Work song

Hello my pretties. It's been a busy few weeks for me, learning Flash and Actionscript has been fairly miserable, but I am chugging along and am ready to give you all a preview of the new YTMND template.

Take a peek at the future after the "break".


Please note this is in its early stages, and the UI and a good portion of the functionality will change, so this would be a good point in time to provide feedback and "constructive" criticism.



I am sure some of you are confused about a lot of the features, so I will go over each briefly, the layout is really up in the air and I am a terrible designer but keep in mind, some of these features are aimed both at seasoned YTMND users and the average passer-by.

The sound control is like any other "movie player"; click toggles muting, mouse-over brings up a volume slider for finite control.
The YTMND logo will function as a "smart" back button. When a user visits a YTMND from off-site, this button will link back to www.ytmnd.com, when a user visits a YTMND from somewhere on YTMND (e.g. search results, a user's profile, the digest, etc,) clicking the logo will take you back to the page you were previously viewing.
The question mark makes its return as the button which opens up the "info box", which I might add is currently devoid of organization or design, so don't get too concerned about it yet
The comments button will give you a direct link to the site's profile/comments section for quick access.
This button allows the user to do a forced-resynchronization of the sound and image when needed. It is currently a bit finicky, so it stops both sound and image, and then 1 second later starts them from the beginning. The final version will display a status indicator and the restart button will be disabled during the restart phase.
This button allows you to take advantage of Flash's true full-screen mode, which takes up 100% of the screen real estate and also provides hardware accelerated rendering. Hopefully this will mean the end of GIF synch issues.


For those of you who haven't been paying attention, in addition to the above buttons, this player adds some other major improvements:
  • True gapless playback for both WAV and MP3 files, no more Quicktime, no more broken sound, no more compatibility issues.
  • Asynchronous asset loading, images and sound files are loaded at the same time.
  • No more browser-specific issues, flash works pretty much the same in every browser. Maybe we can get rid of (refresh) for real now.
  • Better image placement: at launch the template will allow you to tile, or give a specific area to place the image (e.g. top left, top middle, top right, etc.)


There are still some big concerns for me, which I have yet to research heavily. One of the biggest, is the inability to control your browser while in a Flash app. This means opening new tabs, refreshing, bookmarking, etc. is all broken without using browser menus in some browsers. This probably won't be fixed soon outside of hacks (it's been a "critical" bug in Firefox since 2001.).

There's still a pretty big TODO list for the template, but it is getting there, despite my ever growing hatred for Flash. I think at launch I am going to move the old template rather than replace it, so users will still be able to view YTMNDs in the original template for those of you that fear the various pages and fads that take advantage of the current UI placements.

Anyway, I really need your feedback, design ideas, what you think is important here. Outside of a few very helpful people this has been a fairly lonely project. Also, for those of you who actually know humans in real life and use "social networking", I finally got around to making a YTMND "Facebook page" where you can all gather and do whatever it is people do on "social networking" sites. If any of you want to be an admin and take over organizing it, send me a private message here on YTMND.

