You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Hello buds,

A good deal of exciting news on the forefront. First up is that after months of bugging the company who makes the software which turns our GIFs into SWF, they sent us the C++ source code for the GIF portion of the code and davidc managed to track down the bug. Now we're just waiting for them to send us a new version of the binary and we'll be ready to do another test. A little more about this at YTMND Development Blog. You can also view the source code of the new flash template here.

Next up is that the refactor is now being worked on at least 30 hours a week. We have the new design for YTMND.com. I've spent the last few months slowly rewriting all of the core libraries where needed and the dev site is beginning to come together. It's coming.


I know I'm guilty of prematurely announcing features, and I don't want you all too excited. It's still probably a couple months off, as this is a rewrite of 90% of YTMND's code base, as well as a 100% rewrite of the HTML and Javascript. So much of what currently runs YTMND was written in 2004 and 2005, and I've learned a lot since then. I'll try to update the dev blog frequently about what I'm working on and the progress. At some point in the future people will be needed to beta test the new site, as everything down to the login system has been completely rewritten.

I just got the new designs last week so I've been chopping them up. I know you all want a peek, but be patient my prettys.


T-shirts are still coming in, but this week I'm sending off some designs to the printer to do some test prints and see which designs end up looking good and which will fall apart after a few runs through the washer. I've got an actual third party on the store, so this time around things should be more organized. I'll post more information sometime next week on what designs we chose.

Some of you may have noticed that your votes are showing up delayed, or you are able to comment more frequently than previously allowed. This is due to DB maintenance which is required for the transition to the new code base, and it will continue for the next few weeks. Please try not to abuse the site at this time or you will receive swift punishment.

