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Salutations fellow Netizens!


It has been a busy few weeks, just a quicky update for you all. Pop in if you are interested.




First up, I spent some time and managed to re-open the #YTMND irc channel on Efnet, so pop in and say hello if you have nothing better to do.

Second up, I've started a quick "blog" on blogger.com which I am going to use as the YTMND "Development Blog". I try not to post news here unless I actually have news, but I am constantly looking for feedback and ideas on new features, and I know a lot of you don't bother reading the technical jabber on here, so for those of you interested on how the back end of YTMND works or the technical details of new features. Additionally I can post status updates if for some reason YTMND goes down or becomes unreachable.

Another thing of note is that I plan on releasing the source code to the new Flash template shortly before it goes live. I'm hoping the few of you who are interested will play with it, or even improve the code. I am out of my element as far as Flash goes, so I'm sure I'm doing a lot of silly things in there.

Feature-wise I am pretty satisfied with the Flash template, so I've started the incredibly arduous task of converting millions of files over to formats digestable by Flash. I wrote about it in more detail on the "dev blog", once that finishes off, I will do a beta test of the new template sans-ads for you all to play with.

Also I am re-running the featured algorithms and incorporating a bunch of manual changes by BTape and Teknorat so expect to see some changes on that list in the coming days.

Finally, I am still looking for a solid designer to make a new design for YTMND. I've received a few design comps, but nothing yet that really popped out. If you or anyone you know is a good web designer, shoot me an email at max at ytmnd.com and I will send you all the details. This would be paid work and would earn you some bragging rights, as well as looking good on a portfolio.

That's all for now.


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September 18th, 2008
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also, song related: it's me.
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the bob loblaw’s law blog
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what was with those dogs and rolos and stuff?
September 18th, 2008
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damn it you got the rolo song stuck in my head just from mentioning it
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IS FYRESTROM SITLL DED OR ALIVE?
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Ah, a blog. Nice.
September 18th, 2008
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hey max plz ban users who post that damn raymoind gif with a misleedign title because it is not ffunny and it is not have nedm music on it
September 18th, 2008
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ytmnd shall be my penis's throne.
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WHY ISN'T IT CALLED "YOU'RE THE MAN NOW BLOG", FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!!
September 18th, 2008
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back in 'nam you could get a good blogging for $5 american dollars
September 19th, 2008
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Hi, max.
September 19th, 2008
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Bob Log should get a blog once he learns to read
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hai fyrestorm!
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HEIL HITLER
September 20th, 2008
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boring
September 20th, 2008
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MAX ATTACKS WITH WHIPPING POST!
September 20th, 2008
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high reply
September 21st, 2008
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totally cool radically tubalur dude
September 22nd, 2008
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make frenchbreadpizza featured...he's a good guy and I know he would deliver some great sites if that happened
September 24th, 2008
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^Sitting in my Visual Basic class, I had to try to prevent myself from bursting out with laughter
September 25th, 2008
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also, why isn't mcearlgrey featured?
September 25th, 2008
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and Dr-L337?
September 25th, 2008
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Prarie, about Dr-L337... ISN'T IT OBVIOUS?
September 26th, 2008
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yeah even though the account is inactive, it would still be a symbol of respect for the fad itself
September 26th, 2008
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is dr-l337's account still locked just because of fourest's sites getting deleted 2 years ago?
September 27th, 2008
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dogs and rolos? did you meet the kid with the candy oranges and pythons?
October 9th, 2008
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are you a maverick, max?
September 18th, 2008
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Hi max
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I'm using the chicken to measure it.
September 19th, 2008
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I'm using the measure to chicken it.
September 18th, 2008
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OMG GOODNESS IT YOU...I CANNOT BELIEVE IT
September 18th, 2008
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bring back contrib
September 18th, 2008
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I have it backed up somewhere, with the refactor I was moving it around and never found a public home. It will be back, I just don't know when or where.
September 18th, 2008
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Sweet!
September 18th, 2008
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also, if you are an american and of age, don't forget to register to vote, the deadlines are coming up fast!
September 18th, 2008
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I live in NY my vote doesn't count.