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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419
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RIP #!
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So... is there anything you're using to decide who becomes an admin on the ytmnfacebook page? (it reminds me of last year's april fools joke)
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The info box is too big.
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firstflash.ytmnd.com
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Without you there's no release.
August 16th, 2008
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So I always avoided going into #?! because, well, you all seem pretty gay to me. So I try tonight and got kicked by f*ggot manfare in less than a minute. What a f*cking f*ggot. IDK, just thought I'd share. SPORTS!!
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Had a go at designing the front page : http://www.freewebs.com/leesanimationstuff/photos/Ytmnd%20Front%20Page%20Design/YTMND%20DESIGN.png
August 16th, 2008
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http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3269/ytmnddesignno3.jpg <<<< link that fits
August 16th, 2008
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oh wait the first link did fit...... oh well. thought it go cut off. also its no serious design or anythin just somethin i thought of
August 16th, 2008
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wallpaper stars are a bit much
August 27th, 2008
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Oh my god. That would make a great template RETROnoob!
August 27th, 2008
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Not bad at all. I'd love to see a choice of different themes at some point. Like I suggested previously, why not have a little contest for designs?
August 27th, 2008
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Except for the new logo, which is too Star Warsy, and the stars, this is nice.
August 17th, 2008
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max: Does this mean that all of our sites will have YOU'RE THE MAN NOW DOG superimposed over the top of them now because you really hijacked typogra's site there something wicked. max: Is there going to be a feature implemented that will automatically translate the audio from our sites into subtitles that will run below the site because I'm going to be using a lot of Russian music and I can't understand what the hell they are saying.
August 17th, 2008
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max: Is there going to be any compensation system implemented for views and votes because I've stolen some pretty awesome stuff from 4chan recently and I don't want to waste it right now when I can totally get paid for it later. max: Is there going to be any way for me to steal assets from other sites without downloading them manually and then uploading them again because that's really tedious and I'd much rather just type in the domain of the content I want to steal. Thanks.
August 17th, 2008
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Max, your magic is strong. In other words, everything looks terrific. Keep up the good work.
August 28th, 2008
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By magic he means C*CK.
August 17th, 2008
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Also 300th
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If you are having trouble porting the ...blah... encoding I can help you with that
August 17th, 2008
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How about making the site iPhone compatible instead of adding more Flash junk?
August 17th, 2008
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http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/748/958/251447.png
August 18th, 2008
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well well all flash site ALL FLASH SITE??
August 18th, 2008
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I think this is a good direction to go in. The update provides useful new features without compromising the traditional format of the site. Good work max!
August 18th, 2008
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Oh, one more thing. You've probably noticed that the full-screen mode changes the position of the text relative to the image, which could prove to be a pain in the ass.
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poo
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lol fyrestorm hoax deleted
August 19th, 2008
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lawl
August 19th, 2008
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So where's fyrestorms news.......
August 19th, 2008
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LOL AWESOME IT WAS FAKE! Max got owned.
August 19th, 2008
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sons of bitches
August 19th, 2008
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The island wouldn't let him.
August 19th, 2008
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Hey Max. I've got the latest version of Firefox and I've got a problem. Whenever I try to reload the page with the little button, the animation keeps going, but the music stops. I have waited (at least 30 seconds), but it won't come up. Fullscreen looks great though, and if this gets perfected, I see a whole lot of YTMND's looking a lot better in the future Hope this helps max, sorry Fyrestorm duped you...douchebag troll.
August 19th, 2008
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same here, music cuts out after hitting the reload button
August 19th, 2008
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same
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ytmnd: slowly turning into newgrounds. oh well, everything has to evolve to survive.
August 20th, 2008
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maybe you should put an apology for making up the fyrestorm hoax or you could explain why you deleted it...
August 20th, 2008
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yeah that was a pretty sh*tty thing to do
August 20th, 2008
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Maybe you could ban fyrestorm. And every other 4chan piece of sh*t while you're at it.
August 20th, 2008
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Damn, I was hoping he really did kill himself using someone else's suicide letter. Your friends and family find out you off'ed yourself then find a note thinking they'll at least get an explanation then find out the letter has nothing to do with them. Best suicide ever. Alas, it wasn't real, truth isn't always stranger than fiction :( Now I'm bored and going to kill myself.
August 20th, 2008
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Utter pwnage here max
August 20th, 2008
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One of these days, someone really is going to die, and nobody will believe you.
August 20th, 2008
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kill all muslims
August 20th, 2008
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keep up the good work man.
August 20th, 2008
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Kinky.
August 20th, 2008
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this newspost reminded me how good Air are, thank you
August 20th, 2008
