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Want a Body Piercing With That Server? 19

1sockchuck writes "The web hosting business is known for promotional gimmicks. But here's an unusual one: ServerBeach UK is offering a free body piercing with every new server ordered on April 1st. 'We were tired of the typical boring giveaways that have been done to death' said ServerBeach's Dominic Monkhouse. The stunt revives memories of earlier guerrilla marketing efforts by web hosts, like the 'human billboard' who was paid $7,000 to tattoo a hosting company's logo on the back of his head."


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  • Something makes me think the guy with the marketing tattoo spent the $7k on booze the week he got it.
  • Really? You're in such a hurry to throw up April Fools stories that you can't use spell check to be sure the words are spelled correctly?

    Never mind. I just realized where I am.

    • by crossmr ( 957846 )

      When Kdawson isn't posting stuff he stands behind people and throws stuff at them until they mess up. Everything that is wrong with slashdot can be traced back to him.

  • Dear srsly@slashdot.org ...

    Seriously ... WTF made you think the video was going to be funny?

    Thanks for making slashdot annoying as shit. Perhaps I'm overreacting, but as a general rule when someone does something this amazingly fucking retarded, joke or not, I tend to take it as a hint of things to come.

    So should I assume you let kdawson and timothy run with thier ideas and that slashdot is going to continue getting more and more retarded or do you actually plan on stopping this douchebaggery at some point

    • I agree with you. Throwing up a video <b>that starts automatically</b> is fucking stupid. What is this, Geocities?
    • Yeah, I get it... April Fools day. I'm splitting a gut laughing. But for FSM's sake, why the hell did you make it so you couldn't freaking turn off the video, or at least the sound? And how about mixing some actual goddamn content in with the joke stories?

      Slashdot on 01 April: even more of a waste of time than usual. I'll spend my lunch hour looking at some non-annoying website today, thanks.

  • You know, it's about time somebody made that link. Everyone who buys servers has at least one piercing or ten... Don't they? I don't go out much. I'll take the word of my cubicle-mate.

    So on with it. This is the best marketing campaign I've seen since the classic "Buy an AppleII and get a free Yeti," or the most famous ever, "Get a new IBM PC and we will kill Charlie Chaplin's Ghost!"

    Body piercings and servers. Brilliant!


  • Protects your server from STDs!

  • Get a body pierces with each fsck error, they're just as scary.


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  • I should wear gloves while moving my servers. (Or just get more expensive cases with fewer sharp edges)

    Unlike in the story, the slashes can happen any day of the year.

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