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I live in IL and Obama could die and he'd still win this state.
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read this if you think anyone's vote counts http://www.rense.com/general73/voting.htm
September 18th, 2008
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As do I, Necro.
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I live on the moon and ted's dancin' in the moonlight.
September 18th, 2008
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YEAH DONT F*CK US OVER LIKE THE LAST 8 YEARS
September 18th, 2008
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My name is Barack Obama, and I approve this message.
September 18th, 2008
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Since I live in Connecticut, and Bob Barr does not have ballot access, I will not be voting.
September 18th, 2008
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6656306292835551753
September 18th, 2008
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"Make a plan, follow through. Choose your colors, red or blue..." -Stephanie, Lazytown immigrant
September 18th, 2008
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well McCain is is going to get the registered dehydrated babies vote.
September 18th, 2008
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vote leetshoe
September 18th, 2008
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I have lost all faith in American politics.
September 18th, 2008
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I live in Ohio, so my vote could actually count. Not sure who to vote for yet though.
September 18th, 2008
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If you can't decide, do two things: watch the Colbert Report and the Daily Show. Then pick your candidate. If you decided on McCain and Palin, kill yourself.
September 18th, 2008
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I have a lot of respect for Senator McCain, although I don't agree with all of his policies, I think he would be a good president. However, he is old, and Palin could become president, and that worries me. Obama could be okay, but he could also be the next Jimmy Carter. And don't say McCain would be four more years of Bush, that is idiotic.
September 18th, 2008
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...because he'll never survive for four more years.
September 18th, 2008
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Bob Dole was older when he ran for prez, and he is still kicking. That was 12 years ago!
September 18th, 2008
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Nah. I don't think mccain would mean four more years of Bush, he isn't quite as stupid. I just can't trust a president who constantly contradicts himself, and slanders his competitors. Of course I'm not too fond of Biden either. And Obama could turn out to be an *ssh*le too that doesn't do anything that he has promised. Meh.
September 18th, 2008
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Is there any reason to get into this? The way the system works none of our votes (and therefore our opinions) matter anyway.
September 18th, 2008
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I agree completely he contradicts himself a lot, but Obama does the exact same thing. Either way, I think it is a MUCH better choice than Bush vs. Kerry. (I voted for Kerry, but didnt really like him)
September 18th, 2008
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Romney would have drilled in ANWR
September 18th, 2008
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Also, offshore drilling won't solve our oil crisis.
September 18th, 2008
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In fact, we should be weaning ourselves off our oil dependence altogether. I mean, look at what it has gotten us into. Do you really think the Iraq war would have been necessary or even considered if they didn't have any oil over there? If our intention was to bring democracy to other nations with oppressive regimes, why aren't we sending troops to Africa?
September 18th, 2008
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The answer: OIL. Those mega-corporations have us by the f*cking balls.
September 18th, 2008
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Whatever. WE SHOULD DRILL IN ANWR
September 18th, 2008
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Oil is profitable, and saving entire nations of poor people is not.
September 18th, 2008
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YTMND MEETING '09 Come, Collab, Create.
September 18th, 2008
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whether we drill in ANWR or not, Romney is still a dip sh*t.
September 19th, 2008
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I agree with wisdumcube, voting between a douche and turd is pointless. Especially when it's already been essentially proven that the machines are rigged.
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I live in the united states my vote doesn't count.
September 19th, 2008
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Also, vote for me (District 9 Florida House of Representatives)
September 19th, 2008
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yes bush is stupid obviously. i am president bush i say "the google" I am stupid obviosuyl ok i am not a scammer i am dumb idiots ha ha i have no accountibility ha ha.
September 19th, 2008
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Make DarthWang featured
September 19th, 2008
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Oops wrong comment replied to
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"Vote or I'm gonna stick a knife in your eye" -Puff Daddy
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Don't hate; Canadians have to vote soon too.
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I live in FL and my vote will just be recounted.
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No one gives a sh*t about canadians
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Btw, Iraq recently renegotiated all their oil contracts, and they all went to China. So basically, we just fought a war for 6 years, so China could get oil. Awesome right?
