Tomorrow Untrodden

Greetings.

I've taken the next few weeks off from work to have another YTMND development drive. This will include much-needed maintenance, bug fixes and a few new features. In addition to this, I've been working with Big Spaceship over the last month working on a new design, which I'll be implementing as well. If I have the remaining time, I'll be fixing up the admin panels and possibly adding some new mods.

So this is your chance to complain about anything (aside from the design) that's been bugging you recently or stuff you've been dying for.

I'll keep you guys updated over the next few weeks in between eating handfuls of adderall. Please provide useful feedback and bug reports. While I'm working on the new codebase, I'm going to be moderating with an iron fist. There will be zero tolerance for spamming/trolling/etc, so unless you want all your accounts deleted and to be IP banned at our routers, please try and behave for once.

Please do not bother me about being a moderator, when the time comes I'll make a news post about it.

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November 11th, 2010
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So does IE, for that matter. Though the others can handle much faster gifs of course I think IE can do 16 FPS. I always do 10 because it's just so easy to delete 2 out of every 3 frames for a usable sync.

But I found IE also struggled with frame counts over 80.
November 11th, 2010
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"What?" blue stars. a guy could get used to this.
November 11th, 2010
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hi max, i din't read the rest of the comments, but i just wanted to say that having the publish button right next to the preview button has caused me to unintentionally publish sites instead of previewing them. maybe it should be far away from the preview button or something.
November 12th, 2010
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Lists please
November 12th, 2010
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Come on guys, if we're talking new mods, this guy needs to be in the mix: http://votefor.ytmnd.com/

He's an obvious choice.
November 12th, 2010
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In this News Post, a user by the handle of "Umfuld" referred to himself as "one of the highest rated YTMNDers of all time," and found several other ways to express this exact belief.

http://ytmnd.com/sites/top_rated/alltime

[i]oh, I'm on that list.[/i]
November 12th, 2010
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He's one of the highest rated and the most downvoted YTMND user of all time.
November 12th, 2010
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yes, he is very highly rated for how much of a cocksucker he acts like.
November 12th, 2010
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i cant even really seriously talk shit. it doesn't matter how much (little) he accomplishes ratings-wise over these gay nerds. he's screaming about it all over the news. beyond. gay.
November 13th, 2010
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I think he has a site on page 6. I have a mild inclination to get on there, and be at least one site above him.
November 13th, 2010
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[site imfromhollywood:site]
November 13th, 2010
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do you really expect us to believe that you are really just a big show? i really hope thats true. i've suspected it, but i just doubt it. if you [i]are[/i] just a big show, it was ingenious how you blew up at me in private all those times.
November 13th, 2010
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How shocking that you miss the point. Kaufman's wrestling career wasn't a genius stroke on his part. It was just something he had wanted to do since he was a kid. He was simply emulating people who had been doing the exact same thing for god only knows how long before. How people reacted to him wasn't any different than how they reacted to any 'bad guy' wrestler. He simply brought more attention to it.

In that same vein, on a News Post where the mass of posts to, about and from me probably have Max ready to pull the plug or slit his wrists here you are just yesterday making a long angry thread about me for no reason other than to bait me into more. Clearly spurred on by the obvious Kaufman-esque bragging I could think to make. You're so stupid.

And for the 100th time please stop sending me emails.
November 12th, 2010
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@MAX, here's something i'm surprised hasn't been brought up:

can you make it we can check "only my sites" on spy? i miss that! with all these social network type features, why is that one gone? i want to track who voted on my sites.
November 12th, 2010
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And it doesn't actually say when a new site is made. That would be good.
November 14th, 2010
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I've been refreshing every so often to check for new votes/comments on my new site. I haven't had to do that since 2006 in the pre-spy days.

