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As the regulars will know, on 1 April each year we mess the wiki up a little for April Fools. Last year we left it way too late to start planning, so I'm taking the liberty of creating this thread a bit earlier than last time. If you have any ideas for what we could do for April Fools 2013 feel free to post.


As for myself I'm still in favour of letting the cabal run things. See my post about it here for further details What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 22:40, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

Nominate a monarch of the wiki and add royal decrees in relation to that. For instance if we have Queen Fergie, we all have to pay her tribute in acorns in exchange for the privilege of editing here, switch the sword in the category bar to an acorn, and so on. Oh and award badges for some reason. We all like badges. cqm 22:46, 16 Feb 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Badger badger badger badger Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 22:48, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
Oh and alter the user masthead boxes to King/Queen rather than whatever they are currently. cqm 22:50, 16 Feb 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Let's give seizures - - Credit to Cakemix, if the user types "i like pie", then lots of fun colors come up. Hair 00:06, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Desysop hairr - And block him for 3 months. For the lulz The preceding unsigned comment was definitely not made by The Mol Man.

Support - he smells The preceding unsigned comment was not made by The Mol Man or one of his sockpuppets.
Support - he blocked someone this one time The preceding unsigned comment was not made by The Mol Man or one of his sockpuppets.
Support - I'm bald The preceding unsigned comment was not made by The Mol Man or one of his sockpuppets.
Support - Ya! My aunt lost her hair in chemo The preceding unsigned comment was not made by The Mol Man or one of his sockpuppets.
Support - I am a sheeple The preceding unsigned comment was not made by The Mol Man or one of his sockpuppets.
Support - Finally. I'm tired of him not loving me enough. MolMan 13:08, February 17, 2013 (UTC)
Support - Hairr has gone too far! Hair 16:26, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Rmv ll vwls - We should have the site's css disemvowel every page. MolMan 00:33, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

I have my plans - I'm already working on the discussion to desysop the inactive bureaucrats and admins. I also want to desysop Cook because he spams constantly. Oh, and I also plan on getting rid of consensus and replacing it with democracy. Can we also change the bureaucrat usergroup to badgercrat? Blaze_fire.png12.png 03:31, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Hah, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. The pot calls the kettle black. Birds of a feather flock together. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Ban all the spammers of the wiki, including the squirrel and yourself! Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 03:36, February 17, 2013 (UTC)
Squirrels are subject to different rules than humans. I could vandalize freely and legally if I wanted to; you're all just lucky that I don't. Well, as far as you know... Who the hell wants to sift all them edits? Most people give up on tasks if it requires more than just 100 edits. Wouldn't matter either way because, as a squirrel, I am immune to all of your silly rules!!!! MolMan 03:48, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Re-adding Jumping Pinkie Pie - svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 03:44, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Support a trillion times over. Actually, I may just need to get power towers on my support level. MolMan 03:48, February 17, 2013 (UTC)
+1 Matt (t) 07:56, February 17, 2013 (UTC)
Oppose. Let's keep this runescape-related. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 14:07, February 17, 2013 (UTC)
Sorry dewd. I have the power of tetration on my side. MolMan 20:40, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Duplicate Skin - I think it would be very funny to altar the landing page to reflect the skin of a sister wiki. Obviously the website will still be fully functioning except the homepage. It could be... highly entertaining ;)

Bonziiznob Talk

05:00, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Wowscape wiki - That is all. -- Golden warpriest of Zamorak helm.png Wingcap Firemaking master cape.png 20:31, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

I dun get it. Please explain in extremely intricate detail. (700 word minimum) MolMan 20:40, February 17, 2013 (UTC)
16:41 <Flaysian> what about using a WoW theme for the day
I second this motion Ronan Talk 21:27, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Stuff - Are we doing more cabbage-themed stuff? Cabbage for fimg, fa, uotm, poll, etc. Then, let's see, add some badgers to the main page, remove all consonants from Nex and have some important links (Wgs, Qbd, rotm, gwd, Graardor, Kalphite King, kbd, etc) redirect to Special:Random. Desysop Cook Me Plox and lead a massive cabbage invasion to Cambridge. If all goes well, we should have squished the hamster resistance in to time! User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 12:58, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - Instead of having the prancing pony on every page, let's have a little rs character dancing and when you click on him, it links to the mainpage which has an embedded video of an RSWiki harlem shake. :3= sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 13:16, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

Whereforth arth thou dancing rs character? svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 13:24, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
That's your responsibility Ty. Hair 13:25, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
I've already tetrated my support... It's at 1010 or 10↑↑10 in Knuth's Up-Arrow Notation. Don't make me go to the next hyper operator. >:( MolMan 14:28, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
[[:File:OldDance.gif|pls]] Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 14:39, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

