In the wee hours

Just chiming in to assert my presence. Bug fixes/new feature/news inside.


I think I've tracked down and fixed the weird view count bug, it was only a display issue so I recalculated all the corrupted data from source. If you notice anything weird let me know please.

I also spent some time fixing/improving the /feed page. Once I test some more, I'll make it a save options to cookies and start making the privacy features actually work. So if you have any friends then go check it out.

One major new feature is the "Meebo Bar". It basically allows you to chat with your YTMND pals (as well as AIM and all the other services Meebo provides). Anyway, to try it out go into your options, enable it and refresh. It's not enabled by default to avoid all the nerd rage I'd get.

Sorry I don't have more for you; I've been working on a full-time contract job since the first week of 2010 (other than the few weeks off I took to launch 2.0). I haven't had much time to give YTMND some TLC; but the good news is that with the new ad placements, YTMND is doing well enough to pay its bills and as such I've decided to try to push the few people left on YTMND into doing something good for the world.

For those of you that haven't heard of Kiva, it's a site where you can give microloans to people in third world countries. The way it works, you loan a small amount of money to people in places like Cambodia, and they use it to start farms, food markets etc; over the next year or so, you get paid back small chunks of your loan, with interest. When all is said and done, you've loaned a stranger some money that you would have spent on POGs or whatever junk you kids buy these days, been repaid and in addition helped people in a nation disparaged by poverty prosper.

So from here on out, if you use Kiva and forward the reciept to max@ytmnd.com or support@ytmnd.com, we'll put whatever amount you lend on Kiva towards site sponsorship on a YTMND of your liking. While you're at it, I've started a YTMND "team" there so the two of you with souls should join it. Everyone else will continue making KFC/Watermelon jokes while you are busy feeling superior.

Anyway, I wrote this news post a few days ago and mid-way through my internet connection went out so I decided to drink my way through it, hopefully some of it made sense. I'll update with a new contest by the end of the weekend.

:-*

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October 16th, 2010
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I wonder if hidden's name can be linked: [user hidden:profile]
October 16th, 2010
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nope. try it. click User Link, type "hidden", hit OK, hit OK again, and submit the comment.
October 16th, 2010
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contest posted on April 4th, 2010
October 17th, 2010
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So it seems to me the best way to keep max from logging into YTMND for a week is for me to post a site and ask him to do something about the user who downvoted it with half a dozen alts.

I mean, I know these sites aren't anything special but the kids seem to respond to them. And remember, kids is the future!
October 18th, 2010
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lacrossestar83 (or whomever uses this alt: prairiedogericstar83) just used 6 a dozen alts to +/- the comments on my latest site.

Again, told you about this abuse before and he's still doing it.
October 18th, 2010
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Max this is a huge issue and it's killing YTMND, please do something about it.
October 18th, 2010
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During a 10 week stretch this summer I made 23 sites with this profile that were received so well I now rank in the top 150 users who have ever made a YTMND. Top 150 out of 50,000.

If trolls like lacrossestar83 and whoever has that farkkle account now are simply allowed to downvote my sites off the front page with alts - and troll my comment pages not just with their bitter obsessed faggotry but also use alts to control that page's comment - I, currently the highest rated active YTMNDer, obviously am not going to make sites in that environment.

And Eric, man in his 20s who has never kissed a girl but who is obsessed with a middle-age man he's never met and who thinks he's retarded, do a comment search and find how many posts you've made about this very subject. Of course your posts ignore that the only time I ever did was to counter LS83s abuse - which has been going on for years.
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October 18th, 2010
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you know that you used to do that too, before it became visible in the activity feeds and the spy.

but, regardless of that fact, i was not using alts to manipulate +/- ratings on your site. frankly i was rather shocked to see that i was so suddenly winning the argument by such a wide margin
October 21st, 2010
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No no no, you used "whomever" as the subject of the sentence, albeit within parentheses. "Whom" should only be used in the objective case, while "who" is used as the subject.

For example:

[i]Who[/i] owns prairiedogericstar83?
Prairiedogericstar83 is owned by [i]whom[/i]?

Even if the word order is changed slightly:

Umfuld was downvoted by an account [i]whom[/i] he at first believed to be lacrossestar83.

Even though it's not preceded by a preposition, it is still in the objective case. A good rule of thumb is if it's not one of the subjects then it is likely in the objective case and therefore should be "whom" instead.

But consider this:

Umfuld is the one [i]who[/i] was downvoted.

There it's referring to the subject and so "who" is still used.

Now here's a tricky one:

YTMNDers disagreed as to [i]who[/i] they thought owned Prairiedogericstar83.

There the entire clause is the object of the preposition, not just "who," and so the entire clause should be treated on its own, like so:

[i]Who[/i] owned Prairiedogericstar83?

Try and figure out the right answers for these ones:

Umfuld decided to downvote [code]who[/code]ever he saw first.
Give the 5 stars to [code]who[/code]ever seemingly deserves them.

Another good rule of thumb is to replace "who" and "whom" with "he/she" and "him/her" in their own little clauses. If it reads as "he/her" then it's "who" and if it's "him/her" then it's "whom"

[code]By the way, I don't really give this much of a shit about grammar, I just like fucking with you.[/code]
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October 19th, 2010
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Important Canadian travel advisory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE2fPIAVdoo
October 22nd, 2010
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October 26th, 2010
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dear macks. pls delete anig.ytmnd.com as it a waste of a perfectly good domain. ty
October 29th, 2010
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Hey Max
October 31st, 2010
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Seriously

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Wut?
October 31st, 2010
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nice edits
November 1st, 2010
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[site betteredits:site]

The librarian called. She doesn't want you logging into YTMND on every computer in the lab and running down the line to vote with every account.
November 1st, 2010
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hey max what's new?
November 2nd, 2010
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Very nice job on the keywords. I like.
November 2nd, 2010
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Hey max, can you do something about the site spam? it's getting rather annoying.
November 3rd, 2010
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So max, how's removing the one hour between posting a site cap working out for you so far?
November 4th, 2010
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I don't think he removed it intentionally, but I do think he's too lazy to fix it.
November 4th, 2010
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Hey guys, finished testing that game yet? I've got another one I need designed.
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