COME ON MAX GET WITH THE TIMES
November 13th, 2010
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November 13th, 2010
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November 13th, 2010
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am i comment banned?
November 13th, 2010
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Thank you Max Goldberg for fixing blue stars. Everything feels right again.
November 14th, 2010
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everything?
November 13th, 2010
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Alts used to downvote my site by you know who:

Barney
BradxMelody
BradxMelodyGayPenis
BrickMaldonado
CuntscabWilliams
deedeedeer
DiaperBarney
fartztm
Forbesanton
greattrollkilla
heykidsitsmoonman
JohnnyLurr
JohnnyLurgREDUX
JohnRitter
JoshCube
keatonkeaton99
KoenanTheBarbarian
KourtneyKilledKurt
LemonDemon
LongneckBarney
MagicMark
Mguy92
MoonCrew
Mr-Ross
nedminspector
NeilCicierega
NickVermicelli
Omfuld
p0ison1-10
PopeyeSquirm
Rumfuld
ShadyMilkman
skoobysnaks
StrawberryBarney
TaintHair
TrumanPeyote
WannabeBarney
WannabeGayNigger

4th site of mine in a row this same person has downvoted with the same alts. A couple were on Top Rated at the time, which is disheartening.
November 13th, 2010
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Please get the ability to add a note/comments to our favourites working again. The little note button doesn't even link to anything. Please fix it!!
November 14th, 2010
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[i]USER STATUS UPDATES[/i] right below our usernames on our user profiles. twitter limit or less. that could be fun/funny/silly and easy/harmless. you've already added all these social network features. why not complete the popped squat?
November 15th, 2010
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ytm died
November 15th, 2010
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No more japanese food before bed
November 15th, 2010
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Max, about the mass alts being used on my sites - I got to admit, I don't give a shit. I end up deleting all my sites anyway.

I usually just report any sort of abuse but if it's just me, who cares? Doesn't bother me.
November 15th, 2010
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Speaking of abuse, [user donkeydung:profile] is cheating pretty bad. rodheh's friend, he not only upvotes both of their sites but downvotes everyone elses with at least 3 accounts:

ytmnd.com/users/meaganmo
ytmnd.com/users/dilling
November 17th, 2010
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That's disappointing
November 15th, 2010
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i have 4 high effort sites almost ready to go. 2 of them are pandering crowd pleasers and two of them are more my kind of humor. even users who hate me/harass me/alt downvote me might like them.

however, i'm just not going to post them right now. what would be the point in that? it sucks i have to wait.
November 15th, 2010
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Why can't you post them now?
November 15th, 2010
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so they can be alt downvoted and not viewed? even if they didnt get alt downvoted, hardly anyone would see them.
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November 16th, 2010
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Please fix the rating system. Can't tell if I've seen something already and what I voted.
November 16th, 2010
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http://fpaauditions.ytmnd.com/ Max, what happened to this old site of mine? It's only playing the first 6 frames of the GIF. I downloaded the file and all the frames are still there.
December 1st, 2010
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The number of frames of an animated GIF your browser plays is your browser's fault, each browser will play them differently. It's probably a badly formatted GIF.
December 6th, 2010
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Thanks, you were right. I resaved the GIF and reuploaded it. It's working now.
November 16th, 2010
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http://vimeo.com/4695087
November 16th, 2010
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Macks, hurry up and release YTMND 5.99
November 17th, 2010
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Every night around 1am eastern time, the spy stops working, comments aren't posting, PMs are not being shown as sent, and votes aren't registering. I'm not sure if this is due to the site rollover, or what. Tonight is the third day in a row that it has happened.
November 17th, 2010
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All of that is happening for me too.
December 1st, 2010
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hmm. Might be due to some unintended locks. I'll look into it.
November 17th, 2010
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It was 2009 the last time a news thread got 500 comments (see Crimson and Clover)
November 18th, 2010
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I was actually just thinking it's been a while. I'm sure it's just the same people commenting a little bit more, and not a bigger user population or something like that.
November 18th, 2010
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Are the suckers who forked over $50 for a custom username color finally going to get a custom username color?
November 18th, 2010
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I think max said a long while ago that they won't.
November 18th, 2010
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party
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November 18th, 2010
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Fuck test
November 19th, 2010
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max why does YTMND run so slowly in the middle of the night, and sometimes actually breaks down then?
November 19th, 2010
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It runs slow for me all the time.
November 19th, 2010
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Back in 1978, then President Jimmy Carter told us we need to conserve on resources. Max is still compliant.
December 1st, 2010
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Only thing I could think of is the site vies tally which happens around 1-2am. But it shouldn't be a major slowdown.
December 2nd, 2010
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It's much slower than the view tally used to be.
December 3rd, 2010
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I think one issue is with so much retention, there are hundreds of millions of rows more than there used to be. It's mostly optimized, but could use some more work.

