black history month

Hola amigos!

Just a quick post to let you know that I'm not up to anything for a while. With my faulty motherboard failing for the third time, and the loss of use of my most important finger, work has been hard to accomplish this week.

I'm off to California for a bit to visit the family and recuperate, but before I leave I have a few small updates.


I purged the user and site deletion queues, this cleaned up around 1.000 users, 5,000 sites, 50,000 comments and over 200,000 votes. I have updated the current alt account list, and it is actually fairly small now. At any rate, I am taking an active stance on deleting problematic users and alt abusers, which means I have a lot more whiny emails to read.

On a related note I've finished the new login system on the dev site, and it does a much better job of tracking users and possible alt accounts, as well as removing a bunch of bugs and weird oddities. I've also added a smarter "forgot password" function, as well as a "forgot email/change email" function. The new site will now send you an email if someone tries to strike out trying to log into your account as well.

In general I've been making a lot of progress on the re-factoring, a ton of new features and bug fixes. There are some major features I want to add but need to figure out if the servers have the power to handle them and not slow the site to a crawl. I'll report more on them as I progress.
I've been talking to a pretty clever developer who has made great progress in getting flash to load WAV files at run-time and loop seamlessly. I am hoping to make a test version of the preloader with his code integrated in. Assuming it works for the most part, it would mean that the site would play 100% of the sound files through flash, ridding the site of the plague of problems, crashes, and earaches caused by quicktime etc. No more firefox sync, no more "SEND MONEY TO NIGERIA" problems. This is a huge deal, and one of my largest priorities when I can actually get my hands on the code, which he hopes to release in the next couple weeks.

There's not much else I have to report on, I've received one design out of the expected eight, so I pretty much hate every designer I've ever met now. I'll check back in with more updates soon.

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March 15th, 2008
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YTMNDkg is up / down / self voting with a good half dozen alts. You should feature him
March 16th, 2008
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Yep, keeps making a new account every day.
March 16th, 2008
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Can you imagine the ability to block a YTMNDer? So that their sites didn't show up on the front page for you much like NSFW? Gosh
March 16th, 2008
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Those two John Adams episodes were boring. To think there's only 11 hour episodes left.
March 17th, 2008
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Is YTMND loading real slow for everyone else, too? It's seems to load slow for me all weekend, but this evening is horrible. I hate to refresh all the time because nothing loads or 1/4 the page will load, but then stops. The preview image never loads. It's frustrating as hell.
March 18th, 2008
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maybe you need a new coach?
March 18th, 2008
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March 18th, 2008
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For the last two years I've been finding that I've been weeping myself to sleep. Is this happening to everyone else?
March 19th, 2008
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When are you going to delete this site: luthornorris.ytmnd.com? *Note* Please don't click.
March 24th, 2008
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It's only gay if your balls touch. It's just goatse, qq more.
March 22nd, 2008
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i think BTape changed my password in my old account.
March 24th, 2008
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I've never complained about ads and I refuse to disable them on YTMND but please do something about the Napoleon Dynamite one. That movie's popularity peaked over 3 years ago. I'm tired of seeing an advertisement for a game based on a movie that was relevant 4 years ago. Make it go away.
March 25th, 2008
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Nice work on the site. The only feature I can really see that you've missed is clicking the site Logo to get back to the main page. Almost every popular web site on the interwebs does it. Join in the fun ^.^
March 30th, 2008
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C-C-C-Combo Breaker!
March 30th, 2008
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C-C-C-Combo Breaker!
March 30th, 2008
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C-C-C-Combo Breaker!
March 30th, 2008
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C-C-C-Combo Breaker!
March 30th, 2008
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C-C-C-Combo Breaker!
March 30th, 2008
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Hey Max, when you get back could you raise the file size limit for images? 3MB doesn't cut it anymore, for various reasons. I've had to cut the length of my YTMNDs one too many times now.
March 31st, 2008
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ya raise it to about 100mb and rename the side youtube dot com
March 31st, 2008
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Never change the limit!
April 1st, 2008
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Push it to the Limit!
April 1st, 2008
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dude, that finger thing creeped me out chicks dig that btw
April 1st, 2008
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April 3rd, 2008
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They called him boss, boss n*gg*r
July 19th, 2008
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DAMMIT! MAX DELETED HAKKSAW'S ACCOUNT!
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