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Message 103782 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 12:40:38 UTC

April Fools 2008 and the unexpected but delightful Primates@Home experience.


https://pirates.boincsynergy.ca/primates/

These are a few saved pages that Pirates@Home redirected to for an April Fool prank in 2008. It was a clone of the Pirates site with a monkey template overlay.
The inspiration came from Chief Petty Officer Stainless Cutlass (Jord) when he mentioned that when he visited Pirates@Home shortly before this, he was strangely seeing Primates@Home instead.
It was a great adventure browsing the site to see the witty monkey alterations. An example was that users avatars were replaced with monkey themed pics.
This was mine.

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Message 103784 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 14:05:34 UTC - in response to Message 103782.  
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/me bows deeply. And great thanks of course to PAH admin Eric Myers for putting through this temporary change. :)

PS: I was thinking of this earlier, thanks for the reminder!
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Message 103785 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 14:51:14 UTC

And right now the Primates@Home web pages struggle back to life ...
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Message 103786 - Posted: 1 Apr 2021, 15:08:40 UTC - in response to Message 103785.  

Eric fired them back up for the rest of the day, there's no database though, only the front page.
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Message 103854 - Posted: 5 Apr 2021, 21:57:12 UTC

The Pirates@Home site stopped redirecting yesterday, but it's good to see that Primates@Home stayed live this time.
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