Hunter
 member, 1750 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 04:19
Aptril Fools!
MY EYES!! MY EYES!!!
bigbadron
 moderator, 16087 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 04:38
Aptril Fools!
Yes, yes, we know.  They're bleeding.  Same as every year.  :p
phoenix9lives
 member, 1090 posts
 A brain driving a bone
 mecha with flesh armor
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 04:54
Aptril Fools!
That would be why I like the mobile-friendly r.rpol format.  No bleeding eyes.
praguepride
 member, 1847 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 05:11
Aptril Fools!
( ཀ ʖ̯ ཀ)

my eyes you rat blueberries

This message was last edited by the user at 05:11, Fri 01 Apr.

Lord Arkon
 member, 44 posts
 It all started with the
 AD&D Monster Manual
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 05:17
Aptril Fools!
Oh yeah, the April fool's color scheme slipped my mind this year.

I need to get some popcorn.  The best part of this is the reactions.  :)
NowhereMan
 member, 472 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 05:20
Aptril Fools!
It's horrible. I love it so!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1406 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 05:26
Aptril Fools!
I fixed that years ago - white theme - no funky colors for me.
praguepride
 member, 1848 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 06:10
Re: Aptril Fools!
ShadoPrism:
I fixed that years ago - white theme - no funky colors for me.


BOOO! BOO THIS MAN!!!
Brianna
 member, 2252 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 06:54
Re: Aptril Fools!
I actually like this colour scheme.  Wouldn't want to live with it, but it makes a nice change.
Rathmun
 member, 22 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 07:22
Re: Aptril Fools!
Can we get an opt-out of this nonsense?  Seriously, it's an actual usability issue this year given that you've even decided to fornicate the contrast theme that's for the visually impaired.  Creating a custom theme to make the site usable shouldn't be necessary.

This message was last edited by the user at 07:23, Fri 01 Apr.

ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3355 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 Creative Writing ROCKS!!
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 08:05
Aptril Fools!
All uou have to do is click on my preferences and pick another colour scheme or have someone do it for you in the house, a friend or family if you are visually impaired.  It is only for 24 hours if you donít change it.  I use the new site and actually miss it so am going back to the old site to just have a look.  Be warned it happens at Christmas too and a fee holidays I think.  And it doesnít affect playing or GMing and games either.  Just the main page!  Thanks Jase and Admin/Moderators for having this bit of temporary fun with us!
Rathmun
 member, 23 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 09:55
Re: Aptril Fools!
ladysharlyne:
All uou have to do is click on my preferences and pick another colour scheme or have someone do it for you in the house, a friend or family if you are visually impaired.  It is only for 24 hours if you donít change it.  I use the new site and actually miss it so am going back to the old site to just have a look.  Be warned it happens at Christmas too and a fee holidays I think.  And it doesnít affect playing or GMing and games either.  Just the main page!  Thanks Jase and Admin/Moderators for having this bit of temporary fun with us!

I can see fine, the eye-searing pink bars across the screen are actively painful though, so I can't look at it for that long without getting a migrane.  However, when I went to the preferences to select something else, they were all corrupted.  I don't know if that was a bug or deliberate, but white/black/blue/dark blue/brown/dark brown/contrast were all messed up.  I ended up making a custom color scheme to get something I can actually look at.

This message was last edited by the user at 09:55, Fri 01 Apr.

cptcthulhu
 member, 228 posts
 Nuke em till they glow
 Shoot them in the dark.
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 09:59
Re: April Fools!
Didn't anyone notice that you all have the header

Re: Aptril Fools?

How Apt....
Low Key
 subscriber, 255 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 10:00
Re: Aptril Fools!
The holiday themes don't affect r.rpol.net
So if you want to avoid them, you can switch to the responsive site (the one with the extra r in front) for the day on April 1st, Christmas and Saint Patrick's day

Switching back and forth without logging in/out each time might mess with your cookies, but other than that it's a simple way to avoid the colours
GrizzlyBear91
 member, 625 posts
 New formula! Now
 with 50% less fat!
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 11:53
Re: Aptril Fools!
I just knew there'd be a complaint thread about this scheme, just like there is every year. Let the salt flow!

