to this comment    20 April 2002, 05:06 GMT

Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Bradford5 Account Info

aprils fools jokes are not offending

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 22:09 GMT

Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
any

Good well stated post. :) ;) :) ;)

Reply to this comment    13 April 2002, 00:10 GMT


should jokester calc? @ticalc
killerB  Account Info
(Web Page)

shouldn't freedom of speech be freedom to state an opinion or fact. since slander isn't really either of these and is more like a rumor, jokes should be fine,especially the ones at ticalc. if someone says "89s rock and 83s and 82s suck!" that is there opinion and should be allowed. If it makes someone feel bad, (I think that they obviously must believe those calcs suck) they could freely state otherwise or feel crappy and become mentally unstable

Reply to this comment    17 April 2002, 23:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
acr34  Account Info
(Web Page)

I agree, I've had enough of this crap about not stomping on people.

1) All jokes make fun of someone/something
2) No matter what you say, you're going to offend some 10 member cult

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 01:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
MathJMendl  Account Info
(Web Page)

<<I've had enough of this crap about not stomping on people.>>

That's really mean to make light of stomping on things. Dinosaurs did that and they would be highly offended by your comment.

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 03:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

I know someone who thinks it is a dinosaur!

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 22:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
duncan smith  Account Info

Those dinosaurs are members of the 10 member cult, except that they are all dead.

Reply to this comment    20 April 2002, 05:08 GMT


Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
mdsb  Account Info

I realize that a number of people disagree with my comment. I am just telling to be constructive about what you say. Not hurting people's emotions is not equivalent to being politically correct. Yes, any action and any word does offend at least one person; however, an offence has the capability of not hurting some one.

Michael Burch
mdsb75@hotmail.com/mdsb7580118@yahoo.com

Reply to this comment    12 April 2002, 02:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Ronakbhai

Yes, as this forum has proved, anything you say can be offensive. Notice how you said to keep "constructive" on comments, and you were responded with many people who disagreed with you, and which some may have been offended. Offense is merely subjective. I can say "89's suck!", and some people could take offense, or some could join in. In layman's terms, be constructuve if possible, but ain't no harm done in offense. Shoot! Footbal would be plain boring if there was no offensive line, and what about hockey, eh? How many of us do enjoy the fights and the so called "offense" that one player has against another. I like it. Sure it may be violent, but in the end, the strong survive, the weak perish.

BTW - y'all stink like rotten eggs! HAHA!

This was posted by the man with the glasses. (~0¿0~)

Reply to this comment    13 April 2002, 02:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
(Web Page)

Don't be surprised if you wake up one morning & covered in vaseline. (Don't respond.)
BTW: I stink of Lever 2000 & Gilette!

Reply to this comment    14 April 2002, 00:43 GMT


yippeeeeee!
Chickendude  Account Info
(Web Page)

Hi...
respondrespondrespond, um... I mean don'tresponddon'tresponddon'trespond!!!
My game has over -200- downloads! Yippee!

Reply to this comment    16 April 2002, 00:03 GMT

Re: yippeeeeee!
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
(Web Page)

w00t!

Reply to this comment    16 April 2002, 02:44 GMT


Re: yippeeeeee!
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
(Web Page)

YOUR GAMES ARE GREAT!!! MAKE THEM ALL ASM!!! Or even FlashApps!

Reply to this comment    16 April 2002, 05:37 GMT


Re: Re: yippeeeeee!
Chickendude  Account Info
(Web Page)

A lot of the games I've made are in ASM! I sent in a game called prgmBAD a few days ago, but it hasn't appeared yet. It's not that bad, either (despite the name)...
Soon, I'll add different gameplay modes and other things such as multiple highscores and the ability to choose your ship!

Reply to this comment    16 April 2002, 22:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: yippeeeeee!
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
(Web Page)

Especially the School RPG! It's more addictive than PuzzPack! MUST PLAY SCHOOL!!! w00t! I BEAT MY SISTER~~~WAIT! I don't have a sister. Oh, well, w00t!

Reply to this comment    17 April 2002, 02:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
Chivo  Account Info

I'm highly offended. w00t!

Reply to this comment    15 April 2002, 19:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Should ticalc.org continue to make April Fools jokes?
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
(Web Page)

YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE!!! JOKES CAN BE ABOUT ANYTHING AND MAKE FUN OF ANYONE!!! LIKE TODAY IN MATH CLASS, I SAID THAT A 180° WAS THE ONLY KIND OF ANGLE NOT FROM MOUNT VERNON (IN BAWLIMORE, HON). Now for some joy in this troubled world today: w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!
(I'm now happy (: )
P.S. Chickendude: I can't find any of ur asm games. WHERE ARE THEY?!? SCHOOL RPG WAS THE BEST, BUT I NEED MORE!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! MY COM PORT IS BUSTED!!!!! NO MORE TIGL!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! NOW I HAVE TO PAY $55.00 FOR A USB ONE! Has anybody ever called 1-800-TI-CARES? I TALKED TO SOMEONE THAT DIDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH!!! TIME FOR MORE JOY!
w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!
I feel better now.

Reply to this comment    17 April 2002, 03:53 GMT

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