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ahoy mateys,

Just a quick post to let you know of a few happenings at the moment. A YTMND user is running for a seat in the house of representatives. One of my childhood idols is trying to sue me. I'm adding a new content box to the front page template and a bunch of new development info.

Read more for the hotness.


First off, YTMND user FreAkweNtcY is running for a seat in the house of representatives in Florida. So if you're crazy enough that you both live in Florida and think that the Diebold machines will count your vote properly, vote for him, maybe we can spice up CSPAN. Really though, it would be pretty amazing to get someone who is young enough that they are still in touch with the future of the country into any sort of political office.


Second up, Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side has contacted the YTMND Legal Team with multiple complaints about YTMNDs that feature cartoons of his. Here is one copy of the complaint, of importance is the "personal note" from Gary Larson himself.

I know it's been a while since I've posted a copyright complaint, but it's mainly due to the fact that at this point I receive so many that I just ignore them. The company that represents the Far Side has been persistent though, so I felt they deserved a response. Some of the (many) sites they mention as breaking copyright law:

So after you read the complaint check out the beauty of a response that was (for the most part) drafted by our crack legal counsel (who just happened to have made new ytmnd today).


Regarding the last news post, Cobalt sent in a document listing punishable behaviors and applicable punishments. BTape then made a wiki version using Cobalt's version as a base. Feel free to make your own versions on the wiki and discuss it on the talk pages. This is important stuff, so don't keep your opinions quiet.



I am going to be adding a "PoliticTMND" content box to the front page template for the upcoming primaries and elections, I haven't completed the list of applicable keywords yet, but any input on what you guys think should be included would be helpful, feel free to send me a comprehensive list in a PM. This content box will replace "Featured Users" for the time being.



Now, on to development updates. I've branched SVN into a new completely refactored design and started working on it full steam. I finally got around to setting up a (mostly) functioning copy of the site which is entirely separate from the live site, which is a fairly large accomplishment in itself.

One of the hardest parts about refactoring is that it basically involves rewriting huge amounts of code which in the end, if done correctly, function exactly the same as the code you originally had. This can be wholly unsatisfying and can cause you to easily lose focus.

There are so many things I want to do where I keep running into conflicting areas of the code and I have to make cascading code changes to change one small thing, it can be frustrating to say the least.

That being said, I've started to come up with a list of features I want to launch with the new version and I am streamlining a huge portion of the site. I've already completely rewritten a big chunk of the base functionality which will is a great upgrade to scalability and performance.

So once I finalize the list of features for "2.0", I will be posting it up here for everyone to get an idea of just how much the site will be changing. I hope to address a major chunk of the community's concerns and requests, as well as just cleaning up the hundreds of lazy bugs and pieces of the site that are hard to use (or were never implemented).

On a side note, I've deleted nearly 700 users over the past few months and plan on "clearing the queue" soon so site scores should normalize a bit. One of the big hurdles of the new system is the ability to allow moderators to delete users instantly but have the ability to restore them if anything goes wrong, so in the future, this should be less of an issue.

I know user moderation is one of the largest complaints here, and rightly so. The focus has always been to moderate sites, because (as I've said in the past) this was never intended to be a community site. I wish it were as easy as "delete anyone who causes trouble" but it isn't, and that's the fault of my original design for YTMND. There is a lot going on in the back end, so letting moderators delete users at will is currently an extremely risky proposition, because once someone is deleted, it is entirely permanent.

I know the way the system is designed promotes alts, down-voting and general trolling, but such is necessary in a system that promotes anyone to participate and enable free speech. That being said, the new system is going to have an extremely comprehensive set of checks to avoid the "alt problem" all together. I know talking about this in the future-tense will just make Afrotech mock and complain even further, but I'm going to implement some interim solutions to tide the surge of alt creation. Most importantly, I've limited account creation by IP to once every 24 hours. While this won't stop alts, it makes creating them a lot more of a chore. I will be further outlining what the new system will do to disable this behavior in the next news post.


I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming amount of feedback, and I want you to know I'm reading as much of it as I can, and I am really working to make YTMND a place we all want to visit on a regular basis again.