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Voat me hall of shame
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Have fun sending minorities and poor whites to jail on jury duty.
September 18th, 2008
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So, what your saying is that you've completed C and are ready to do MATLAB?
September 18th, 2008
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I haven't worked in one month and it's driving me crazy.
September 18th, 2008
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Any news on shirts Max ol' buddy?
September 18th, 2008
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MAX: Could you maybe use sponsorship money to front the cost for YTMND merchandise?
September 18th, 2008
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Just do what MrSinistar did...MAKE YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!
September 18th, 2008
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Give featured users a bigger file size limit!!!
September 18th, 2008
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Since there are changes on the way to the featured users list, can I once again make the suggestion to create a category on the front page that would be sites created by non-featured users, recommended by featured users? Preferably something that would give sites that had a rough go in Recently Created a second chance? It would be a nice way to offset the (perceived) elitist featured section, and give us featureds a chance to give back as it were.
September 18th, 2008
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Of course you'd have to A. police the list for favortism (and alts to a certain degree), and B. ensure there weren't a lot of duplicates between this new list and U&C, so I understand it might be more trouble than it's worth.
September 18th, 2008
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I have been thinking of a few changes to the featured users list. I was thinking of splitting it up between "legendary users" and "featured users", legendary users are people who have been around a long time, made lots of good content or hof sites etc. "Featured users" would then become a more volatile list and the current algorithm would only take the last few months into account, so users would constantly be added or removed, as well as possibly suggested by other users.
September 18th, 2008
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I'm looking for ways to bring us all together and you're looking for more ways to split us into groups. Ah well, it's your site.
September 18th, 2008
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I like Necro's idea.
September 18th, 2008
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I'm looking for more ways to highlight good content I guess, I'm not purposefully trying to segregate users.
September 18th, 2008
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Unfortunately, it doesn't turn out that way. But yeah, the featured user list needs an overhaul. After seeing Whetstone was featured it kind of demeans the idea.
September 18th, 2008
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Let me ask a question that I've been meaning to ask for a while, but have been scared of being called a noob/f*g for. WAFFLEZ is korf41 right? Did korf41 get banned and made a new account called WAFFLEZ or does he post on the forums or IRC with korf41 or something? That has just always confused me.
September 18th, 2008
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But I think the problem is you're viewing featured status as some kind of reward or incentive: Make good sites, and you'll be rewarded with featured status (and/or planit statis). But if you use the featured list as some kind of carrot on a stick, then once someone achieves featured status they have no motivation to continue making good content. You're not highlighting the good content of today, you're rewarding the good content of yesterday, which is not the same thing.
September 18th, 2008
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It wasn't my intention to make featured status any sort of carrot on a stick, it just ended up that way. I assumed that users who created good content in the past were most likely going to continue to do so in the future, for a few users this is not the case and they should be removed, but I think a lot of the users on the list are solid. My suggestion above about shortening the algorithm to a smaller more recent time period rather than forever would keep it much fresher than it is now.
September 18th, 2008
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And one of the reasons it is abused now is that a lot of people are manual additions and don't get removed quickly enough when they start pouring garbage onto the front page. I really do want to make something that would allow everyone to recommend featured content for the front page, I just don't know how it should work. I miss the high-rated-but-not-necessarily-new content box.
September 18th, 2008
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can legendary users be orange? that way epic users like lowcast can still be purple.
September 18th, 2008
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Highlighting good content=good idea. Highlighting only recently made content just because they're by users that have made good sites in the past=bad idea. Here are two alternatives: Rework the Worthwhile Section to highlight good old sites that have say a 4.0 rating or more. It would be a randomized list and update every half hour or so... OR (and?) replace Featured Users section with Favorite Users, so the users themselves decide which recently created sites would appear.
September 18th, 2008
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I dunno. I say this w/o knowing exactly what the algorithm is, but I think all that will change is, rather than having the same sh*tty featured users over and over, now there'll be a rotating cavalcade of sh*tty featured users. The fleeting nature of the list might make people even more prone to spamming crap: A guy could fall *ss backwards into two or three highly rated sites in a row and next thing you know it's "OMG I'M FETURD NOW BUT ONLY 4 A MOTH I BETTR MAKE TEH MOST OF IT NJOY THEZ 20 MOONMAN SITEZ"
September 18th, 2008
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Isn't that more or less how the worthwhile YTMND box works already Ocho?