I've slated some new server purchases for YTMND (for the first time in quite a few years). One being a new master database server and one being a new static content server. Both of which will be entirely run on SSDs (both of the servers being replaced are utilizing nearly 100% of their disk bandwidth) as well as significant CPU/Memory improvements.
November 19th, 2010
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FYI the "all time ytmnd hits" is really some piss-poor YTMNDS.
November 19th, 2010
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How do I become young again so this site returns to relevance?
November 19th, 2010
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Enlist the help of 1955 doc brown. He will be able to reconstruct the chip with 50's technology and send you back to 2005.
November 20th, 2010
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That sign says "Applesauce". No, no, no, I'm kidding. It says "Applause". Ray, do me a favor. Can you flick that once? Alright now remember you're all a big part of the show so the better you are the better Larry is. Alright, there we go. This is exciting, isn't it?
November 20th, 2010
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you reminded me of something.

[site weezy:site]

way back in 2000 there was an inside joke going on between me and two friends where they would yell "applesauce" when I went on stage with that sign. and they did.
November 21st, 2010
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Thank you for fixing the blue stars max
November 21st, 2010
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I said that 8 days ago: http://ytmnd.com/news/109/c58711
November 21st, 2010
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idea:

replace the "all time ytmnd hits" section with a "ytmnds of the day" section that randomly chooses 10 sites and keeps them on the front page for a full day
November 21st, 2010
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what if there's a troll site in there? no troll sites allowed, dude.
November 21st, 2010
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I think the front page needs a "stuff you should be doing instead of wasting your life on YTMND" section
December 1st, 2010
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this actually isn't a terrible idea.
December 1st, 2010
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It is a good idea as long as it has a ratings threshold.
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November 22nd, 2010
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Easily my favorite new feature of YTMND 2.0 is the ability to have a tiled animated gif in the background with a gif running simultaneously in the foreground. It's pretty much the greatest thing ever.
November 22nd, 2010
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New YTMND SOLIDARITY/ RETRO Feature: 56k capped download speeds!

Why? Sense of community. Everyone has the same YTMND experience. The long wait for a site to load makes the user appreciate the site more when it finally appears. And Grey Goose vodka isn’t getting any cheaper you all.


Side note: Max loves working for bitchy malcontents
November 23rd, 2010
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Goodness! YTMND is DEAD? Damn, why didn't anyone tell me sooner?

cmon folks, i've only been here 3 years and i come back every day. Maybe in 7 more years i'll be bitter because someone isn't using their free time to take their project to where I want it. A Louis Vuitton background doesn't stop me from making a site to the best of my ability (and that's relative to sobriety) I don't appreciate earrape, but it happens so does spam and trolls(it's the internet!) Max asking for bug reports and feature recommendations doesn't warrant an onslaught of crap thrown. You say "fuck yo couch" and I say get outta my house....

I "fell for the trap" on 1/4/2008 and thought it was another in 2009 with 2.0 launch. I waited days with hope until that news post.

We all have a difference in opinion on what's funny, witty or relevant. I've got what....34 sites and only 2 over 1k views, less than half have 3+ stars....someone said earlier that we have lots of talent here, and i agree. But not everyone has those skills, are they(I) now a part of what's killing the site? Let's just say thanks max for trying, i'll see what it's like tomorrow.