-Max


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Also, I know I promised you new design comps for the site, but as usual, the designers are procrastinating turds who have no sense of urgency, so I've given them a couple extra weeks to come up with something pretty.
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hey i just got dreamweaver, ill see what i can do!
February 3rd, 2008
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This totally should be a YTMND contest. I bet you get at least one or two that are better than the turds you have working on it now
February 3rd, 2008
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http://keaton-world.com/ytmnd/layout.jpg
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That's awesome keaton. I thought it was going to be a picture of a dog turd or something. Well actually, it pretty much was.
February 3rd, 2008
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offer to buy cake for the first one to finish
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this is ceti alpha five
February 3rd, 2008
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I'm surprised YTMND survived through many of these "OMG I'LL SUE U IF U DUN GET RID OF [INSERT SITES HERE]" things. I guess you'll survive through Farside, since I think your childhood idol actually has a heart unlike Scientology. Good luck.
February 3rd, 2008
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Threats are a lot cheaper than actual legal action, so I think people rarely threaten with an actual intent to sue. This is especially true in cases like ours where it's very unclear at most times who is in the "right".
February 3rd, 2008
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something pretty + YTMND usually results in sparkling glitter and raining puppies and kitties...I CAN'T WAIT!
February 3rd, 2008
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Make it look like dustindiamond.com
February 3rd, 2008
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A part of me wants to add http://ytmnd.com/old.html to the themes.
February 3rd, 2008
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I like how Top 10 Rated is made up of the recently created.
February 3rd, 2008
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id like to see the red and black one from late 2005
February 3rd, 2008
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Max, could you please remind YTMND's American users to apply for absentee ballots to lessen the chances of vote tampering? Thank you.
February 3rd, 2008
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Interesting, I'll be looking into the rules.
February 3rd, 2008
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hello
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HOW DARE YOU
February 3rd, 2008
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9/11 WON THE SUPERBOWEL!!!!
February 3rd, 2008
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Max, with the new system, will mods be able to view vote history of a single site and locate multiple votes from the same IP?
February 3rd, 2008
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T-SHIRTS! WHERE ARE THEY?!? ALL YOUR PROBLEMS WILL BE CURED WITH YTMND T-SHIRTS!
February 4th, 2008
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Kezia stole my word
February 4th, 2008
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Cool how you act like you care about us.
February 4th, 2008
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Max... are you expecting legal action against ME?
February 4th, 2008
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Yeah, those new rules suck. Half of the stuff that is going to be banned is what YTMND is made of. So why ban it? Just to push away more members? Also, Gary Larson made a "Cease and Desist" joke?
February 4th, 2008
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FREAKWENTCY FOR SENATOR? HOW ABOUT DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT... VOAT% FOR HIM HE WILL NEVER FORGET POLEND. HE WILL PROMISE TO VETO ANY ANTI-3500HZSQUAREWAVE LEGISLATURE PASSED BY KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGRESS, HE WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $599USDOLlARS, SO THERE WILL BE AN EPIC 88MPH RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER IN EVERY GARAGE AND A TENDERCRISPBACONCHEDDARBANANAPHONE IN EVERY POT. ALSO AS CAPTAIN OF THE USS INTERNETS, HE WILL ENDORSE EPIC WIN BY GIVING EVERYONE A SECRETNAZISTAPLERPHONE TO GET ONLINE.
February 4th, 2008
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NOT EVEN DENNIS BERGYVER JENKINS COULD PROMISE SOMETHING THAT EPIC. SO VOTE DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT SUPERMOD AND GOD. THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GRAND COALITION FOR EPIC WIN
February 4th, 2008
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i hate those kind of turds, take too long to come out
February 5th, 2008
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also, Don't forget to VOTE! ;D Pun in '08
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ALSO DONT FORGET TO VOAT %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
February 5th, 2008
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Max, imposing rules based on morality will only harm the fabric of the YTMND community. Giving people the choice not to view offensive material is one thing, telling people what isn't humor or how to place their votes is another.
February 5th, 2008
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Cracking down on system exploitation (Alt Accounts, Spamming) is something that needs to be done. Other than that, in my opinion, YTMND is doing perfectly fine the way it is.
February 5th, 2008
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We need a way to bring the old members back and smack the new YTMNF*gs (copyright 2008), as the new more retarded members are to be referred to, in line. Like banning if you have 100 votes and less than 5 of them are 2, 3, or 4 stars.