Iamtwelveandfunny - Some ideas:

  • Make the ge price on infobox item always say "a lot"
  • Comic sans as our default font
  • Infobox monster's image will always be nyan cat or something silly
  • Make the entire wiki "Yelp's Approved" and have such visible on every page; also make a page stating that user rights will be available from Solomon's General Store

Does Wikia have the sense of humour to allow for ToU breaks for just one day in the spirit of comedy? I'd love for searching to always land on a random page. MolMan 14:46, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

against anything that actually prevents users from accessing information. Ronan Talk 15:12, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
Block FlayFlay - for teh lulz MolMan 15:15, February 18, 2013 (UTC)


(Yes, yes, I know, not a democracy. Doing this UotM style, if no one minds. My darling doesn't.) I've left out the harmful ones (seizures), any that involve desysopping or blocking good editors and any that break ToU and/or functionality. Some of these changes will be compatible with others; for those that are incompatible, the most popular idea will be considered. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 22:17, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

If you have any other ideas that are funny but not disruptive or harmful, go ahead and add them at the bottom of the list. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 22:55, February 18, 2013 (UTC)

Let the cabal run things

  1. Given how I was the one who suggested it What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 22:21, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
  2. 222 talk 10:24, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

Nominate a king and/or queen for the day

  1. This can easily be combined with the above mentioned cabal. Just let Fergie run the cabal for the day What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 22:21, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
  2. Acorns plz cqm 00:13, 19 Feb 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
  3. I liek acornz. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 01:42, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  4. Duh. You're the Acorn Queen. HAIL! User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 20:13, February 19, 2013 (UTC)

Jumping pinkie pie .gif on certain pages

Dancing RS character on certain pages

  1. More topical What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 22:21, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
  2. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 01:42, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  3. Ronan Talk 06:15, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  4. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 20:13, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  5. 222 talk 10:24, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

Alter the skin to that of a different wiki

  1. Yay, WOWscape What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 22:21, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
  2. Ronan Talk 06:15, February 19, 2013 (UTC)

Change the wiki's font to comic sans

  1. This way, everything stays without being interrupted or denied access (replacing ge stuff with 'a lot') and still manages to stress out hardcore internet users. Achievements Coelacanth0794 Talk Contribs 22:50, February 18, 2013 (UTC)
  2. MolMan 01:12, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  3. GAH. Blaze_fire.png12.png 04:06, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  4. 222 talk 10:24, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

Make the wiki "Yelps approved" and add a small image of Yelps to every page

Hi, I made a prototype button badge. Nothing should be overdone and it shouldn't be too large. Not that it matters. MolMan 21:33, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
All information at RuneScape.wikia is
Yelps detail.png
Yelps approved!
Surely it's far easier to add something to the wordmark? cqm 00:04, 20 Feb 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
I like the idea of having something like a badge on the corner of every page. They won't see everything I'd like them to see (even though it isn't much) on the workmark. MolMan 00:16, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
Please not Comic Sans MS... User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 09:32, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
Changed it to trebuchet, does that work? MolMan 21:47, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:13, February 22, 2013 (UTC)
  1. Yelps detail.png MolMan 01:12, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  2. Hopefully Jagex won't haet us. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 01:42, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  3. DO IT. I love this one. Blaze_fire.png12.png 04:06, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  4. Ronan Talk 06:15, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  5. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 20:13, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  6. Hair 13:23, February 21, 2013 (UTC)
  7. 222 talk 10:24, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

Cabbage-themed homepage

  1. Appears to be a tradition, so.. why not! User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 20:14, February 19, 2013 (UTC)
  2. EVERYTHING MUST BE CABBAGE!!! and bukkits Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:00, March 23, 2013 (UTC)

Further discussion

Ok I think it's time we closed this section. So, what we will be doing is:

  1. Nominating a king/queen for the day
  2. Dancing RS character on certain pages
  3. Changing the font to comic sans for a day
  4. Making the wiki "Yelps approved"

Now we still have to thrash out the details for a few of these, specifically who the king/queen is and what pages to have the dancing on, as well as what the dancing will be. There is still room for other pranks so long as they do not majorly affect the wiki and can be quickly undone/removed and not be taken seriously, so a small template on certain pages will be fine but not editing policies What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 21:01, March 2, 2013 (UTC)

Does the Yelps winning also include use of:

All information at RuneScape.wikia is
Yelps detail.png
Yelps approved!

that? MolMan 21:16, March 2, 2013 (UTC)