No go make something funny.
November 23rd, 2010
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LOL voting predictions were updated.
November 23rd, 2010
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It looks like they are updating in real time...? And everything has 1 yellow star
November 23rd, 2010
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So it's predicting what we'll vote? Is that why they're all 5* for me?
November 23rd, 2010
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yeah
November 23rd, 2010
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[site now-i-wont-get-confused:site]
November 23rd, 2010
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Not Found

The requested URL /info/terms_of_service was not found on this server.
December 1st, 2010
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[code]
- RewriteRule ^terms(\_of_use)?$ terms.html [L]
+ RewriteRule ^terms(\_of_use|_of_service)?$ terms.html [L]
[/code]
December 1st, 2010
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Gracias
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November 25th, 2010
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I'm Trollface dammit
November 25th, 2010
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Mags, why do developers put links to their sites home page on their sites home page?
November 27th, 2010
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from on, i'm going to be saying [i]eese[/i] instead of [i]ass[/i].
November 28th, 2010
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The search function is pretty unreliable and screwy. Irrelevant sites are showing up, some sites get ignored; Pleeeeeeeeease fix it.
December 1st, 2010
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Any examples?
November 28th, 2010
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i don't know if anyone has mentioned it but ytmnd needs all the usual things other sites have that make them connected

share this ytmnd on facebook / myspace / reddit / digg, etc.
something that searches for a song on amazon and gives you a link to purchase it
a way to categorize your ytmnds, similar to videos on youtube (comedy, art, pets & animals for pde10)
November 29th, 2010
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People just don't comment anymore. Xizer's latest site has 35 votes, a 4.4 rating, and 1 comment.
November 30th, 2010
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Can somebody explain to me what's with the sudden mix of red and yellow stars?
November 30th, 2010
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Advice: Replace ytmnd's greatest hits with my fav list, and then i'll give you some extra sites to add from the pre-fav days.
November 30th, 2010
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MAX, FFS, I STILL DID NOT GET MY ORDER FROM THE YTMND SHOP IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR!!

I hope you can make it up to me!
November 30th, 2010
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I hope you didn't fork over fifty bucks.
December 1st, 2010
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well I did, it was double the amount you mentioned.
December 1st, 2010
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are you cereal?
December 1st, 2010
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Max, the site was just down, and now it is live again. We still cannot add notes to our favourite sites. Come on, it's probably just missing a link. Can you please fix it?
December 1st, 2010
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I just checked. Somehow I never wrote the function to add notes, only delete and sort them. Added to my todo list.
December 1st, 2010
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Hacked in a temporary fix for now. You can add notes, but need to refresh to see them.
December 2nd, 2010
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Sites that feature both a foreground and a background gif, don't work properly in Opera.
December 3rd, 2010
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The "fav" icons do not show on the comment pages.

There used to be that glittery, faggoty, gem-is-truly-outrageous, faggoty icon thingy.

I think I remembered this in a dream last night, but forgot when I woke up in the morning.

Cocks
December 3rd, 2010
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Also, no big deal, but... SPY loads in reverse chronological order at first, then corrects itself as more data is displayed.
December 3rd, 2010
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This sucks. I miss DragonGate. It’s times like this (Thanksgiving and Christmas) that I want to be with the one I love, but she is on the other side of the world.

Although I am sad, I am more than willing to share her with the Army. I told her more than once that I be more than accepting if she makes the Army a career. I will highly recommend to her that she stay in the Army until they no longer wanted her. Then I can have her all to myself.

Well, see ya’ later!

Mood: Sad
Music: “Desert Rose” by Sting
Book: (None)
December 4th, 2010
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Immediately recognizing the source of this comment makes me want to carve "YTM" into my forearm with an X-ACTO knife.
December 4th, 2010
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Maybe it's time to quit.
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December 4th, 2010
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Female's sites sure seem a lot less innovative in YTMND 2.0
December 4th, 2010
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:(
December 4th, 2010
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Dear max,

it has been 7 months.

Please post a new contest.

Preferably something involving alcohol.