February 10th, 2008
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hey is this you? http://maxgoldbergonline.com/ I hope it's not because he sounds like a f*g.
February 15th, 2008
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Max Goldberg/Gary Larson '08
February 3rd, 2008
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<-- turd
February 3rd, 2008
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I endorse this statement.
February 3rd, 2008
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He's got better things to do. Like put his head against the microwave when he cooks up his pepperoni hot pockets.
February 3rd, 2008
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MNDEM?
February 3rd, 2008
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LOL?
February 3rd, 2008
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whoa, im eating a pepperoni hot pocket right now
February 4th, 2008
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Directions: Heat Hot Pocket, Throw directly into the toilet.
February 4th, 2008
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FREAKWENTCY FOR SENATOR? HOW ABOUT DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT... VOAT% FOR HIM HE WILL NEVER FORGET POLEND. HE WILL PROMISE TO VETO ANY ANTI-3500HZSQUAREWAVE LEGISLATURE PASSED BY KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGRESS, HE WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $599USDOLlARS, SO THERE WILL BE AN EPIC 88MPH RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER IN EVERY GARAGE AND A TENDERCRISPBACONCHEDDARBANANAPHONE IN EVERY POT. ALSO AS CAPTAIN OF THE USS INTERNETS, HE WILL ENDORSE EPIC WIN BY GIVING EVERYONE A SECRETNAZISTAPLERPHONE TO GET ONLINE.
February 4th, 2008
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NOT EVEN DENNIS BERGYVER JENKINS COULD PROMISE SOMETHING THAT EPIC. SO VOTE DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT SUPERMOD AND GOD. THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GRAND COALITION FOR EPIC WIN
February 9th, 2008
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Oh look, Captain_L337 decided to join the FPA and turned into Mariostar06.
February 10th, 2008
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I was in the FPA long BELFOUR mariostar06 made sites
February 10th, 2008
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well... at least a month
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well... at least a month
February 22nd, 2008
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yo hank, shut the f*ck up. go back to ur cum.
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Oh god.
February 3rd, 2008
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We can't keep his kids around anymore. We already smoked them up, drank them up, gave them some coke and grey goose. Now we just have to let them go on their way back to daddy.
February 5th, 2008
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FREAKWENTCY FOR SENATOR? HOW ABOUT DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT... VOAT% FOR HIM HE WILL NEVER FORGET POLEND. HE WILL PROMISE TO VETO ANY ANTI-3500HZSQUAREWAVE LEGISLATURE PASSED BY KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGRESS, HE WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $599USDOLlARS, SO THERE WILL BE AN EPIC 88MPH RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER IN EVERY GARAGE AND A TENDERCRISPBACONCHEDDARBANANAPHONE IN EVERY POT. ALSO AS CAPTAIN OF THE USS INTERNETS, HE WILL ENDORSE EPIC WIN BY GIVING EVERYONE A SECRETNAZISTAPLERPHONE TO GET ONLINE.
February 5th, 2008
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NOT EVEN DENNIS BERGYVER JENKINS COULD PROMISE SOMETHING THAT EPIC. SO VOTE DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT SUPERMOD AND GOD. THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GRAND COALITION FOR EPIC WIN
February 3rd, 2008
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Not first
February 5th, 2008
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FREAKWENTCY FOR SENATOR? HOW ABOUT DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT... VOAT% FOR HIM HE WILL NEVER FORGET POLEND. HE WILL PROMISE TO VETO ANY ANTI-3500HZSQUAREWAVE LEGISLATURE PASSED BY KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGRESS, HE WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $599USDOLlARS, SO THERE WILL BE AN EPIC 88MPH RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER IN EVERY GARAGE AND A TENDERCRISPBACONCHEDDARBANANAPHONE IN EVERY POT. ALSO AS CAPTAIN OF THE USS INTERNETS, HE WILL ENDORSE EPIC WIN BY GIVING EVERYONE A SECRETNAZISTAPLERPHONE TO GET ONLINE.
February 5th, 2008
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NOT EVEN DENNIS BERGYVER JENKINS COULD PROMISE SOMETHING THAT EPIC. SO VOTE DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT SUPERMOD AND GOD. THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GRAND COALITION FOR EPIC WIN
February 10th, 2008
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DarthWang would be a good running mate for Ron Paul.
February 3rd, 2008
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No Super Bowl prediction?
February 5th, 2008
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FREAKWENTCY FOR SENATOR? HOW ABOUT DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT... VOAT% FOR HIM HE WILL NEVER FORGET POLEND. HE WILL PROMISE TO VETO ANY ANTI-3500HZSQUAREWAVE LEGISLATURE PASSED BY KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGRESS, HE WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $599USDOLlARS, SO THERE WILL BE AN EPIC 88MPH RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER IN EVERY GARAGE AND A TENDERCRISPBACONCHEDDARBANANAPHONE IN EVERY POT. ALSO AS CAPTAIN OF THE USS INTERNETS, HE WILL ENDORSE EPIC WIN BY GIVING EVERYONE A SECRETNAZISTAPLERPHONE TO GET ONLINE.
February 5th, 2008