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October 10th, 2009
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And I want to thank you Eric for just going through many of my sites and doing what I'm sure you tell yourself is trying to vote fair. Like how jpage3.com earned a mighty 1 from you - while the Lacrossestar gem 'Triple Victory' not only was worthy of a 5 - but as you can see: ytmnd.com/sites/profile/913699 - you were vigilant enough to report that someone actually downvoted that site. Gosh. Max is lucky you're here - because if you weren't people might be able to voat < 5 on that site and get away with it!
October 10th, 2009
549th
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Ah, but don't you get it? That was the past. I'm trying to be a better person now.
October 10th, 2009
550th
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ATTN MAX: "And then I see you downvoting all of the sites on the JohnWhitecloud account...because?" If you check the IP address on Johnwhitecloud I'm confident it will match that of user GaryGnu. Both accounts upvoted Prairiedogeric10's sites today. Eric, in turn, upvoted his (how many accounts he did it with? I don't know). This is what I'm talking about. They have no incentive NOT to do this. I downvote them for it, yes. I'm the only one left who dares do that anymore. They won't stop unless you make them
October 10th, 2009
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Two votes on one site, or were they split up? Mr. Officer? Care for a doughnut?
October 10th, 2009
552nd
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I'd like a foot long cold cut combo please...
October 10th, 2009
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http://gabbly.com/ytmnd.com
October 10th, 2009
554th
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Umfuld: Could you please tell me how you determined that I upvoted Eric's sites as John Whitecloud for favors. I recall voting 5 because I enjoyed his site........... Like normal people. But since you seem so concerned with people voting and their motivations behind those votes, would you please explain your motivation for downvoting all of the sites by JohnWhitecloud? I don't care that you 1'd them all. I dont' care if you think they are sh*tty sites (they are) I want you to admit you downvote...
October 10th, 2009
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You downvote out of some perveted sence of "justice" that you think need to dole out. Just admit you think you're the YTMND police. F*ck the police. vote 1 on every site I've ever made and will make. As you know I don't give a sh*t.
October 10th, 2009
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Prairiedogeric10's alt: ytmnd.com/users/coldcutcombo/votes - Upvoted GaryGnu's sh*tty sh*t with 2 accounts. So you two are not only trading 5s - you're trading 10s. And you try to make me look like an *ssh*le because I say 'That's not fair.' It's not f*cking fair. --- And great it's (you know) so it doesn't end up getting many views anyway - but maybe if every 16 year old nerd here didn't abuse the system - and SOME of you who are here all the time didn't treat the place like a f*cking toilet...
October 10th, 2009
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maybe the rest of us would be given some freedom here. But because of people like you, all douche bags in gabbly right now - because of you guys - we have no say in what gets featured here and what doesn't. We have no say - our votes (including your multiple votes) are meaningless - because of your immaturity and gayness. And you have no idea what I'm talking about - because you're a f*cking moron and I won't waste any more time on the likes of you - cheaters.
October 10th, 2009
559th
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you idiot, coldcutcombo is soapalope.
October 10th, 2009
560th
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Find someone who agrees with you Umfuld.
October 10th, 2009
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I posted that "We're about to have a long debate aren't we" comment as the 564th comment. I come back later and see there are 590 comments. Interesting....
October 10th, 2009
562nd
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Umfuld: I've had this argument with you before. If I upvoted PDE10 with more than one account (and I don't think I did) it was an accident. PDE10 and I enjoy the same inside joke... that's what this site is about... jokes. Get over it. You sound like a 6 year old crying about how life isn't fair. If you haven't figured out life isn't fair by now then I truly do pitty you.
October 11th, 2009
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"People not only don't have any incentive to not just abuse the vote system like Ocho and Prairiedog do," ...Wow, that's a triple negative! Does that mean that people only have any incentive to just ... ah forget it. "but in reality they are badly punished if they dare to vote fair." Are you talking about time I voted 3 on one of your sites and then find all my most recent comments minused?
October 11th, 2009
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2-gHbSh2AY
October 11th, 2009
565th
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LOL
October 11th, 2009
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WHEN THE NIGHT
October 11th, 2009
568th
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HAS COME
October 11th, 2009
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AND THE LAND IS DARK
October 11th, 2009
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AND THE MOON
October 11th, 2009
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IS THE ONLY
October 11th, 2009
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LIGHT WE'LL SEE
October 11th, 2009
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NO I WON'T
October 11th, 2009
577th
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BE AFRAID
October 11th, 2009
578th
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NO I WON'T
October 11th, 2009
579th
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Just as long as you stand
October 11th, 2009
580th
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BE AFRAID
October 11th, 2009
581st
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MOTHERF*CKER
October 11th, 2009
612th
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ideafactory: someone make a site about "space time flux pattern shift velocity parallax theorem"
October 11th, 2009
567th
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Is young
October 11th, 2009
569th
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
October 11th, 2009
572nd
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I is like young
October 11th, 2009
575th
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No I won't
October 11th, 2009
582nd
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let's try and get this news post up to 1000 comments
October 11th, 2009
583rd
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WHEN THE NIGHT
October 11th, 2009
584th
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HAS COME
October 11th, 2009
585th
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AND THE LAND IS DARK
October 11th, 2009
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AND THE MOON
October 11th, 2009
587th
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IS THE ONLY
October 11th, 2009
588th
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LIGHT WE'LL SEE
October 11th, 2009
591st
