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 …
Too late was the cry
you posted the story at 12:02pm, thus meaning you are the fool.
I was taken in...
until the third paragraph. Didn't bother reading the rest.
Well, the icon...
...says most of it... Best one so far...
It's after 12 o'clock now, making you the fool, not us...
A happy April fools day to you all!
If only it weren't 1st April
A title is required - WHY???
Thanks for this; after a late night pratting around with RedHat, I needed a laugh
62 minutes too late?
I got as far as "In a candid interview with The Register" before I twigged!
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.
.. we been all fools stone is the way forward not Web 2.0 lol
Nice one guys
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.
would seriously decrease the amount of stuff the reg could write about
Published Tuesday 1st April 2008 12:02 GMT
Is that 7 years bad luck, or just time differences... :D
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
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
Statesians don't have a sense of humour?
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..
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........
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...
A load of baloney...
It's going to be illuminated-manuscript-o-pedia FFS
just a pity it's not true. :)
You know it's an April Fool
...when it claims to be a Reg exclusive!
maybe it should be more of a xmas wish than an april fool?
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.
April fools DAY
It's called April fools DAY not April fools before noon.
I fell for that..
..until I got to the celibacy bit.
On the other hand
It made as much sense as any other story from Wikipedia-land.
I still prefer the virutal human story
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.
In other news, we are aware of these factors. Plus, everyone is fully up to date with the situation.
Please post something amusing about Ann Coulter now. Thanks.
We'll never forget...
the day El Reg turned into the Onion.
I liked this story, best effort of the day!
Ann Coulter has freakish arms by the way.
Haven't you changed to BST at Vulture Central?
"Ann Coulter has freakish arms by the way."
Just the arms!? Sheesh, she's quite all around scary no matter the angle...
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