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NOT EVEN DENNIS BERGYVER JENKINS COULD PROMISE SOMETHING THAT EPIC. SO VOTE DARTHWANG FOR PRESIDENT SUPERMOD AND GOD. THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GRAND COALITION FOR EPIC WIN
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I feel an alt in our presence.
February 3rd, 2008
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In before Afrotech
February 3rd, 2008
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This is not related, Max, but do you like that picture I made?
February 3rd, 2008
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ban fourest
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ban leet-shoe
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ban F00TD0CT0R
February 3rd, 2008
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in after people who want to ban other users they don't like
February 3rd, 2008
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ban wisdumcube
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ban MasterAL
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ban daid
February 4th, 2008
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chronster got +1'd. F*ck. I'm on someone's naughty list.
February 5th, 2008
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ban JON CARRIE
February 8th, 2008
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ban Max
February 10th, 2008
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ban roll-on
February 12th, 2008
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un-ban Dr. L337
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this news should make gr33nscr33n happy
February 3rd, 2008
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yar har fiddle dee dee
February 3rd, 2008
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Didn't Gary Larson retire because he was sick of peeing Calvin stickers?
February 4th, 2008
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i dont think gary larson did calvin and hobbes
February 5th, 2008
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Oh yeah, duh. Didn't Bill Watterson retire because of peeing Calvin stickers...?
February 3rd, 2008
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COMMUNITY MODERATION SYSTEM
February 3rd, 2008
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comment downvoters hurt my pride :(
February 3rd, 2008
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<3
February 3rd, 2008
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-'d
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kidding, it just feeds my ego.
February 3rd, 2008
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This has been my favorite Super Bowl commercial thus far.
February 3rd, 2008
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Sorry Max, now that I actually watched them I think my favorite would have to be Bud Light ability to breathe fire commercial. But I think for the next 2 years we should have a fund raiser to raise 2.7 million dollars so we can air a YTMND commercial. I can see it now; "YTMND: A relationship without sex. Sometimes she hates you, sometimes she likes you, most of the time you don't know what she's talking about and about twice a month she says something that makes you laugh."
February 3rd, 2008
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Or how about "After the Super Bowl, Visit YTMND for all your overused weakness fads and myspace suicides, after all you like myspace right?"
February 3rd, 2008
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No I think your suggestion would finalize my decision in whether to quit or not. To be honest if I had a choice of your commercial idea airing or getting f*cked in the *ss by a bull I'd down a bottle of 151, light up a cigarette and say bring on the bull.
February 3rd, 2008
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CreepPipe that was a joke. Sigh I'm not good at jokes, IM NOT GOOD AT ANYTHING, CEPT LEX LUTHOR FAD
February 3rd, 2008
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I'm well aware it is a joke I just replied with another. I'm a sarcastic *ssh*le...I'm not dense. And in one sentence I come to terms with why people I hate like me and why people I like hate me. I might as well start calling myself House.
February 4th, 2008
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There's an easy way to fix that problem. Just make sites that you guys think would make great SuperBowl commercials.
February 3rd, 2008
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World War 3 really gets rolling today.
February 4th, 2008
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Never predict armageddon
February 3rd, 2008
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Did you really need to put "-Max" at the end?
February 3rd, 2008
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I read more for hotness.
February 3rd, 2008
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I hope people can refrain from making a bunch sites bashing Gary Larson. Also I agree with Gr33nscr33n about deleting votes with alt abusers. That would be better and quicker than deleting accounts.
February 3rd, 2008
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Max, thanks for the continuing effort to protect our sites.
February 3rd, 2008
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Also, thanks!
February 3rd, 2008
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Now you need to promise that, if elected, you will end at least one of your speeches in the house with "Also, c*cks."
February 3rd, 2008
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I believe Dascoot lives in Florida.
February 3rd, 2008
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I would prefer him to end his acceptance speech with "and I promise to use my newly elected power to further advance the field of "HORSE DICK". That in itself would put him in the White House.
February 3rd, 2008
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There's probably a risk people would actually vote for a horse's dick.
