[Marketing] April Fool's Article

Ryan Lerch rlerch at redhat.com
Thu Mar 31 13:22:14 UTC 2016

I agree with Paul on this, so a -1 from me too.

Too much of a risk that people don't think it is funny, or of offending
someone. I can't really think of any potential PR or marketing gain for us
from making a joke like this.


On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 11:14 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 08:44:07AM -0300, Sylvia Sánchez wrote:
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I like the idea of doing some pranks in that day  (that I don't
> > remember which one exactly is).  I think we should throw some ideas to
> > the list, and see which one looks best.
> > If we can prank on something else but another company better, if not,
> > I don't mind to joke on Microsoft as Chaoyi said they have been joking
> > on us for a long while.
> -1 on this idea.  April Fools Day isn't a global event, for one thing,
> so we'd be going over the heads of some folks.  Also satire runs the
> risk of poking people in the eye unintentionally, and we shouldn't be
> doing that either.  I think this idea has come up multiple times over
> the last 13 years and usually shot down for the same reasons.  Let's
> leave the April Fools stuff to the snarky outlets.
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