The 95 Degrees Staff have played many pranks on the community for April Fools Day each year.
April Fools' 2017
For April Fools Day 2017, Nath announced the server was shutting down, and rotated the server icon by 95 degrees:
April Fools' 2018
At 12:42 on April Fool's Day in 2018, Nath posted the following to the #updates channel:
April Fools' 2019
Multiple people were involved in 2019's April Fools prank.
- VoidInVoid announced the decision to "remove all music containing potentially offensive lyrics from the radio playlists", and replacing them with Kidz Bop music.
- Nath posted a link to a YouTube live stream titled "95 Degrees Announcement", showing only a countdown timer - and starting the timer again when it reached zero.
- Jaetpa posted a YouTube video titled "95 Degrees Podcast Lite" - a 23-second video of the Podcast intro music, Josh reading the intro script, and a gnome meme.
April Fools' 2020
For 2020's April Fools prank, Nath posted a heartfelt message in the #updates channel announcing his resignation:
April Fools' 2021
On 1st April 2021, bot developer VoidInVoid announced that Microsoft's purchase of Discord was completed (relevant at the time, but never actually ended up happening), and that Bill Gates personally asked for a Microsoft Paint application to be implemented into Guardian.
/paint commands were added to Guardian, allowing users to 'paint' images on a canvas using Discord's newly-implemented slash commands. These commands are still available in Guardian to this day.
When using the commands, members were given a 100x100 canvas where they were able to draw on with the tools available, including:
/paint pixelto draw pixels at a specific X and Y coordinate.
/paint rectangleto create rectangles between two coordinates.
/paint textto write text onto the canvas.
/paint imageto place a linked image onto the canvas.
Members could see what other people had created on their canvases with
/paint collage which would show a giant collage of everyone's creations.
Originally implemented but later removed,
/paint seticon would allow anyone to spend 3000 Degreecoins to replace Guardian's regular icon with their canvas art.
Office WordArt-style join messages
For the day, the join banner was also updated by Saku to feature Microsoft Office-style tiled backgrounds and WordArt.
April Fools' 2022
|Introducing the 95 Degrees Server Mascot|
As an impromptu and rushed hoax, Nath scheduled a YouTube Premiere announcing Hatsune Miku would be the server's new mascot, appearing in most branding art - including the server logo and banner, Twitter profile picture and the join banner.
According to staff chat logs, the trailer was completed at around 23:20 the night before April Fool's Day, and 40 minutes before the YouTube Premiere was due to go live.