February 3rd, 2008
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If you are referring to our choices in the Presidential elections, then yes a horses dick would make a better candidate.
February 3rd, 2008
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Haha, I live in Florida. I'll vote for you, lol!
February 4th, 2008
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"Now you need to promise that, if elected, you will end at least one of your speeches in the house with "Also, c*cks." If I ever get elected, I promise to begin all of my speeches with 'First, I'd like to pay tribute to my tremendous staff'.
February 5th, 2008
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If elected end with YOU FORGOT POLAND, and EPIC88MPHzSQUARERIDGERACERWAVE followed by a CONANSTAPLERCRISPBACONCHEDDARBANANAPHONEROLL in the USS STAPLERPRISE, and remember to thank DARTH KHAN and DENNIS BERGYVER for VOATING %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
February 3rd, 2008
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Are there even any Independent seats currently in the US House of Representatives? Good luck to FreAkweNtcY though!
February 3rd, 2008
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Not in Florida. An independent has never won a State house seat. Thanks for the well wishes!
February 3rd, 2008
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Haha -- well I'm more worried about downvoters.
February 3rd, 2008
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Someone call Fourest
February 3rd, 2008
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TBH, I don't think it's a good idea to let the population of Flordia know that you have anything to do with YTMND.
February 4th, 2008
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Master -- I don't mind people knowing what I find entertaining. This campaign is to be moved forward without secrets. TBH with you, I would be delighted if the public found out about YTMND.
February 6th, 2008
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his sites are good... there's a 1000 of them but that's what's so fun about voting DarthWang's sites... You might just find one that you've NEVER seen
February 6th, 2008
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oops commented in wrong field
February 3rd, 2008
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I have some major problems with these new proposed rules. Many of them are incredibly vague, and would allow moderators to delete sites and ban people with practically no justification whatsoever.
February 3rd, 2008
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Oh no, a ytmnder running for office! God help us :) However, thanks for working on the site more.
February 3rd, 2008
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As for the copyright stuff, don't these artists get it yet. It only helps to popularize their work. Sorry to hear about his persistence though.
February 3rd, 2008
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My thoughts exactly. Both parts.
February 3rd, 2008
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Hey Max, can you ban Ron Paul supporters?
February 3rd, 2008
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"Lukewarm metaphors notwithstanding..." i lol'd
February 3rd, 2008
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"UglyLukewarm metaphors notwithstanding..." would have been more of an lol.
February 4th, 2008
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Lukewarm gonna have company!
February 4th, 2008
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Examine your parenting style you jerry springer recurring character! That paragraph made me orgasm a little inside and it backloaded up and I can taste it in the back of my throat now. Also, f*ck diebold.
February 3rd, 2008
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The legal response is, as always, epic win.
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"I am really working to make YTMND a place we all want to visit on a regular basis again." Implying ytmnd isn't a place we all want to visit on a regular basis now.
February 3rd, 2008
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However I completely agree with the punishments for moderators NFSW'ing sites unfairly. How is http://epictcbcr.ytmnd.com/ NSFW?
February 3rd, 2008
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"OH SH*T I FORGOT THE WATERMARK"
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Wow, this is hot.
February 3rd, 2008
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Why not let the COMMUNITY vote one who they want for featured users and moderators?
February 3rd, 2008
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I would have said the same thing before the 2000 presidential elections.
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i don't understand, how did that go wrong?
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or you should not be able to vote on featured sites...
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http://youtube.com/t/terms replace every "youtube" with "ytmnd"
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Be prepared for the coming "rollerdisco" theme. You have been warned.
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I noticed earlier today, when you're making a site and you choose whether it's SFW or not, that you spelled "scantily" wrong
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HOLY F*CKING SH*T
February 3rd, 2008
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MAH BOII
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Would it be feasible to block image and sound assets after they have been used x amount of time (like 5 for image and 200 for sound)? It would really help reduce the amount of junk posted here. I know all someone has to do is change one thing and a new asset ID is created, but most of the idiots who go to the "intrawebs" for site material are too stupid or lazy to figure that out. It would be nice not to hear Spanish Flea as much.