Thank you,
JoeyJoeJoe
December 4th, 2010
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Max, will we ever see a return of completely randomly generated ytmnds, that used to be at http://random.ytmnd.com/random.html? I loved those things so much :)
December 5th, 2010
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Another issue to add to the list:

That refresh button in the bottom-left corner of the window only seems to work properly for sites that just use a foreground. If you have both a foreground and a background, and you press the refresh button, the sound cuts out.
December 5th, 2010
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Okay, at the risk of sounding like I'm complaining, I honestly was not expecting very much, but I'm still curious about this. My latest site got a 4.57 and only 200 votes. How did that happen? 300 used to be the amount that kicked you off Up and Coming, and if you managed to get in Top Rated too you could probably get over 1,000, but that was way back when, I know. Users have left, but for some reason there's still discussion going on in the news. So I figured I'd ask you guys what you think.

Suddenly we have tons of users and now we seem to have a max of 200 browsing the front page every week. What happened here? Is this Hill Valley or is it Hell? What do you think caused all the users to leave? How do you think we can bring back a large userbase?
December 5th, 2010
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9PM Thursday someone tunes into NBC only to find a loud screeching noise and a flashing screen that hurts their eyes. The next Thursday they find text reporting on what show Umfuld is currently watching with fad music. The ratings will probably show a decline.

After so many years do you really not understand this?


You are capable of making some really good sites but you upvote a lot of troll garbage. You certainly never down vote it. I had some respect for you when I thought you knew your sites would get fewer views because of this but you did this anyway for the luls. But seeing you now complain about it? I am disappoint.
December 5th, 2010
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Except we've always had troll sites. They were always upvoted. Yet the userbase didn't decline drastically until the last year or two.
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December 5th, 2010
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I look forward to the day when you all gain the power to alter reality with the YTMND +/- comment feature and are able to cause the rest of the internet to be just as interested in what troll site I recently down voted and will be happy to find 3 sites about it and glad to be able to plus your comments on said top rated sites reading "LOL".
December 5th, 2010
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There isn't one reason why people leave. Content is the main reason, but it isn't the only one. People just move on. They find a new site to hang out. They leave because no one notices their crappy sites. They leave because of trolls or they get bored trolling here. They get other priorities like work and/or families. They leave because they got frustrated with Max and his empty promises (like Afrotech and Bloomer). They leave because they got sick of waiting three years for Max to update the site and when it did get updated they found the layout ugly. I think Sitsu left because people kept harassing him. They left because of Moon Man sites. They left because of spamming. They leave for many reasons. YTMND started it's decline in late 2008/early 2009.

I work 60 hours a week, which is why I don't come here as much and don't make a lot of sites.

I don't think we can bring back a larger userbase. YTMND isn't getting the publicity like it did in 2005 and 2006. It's a limiting medium and what was a novelty five years ago is now behind the times.
December 5th, 2010
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Maybe we could have better luck bringing back users if max changed the site design to that lighter one he's supposedly working on?
December 5th, 2010
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Not for nothing but I've long felt that when fearcondom isn't pumping out epic sites regularly the overall quality of YTMND is halved.

