ain't no sunshine

Well golly,

So much has happened in the last week, I figured I should make a news post about it! first off, I've made some major back end changes that I will go over inside.

as many of you know they removed me from the SoaP contest because someone votehacked under my name to intentionally get me disqualified. I emailed the company and they said they'd reinstate me yesterday. other than that I don't know so stop asking me.

I've written an article entitled "how to not get a site deleted" aka "how running YTMND has made me a giant asshole". read more inside.


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how to not get a site deleted

Every day I get a few emails from people who have sites made about them. their friends or enemies use YTMND as a medium of revenge or a catalyst to torture. In most cases, I just delete them as they aren't very humorous and usually aren't very clever. Once in a blue moon I get a letter from someone who is just going about it all wrong, so I thought I'd post an example of how not to get a personal site about you deleted.

From: leekaplin@***
Subject: Re Lee Kaplan is a "douchebag"

Gentlemen;
It has come to my attention that you are using a theatrical photo of me (I work as a professional actor as well as an inveistigative joiurnalist) with the caption "Lee Kaplan is a douchebag."

1. Only a douchebag would say "I work as a professional actor as well as an inveistigative joiurnalist".
2. Assume I care who you are or what you do.
3. Assume I am personally responsible for the site made about you.

These smears are usually put together by anti-Israel activists in the US. First, you do not have my permission to use my likeness unless you remove the douchebag comment accompanying it. Second, .I would think if you have some class, you would not let your site be used to smear people, especially without explanation.

4. Claim people made the site for any other reason than you being a douchebag (ie racism, sexism, nerdism etc).
5. Assume I actually want to use your likeness or anything that has to do with you.
6. Try and guilt me into deleting a site based on morals or class (lol!) of which I have neither.

My brother is a powerful litigating attorney and if I have to bring my family into suing you, I will. However,'
I am asking you amicably to remove the entire entry or delete the "douchebag" comment that is entirely vulgar and serves no purpose other than to smear me on the Internet.

7. The kicker: Try to threaten me with legal action.
8. Bonus points for threatening to use a family member to sue me.


Please respiond to this in writing.

Lee Kaplan (not a douchebag)

9. Re-iterating that you are, in fact, a douchebag. (Also failing to spellcheck threat emails!)
10.Writing a huge rant about how you want a site deleted and never even providing the URL.
(it's leekaplan.ytmnd.com by the way)

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As for the site security changes you have no doubt noticed, my aim was to minimize the effect a cross site scripting attack could have.

I've rewritten the login code and some of the other parts of the site and completed the following:

* implemented real user levels
* completely removed the old login system and now use a challenge hash authentication system to avoid storing a raw password hash in a cookie or session.
* wrote a real logout function that completely destroys your session and cookies.
* added session ip checking to avoid session hijacking. a few users are having problems with this so I will probably make it a default user option.
* added a CAPTCHA to site deletion confirmation to avoid the scripting of any site deletion events.
* rewrote the censor() function to catch a huge amount of variations on swear words and preserve case when replacing.


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August 17th, 2006
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SHlT hehe
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--------------- http://ytmnd.com/sites/profile/552896 -----------------------
August 17th, 2006
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780th!!! this is a sign...a sign to go and mae a ytmnd based on SOAP!
August 17th, 2006
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f*ck you max, your the f*ggot
August 18th, 2006
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sigh
August 18th, 2006
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http://ytmnd.com/users/Cyr/comments - another original user with a repetitive catchphrase.
August 18th, 2006
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While at first I felt the site in question wasn't lagit. He did prove that he is in fact a douchebag.
August 18th, 2006
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Holy Christ, these pickles are enormous!
August 18th, 2006
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SOAP ~ well?..How was it (pics or it didn't happen = fyre)
August 18th, 2006
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Heh,how about if anyone is caught with spamming/attention whore multiple comments,should get a PERMA BAN.
August 18th, 2006
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Should I post Aerosmith, Judas Priest, The Who, Iron Maiden, or The Clash lyrics? I really don't think max gives a damn about my little "crusade" if you can even call it that...
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is flying. Post landing instructions here.
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is buying. Post shipping costs here.
August 18th, 2006
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any user who in the future makes a screenshot ytmnd of the 'ebaumsworld' on the YTMND down page, or of the Scientology ads, needs to not only be deleted, but savagedly raped by an AIDS Moose. All holes filled with HIV ridden moose c*ck.
August 18th, 2006
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^ Hahaha alright, I was wrong about master sistu at first glance. He's a f*cking god to me now.
August 18th, 2006
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man i was gone for a week and all off this happen.
August 18th, 2006
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http://commacommadown.ytmnd.com/ - first rape victim.
August 18th, 2006
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I still see you as having 29,528 votes.
August 18th, 2006
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MasterSitsu SHOULD be a moderator.
August 18th, 2006
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I got proof that Xiu,is an alt. He joined since mid 2005,and now started making repetitive spamming comments. I say perma-ban.
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is dying. Post your memories here.
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is lying. Post libel charges here.
August 18th, 2006
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SNAKES ON A PLANE WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DON"T SEE IT YOU SHOULD DIE!!!!!!!!!!!
August 18th, 2006
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Classic
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YTMND is frying. Post seasonings here.
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YTMND is sighing. Post anti-depressants here.
August 18th, 2006
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I HAVE PROOF THAT MAX GOLDBERG IS AN ASSOCIATE OF ZOG.
August 18th, 2006
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what's up with the Top Rated section? It's been showing the wrong one a lot lately. Are we under attack by h4xx0r5?
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is denying. Post evidence here.
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is trying. Post motivation here.
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YTMND is crying. Post condolences here.
August 18th, 2006
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YTMND is semidrying, add less water next time.
August 18th, 2006
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BRING BACK THE TOP 15.
August 21st, 2006
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...also c*cks.
August 23rd, 2006
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nice haha lelelleleleleeeeeeeeeeeee lel ele leleleleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! =D
September 5th, 2006
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Wow. Lee completely missed the point.
February 1st, 2007
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----------- Everything above this line just got owned. -----------
March 3rd, 2007
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^ Really? Rules to be me, then.
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