September 18th, 2008
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I actually always kind of liked the idea of a featured user's section as a sort of list of max's favorite guys on the site - but at the same time I could understand the need to handle blatant abuse of the section and promote good content by the average user.
September 18th, 2008
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Algorithms aren't very good judges of who makes good content. While I doubt it will ever completely filter out terrible users, I think it could improve a lot, but I'm the only one working on it, so like everything else it is getting a lot less TLC than it needs.
September 18th, 2008
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I've never felt that the algorithm was a very good judge. All of the information it uses is available through the standard API, so I guess I was hoping someone would just improve it.
September 18th, 2008
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"Isn't that more or less how the worthwhile YTMND box works already Ocho?" http://ytmnd.com/browse/worthwhile Not really, most of the sites there are around a 3.7 rating, so it pretty much has the same effect as the featured users section on a good day.
September 18th, 2008
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But max, you could come up with the most brilliant algorithm ever conceived by man, it's still futile of you to try to come up with a system that tries to predict where good content is going to come from in the future. I just think you'd be better off implementing a system that would allow users to go and find good content for you. In addition to the voting system of course, which has its inherent flaws.
September 18th, 2008
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How about I just give you a list of people who should be featured? I'm here enough to know the good users from bad. The ones who actually try to make original content versus those who just fad whore to get high ratings. I'm sort of kidding, but I think it would be better if you let a few trusted people like BTape or Teknorat select the featured users than an algorithm.
September 18th, 2008
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The same reason a lot of the site is automated: I'm the only one working on it.
September 18th, 2008
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I only ever communicate with users via comments/news posts, for most of the day to day I discuss stuff in the ytmnd dev irc chat, I would be very pleased if more people idled in there and popped in to partake in discussions. Featured users was something I made in an evening after talking with ROY4L briefly.
September 18th, 2008
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It's always been apparent to me that you could use help running the site on an involved, day-to-day basis because it's not a one man job. I'm liking greenscreen's idea of having a few trusted members who could look after things.
September 18th, 2008
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Since I can't tell if gr33nscr33n is being sarcastic about braxton or not (signs point to yes), I do want to say that there is that whole DarthWang/AegisReflector subculture (or even the slightly more refined MurdarMachene torch that Goneja has been carrying) that absolutely deserves a certain amount of recongition on the site. I mean there are users who are really great at that kind of site, I'd argue it's a lot harder than it seems to do that kind of site well. (cont'd)
September 18th, 2008
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I wonder if it would help to have some kind of "junkyard" section -- kind of like the way ytmnsfw used to be -- that helps the best of those sites get seen, while sequestering them away from the rest of the site for the sake of people who really, really hate them. Just like there's a nsfw tag, there could be some kind of tag that recommends a site be sent to the heap.
September 18th, 2008
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What you are describing is a good example of how groups would be effectively used. There is a subset of the user base which loves "moon man" sites, and a (much larger I think) subset which despises them. The question is how do we show content to the general public that they will most likely enjoy, while still offering users enough customization to see what they want if it differs.
September 18th, 2008
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I still can't tell.
September 18th, 2008
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he's not being sarcastic.
September 18th, 2008
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don't you ever talk about my dick without my permission
September 18th, 2008
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max, why not then have a section that displays sites 5'd by users who vote the same way you do. That way it's personalized for every single user.
September 18th, 2008
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i don't think necronomicon likes me. unless he's being sarcastic
September 18th, 2008
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I still can't tell.
September 18th, 2008
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"Art F*g Posse" checkin in.
September 18th, 2008
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I don't fit in anywhere.
September 18th, 2008
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I have a posse?
September 18th, 2008
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I'm so artsy I'm not even part of the artf*g posse,I'm part of f*gArt. We're opening up a trendy new boutique and its named 'artF*G/F*Gart' isn't that super edgy and hip?
September 18th, 2008
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I'm more interested in gr33nscr33n's F*ggy Fivers Club, and would like to apply for a membership.
