Ok, I guess my going along with the prank and entertaining the notion that the situation was serious could be construed as idiotic. I'm a goober. I fell for it, ah ha ha ha ha!!!
But now I'm pretty sure that I know the truth.
The site had looked like this.
But it turns out the owner has made it a tradition of pranking users every April 1st. In 2006, he made the site look like Google had bought it and merged it with Blogger, creating a new blogging platform called "yspace." In 2005, he pretended YTMND's main rival site, ebaumsworld.com, had bought YTMND and taken over, creating YTMNDworld.
So even after yearly pranks and fooling all his regulars, he still fooled at least one new person in 2008. Me!If you enjoyed this post, I'd be delighted to have you as a subscriber to my RSS feed.