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NO I WON'T
October 11th, 2009
592nd
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BE AFRAID
October 11th, 2009
593rd
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NO I WON'T
October 11th, 2009
594th
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BE AFRAID
October 11th, 2009
595th
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JUST AS LONG
October 11th, 2009
596th
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AS YOU STAND
October 11th, 2009
597th
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STAND BY ME
October 11th, 2009
598th
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AND DARLIN'
October 11th, 2009
599th
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DARLIN'
October 11th, 2009
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stand
October 11th, 2009
601st
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BY ME
October 11th, 2009
602nd
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OH STAND
October 11th, 2009
603rd
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STAND BY ME
October 11th, 2009
604th
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ON SECOND THOUGHT BITCH GET AWAYYY FROM ME
October 11th, 2009
605th
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DO YOU HAVE GENITAL HERPES?
October 11th, 2009
606th
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I am dating and in a bathtub on the beach with my lover talking about my herpies
October 11th, 2009
589th
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SO PUMBA PUMBA STAND BY MMMEEE!!!!!
October 11th, 2009
590th
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LOL
October 11th, 2009
607th
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When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we'll see No, I won't be afraid Oh, I won't be afraid Just as long as you stand, stand by me So, darling, darling (Chorus:) Stand by me Oh, stand by me Oh, stand Stand by me Stand by me If the sky that we look upon Should tumble and fall Or the mountains should crumble to the sea I won't cry, I won't cry No, I won't shed a tear Just as long as you stand, stand by me And, darling, darling (Repeat chorus) Darling, darling (Repeat chorus until fade)
October 11th, 2009
608th
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lol, musical interlude
October 11th, 2009
610th
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HAVE YOU EVER MET A GIRL THAT YOU TRIED TO DATE
October 12th, 2009
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Total raised: $51,242.41 Total needed: $20,500 Percentage there: 249.963%
October 12th, 2009
616th
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MuffinBear is still revenge downvoting. All because I caught him using his alt to upvote his sites and double-downvote other peoples back at the end of August. His alt account is SirMarmelton. And he's still doing it from time to time. Check the IP addresses. His existence on this site is unnecessary. Max, I implore you to completely remove his accounts from YTMND. I mean, earlier in the year you threatened to delete ficklefackle and DaveTheRave!!! For what??? This guy deserves to go. Look at this: http://content.ytmnd.com/content/7/c/4/7c4fe8c6c819852b274146cf54db7a9b.png
October 12th, 2009
617th
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I thought that was going to be a png of his alt's voting patterns, instead it's just him leaving rude comments on your sites. I don't think max usually listens to users' personal quests for revenge (whenever he listens to anything at all). This guy would have to publicly humiliate max to cause him to be banned immediately. It would've been more effective if you instead linked to this image for your argument: http://content.ytmnd.com/content/4/1/0/410ceb652b4febc36ca19f56a7c8d75b.gif
October 12th, 2009
618th
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Has anyone been watching the spy for the past hour?
October 13th, 2009
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yeah I saw it, lol. You should tell him you're trying to get into the 30k Votes Accumulated Club in the wiki, and that he should register a few more alts to downvote your sites.
October 13th, 2009
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"I'll try to update the dev blog frequently about what I'm working on and the progress." YTMND Dev Blog last updated April 15, one week older than this news post.
October 13th, 2009
626th
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http://ytmnd.com/users/Nothingmar/votes .... why is it always me?
October 14th, 2009
627th
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Yeah, that's not me, genius. I'm going to make a secret alt called Nothingmar to cheat with. Genius.
October 14th, 2009
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Maybe you weren't even implying it was me but hopefully you understand how sick of you I am by this point. lol. Oh and, it's not always you, trust me - http://ytmnd.com/users/BeanieAdult/votes --- http://ytmnd.com/users/AlteriorMotives/votes --- I would guess seNtu on those
October 14th, 2009
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I know it's not you. You aren't an alt ABUSER. Also, it's funny how alts are usually always two words squeezed together, with each word being capitalized. SirMarmelton is an example.
October 14th, 2009
628th
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MAX, BABY, please please please ban + delete Charizard. He's been caught cheating so many times he's clearly not going to stop until you get rid of him. He also is Downvoting with at least 3 profiles as well as forcing crap sites onto Top Viewed: http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1116/53767964.jpg
October 14th, 2009
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assets/7edddf3bd8942abc95bebefbd50ba065 ... "Extended info:" ?!
October 14th, 2009
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k
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m
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October 14th, 2009
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666
October 14th, 2009
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667
October 14th, 2009
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you did see OmniIcyShelf's site, right, max?
October 14th, 2009
639th
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Never mind, I'll just tell him to submit it to the contest, lol
October 15th, 2009
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hi max, nice contest. news.
October 15th, 2009
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MuffinBear downvoting my sites with his alt again after downvoting me with his regular account: http://content.ytmnd.com/content/e/1/9/e195bdac3a5547efd4ce8159257bf990.png
October 19th, 2009
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I like how every time I come back and visit this site, it's more and more like some kind of post-apocalyptic zombie movie where fewer and fewer survivors are holed up in a little shelter and trying to keep YTMND society going.
October 22nd, 2009
647th
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Seriously? News.
October 23rd, 2009
648th
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honestly, this crap is starting to get irritating: http://content.ytmnd.com/content/e/5/3/e5300c14496ea5f8966a5029b877772b.mp3 http://content.ytmnd.com/content/f/a/3/fa311f4df4654c91858f7e24a3760499.jpg
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