September 18th, 2008
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i think i speak for everyone when i say... stick your dick in the trapezoid.
September 18th, 2008
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yo i think itd be cool to all meet up
September 18th, 2008
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(ment to post her LOL) YTMND MEETING '09 Come, Collab, Create.
September 18th, 2008
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(ment to post her LOL) YTMND MEETING '09 Come, Collab, Create.
September 19th, 2008
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When I imagine a large group meeting of ytmnd users I throw up a little in my mouth
September 19th, 2008
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featured abusers clog my tubes daily.
September 19th, 2008
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HMMM.... how about this max? let everyone be EQUAL again, like it used to be. Hmm? Hmmm? No? ........... Max? ........................
September 19th, 2008
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actually, the only reason I come to this site anymore is to piss off people with politics or to look at the featured users list for hilarious troll sites that are actually funny.
September 19th, 2008
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in other words keep a stupid list somewhere that doesn't work D-: dammit.
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Make DarthWang featured
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I AM LEGEND
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Yes, make darthwang featured it'll make a wave of hilarious anger comments.
September 22nd, 2008
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beginning of a new era?
September 23rd, 2008
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"HMMM.... how about this max? let everyone be EQUAL again, like it used to be. Hmm? Hmmm? No? ........... Max? ........................" lol at CoconutMan getting unfeatured after this comment
September 23rd, 2008
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why isn't lowcast purple?
September 26th, 2008
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a featured user system where users are added manually and not automatically is stupid, full stop. Just be honest and name the section "Sites by Max's favourite users"
September 18th, 2008
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BTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE
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BTape what happened? BTape? BTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE!
September 18th, 2008
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bring back the funky home page backgrounds!
September 18th, 2008
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make them
September 18th, 2008
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the flower puppy still owned all of them combined
September 18th, 2008
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-->thx max<--
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When is this "60 seconds" sh*t gonna stop?
September 18th, 2008
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Also, I was reading your the dev blog, please no Flash. It's damned old fashioned, but we should stick with GIFs. Maybe MNG, maybe. But if you let Flash on YTMND, what will be next MOV, AVI, or god help us, MP4. There's already very little keeping us apart from YouTube and/or Newgrounds (*cough*keaton*cough*).
September 18th, 2008
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You read the dev blog, and then commented on it here? It allows anonymous comments, just as a heads up.
September 18th, 2008
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Yeah, people won't read my comment and be like, now there's a cool guy if I post on the blog. Commenting on the news posts is like whoring yourself on a street corner.
September 18th, 2008
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I'd like to point out that jugulator has made at least seven comments on this news post alone as of this time.
September 18th, 2008
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I work with Flash every day. It can import gifs and jpegs. I don't see what the problem is here.
September 18th, 2008
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Flash is designed terribly, there are a huge number of things you can do when you are inside the Flash IDE (which you are basically forced to use) that you can not do at run-time.
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As someone who has worked with flash since 2000, I would certainly agree that flash has a number of design flaws. Only recently did it gain features which it severely lacked for years. However, I am not sure I know what you mean when you say that there are only certain things that can be done with the IDE. Are you referring to making a .swf file without the IDE?
September 18th, 2008
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The template is a static SWF which loads an XML file in to figure out information about a specific site and then it loads the sound and image from URLs it gets in the XML file. Loading an animated GIF at run-time treats it like any other static picture and only shows the first frame. When you load a GIF into the IDE while you are making an SWF it splits it up into each frame.
September 18th, 2008
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Do you have access to ImageMagick on your server?
September 18th, 2008
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... yes.
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COUGH COUGH COUGH IM SICK
September 18th, 2008
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Actually, imageMagick might not be necessary. I just found this: http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/2073.html I suppose when the user uploads their animated gif, you could use this php code to convert it to a swf file.
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Well, I did not mean you personally, I meant that the server would run the code whenever the gif is uploaded.
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I'm already converting animated GIF to SWF...
September 19th, 2008
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right, but you said that the problem was that you were converting animated gif into a single frame swf. Are you saying that you are able to make animated gifs into animated swfs without the IDE?
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Excited to see the new changes when they come around.
