Well, that was certainly an interesting adventure. Here we are - post 5000 at least. Thanks to Kieran and Smallhacker for making all of this fun possible (and a special thanks to Smalls for the ... lovely flash).
So what was the purpose?:
I began to realize SMWC has never really had what I would call a true "event spree", so I wanted to see if we could do something fun in one thread. Needless to say, it turned out .. quite interesting. 1000ish posts, a whole ton of views, all in about twelve hours .. definitely something neat. It was a lot of fun playing around with you all, and I'm glad we could have a decent spree, even though my fingers hurt like hell. I must say though, I am rather disappointed with the buzzkills who whined throughout this. Try and remember that you saying "Hey, you guys are spamming! This is awful! etc" more or less makes you look like a whiner, a suck-up, a goody-two-shoes, etc. We don't care. We're trying to do a little out-of-the-ordinary event for fun, and if you don't like it, then go to a different site and spread your gloom there.
Really, does a little fun hurt once in a while? I didn't think so.
About the downtime:
The downtime actually ended up leading to a new scheme, specially designed by spigmike, known as the Doomsday scheme. You may have noticed it right when you got back on. Feel free to continue using it, or if it doesn't suit what you are looking for, you are more than welcome to switch back to any other schemes.
I don't really have anything else to say at this point. I sure hope you guys had some fun with this - I know I did, which is pretty rare nowadays. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who made the day possible.
This was...interesting. It sure did make the IRC a lot more active, which I'm happy about.
At some points the activity was insane, though. There was a point where you guys (The regular users) posted a whole page of posts in under a minute. I don't know if I should be impressed or creeped out...
Anyway, I love the new scheme. I'll probably keep this as my regular scheme for a while. Doesn't really go with my layout, though. D:
Yeah, the day sure was pretty fun. It was actually pretty amusing to pretend that I, among other staff members had gotten our accounts disabled. Plus, we hardly ever have such fun forum events like this one around here, thus pretty much the whole forum event made me on to a good mood.
As for the new site-scheme, I must say that it is definitely a pretty cool addition to the several other layouts we have - Spigmike really did a great job upon coming up with this one - I'm totally loving how the colors of it blend together. <3