I would like to add that all forum members should remember the examples done these past two years in preparation for next year's inevitable prank. We're bound to have new members by then, and they will be just as worried as many of you were this time around. Now that you've caught on, be savvy next year; play along with the mods/admins and contribute your small part to the prank. That's what the spirit of the joke is all about.
Once again, great prank. I did suspect something as soon as I read the title, but I will admit it had me going for a few seconds. Of course, if this had been last year's prank, I probably would have fallen for it without a second thought! Very well played by all.