Only 15 sites in almost 5 months. It's noticeable.
December 5th, 2010
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The way I see it is that YTMND is being run into the ground by a destructive feedback loop of doubt, frustration, angst, incompetence, apathy, disgust, and a natural loss of interest. Users have been leaving since the beginning of ytmnd's existence, but its produced only a gradual unnoticeable decline for the first couple years because the user base was quite high when ytmnd's quality was first put into doubt, not to mention that ytmnd saw enough growth to balance out user loss. As soon as ytmnd was cut off from its major supply of new users (I'm not sure what that was), it was already in permanent decay. I kind of visualize ytmnd's community history as a parabola that has fed its own decline exponentially. One cause and effect scenario being: the more people make shitty sites, the more people leave, the more people leave, the more people stop caring, the more people stop caring, the more people make shitty sites, etc. Also, there are plenty of specific cases where users only stayed because certain users made sites, so one small event could have triggered a mass abandonment, if that user was popular. I'm guessing this happened with users like mastersitsu, but I wasn't really involved in that subset of the community back then, so I can't be sure. In addition, there was demographic change when the scene from the movie 300 became a fad. I guess a lot of users felt alienated by its popularity, and decided ytmnd was no longer the place for them, because something about ytmnd felt different after that, though I still enjoyed it. Personally the spamming and quasi-popularity of moon man sites has put me off considerably. And yet, I persist.
December 9th, 2010
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I see there's still a lot of debate and the users still feel the urge to express their feelings and discuss about serious issues related to this website and the community. I think it's time for me to say something too.
Most of you blame the decline to the quality of the sites. That's true. That's true when the sites are [b]not[/b] the reflection of what the users feel about a show, a celebrity, a cartoon. I've always said that noise sites are annoying to the point of scaring everyone. That's trolling. I know that, because this very same reason pushed me away from this site in 2006. YES! the same year I officially joined this site! I was much more happy when dickcream was online, because that was stuff worth watching. You also complain about the downvoting practice, which is unfair to say at least. That's trolling. You also complain about stupid fads (including the racist ones.) That becomes trolling when the entire platform becomes full of them and practically useless. That rings a bell, doesn't it?

I won't express my personal reasons about the decline of this website. As you can see I just made a mostly objective list of some things that are happening on this site. If you guys are really good at looking for stuff, you maybe will find a comment I made some time ago about how this site is unmoderated: you do the math. But there's something I still need to say: blaming it on a programmer seems a little convenient to me. You can complain about a centralized management of this site, but unless you don't know how much work and hours and money you have to spend in front of a computer just to make a bunch of fat asses satisfied, you shouldn't even mention who codes this website.

You also know that by voting you have a responsibility to be reasonable and make this website healthy. I wonder why almost nobody pointed it out!
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December 5th, 2010
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Personally I think Moon Man was a reason a lot of older users started to leave. Like the Epic Maneuver, it is the bottom tier of creativity and humor. It's no reason it attracted a bunch of retards that eventually over-ran the place.
December 5th, 2010
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You can complain as much as you want. This is the internet.
December 5th, 2010
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I just read through all these comments and they're fucking hilarious. You guys are missing the point, ytmnd is as funny as ever. The only difference is, where once it was a platform for jokes, now ytmnd is the joke. See, it's super meta and junk!
December 5th, 2010
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Less being a douche and more Gymkata sites
December 8th, 2010
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By the way, I remade [site mik3mmakesasite:site]
December 15th, 2010
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For that, you're officially off my enemies list, Umfuld... FOR NOW.
December 5th, 2010
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SOMEONE KEEPS DOWNVOTING MY SITES LOL AND IT'S [sarcasm][i]HURTING MY FEELINGS[/i][/sarcasm]
December 5th, 2010
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oh i also got an idea, if I write a really big article on the history of ytmnd and how it has died and became a zombie right around the time a new site design gets rolled out, and I post it on digg, and I get ALL YOU COOL GUYS to help get it popular MAYBE WE CAN GET THE SITE POPULAR AGAIN
December 5th, 2010
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digg's dead, reddit's where it's at now.

But yeah, even though I know you're joking, that would be pretty cool actually. We just need the new site design.
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December 5th, 2010
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AND THE NEWS COMMENT PAGE IS REALLY FUNNY

I was going to count but i'm willing to bet only around 20 ytmnders control the tides nowadays. And i'd say out of those 20, maybe 7 are legitimate posters with good taste.

OH I REMEMBER WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY NOW

[i]GONNA GO BACK IN TIME FOR THIS STORY[/i]

I deleted my votes a few years back, might be 2 or 3 now i'm not sure, anyway I deleted all my votes because I knew my personal tastes in sites was pretty uhh how do you put it, I won't say bad because i'm not going to jump right on and insult myself here but lets just say there were some noise and troll sites that I enjoyed, and I only accumulated like 500 votes within 4 years anyway and I was just 5 gray star voting anyway so

OKAY FUCK THAT STORY

ummmmmmmmmmmm

yeah

just, just keep on making sites don't worry about anything the site will turn out just fine I promise
December 8th, 2010
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December 6th, 2010
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Max, since you're answering questions, could you please give us an ETA on the new site design? I'd really like to see this site pick up in popularity and I think the lighter design is a big part in that.
December 7th, 2010
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I can't. The design itself is finished. Porting it to HTML/CSS/JS is not even close. There are new features I have to write into the back end before the new design will even work.

