Team Fortress Wiki:April Fools' Day/2012

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Happy April Fools' Day!

On April 1st, 2012, the Team Fortress Wiki followed its April Fools' Day tradition. We hope you enjoyed the event!

The entire thing was completely unplanned; the idea and its realization all took place in our IRC channel from March 31st, 13:45 to release on April 1st, 2 AM (GMT-5).

Collaborators

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The event was a collaborative effort between the following editors (in alphabetical order):

  • Askarmuk (Russian translation)
  • Asplode (Finnish translation)
  • Armisael (Circular Saw weapon demonstration)
  • ballad (Moral Support, general editing the articles, wrote some patch notes)
  • Drunken_F00l (gently trolling the channel)
  • Epic Eric (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
  • Fashnek (Images, article and patch notes cleanup, secret IRC string pulling)
  • FreeXMan (Russian translation)
  • i-ghost (images)
  • GianAwesome (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
  • Psyke (items)
  • Lent (Polish translation)
  • Lexar (Modelled the Ricochest)
  • Mr. Magoolachub (3D model render, images)
  • Moussekateer (cname record)
  • NeoDement (Modelled & textured the Crocketeer's Cloak)
  • NuggetWarmer (Heartwarming Headache Model)
  • Plummaster (Russian translation)
  • Quinnjdq (Modelled & textured the Circular Circlesaw, textured the Ricochest, did some images)
  • RJackson (organization, fake store and news pages, hidden ARG)
  • R4wrz0rz0r (Made the kill icon, item attributes and thought of the "deresolution" effect for the Circular Circlesaw)
  • Primrose (Heartwarming Headache Texture)
  • Razor-X (Polish translation)
  • Ryo (Spanish translation)
  • 'Stache (French translation)
  • Sparkwire (Heartwarming Headache Model)
  • Stevoisiak (Noticed we didn't have any April Fools plan, continual pushing of wiki cape resulted in Crocketeer's Cloak)
  • Stormbird (Russian translation)
  • Svdl (Heartwarming Headache Texture)
  • TheRealDoctor
  • Weegeetnik (French translation)
  • WindPower (organization, hosting, photoshop)
  • ~www~ (Chinese translation)
  • Yjy950105 (Korean translation)

Release

All the contributions of this event were all publicly visible on the recent changes page. Somehow, nothing leaked, until it was released on the following mediums:

Content

The following content was made:

Reactions

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Other than on the release pages, other reactions to the event have emerged:

Trivia

List of archived pages

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April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/frApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/plApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular CirclesawApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/ko
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April Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/Current EventsApril Fools' Day/2012/Current Events/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Current Events/ruApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming HeadacheApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/es
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April Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/plApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/RicochestApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/plApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/esApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/fi
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/koApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/pl
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/ruApril Fools' Day/2012/es
April Fools' Day/2012/koApril Fools' Day/2012/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/ru