We're actually serious; we threw out the IPv4 addressing when it got to the point we had to run NAT to get offsite backup to work. We tested IPv6 addressing in DBIx::Password for dev to make sure nothing blew, and then flipped production last week. We had a SLIGHT hiccup as MySQL doesn't listen to IPv6 port out of the box, but after I fixed the config, we've had no problems, and we're removing the IPv4 internal IPs from the nodes one by one.
(we've already purged them from the internal li694-22 zone)
The April Fools' stories on Slashdot were always my most-loathed part of the site (at least there, all Apr-1 stories were bullshit and I could shut off the site for a day). But you've compounded the problem by posting both real and fake stories on Apr-1, so it takes debugging time to separate out which is which.
Please just dump the Apr-1 fake stories tradition.
There have been two stories that have obviously been false. There's one more in the hopper to end the BaconMuffins despite (I hate dangling plot threads) and then back to business as usual.
So low Type I Error, but thus high Type II Error, and therefore even more wasted time through the day.
Plus it's just stupid in the first place. Dump it, please.
Or at least make it a community vote/poll: yes or no.
I kind of liked the idea of a "slow roll". Normal day of news stories. Then one story starts of plausible but ends with an obviously comedic reveal (like what looks like a story about someone being bullied ends up with them being sent to their aunt and uncle in Bell Air). That way there is a tiny bit of April Fools (and only in one place)