April Fools 2009

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2009 was the start of the annual Hack Forums April Fool’s events, in which Omniscient plays a prank on the forum. Omniscient decided to make the members think that Hack Forums was seized by the FBI.


When a visitor tried to visit the front page of Hack Forums, he/she were redirected to http://hackforums.net/fbi.html. The page had the FBI seal on it as well as the following message:

This site has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For more information on the case of Department of Justice vs. John Doe (#4953215573) please read here.

The link led to a thread assuring the user that Hack Forums was not seized and this was just an April Fools Prank.

Record of the event