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Happy April Fool's Day [Apr. 1st, 2004|06:21 am]
rejectomorph
I was wondering if there would be an LJ April Fool prank today. There is, of course, but one more spectacular than I expected, and it was on all of us. By now, you've may have discovered that you have been friended by lj_serialadder. Apparently, almost everybody has. This guy has come up with some clever bit of code which gets around LJ's limit of 750 friends, and presumably has added (or will add) the entire user base to his friends list. Yet, if you have checked lj_serialadder's user info page, you know that the journal has no friends listed. Also, your "friends' list has been changed to "stalking" and your "friend of" list has been changed to "stalked by."

Not only that, but there is apparently another part of the prank. Recently, due to much grousing from users disgruntled over the fact that rude troll names were appearing on their "friend of" list, Brad made it possible to hide individual names on that list even from yourself, but only by banning those users from commenting in your journal. But lj_serialadder has come up with some way around that, too. I'm not sure what happens if you try to ban the journal, since I haven't tried, but the journal's only post claims that something other than the disappearance of his name will happen. Of course, the post, only a few hours old, already has nearly 8000 comments, mostly from people who are entirely clueless, wondering what the hell is going on. I left a comment of congratulation, myself. I think it was on page 169 or so. Best LJ prank ever. I love foolishness!

Undoubtedly, Brad will soon discover whatever hole in the site's code lj_serialadder used to bring off this prank, and then undo whatever has been done. In fact, I expect the account to be suspended very quickly. But I have been greatly entertained.

I don't know if the real world will be providing me with entertainment today, but there have been some surprisingly gusty winds blowing here, so I have hopes. I'll have to wait until I wake up to find out. By then, I expect that lj_serialadder will be gone. I only hope that the trees are still here.
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[User Picture]From: waning_estrogen
2004-04-01 06:26 am (UTC)
hmmm. I saw massadder001 on Tuesday evening and wasn't added.
lj_serialadder probably won't add me either.
I'm the Charlie Brown of LiveJournal.
I got a rock.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2004-04-01 07:05 am (UTC)
I suspect it's most likely Brad himself behind this, now that I think about it. I just read a post in lj_biz, purportedly made by darksavior666, expressing horror about the merger of LJ and deadjournal. The announcement was posted at deadjournal today, and is obviously their official prank. I further suspect that darksavior666 (created just today and containing no posts) might also be Brad. Personally, I like the idea that this whole site might be run by a troll.
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[User Picture]From: waning_estrogen
2004-04-01 07:16 am (UTC)
yep. it was brad and I did get added by serialadder. I just get left out of the stalker stuff a lot. I guess nobody really wants to stalk hormony old women.
I got another rock
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[User Picture]From: inlaterdays
2004-04-01 07:17 am (UTC)
i wondered if he was the one behind it, myself. heh.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2004-04-01 07:51 am (UTC)

RATS!!!! CORRECTION CORRECTION!

No, it's darksaviour666!

Oh, I'm up so far past my bedtime!

I'm punchy! (If I've gotten it wrong this time, I'm giving up.)
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2004-04-01 07:42 am (UTC)
On third thought, I suspect that darksavior666 might actually be scsi, who owns deadjournal. It would be like him to make such a post here, just to share the drama with LJ. I've been to Stockton. Life can be dull there.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2004-04-01 07:48 am (UTC)

CORRECTION

I keep getting it wrong, because of the English spelling.

It's darksaviour!
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[User Picture]From: paul
2004-04-01 07:15 am (UTC)
Brad is behind it, I do remember somewhere reading general joe's can't create lj_* accounts. Plus read the post on his journal about anal people with no humour.

For some reason though, I haven't been added and my journal doesn't say stalekd by. I wonder if it has been done by cluster or something?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2004-04-01 07:29 am (UTC)
Your user info page says "stalking" in place of "friends" when I look at it.

I don't know if the script will get around to adding everybody eventually or not. I know that people are still being added now.
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[User Picture]From: waning_estrogen
2004-04-01 07:59 am (UTC)

but wait

maybe it's really darkxavier
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From: psychedsunshine
2004-04-01 09:37 am (UTC)
i am not addede or no such changes in my lj. i guess i am not in the circuit....... ;)
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2004-04-01 08:23 pm (UTC)
It was only happening for a few hours. I guess you missed it because of the time difference.
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From: psychedsunshine
2004-04-03 08:58 am (UTC)
then thats good......
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From: psychedsunshine
2004-04-03 08:58 am (UTC)
how have you been? how are your parents?
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