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Well, max, there's generally less than 200 users online at any given moment. What I think might be cool is a statistics box of where I stand in the list of users that are actually active. Sites, site rating, signup date, everything just like the extant users page, except covering active users. And you could determine what qualifies for 'active.' I trust your judgement. And once again, I'd like to thank you for hours of entertainment and education, max. I ask you again to consider appearing on the Col
August 20th, 2008
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bert Report... his audience is your potential userbase. No other talk show/magazine/news PR would up the numbers like Colbert.
August 20th, 2008
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Could maybe sometime in the future we have multiple preloader styles to chose from? Or make it change from time to time? You could even allow site members to submit their own preloader creations, and then you can pick the best ones to put on the site.
August 20th, 2008
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http://datastream.ytmnd.com/ for an example of what I'm talking about, but maybe not quite as elaborate.
August 21st, 2008
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very appropriate that fanfare was used as the subject
August 21st, 2008
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OMG This is amazing. Thank you Max. I think this is a step in the right direction. If you get this up, my faith in Ytmnd will be fully renewed,a nd I'll actually be able to put some good stuff up on here.
August 21st, 2008
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whenever in firefox, and i middle click to open a ytmnd in a new tab, it never starts :/
August 21st, 2008
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BAN THIS MOTHERF*CKER ALREADY: http://ytmnd.com/users/TheDamnRobots/votes.... I AM GETTING SO F*CKING SICK OF HER
August 22nd, 2008
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Nice...
August 25th, 2008
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How does the BBC celebrate our Olympic success?
August 25th, 2008
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WITH THE SHOWING OF COOL RUNNINGS!!!
August 27th, 2008
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When will they accept the Pushcart Derby as an official summer Olympic sport!?
August 26th, 2008
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Max Check Out the Santabot Fad it is the coolest fad on YTMND
August 26th, 2008
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looks great dude.
August 27th, 2008
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Yes, we can. and by "we" i mean "you" of course :P so go for gold.
August 27th, 2008
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http://tw.youtube.com/user/ytmndtv At least this guy gives the creators credit, but I still don't like people who take YTMNDs and put them on YouTube (even if they came from YouTube to begin with).
August 27th, 2008
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What do you know Max?
August 27th, 2008
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Puppy!
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Kitty!
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Wiener!
August 27th, 2008
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I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW I
August 27th, 2008
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Where have I seen that puppy before? Also, change the song to Alpha Beta Gaga
August 28th, 2008
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Just a quick suggestion... max seems busy with this flash version (which I think is outstanding, btw), so i'll just throw this out to whoever: Windows Mobile version of ytmnd? Basic template that would automatically load when ytmnd is visited by a mobile user. This is very possible.
August 28th, 2008
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As far as this flash layout goes, mad props. I read someone else wrote to add the "mouse idle, fade buttons" deal, which was my first idea. Second, I feel that there is something wrong with the ytmnd logo in the corner. I think that you should find a way to incorporate the 45 degree triangle corner deal. I don't mean change the function, I like the question mark. I just think there is something wrong with the logo. one more comment to go...
August 28th, 2008
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My one last piece is the loader. The way it fills up the stars and then goes all bright and sparkly is kinda rough. maybe smooth it up a bit and add a tiny delay before the ytmnd starts and when the load completes, so it's not just a quick flash of the complete ytmnd symbol. Unless, of course, this is what you're going for.
August 28th, 2008
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Can you tell me how big this flash deal is? I'm not referring to popularity, I'm referring to size. I'm running it well, but i have hardcore computing/tube capabilities. How lightweight is it? Does it have problems running, or does it take too long to load, on slower machines?
August 28th, 2008
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Wait!!! Does this mean we can now embed YTMNDS on websites!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!
August 28th, 2008
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Dammit, I opened YTMND in my professional writing class and clicked it off right away before hearing the music on the frontpage. Then I turned my sound off and came back. Also, 400th maybe
August 28th, 2008
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Will you please get rid of the god damn dog and music so people will stop making sites about it? Christ you people are retarded.
August 28th, 2008
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also, c*cks.
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August 28th, 2008
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ROLO TONY BROWN TOWN! CHECK YOURSELF AT THE DOOR! GIMME SOME MORE, GIMME SOME MORE, GIMME SOME MORE OF YOUR ROLOS!
August 28th, 2008
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Give us all some rolos damnit!
August 28th, 2008
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Im gonna f*ck you n*gg*z like your my bitch.
August 28th, 2008
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the front page music is annoying as hell and makes it impossible to use the 'open in new browser' feature...because the sh*t sounds never stop!
August 28th, 2008
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Rolos ftw.
August 28th, 2008
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gone daddy gone, love is goneeeeee
August 28th, 2008
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At least you picked a good song for the next loop. Still, why do you hate us besides the obvious reasons?
August 29th, 2008
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Ketchup on a hot dog = You'll never be welcome in Chicago again.
August 30th, 2008
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ban darthwang also leetshoe for admin
August 30th, 2008
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thanks for the giant icons because we're all third graders and need them
August 30th, 2008
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60 MINUTES FOR A SITE?
August 30th, 2008
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HEY!! WHERE DID MY HOT DOG GO?
August 30th, 2008