Yes What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 21:19, March 2, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - Something that was brought up last year was the lack of an overall theme. It just looks like we've got a load of ideas and thrown them together and they don't really gel very well. All four of these is going to look like we've gone "ooo shineh" and plastered anything we can think of onto every page. If anything I would go with one idea, in this case the most popular: making every page Yelps approved. cqm 22:04, 2 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

I'm flattered. I was actually considering withdrawing the comics sans nomination, but since people were already supporting it, I figured I shouldn't. I was just being a troll. Frankly, we can turn this into something organized. Yelps approves for the standard readers and the dancing character as a random lol. We can keep the King/Queen as a more behind the scenes thing that only those who are regulars in the community will understand and give it few mentions on the mainspace. But I do agree that being too open for further suggestions will lead to unfunny mess; we should stick with what we have. MolMan 22:09, March 2, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - A scheduled, well organised and consistent Runescape Wiki April fools...? That's almost meta. - [Pharos] 09:24, March 3, 2013 (UTC)

Cåm is absolutely right - One organised theme pls. He hit the nail on the head in saying that last year was just a cluster of in-jokes that no one apart from around 30 editors understood. We should work with the Yelps theme, and do it properly. Change the wordmark to something SoF oriented (and I'm sorry Monty, but I think we should ditch the badge idea). Change colour scheme, revamp main page, etc. The RSDancer could also be used if we wanted, but I think a King/Queen theme on top of all of that would be overkill. Ronan Talk 11:49, March 3, 2013 (UTC)

But... badges D:... Can we at least keep it on the front page. Which, by the by, I think we could honestly do some SoF stuff for the main page without it sucking. I rewrote both Squeal of Fortune and Spin ticket a while back so they're suitable for genuine FA status; we have a lot of nice pictures of SoF items too. I think we could change the background to a blow-up of File:Squeal of Fortune.png or something else. I honestly don't think having one in-joke will kill the whole think. I know funny (I'm Jewish) and as long as we don't really advertise it to our readers, it won't interfere. That or we nominate Yelps as king (no one said it had to be a wiki user!). Overall, I support using the idea that I came up with because I am so great and hilarious using Yelps themed stuff because a lot of us hate him and that makes it satirical (and thus funny). P.S. can we get rid of comic sans? MolMan 15:18, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
The problem with the badge is that it would conflict with Mr. RSDancer and make things look messy. A wordmark will achieve the same function, as it is visible on every page, and we can add as much crap about Yelps as we want on the main page if you're worried that the wordmark is too small to convey information. Also I am completely with you in regards to not using Comic Sans. Big nono. Ronan Talk 15:37, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
Frankly, I can understand the not having a badge everywhere, there are two solutions though: 1, use a random number generator to choose what is displayed (less funny); 2, have the badge only displayed (prominently) on the front page (honestly, we should do this). MolMan 16:34, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
Idea: We could use my badge on the featured article/image templates. MolMan 19:56, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
I was thinking adding a yelps-thumbs-up-logo (the one used in the badge) to the bottom right corner of the wordmark and adding "Yelps approved" in some sort of rubber-stamp-type font (in red as all stamps look better in red) on a slant across the wordmark. Perhaps change the sword category bar image. If someone can come up with a decent colour scheme, it'll be even better.
And your opinion on having the badge on the front page and/or featured content? MolMan 22:19, March 3, 2013 (UTC)
Making [[Template:Featured article]] into a Yelps based template I'm good with. I'm not really sure if it's worth doing it for FIMG, but I'm not going to complain if it does change for the day. As for the front page, I was thinking some sort of "After a lengthy process and much deliberation, the RuneScape Wiki is proud to announce all of it's content has been approved by Jagex's mascot, Yelps." with some more padding /finesse added to Template:Wiki_News.
I've also made a quick [[w:c:camtest:File:Wiki-wordmark.png|logo]] (I think the red stamp could use a text shadow, but I've yet to figure out how to do that in GIMP). Along with the mentioned category bar image change, it can be seen in action [[w:c:camtest:Lorem ipsum|here]], you'll have to excuse my laziness in uploading an actual background image. cqm 00:54, 4 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
I'm liking it. What's your opinion on the Comic Sans? MolMan 00:56, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
Comic Sans doesn't really tie into Yelps. If anything I would change the font of h1-6 to the Kingthings Petrock Jagex have so widely used across their site and looks a lot like the font used for most of the SoF headers. I think it's already imported into the wiki, but it's very slow to load, so we might want to scrap that.
That website said squirrel. MolMan 02:10, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
If we can't use the Kingthings Petrock font, then Comic Sans it is. Blaze_fire.png12.png 08:43, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
The red text in the mock up logo is rather hard to read, perhaps making it a lighter shade of red or increasing it in size? 222 talk 09:15, March 7, 2013 (UTC)
Putting a black boarder around it would fix it better probably. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 19:20, March 7, 2013 (UTC)