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WRONG
September 18th, 2008
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You know what would be cooler than using blog spot? How about using one of your subdomains.
September 18th, 2008
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I say, rock on.
September 18th, 2008
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Amazacoolasex
September 18th, 2008
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just popping in to pop you tacos
September 18th, 2008
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beat me to it
September 18th, 2008
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so is fyrestorm dead or not
September 18th, 2008
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He and his relatives duped me into posting. What a distasteful prank.
September 18th, 2008
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I can't believe he got his parents to go along with it.
September 18th, 2008
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no sh*t, i can't even get my dad to admit paternity
September 18th, 2008
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Well, I do agree that it was a disgusting thing for Fyrestorm to pull a prank of that extent on you, one has to think about what kind of warped parents would participate in this.
September 18th, 2008
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put braxton in the new legendary users section
September 18th, 2008
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i believe everything you say max because you are the authority here
September 18th, 2008
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"no sh*t, i can't even get my dad to admit paternity" Hey, now it makes sense. Maybe your father participated, because it was wishful thinking on his part :)
September 19th, 2008
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If it was a distasteful prank why is he still featured and not suspended? (No one listen to me)
September 24th, 2008
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I find it hard to believe people are still talking about this, talk about an epic trolling...
September 18th, 2008
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MAD YTMNDER STABS 100 PEOPLE. MS VIDEO ENCODER 9 SECURITY UPDATE TODAY. BYE OLD OUTDATED YTMNDS? news at 10.
September 18th, 2008
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designers are like mad scientists during wartime, no, I won't share
September 18th, 2008
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HI BTAPE
September 18th, 2008
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I think we're indirectly talking about you a couple of messages up.
September 18th, 2008
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Hire some interns.
September 18th, 2008
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^Max Look Here^
September 18th, 2008
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^ I would be up for that ^
September 18th, 2008
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lol
September 18th, 2008
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Kill the moon man sites.
September 18th, 2008
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Fantastico geeky update, Max - thanks! Also, c*cks.
September 18th, 2008
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Hello peoples
September 18th, 2008
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Hello everyone. Just flew back from Hurricane IKe, and let me tell you the warter damage down there -its just tremendous. Theres babies and dogs and elderlies suffering while these lookie lous and intrepid newsmen survey all the flotsam and jetsam. That said, i gota baby :-{o
September 18th, 2008
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Waves > Geraldo.
September 18th, 2008
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Richard and Sal are my heroes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERtDaAtkvhQ
September 18th, 2008
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Rolos is really dead, max?
September 18th, 2008
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Gimme some moar, of those rolos.
September 18th, 2008
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Damnit. Max only reads the first handful of comments posted on the news section. So I can't have an opinion :(. Actually I dont have much of one anymore since I don't make any more sites :(. ... Ochobobo if you recieve this message would you like to play some isketch? Also keaton how about some super smash bros together? You're invited to isketch aswell.
September 18th, 2008
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lol k see you there
September 18th, 2008
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so we should probably start thinking about ytmnd offices you know. i'll manage the chicago branch.
September 19th, 2008
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I have seniority over you. Also you're fired.
September 18th, 2008
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I would love to sit and chat but I'm in the process of making another crappy site. Thanks for the invite though.
September 19th, 2008
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I, for one, am looking forward to a new look for YTMND.
September 19th, 2008
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I knew that came out all wrong.
September 19th, 2008
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Hi max.
September 19th, 2008
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front page mock up http://www.nutnics.com/ytmnd
September 19th, 2008
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"Created by nutnics" section
September 19th, 2008
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I'm noob315 LOL
September 19th, 2008
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This user currently has no lists.
September 19th, 2008
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ok encoder 9 security update looks good so far, only eats more time so far
September 19th, 2008
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anyone seen my knife sharpner or did I beat someone to death with it?
September 19th, 2008
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sup buddeh
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Remember when it meant something get a rating higher than a 4.5? Now it happens all the time. Max, I know you're busy with the Flash thing, but I think the you need to change the settings for the U&C when you're done. The U&C is stagnant with the same 5 sites ruling it every 5 days, not to mention they are ruling the weekly top rated. I think it's time to drop the time a site stays on the U&C to 72 hours. I don't know the exact time it is set now, but the Ray Charles site has been on there for five days.