I know everyone wants the new design, but my priority is fixing bugs, getting the admin panel back up fully, and finishing off the unfinished features. I want the next release of YTMND to be a lot more stable than 2.0.
December 7th, 2010
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Thanks for explaining the situation so far. Godspeed.
December 7th, 2010
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Uncircumcised for mod
December 12th, 2010
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YTMND 2.0 is to YTMND 1.X what KDE 4 was to KDE 3.
December 9th, 2010
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What?
December 9th, 2010
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blue stars broked again
December 14th, 2010
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I'd like to see Umfuld & gr33nscr33n as mods.
December 15th, 2010
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Though I'm still seeing a huge amount of finger-pointing, I like the way I'm learning some info about you users, not by what idea you have of the others, but by how you express yourselves. To me it seems pretty easy to know when your arguments are justifiable and when you're just a stream of blather, like "I hit everything that moves, I don't care if I miss it, I have to do it anyway." What I don't see, unfortunately, is someone who is available to discuss objectively how to, at least, improve the general mood. Recently, I've seen a great positive response from Senor Data, and my memory came back where creativity was valued as such. Things like Senor Data are not fads per se, but open places in which you know the subject of the work you're going to create.
Someone is still suggesting or wishing some particular users as mods. I believe that moderators don't actually have an opinion on what they're moderating, they just follow a specific set of rules, so that they can reduce any misunderstanding. For example: a mod has to remove any picture containing people with a specific eye color.
Finally, I believe YTMND is less than a social network and more of a showcase. Imagine a big empty stage, open to everyone. There are enough microphones for anybody and you can:
A) jump on stage and make the sound you want contributing to a supposed "wall of sound";
B) make a mess.
It's all about what choice you believe you're making.
December 15th, 2010
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Also, I always have to play with the debug menu in order to see any reply on the last comment made (as long as it's hidden.)
Also, I have to expand the (hidden) comment "A" that is apparently the last, in order to see any reply to "A" and the other (real) last comment "B" that is not a reply to "A".

... I think I just made a bug report!
December 15th, 2010
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Unless you're willing to ban trolls you can't hope to improve the 'mood'. Someone who does nothing but post noise sites, down vote legitimate sites and up vote other troll sites, all that person is trying to do is make YTMND a site no one would want to visit.
They might not even understand that. So caught up in the freedom to be able to do it they never consider what happens if they succeed. Or maybe they do it because some people just want to watch the world burn.

But to point out this behavior, to you this would be finger pointing I guess?

Well, pass the marshmallows then.
December 18th, 2010
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Since you asked I'll give you some quick thoughts on how to improve the mood: create a built in system that punishes "bad" behavior. It doesn't have to be a moderator, in fact, maybe it is best that we keep those features separate. It should definitely be democratically decided what the criteria should be though, or at the very least, it should be decided by max or someone with ytmnd's best interests in mind. A smart, automated filter, if implemented (for sites, comments, account creation) could not be swayed by personal biases and would act as a fail safe in the event that a moderator's integrity has been compromised. This means no more vigilante acts of justice that encourages an alt account arms race. Once users are reverted to the same level playing field, the motivation to troll others will deflate since a large part of it is a power fantasy fulfilled by the distinct advantages of alts. Once users realize that ytmnd is no longer going to deal with their bullshit, everyone will quickly fall in line. And those that don't will be banned. Tell me what you think, and give me ideas on how to elaborate this into something admissible.
December 16th, 2010
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I used to make sites on an old account back in 2006. I either forgot the password or my account was deleted. maybe I'm not even remembering the user name correctly, it has a bunch of numbers in it. Anyway, I can't find the account so I've marked it as gone. Plus, my old account sucked and I had no image editing skills back then. I only have them now because my partner and I joined a small, private server through my work (I don't know the proper name for it, I'm technology-stupid) where we upload and edit each others' video files. I've had some free time so I started making some Señor Data sites because I haven't seen a ytmnd fad in a long time and I just happened to have made this account a few weeks before it started.

