I enjoy the april fools content. I’ve vote for allowing it. What reason is there to exclude it ?
Nothing in principle, but on a user-submitted-content site like this, the one or two clever submissions often get lost in a mountain of mediocrity, despite the voting system - or at least that has been my perception.
I haven’t been on Lobsters long enough to know what April Fool’s Day looks like here, but almost every other site I frequent is painful. And not just on April 1st, but parts of March 31st and April 2nd, as well, until the timezones have all gone around.
This seems like what the voting system is meant to solve. I recommend you downvote the crap out of all april fools content if you don’t want to see it. If the voting system is broken, we should fix it.
It will looks agonizingly difficult. Good job.
What network solutions is doing is absurd, but I can’t say I’m surprised. A few years ago I was trying to transfer a domain away from network solutions and they made it nearly impossible. The online transfer failed for no reason, so we called support. We swapped to a paper/fax transfer, that was refused because we needed additional proof of ownership. We submitted again and that was refused because the current business address didn’t match the address on the domain. We got the signature of the owner of the business endorsing the domain transfer and that was refused because the signature wasn’t on the line. The owner gave up on the transfer - good job network solutions.
I had a similar issue with NetSol that resulted in the loss of a domain. Whenever I faxed them the ‘proof of ownership’ they could never locate it. There was a barcode on the fax that their system was supposed to ingest. I was paying at Kinko’s to send faxes, it wasn’t great when after several they couldn’t locate a single one. Of course, now that domain is owned by a squatter that wants 30k.
Admittedly, this happened in around 2001, but since then I haven’t given them any of my business.