[Marketing] April Fool's Article
alexskc at autistici.org
Thu Mar 31 17:20:14 UTC 2016
Can I revoke my +1? ;)
I hadn't considered how soon April Fools is.
On 03/31/2016 12:17 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 31 March 2016 at 07:14, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> From past experiences, April Fool's jokes require weeks to months of
> preparation to get right. Most of the time doing it at the last minute
> comes across as exactly that: last minute. It then gets
> misinterpreted, offensive, or a dozen other things than a little
> cheeky comment to make people smile and laugh for a minute.
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