But then a bunch of people started emailing me, some asking if I am the alt of whatever user, some accusing me of being other users, telling me they will vote 1 on any site I make. they also reference things I do not understand at all. This news post has almost 800 replies worth of fighting and name calling, especially between the all of the users I was accused of being, which is weird. To be honest, it made me feel pretty uncomfortable. It all seems pretty hostile.
December 16th, 2010
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HOLIDAY YTMNDS
December 17th, 2010
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You know, of all of the users that have left the site, why does ptkfgsmaster2maryo have to be the one that comes back?
December 23rd, 2010
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getting late
December 23rd, 2010
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I love the holidaytmnds! but can we cycle through a few more of them instead of having the same 10 sites up every day? i know there have to be more sites with holidayesque keywords lying around...
December 25th, 2010
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Big fucking peeeeeeeenis
December 25th, 2010
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remember how you threatened to lay down "biblical" destruction on the moon crew if that big sponsorship ended up being fraudulent?

can you please just do that now since one of them is spamming the site to hell? nobody will miss them.
December 26th, 2010
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Max, do you intent to make a YTMND Mobile one day? As in view, rate and comment with your mobile?
December 27th, 2010
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[site ytmobilend:site]
December 27th, 2010
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Mr. Iron Fist, why hasn't lacrossestar83 been banned / deleted yet?


Serious question. Please ignore the trolling replies it will generate.
December 28th, 2010
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how about the ability to "un-sponsor" sites?

hear me out. i went to this dueling piano bar where students from one school would tip one of the piano players to get him to play their school's fight song, and then students from the rival school would then tip him more money to get him to stop playing it.
we could use paypal as we would for a normal sponsorship, except "un-sponsoring" would lower the site's displayed [net] sponsorship value by the amount donated.

and to be absolutely clear, here's an example:
1) user1 sponsors "not very funny site" for 10 dollars
2) user2 hates the site, wants to un-sponsor it for 6 dollars to get it off the front page
3) "not verry funny site" now shows 4 dollars in the sponsorship value
4) ytmnd makes 16 dollars. (profit!)


[i]vote with your wallet![/i]
December 31st, 2010
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Hey max, since so much user activity is exposed already through Spy and user profile page, I think there should be a way for site creators to view a summary of the voting history on their sites - a page where you can see each vote and who cast it/when it was cast. I'm always curious to see how my sites are received, and it would be awesome to be able to watch how they fare over time. I imagine having a "Site History" icon right next to the "Edit Site" icon, on my profile site summary page, and it takes me to a page laid out like the "activity" page on my profile.

Thanks for creating my favorite website, max. Happy New Year.
January 2nd, 2011
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[b][i][u]YOU KNOW THAT ONE SONG WHERE THE GUY SAYS THAT RAINDROPS KEEP FAILING ON HIS HEAD YEAH THAT SONG IS WHAT I COMPLAIN ABOUT OK; OK[/u][/i][/b]
January 3rd, 2011
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Now that Mik3m is gone (again) there's something about him that always bugged me. He always acted like he was better than everyone and claimed voting doesn't matter. Yet he always upvoted his own sites with his nedm-rules account. I've known about that alt for years and I'm sure others know about it. It never bothered me. One alt account doesn't do anything in the long run. It just seemed hypocritical. He really does care no matter how many times he claimed not to. I mean why post a couple of sites a day just for your own enjoyment? If they are only just for you, then make the mixes and copy them to your iPod. His images were mostly irrelevant. Perhaps nedm-rules isn't him, but I doubt it.
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