April Fools Prank (May shock some Harry Potter fans)

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02 Apr 2005, 10:10 am

On thursday night, right after logging on here and taking a last look at your excellent and witty posts, i decided to look at a fanfic on my second-most favorite website, www.mugglenet.com. When i saw the message on the screen, i recived a shock...

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www.mugglenet.com has been ordered to shut down by the Manhattan Court of Law for violating copyright legislation against Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling


So, still shocked, angry, and sad, i went to school on April 1st, and told my friend and fellow HP fanatic that the site had been shut down. I came home and decided to take a last look at the message, just to make sure it wasn't a bad dream. This is what i saw in the latest news column of the still-running site...

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HAHA... YOU GOT FOOLED! Guess what day it is?


Has anyone else (Besides Bec, of course) heard about this prank?

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02 Apr 2005, 11:45 am

Awesome!



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02 Apr 2005, 12:00 pm

I almost fainted when I saw that. But I'm kind of confused about the book 6 countdown, it comes out in July, but yesterday it said 7 hours.



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02 Apr 2005, 12:07 pm

It said seven hours because it was another joke about the Pillar of Storge (one of the first names that was a well-known rumour for the sixth book). I too got fooled by this. It almost gave me a heart attack!



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02 Apr 2005, 10:12 pm

I was so fooled!!

However, considering that the site is mostly run by teenagers and it's visited by people worldwide, I thought that was the kulest prank ever! A couple of teenagers pulling an international April Fool's prank...pretty wicked.



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02 Apr 2005, 11:12 pm

Some people even took notice. CBBC Newsround quoted them when they higlighted some AF pranks around the world. You can see the link on their site.


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05 Apr 2005, 6:37 am

They should have put something wierd on it as well, such as Michael Jackson had kidnapped the person who plays Harry Potter in the films to 'get magical'. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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09 Apr 2005, 7:54 am

Malcolm_Scipo wrote:
They should have put something wierd on it as well, such as Michael Jackson had kidnapped the person who plays Harry Potter in the films to 'get magical'. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Uh, i don't even want to THINK about that...


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