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+ - No Slashdot April Fools Jokes in 2008 8

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An anonymous reader writes: Slashdot will not be participating in the April Fools jokes this year due to a lawsuit that was settled out of court with undisclosed terms stemming from the 2007 April 1st stunts. The false stories were determined to be too egregious by a yet to be named individual. Slashdot's parent company SourceForge, Inc. found it wiser to settle out of court then a lengthy battle that was obviously going to span several months.

The ponies will be missed.
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No Slashdot April Fools Jokes in 2008

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  • Really?! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Mopatop (690958) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @12:14PM (#22931316) Homepage
    This should be on the front page.
  • Seriously (Score:2, Insightful)

    by minerva43 (815166)
    That is so stupid. Why isn't this on the main page? I only see this when I'm not logged in.
  • by pcruce (1248328)
    This has to be a joke...and its not funny...cause they've ruined all my fun.
    • by rasper99 (247555)
      One of the other forum sites I hang out on turned the site to mobile device mode for a few hours as a joke. They said it was because certain users who were named burned through the bandwidth quota. Let's just say some people were a bit upset.
  • Is this a joke? If so, there was no lawsuit, and the claim that there will be no jokes this year is also false - there is this one, after all.
    • by dfm3 (830843)
      Well, this was posted on April 1, so who knows... maybe the big joke this year is that there are no jokes.

Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything.