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Re: The ethics of humour

by logan (Curate)
on Apr 01, 2004 at 22:12 UTC ( #341813=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The ethics of humour

When I logged in this morning, I didn't notice anything strange at all. I saw that I'd gained 2 XP, and went to my home node to see if it was the random XP gain or if someone had upvoted one of my nodes. "Ack!", I thought, seeing that I'd lost 10 XP and that my image had changed. My mind raced, thinking I'd had my account hacked and that someone had been flaming people using my account. Then I reloaded the page and saw that the image had changed again and I'd lost 7 XP. It was at that point that I realized it was a prank.

To sum up: vroom and the other gods played a prank on the people who visit vroom's site. I figured out what was happening within one minute, and realized that within 24 hours everything would be back to normal. No harm, no foul. I've played far more elaborate and far-reaching pranks on people with far less (or no) provocation.

Speaking as a victim of this cruel breach of the sacred trust I have with a bunch of people I've never met and whose real names I'm unaware of, I say "Well played." I can't wait to see what next year's gag will be.

-Logan
"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."


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