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Author Topic: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!  (Read 5072 times)

J-Mac

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Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« on: April 01, 2008, 02:15:16 AM »
Take a look:   http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html

It is accessed via a new link at the upper right of the regular Gmail screen, saying, "New! Gmail Custom Time" next to the Settings link.

I actually read the first line or two and got a "Huh?" out before I remembered what day it was!

Jim

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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 07:44:39 AM »
I must admit, I fell for it. I went to compose an email and couldn't figure out why I didn't have the option to try this out...then it dawned on me what today's date was!!

*smacks head*



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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 11:09:45 AM »
LOL!  The "e-flux capacitor" didn't give you a clue?

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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 12:02:11 PM »
And I just noticed this one for Google Calendar: Google Wake Up Kit


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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 04:05:11 PM »
And I just noticed this one for Google Calendar: Google Wake Up Kit

Yeah, I saw that but it seemed to be much more obvious -- at least to me!  I'll bet more people fell for their "Custom Time" gag..

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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 06:00:27 AM »
Thing is, I remember reading somewhere that you can wreak havoc with some forms of email by changing the user's computer date. This is probably an outdated prank, but it worked somehow and the email was delivered lower down the stack if the date was older.

I still saw the joke about 3 lines down though. Good joke, but I still reckon last year's was a corker (anyone remember Gmail Paper)

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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 10:09:29 AM »
2009


Says *Julia*:


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« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 10:11:06 AM by Curt »

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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 11:01:42 AM »
Reminds me of one of the better SNL commercial parodies:

Jiffy Express

"When it has to be there overnight, call the other guys. When it had to be there three weeks ago, call Jiffy."
« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 11:04:32 AM by mwb1100 »

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Re: Gmail's "Custom Time" April Fools Feature!
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 11:51:37 AM »
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« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 11:58:58 AM by Curt »

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