February 3rd, 2008
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I know there's the warning, but everyone ignores. Unless you can add some text to the site that says "This image has been used 76 times. Don't five this site." Stupid personal sites and screen shots sites don't bother me as much as seeing yet other site with Brian Pepper's coming at you in a speedo.
February 3rd, 2008
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There's a NSFW tag in front of sites that are nsfw. How about (overused) tag in front of it automatically. It would spare most of our 10 seconds watching it.
February 8th, 2008
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I think the community voting system still effectively keeps these sites from being too much of a nuisance
February 9th, 2008
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They are a nuisance just being made and one makes it to the U&C and top viewed a few times a month (see epic kick). I'm getting sick of being revenge downvoted five times a week because the *ssh*les who make those sites are the dickheads who always revenge downvote.
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cut the child protective services paragraph from the gary larson letter, it takes away from the rest of the letter. everything else is great though
February 3rd, 2008
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Max + Gary = TL4E
February 3rd, 2008
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the comic used in duckwatch.ytmnd.com is my favorite far side comic
February 3rd, 2008
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max, i have news. we're pregnant.
February 3rd, 2008
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"id like to see the red and black one from late 2005" that was my favorite design too
February 3rd, 2008
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OK, so, let's not buy any of Gary Larson's books lest he, like a parent, be concerned about where his "children" are at night. What's he doing anyway, selling his children at the bargain shelf in Border's like that? This isn't Turkey.
February 3rd, 2008
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aw yeah giants win
February 3rd, 2008
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Still wants to help.
February 3rd, 2008
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I can't wait until we have moderators that are here all the time, so that way moderators can right away delete all of these useless Giants Win! and Patriots had one Weakness! ytmnds right away.
February 3rd, 2008
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I'm clicking delete, but it's doing nothing.
February 3rd, 2008
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Max is a Giants Fan?
February 3rd, 2008
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Oh hey http://patriotsoneweakness.ytmnd.com/ start with this one.
February 3rd, 2008
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Go Giants! WOOO
February 3rd, 2008
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I think it is safe to say that, if things keep going the way they are now, there will never be another site that gets past 3,000 votes. It seems that every month the user base goes down even more and more. I see sites that take days to get off up and coming compared to a year ago when a single site can garner up to 500 votes after a single day of creation even with an up and coming limit of 300 votes. But that should be the least of our concerns, let alone one of them.
February 3rd, 2008
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A post in the last news section mentioned that Sites such as "Holy f*cken Sh*t a dinosaur" got 7k votes on nsfw always. No nsfw sites has gotten close to 1,000 votes in along time. I can't pinpoint the exact reason why for some reason, but it probably does have to do with the lack of users. Ive also noticed that fads have gone down. What active fad is there? Politics? phooie. Carmine? 8? Thats it. And that isn't even that good. Hell nutnics had to make a site about giant enemy crab, an old fad.
February 3rd, 2008
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Though I feel it really isn't to much of a primary problem to deal with (well, it really can't be dealt with), I think YTMND's current state could be somewhat better if there were more users... or at least more voters among the users. And nsfw sites get an even worse beat down in lack of votes. I dunno, it just seems that there will never be another site that makes it to the 'most voted on' of all time list, and to make that list nowadays a site would need 3200+ votes.
February 3rd, 2008
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The reason sites tagged as NSFW don't get a lot of views and votes is because those sites are hidden on the front page for most users. By default those sites are hidden unless you change it under the options. Most people don't know that. The only fads that are popular are ones that can be done in 5 minutes or less (see Lando). Because those fads are turned out so quickly, they only last a day (see I going to ___ this everyday until you ___).
February 3rd, 2008
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Lets not forget ytmnsfw.com existed, it made some difference. I mean I viewed it.
February 3rd, 2008
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^well I've known that nsfw sites are hidden from the front page. And I know about the quick 5 minute fads as well (most of which that were not even funny to begin with). I wish there was some way to encourage users to vote more, perhaps it would get rid of the new wave of overrated sites and balance out the 5's that are being handed out everywhere. Maybe that would encourage users who have left this website to come back or even new users to join.
February 3rd, 2008