Personally, I could give a hoot, it's only one day a year (I actually like the other ones), if you can't use the site, just... don't? One day off a year might actually be good for some people. ;)
donsr
 member, 2553 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 12:17
Re: Aptril Fools!
::chuckles: its sorta  fun, i wouldn't mind  color  schemes for a few other holidays?  It only lasts a day at a time!
bigbadron
 moderator, 16088 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 12:23
Re: Aptril Fools!
Rathmun:
I don't know if that was a bug or deliberate

Definitely deliberate.
bigbadron
 moderator, 16089 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 12:25
Re: Aptril Fools!
Rathmun:
Seriously, it's an actual usability issue this year given that you've even decided to fornicate the contrast theme that's for the visually impaired.

The theme has not changed.  It is exactly the same as it has been every year since it was introduced.
Silverlock
 member, 137 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 14:34
Re: Aptril Fools!
I laughed when I saw the glaring display, so thank you !  I needed that.
Zag24
 supporter, 730 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 17:49
Aptril Fools!
Come on over to the responsive site!  The water's fine!  And there's no glaring colors, unless you put them together yourself.
donsr
 member, 2554 posts
Fri 1 Apr 2022
at 19:07
Aptril Fools!
i've been here   for a very long time... i still don't know what  'resposive  site' is..I am happy right here.
evileeyore
 member, 666 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined 20150819
Sat 2 Apr 2022
at 01:49
Aptril Fools!
donsr:
i've been here   for a very long time... i still don't know what  'resposive  site' is..

You shold start figuring that out sooner rather than later, when jase decides to finalize the migration, you'll be a fish out of water on the responsive site.  Start playing with it now, then you'll be ready when the move comes.  (Honestly, it's basically the same with a few improvements, lack of Holiday Themes may or may not be one of those improvements depending on whom you ask.)
NowhereMan
 member, 473 posts
Sat 2 Apr 2022
at 02:09
Aptril Fools!
Personally, not a fan of the way the responsive site looks, so I'll be alongside donsr when it comes time for forced migration. And the lack of holiday themes is one of the things, if only a very minor one, keeping me away.
evileeyore
 member, 667 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined 20150819
Sat 2 Apr 2022
at 05:17
Aptril Fools!
NowhereMan:
Personally, not a fan of the way the responsive site looks, so I'll be alongside donsr when it comes time for forced migration. And the lack of holiday themes is one of the things, if only a very minor one, keeping me away.

jase has said a few times, 'themes will come once the other pieces of responsive are done'.  Now, I'm not sure what is left at this point, but I bet he has a list and he's checking it twice...
agious
 member, 16 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 14:14
Aptril Fools!

Every year, as in once a year?

Oh, do I wish. Mine do it whenever the pressure gets too bad, or when I have to skip a fluid removal, because certain people don't want to cover   the procedure.  So when the tear ducts tare, and I become ER fair, I'm setup for Hallow' eve, as my eyes, do bleed.

Someone usually screams, because you know, blood from the eyes and all.
agious
 member, 17 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 14:19
Aptril Fools!

 Oh, its the RPOL colors... well, you could turn off your screen, and be like me, and use the talking program, to give those eyes some peace.

Well, to be like me your eyes would have to not work at all, but I would rather have your eyes still be working, and free of the issue. Plus, you can get the fifty minute JAWS demo for free.
johnkennedy
 member, 2 posts
Mon 4 Apr 2022
at 20:07
Aptril Fools!
If I may, my favorite April Fools joke was on my mother. Her eyesight was never that good and she would often sit in her rocking chair halfway across the room along the wall. I set the scene up by placing a wadded up bit of black thread on one side of the center carpet. A line from it led to me sitting on the far side. While she sat there, I slowly reeled in the small black knot of thread. I had to actually look in it's direction to subliminally get her to see it.

She asked me what that was? Looking at it, I asked, What? She pointed at it and said, THAT! (I pulled the knot closer to the center of the room). I calmly said, There's nothing there. Getting up out of her chair, she stood over it and pointed at it again. She said, What is THAT!  I got up and on my hands and knees, put my face down to look right at it -I don't see anything. You're imagining things.

In fury, she picked it up. Seeing it was black knot of thread, with a line of thread leading to me, she knew she had been April Fooled. We laughed and she said she thought she was going crazy.

Over the years, we April Fooled each other many times.