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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has resigned as Board member and Chair Emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation, severing his seven-year relationship with "the free encyclopedia anyone can edit." The man who once called himself Wikipedia's Spiritual Leader has also stepped down as the president of Wikia, the for-profit …

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Dead Vulture

Too late was the cry

you posted the story at 12:02pm, thus meaning you are the fool.

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I was taken in...

until the third paragraph. Didn't bother reading the rest.

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Happy

Well, the icon...

...says most of it... Best one so far...

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Anonymous Coward

April Fool

It's after 12 o'clock now, making you the fool, not us...

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April 1st

A happy April fools day to you all!

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Unhappy

DO WANT

If only it weren't 1st April

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Anonymous Coward

A title is required - WHY???

Thanks for this; after a late night pratting around with RedHat, I needed a laugh

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Happy

62 minutes too late?

I got as far as "In a candid interview with The Register" before I twigged!

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Anonymous Coward

Unsure

Hmmm, you realise that, with a published date of 12:02PM this makes the author an April fool as UK April fool is only until midday. Unless this is actually legit, which I doubt, considering how much Wales was enjoying his expense account.

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Joke

Fools...

.. we been all fools stone is the way forward not Web 2.0 lol

Nice one guys

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Stop

Gone but not forgotten

How sad to see Jimmy leave like this. I hope he didn't feel compelled to resign because of all the horrid stories El Reg kept publishing about him.

</fool>

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Jobs Horns

if only

would seriously decrease the amount of stuff the reg could write about

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Published Tuesday 1st April 2008 12:02 GMT

Is that 7 years bad luck, or just time differences... :D

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Paris Hilton

*Mourns*

Oh Why oh why oh why,

Such sadness fills my heart,i weep at this terrible news,

Ahh,I have come undone,what is me but a mere shell of a man in the face of such

dreadful knowledge,

Oh help me for i fear that dread shall overtake me,

If i fall,remember me on this April day,

Paris,cause she aint kno fule

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Who says

Statesians don't have a sense of humour?

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Coat

Not yet the fool...

Apparently the Author is in San Fransisco, where it would be about 3-4am, on 01-04-08...so it should still be okay..

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Stop

12:02 in the afternoon.

Er, it sez GMT, so whoever called 62 minutes has the win here.

But aside from that folks, read the byline. It's from Cade in SF, GMT -8 it says here, cut the poor beggar some slack. Nobody gets up at sparrow chirp just to avoid being taken to task by pedants.

Besides, it's funny and worth stretching a point for........

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Lightened my day, anyway

Quote: "In a candid interview with The Register, Wales said he intends to join the brotherhood of Franciscan Friars, taking the traditional vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience"

Brilliant, just effing brilliant. I burst out laughing when I got to the bit above. :)

But wait a mo - that's about the third or fourth April Fool on the site today. Don't you Vultures have *any* work to do? On second thoughts, silly question...

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Stop

A load of baloney...

It's going to be illuminated-manuscript-o-pedia FFS

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IT Angle

April fools!

Sure.

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Excellent article

just a pity it's not true. :)

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Dead Vulture

You know it's an April Fool

...when it claims to be a Reg exclusive!

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Hopeful?

maybe it should be more of a xmas wish than an april fool?

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Thumb Up

Posted in San Francisco...

...so it's an April Fool. It only appears to have been posted after 12 noon to GMT users ?

Heh, I took the headline seriously until I noticed it had been posted in Bootnotes.

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Coat

April fools DAY

It's called April fools DAY not April fools before noon.

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Happy

I fell for that..

..until I got to the celibacy bit.

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Happy

On the other hand

It made as much sense as any other story from Wikipedia-land.

I still prefer the virutal human story

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @Eddie - RE: Not yet the fool...

OK, folks, we know, April Fool's ended at midday/this or other silly story is not very subtle and did not fool you not even for a second/etc. We know.

We know.

In other news, we are aware of these factors. Plus, everyone is fully up to date with the situation.

WE KNOW.

Please post something amusing about Ann Coulter now. Thanks.

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Anonymous Coward

We'll never forget...

the day El Reg turned into the Onion.

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Happy

Hilarious!

I liked this story, best effort of the day!

Ann Coulter has freakish arms by the way.

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Anonymous Coward

GMT?

Haven't you changed to BST at Vulture Central?

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J
Alien

@Hilarious

"Ann Coulter has freakish arms by the way."

Just the arms!? Sheesh, she's quite all around scary no matter the angle...

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Paris Hilton

Pity the Fool

The tradition (in the UK at least) goes that if you attempt a prank after 12 noon on April 1st, you are the fool.

Paris, because we are talking about fools

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