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alphabetagaga.ytmnd.com.... max I want a red comment like Keaton.... begging worked for him.... wait, he's featured.... and he makes better sites.... so I guess....er.....just forget about it. But hey, I really would post a site of me singing Left Bank if the flower puppy and Alpha Beta Gaga made it back on the frontpage. That's how it started.... that's how Alpha Beta Gaga became my all-time favorite song. I think the puppy also had something to do with it.
August 31st, 2008
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DAMN!!! I missed it. I will make the site on Tuesday as promised. Then I'll post the link here
August 31st, 2008
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change of plan, I did it now: leftbank.ytmnd.com (also epic domain grab)
September 2nd, 2008
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:)
August 31st, 2008
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Hey max you should put an option to be able to view all the sites you have fived previously. Because sometimes in random I will run across some hilarious ytmnds I completley forgot about that I had previously fived. Run on sentence.
August 31st, 2008
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the sparkle puppy is back babaaaaay
August 31st, 2008
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You know what else is going to make a comeback, right?
August 31st, 2008
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BTape? Syncan? MasterSistu? Money-Hat? State-of-mind? Dr-L337? The Wilbur Force Fad?
August 31st, 2008
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The unicorn pissing rainbows?
September 1st, 2008
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I was expecting that today, yes.
August 31st, 2008
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Do something about this terrible moon man fad...
August 31st, 2008
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Last night I had a dream that I cut part of one of my teeth off, then the whole thing came out. Then the one next to it fell out too, and then the next one. I was thinking "F*ck I hope this is a dream" and then like 5 seconds later I woke up. I believe I also had 3 other f*cked up dreams last night as well (no play on words there). I like sharing these kinds of things with people I don't know because if I told people that I know, I'd get laughed at. I can't wait to see the new YTMND! What should I sing nex
August 31st, 2008
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t?
September 1st, 2008
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aw darn and I was just thinking of starting to sue people for unlicenced code use since I can't find a job...lol
September 1st, 2008
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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=430826 Has anyone else had the no-sound problem since Firefox 3? They seem to have disabled Quicktime, since it crashed the browser.
September 1st, 2008
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sounds great.
September 2nd, 2008
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ok, how long has the site limit been at one site every 60 minutes? I just got pissed a little bit ago
September 2nd, 2008
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new talent on 60 minutes
September 3rd, 2008
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Will YTMND be updating to work with Chrome?
September 3rd, 2008
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Chrome is actually the one that doesn't work. It can't play GIFs at the correct speed, at the moment it's only about as fast as IE. I submitted a bug report for it (lol)
September 3rd, 2008
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but in case Google's incredibly slow at updating, and max managed to update to this flash system first, then that would fix it too
September 3rd, 2008
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Looks nice, Max. Are there any ways that Flash can detect desktop resolution and shape/size the text to match? My monitor is set to 1280 x 800, and in full screen mode the text is pushed up and to the left, as seen here: http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/512/ytmndrl8.jpg. There are a few YTMNDs out there that depend on precise positioning of the text.
September 4th, 2008
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lol, YTMND... IN HD.
September 7th, 2008
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Oh, I love AIR.
September 7th, 2008
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Meh
September 7th, 2008
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Why is the "Blue Ball Machine" site showing up on the top viewed list? Shouldn't the Hall of Fame status prevent that.
September 8th, 2008
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W H E RE THE F&CK IS THE 'VIEW NEXT' BUTTON. YO U ME AN I HA VE TO PUT THOUGHT IN TO V I EWI N G TH I S SITE?
September 8th, 2008
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What song is that? it's real purdy
September 8th, 2008
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holy sh*t it took up my entire screen with a press of a button. ahhh, techonologee
September 11th, 2008
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fullscreen. cool. nice job max :)
September 11th, 2008
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wow, very f*cking nice
September 12th, 2008
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60 minutes.
September 13th, 2008
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wtf, korf41 changed his name to WAFFLEZ
September 13th, 2008
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My thought exactly. But isn't that the name of Goofy's cat?
September 14th, 2008
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You're just now noticing this?
September 14th, 2008
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yep
September 14th, 2008
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OCHO MEANS ATE?
September 18th, 2008
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How would someone change their name? Korf41 and CheapAlert are the only two users that I know of that did this. HOW???? WHY???
September 14th, 2008
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I like the new set-up. I really don't see any problems. I can't wait to see the new site.
September 14th, 2008
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Hey Max, Great start. One thing you may want to think about is adding an embedding function to individual YTMND's. That way people can share them throughout the web. You may also want to consider creating a "share this" button that carries with the media, so that people who see the individual YTMND's can share them without ever having to visit site. Also, your full screen icon bleeds into the background, making it hard to "read".
September 15th, 2008
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How could you guys let Moon Man become a full-fledged fad?
September 15th, 2008
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Making steakman featured has its consequences.
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http://ytmnd.com/sites/profile/882186 - RAAAARRRRGH!!!
September 16th, 2008
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hello pals, I hope you liked my very first flash movie. keatonkeaton999 did the sound (the song can be downloaded here.
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charles mingus
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