Thanks to all for taking this post in the spirit intended. I was a little tentative tying in a contentious issue into an April Fools’ Joke, but in the end decided the segue was just too perfect to pass up. I’m pleased the issues for the most part stayed clear of this thread too.
Thankfully there were only a few people slow on the uptake (in other forums this was cross posted and privately to me), although my poor blog didn’t know what hit it - about 15% of last year’s traffic in one day:
Success though will be seeing alerts on SOTAWatch that include VOTA references
The SOTA community is a resilient bunch, and hopefully this reminds us all we’re here for fun. I already have ideas for next year - something that should be much more inclusive for the VKs who are unfortunately vulcanologically challenged. I throw down the gauntlet to others too for next year - there are already great suggestions on this thread, and the fun doesn’t have to be limited to the summit.