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#1 2006-04-01 08:18:20

zem
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Scoop: Textpattern and WordPress..

I’m not supposed to say anything yet, but I can’t keep it a secret anymore:

Textpattern and WordPress have merged


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#2 2006-04-01 22:52:01

zem
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Re: Scoop: Textpattern and WordPress..

Important Update: WordPattern has been acquired by Flickr.

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#3 2006-04-02 00:18:29

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Re: Scoop: Textpattern and WordPress..

Important Update: WordPattrn has been acquired by Yahoo!


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#4 2006-04-02 08:35:31

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Re: Scoop: Textpattern and WordPress..

Important Update: Just in case, someone is still uncertain – We hope you enjoyed our little April Fools Hoax.

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#5 2006-04-03 18:20:19

Mary
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Re: Scoop: Textpattern and WordPress..

I’ve been perusing blogs talking about Wordpattern:

Some…

  • “got it” right away
  • looked no further than the “official” logo, and likely only skimmed the contents of the site, showing Wordpattern for what it is/was:
    • “merge the two failed projects”
    • “Textpattern’s legendary documentation”
    • “May contain traces of nuts.”
    • “No animals were harmed in the making of this web site, except the bunny.”
    • “links so clean, they’re invisible”
    • “collect underpants”
    • “world domination”
  • also looked no further, but then realized what day it was

…thought the joke was…

  • lame/stupid/annoying/boring/proof that Textpattern sucks/proof that April Fool’s Day sucks (most of the Wordpress pings):
    • “…their joke was a little bit lame…”
    • “…the dead and gone textpattern tried to pull a prank on bloggers… it really made textpattern look even more eroded than they already are. Bye bye textpattern”
    • “It was cool for a year, now it just looks tacky.”
    • “April Fool’s Day has become a damn annoyance.”
    • “April Fools has no Place in Technology”
  • the funniest thing they’d seen that day:
    • “If you’re not laughing, you’re not living.”
    • “Come ON people, LIGHTEN THE (censored) UP!”
    • “I plan to switch to it the minute I get back from Antartica.”
    • “It’s all great fun really…”

Typically, I don’t like pranks, since they can be mean-spirited (various while-sleeping jokes involving feathers and whipped/shaving cream or a bowl of water, etc). This joke, however, wasn’t intended to be mean, just a silly “what if?”

Personally, I thought the “crap text” the guys put together was fantastic, as was Alex’s download file, complete with the install instructions: “Install Wordpattern”.

And no, we hadn’t been planning this for weeks, try days. Another testament to the greatness of Textpattern, actually (and ironically): the site was up and running within a very short period of time. :)


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