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pls --Iiii I I I 20:01, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Second one. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 20:05, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
Also, if we do decide on changing themes, I think a green color scheme would work best (although I can't find anything that would work as a background) --Iiii I I I 20:08, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
They look nice, but the joke isn't that the Wiki is run by Yelps, it's that we're approved by Yelps who is being named (by us) the official mascot of Jagex. There's deep levels of satire in there, believe it or not; that's what makes it funny. Just saying we're the "Yelps Wiki" isn't really funny. You may chuckle once or twice, but it isn't funny because it's just kinda random; it's kinda unfunny... Ya, we all know who Yelps is and of the controversy in which he is involved, but what's the reason that the wiki is suddenly his? Has Jagex commandeered the site? Did they buy out Wikia with offers of GP? It's not a solid joke. I don't like the idea of being the "Yelps Wiki", I want to be the "RuneScape Wiki [approved by Yelps]". MolMan 20:16, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
None of these ideas are solid jokes to me. --Iiii I I I 20:48, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
I can't argue for the others, but Yelps's approval has a solid and strong albeit short basis. MolMan 20:49, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Bunnies Simple, cute, multicolored, baby bunnies all over the place. What more could you want? --Deltaslug (talk) 20:13, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Unfunny. No. MolMan

Fuck it - Snakes --Henneyj 00:04, March 9, 2013 (UTC)

One-eyed comes to mind. picture MolMan 00:09, March 9, 2013 (UTC)

Vote 2

Seeing as we have little over a week to get this all wrapped up....

[[w:c:camtest:Lorem ipsum|Yelps approved logo]], normal colour[sic]-scheme:

  1. cqm 01:31, 22 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
  2. Meh. It gets the point across at least. MolMan 01:33, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
  3. And obviously a Yelps themed main page. With Squeal of Fortune as the featured article and Yelps as the user of the month. Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 10:04, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
    And some news post proclaiming our new found love for Yelps. cqm 10:27, 22 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
    Not so much love as it is proud to say that he approves. MolMan 18:39, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
  4. Yay-lps. What about cabbages? We need to hail Brassica Prime. =( User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 18:59, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Yelps Wiki logo[1][2], possible green based colour scheme, background yet to be found. Please state which logo you prefer: 1/2:

  1. 1 please. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 18:59, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
  2. Achievements Coelacanth0794 Talk Contribs 18:38, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

None of the above, for the picky among us:

Typings - Here's an idea of what we can replace the evolution of combat notice with and here's one idea for a featured article. MolMan 15:09, March 24, 2013 (UTC)

Lol, I like. :3= There are some grammatical errors in the first one though... sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 15:55, March 24, 2013 (UTC)
I figured as much, stupid notepad. MolMan 15:58, March 24, 2013 (UTC) Need some help with that?
--Henneyj 18:20, March 25, 2013 (UTC)

Main Page poll - Do you support the Squeal of Fortune?

  1. Yes, I support it
  2. I use my daily spins

Cause fuck logic. MolMan 03:08, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

Main page mock-up - [[Calculator:Main Page (April 1)|Here]], feel free to alter it. I've added the changed category bar image to MediaWiki:Common.css (search for "category bar"), currently commented out. After trying out a couple of versions of the Yelps Approved logo, it's easier to read as black writing, which can be [[w:c:camtest:File:Yelpswordmark.png|found here]]. cqm 17:37, 31 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

I made a few changes, such as changing the news section (Which now includes things such Fergie being crowned Squirrel Queen and our celebration of Brassica Prime's return to Gielinor) and added a sentence to the end of the newspost giving people a link to buy spins, and reminding them that members get two spins instead of one (like Jagex does at the end of every SOF newspost). Feel free to change it further. Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 19:17, March 31, 2013 (UTC)
You mean we can't use Mol's Satan!Yelps? Ah, well. Main page draft looks quite good. --Shockstorm (talk) 22:36, March 31, 2013 (UTC)
Gm1UvvM.png MolMan 22:43, March 31, 2013 (UTC)

something - qgndZxh.png I don't know. Hair 23:21, March 31, 2013 (UTC)

Changes have been made - Go cause some chaos cqm 00:04, 1 Apr 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Closed - No reason to keep this open. Happy April Fools. :3= sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 23:42, April 1, 2013 (UTC)