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That being said, I really can't think of any frontage design that could effectively replace the top 5, which is where almost all of the sites with 4,000 votes or more gained it from back before the layout change in 2006. The most recent site that passed 2000 votes needed a 4.7 rating. Yet at the same time as I continue to discuss this lack of voting topic, it is most likely that nobody cares about the lack of voting anyways, as most users will not even consider it a problem.
February 3rd, 2008
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"Lets not forget ytmnsfw.com existed, it made some difference." It did, but mainly because there was less site rotation, it was easier to get views. I do wish it was back. A big problem is most people don't hang out and learn what YTMND is about. There are so many accounts made this year that were created to bash someone on a forum (http://www.ytmnd.com/users/imepicmystery/ to name one).
February 4th, 2008
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what happened to unclephiltmnd?
February 3rd, 2008
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There is for sure a downside to overzealous mod-ery, take for instance http://floydcover.ytmnd.com/ OMG BUTTS NSFW
February 3rd, 2008
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The Far Side is great, but this lawsuit is ridiculous.
February 3rd, 2008
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its just a warning
February 3rd, 2008
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Giants won.
February 3rd, 2008
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I'm worried about punishing upvoters (you'll understand if you look at my voting history). Basically, I give high scores to sites that I think are good, but I don't give low scores to ones that I don't, on the basis that I might not understand said sites. In the latter case, I'd be punishing someone for my ignorance. Just some food for thought.
February 3rd, 2008
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suckit gr33nscr33n
February 5th, 2008
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I was joking dawg
February 3rd, 2008
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So no more Dave C*ckrum commenting
February 18th, 2008
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February 4th, 2008
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Farside is over-rated anyway
February 4th, 2008
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logged in to say d/c. But while I'm here one idea I like is votes by new users being delayed a bit or whatever. For me it took awhile to get to the point where I could not care who it was and just vote fairly 99% of the time. I downvoted, upvoted, narv voted, beat off while voting - everything. It takes time and you have to learn to ignore all the f*ggots who just vote 5 so people will 5 them back and whom you choose to feature thus encouraging unrealistic voting while claiming here to want it to stop. heh
February 4th, 2008
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yeah, i used to 1 all of fourest's sites on principle, but now i vote them fairly since most of them are well-made
February 4th, 2008
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your the man now dog
February 4th, 2008
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Whatever happened to the proposal that when a YTMND fell under a certain score it came off the Top Viewed? Because we're at risk of having Patriots Defeat YTMNDs clogging the box up.
February 4th, 2008
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2.5 or lower, though I think 3.5 or lower would be much better
February 4th, 2008
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No wonder I didn't notice it was in place. Should be 3.00 at least.
February 5th, 2008
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I figured that Top Viewed sites should at least meet U&C eligibility requirements and proposed raising it to 3.75 a few news posts back.
February 4th, 2008
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Yeah, those new rules suck. Half of the stuff that is going to be banned is what YTMND is made of. So why ban it? Just to push away more members?
February 4th, 2008
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this site will be killedô
February 4th, 2008
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YTMND is like an adolescent child coming of age, and some very long term members have grown with it Iím sure. Although as the long term members mature so should YTMND. There is some incredibly funny and talented members, and the site has the capability to transcend run-of-the-mill quips and fads, as well as miring the site with senseless bickering. I hope the site continues.
February 4th, 2008
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Gary Larson, of all people. I'm a little disappointed if he indeed has seen these sites. On another note, glad to see the user moderation stuff is coming around. I hope this kills off at least some of the huge number of front page trolls, maybe making the fp a little more creativity friendly (though that's really just wishful thinking).
February 4th, 2008
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POLAND IS THE SAME JOKE AD NAUSEUM WOW LET ME GO MAKE A PRODUKT PLACEMENT JOKE INVOLVING SEXUALITY AND/OR NINTENDO/////// YOU DUMB KIKE MAKE FRIENDS LIST; SITES THEY HAVE FIVED; YOU NOT VOTED YET THEN EAT GAS //////YTMND NEEDS A "FINAL SOLUTION"
February 4th, 2008
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"I am really working to make YTMND a place we all want to visit on a regular basis again." FINALLY! good job max, hope gary larson gets the stick out of his ass, i used to like his comics, now whenever i read them, all i can think about is his stupid *ss trying to sue you for nothing whatsoever.
February 4th, 2008
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great ideas... having a themed section on the front page is always good.
February 6th, 2008