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72 hours along with the weekly top viewed should give everyone a chance so see everything. I've always felt the front page, and YTMND, benefits with regular rotation. It isn't happening now. Also, it's time to add these sites to the Hall of Fame: http://youmakemetouchyourhandsforstupidreasons.ytmnd.com/ http://pi.ytmnd.com/
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but then the sites won't get the 350 votes usually needed to get off Up and Coming. Top Rated would probably then turn into what Top Viewed has become, and then pretty much decrease the overall activity on the site. Remember when the vote limit for UaC was 500? Sites seemed to stay on the section then as long as they do now. I guess we lost some users since then or something. If we got some more users to join the site then it would probably fix it and get sites off UaC sooner. ...
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I know new people can be pretty annoying most of the time, but settling only for a decreased time limit seems to just accept the fact that the site is unpopular without any resolve to fix it. We should be talking about completely reworking HoF instead of blindly adding sites with a lot of views. Put those overviewed sites in some invisible section that only max can see, so they won't get any more attention than necessary.
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Most sites don't get up to the 350 votes in the five days they are on the U&C. Before it was 500 votes it was 300. YTMND is becoming unpopular as it is. I'm just getting sick and tired of seeing the same sites on the U&C all week. It's always the same sites on the U&C, top viewed, weekly top rated. Now we're luck if more than 200 people are here during the peak times when it was 300 earlier this year and 1,000 in early 2007.
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As far as the HoF goes, I agree with you and have offered up my own ideas., but until Max changes it the HoF is what it is. Those two sites have been on the top 15 fairly consistently for the past 90 days. It could also be argued that they both belong there legitimately. Pi has always been popular and the Dramatic Reading did start a new and popular fad.
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Yeah, I remember 300 votes, and really the problem is still that there are not enough people. Maybe when the new flash-based site system is released, and/or when the new layout is released it would attract some more people! Too bad hoping for a change like that anytime soon is just wishful thinking
September 19th, 2008
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There have always been idiots posting stupid crap since the beginning. That hasn't changed. The Moon Man fad is pretty horrible and with how fast a few dedicated users are pumping them out an hour it is not helping things. Still, people were jumping ship long before Moon Man and long before Raymond.
September 19th, 2008
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Hank, the Dramatic Reading fad started with boomaga's Bauman Emails site, not that Breakup Letter site. Though it is a great site.
September 19th, 2008
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Oh yeah. I forgot. Syncan made a great one from the Scientology letter.
September 20th, 2008
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Don't! Laugh! At me!
September 22nd, 2008
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^ Welcome to Pink ^
September 22nd, 2008
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Normal user intruding in an all pink thread
September 22nd, 2008
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now that hanktherapper and gr33nscr33n are featured I'm going to get blinded by pinkness everytime I read comments in the news
September 19th, 2008
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ooo news
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I am posting on a news page, even though YTMND doesn't work for a sh*t anymore and it takes like 10 minutes to view a single YTMND each time somebody sends me a link. I am about to click submit.
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Hey max, do ever plan on doing anything with User Lists or citations?
September 19th, 2008
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OBAMA '08
September 19th, 2008
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I got banned from blessed.net for trying to join #YTMND
September 20th, 2008
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Fixing bugs in the old version? Is that like paying my competition to make me work for them?
September 20th, 2008
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this is my favorite portal site
September 20th, 2008
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oh crap my rec specs just wore out and I only saved enough for new knees darn
September 20th, 2008
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it makes my tacos pop
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no way i'm reading all them posts so i was wondering if we will be able to embed ytmnd's on some forums (like youtube) and also have a button to make them start playing/pause them (i hate it when you load a page then open another window waiting for gay n*gg*rs or w/e crap it is to pop up unannounced... this button is also similar to youtube) also how about being able to select related ytmnd's after viewing the embedded on (like youtube) in fact f*ck it just turn the site into youtube as it works okay... :)
September 20th, 2008
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i don't think so tim
September 21st, 2008
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lol turn ytmnd into youtube... has it really come to that?
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