I honestly didn't think so many people would fall for this. I figured that most of the people here would recognize it as an April Fool's prank and at least play along, enjoying the lulz. I guess we did a better job than I thought!
I should probably point out that this joke was supposed to go on well into the evening (Gabi's time), but because people were being offended, we decided to pull the plug early. I have thoroughly enjoyed helping with the prank, including spamming up the fake threads. I would have loved to see it go on longer but in the end what we decided to do was for the best. I hope that now those who were offended can just look back at this and laugh.