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yeah especially if there is a LOL! EPIC 88 MPH DARTH VADER RIDGE RACER STAPLER GATOR WITH THE CONANCRISPBAKHANCHEDDARBANANAPHONE DOING A BARREL ROLL FROM SPARTA TO MOSKAU TO POLEND BECAUSE JON CARRIE FORGOT THE GRAND COALITION AND NOW JORGE BUSCH MUST VOAT %%%%%%%%%% TO SAVE LEEROY MACGYVER BERGKAMP FROM THE 3500HZ SQUARE WAVE section
February 4th, 2008
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ytmnd apartheid: nintendo ytmnds
February 4th, 2008
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featured users, a.k.a. Max's friends
February 4th, 2008
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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strenght.
February 4th, 2008
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Excellent response to the letter.
February 4th, 2008
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i was expecting Gary Larson's complaint letter to be full of his witty far side puns....but reading his complaint was more like reading a comic page where it was nothing but Mark Trail and Cathy
February 4th, 2008
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^ Wrong! LOL!
February 4th, 2008
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Yeah right.
February 4th, 2008
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Hey Max, speaking of adding new features, could you make all the comment pages look like this one, with the full usernames and comment numbering?
February 4th, 2008
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News just in, Gary Larson has just heard what madDogSoldier said about him. > http://maddawg.ytmnd.com
February 4th, 2008
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Hey, looks like your sites have lots of fans! :-D
February 4th, 2008
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Can't wait for everything
February 4th, 2008
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hooray for ytmnd
February 5th, 2008
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so FreAkweNtcY knows the importance of a clean shave, which makes him a perfect candidate for a member of the house of representatives. i live in Florida so ill make sure my friends and I vote for this c*ck sucker. And good luck on the whole law suits, not like this is the first time, everything should work out. Also the new system sounds like a good idea, as I crave free speech this is important to my survival. love you long time.
February 5th, 2008
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I really don't care as long as ytmnsfw.com's front end is brought back up. It'd be nice to see a ptkfgs site actually be implemented as well, but, that's probably too much to ask.
February 5th, 2008
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How long until DZK makes a song of this
February 6th, 2008
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Heh, song. That's not funny at all but amusing in audacity of calling "rap" a song...
February 5th, 2008
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I love how you constantly cite freedom of speech when someone accuses you of copyright infringement yet it seems it may cease to be true with these rules.
February 5th, 2008
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Max said "I know the way the system is designed promotes alts, down-voting and general trolling, but such is necessary in a system that promotes anyone to participate and enable free speech. That being said, the new system is going to have an extremely comprehensive set of checks to avoid the "alt problem" all together." So does he want money from sponspored sites causes to violate the rules?
February 5th, 2008
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superbe
February 6th, 2008
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Sheesh. I just read the Wiki banning procedures and I think half of my sites qualify. I think I've been suspended with an IP ban about 12 times, unless I can get grandfathered in!
February 6th, 2008
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Too bad about Gary Larson. He's done funny stuff for years now but this kinda destroys all of that. Every book ever written, every picture ever taken will be passed around like this eventually and if your first reaction is to cry like a baby and legally attack a parody site then you've sunk about as low as you can. I don't know what you normally do to get rid of morons with no legal basis but just do it again...
February 6th, 2008
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the new banning rules are a really bunch of sh*t, way too harsh for some of them, and i like how there is a kick up about fourest using "F*CK" in his title but when chronster's sites constantly get downvoted to f*ck with alts, the mods just shrug. what a piece of sh*t that is. and while you are at it, max, add some more of your friends with crap sites to featured users. even i have better sites than most of them.
February 6th, 2008
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I push "delete" but nothing happens.
February 6th, 2008
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0_o
February 6th, 2008
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just one thing, a lot of feedback you ask for on wiki talk pages or whatever. I have no interest in ever signing up for that. May sound stupid but meh, I've signed up here and don't feel like creating another account somewhere else to talk about here
February 6th, 2008
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having said that the rules look tough, but also encouraging. :) best of luck on 'em, yo
February 7th, 2008
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What bullsh*t. Why should he care if the comics are cited and everything? Not like the site creator meant to steal anything.
February 8th, 2008
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the legal response is brilliant. I like the intermingling of the vernacular and legal babble. Nicely done.
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