Amazing Grace

Salutations Buds,

In 2001, I registered the domain after seeing Sean Connery perform his famous line "You're the man now dog!" in a digital trailer for Finding Forrester. I didn't know what to do with it, and for the first few months it hosted nothing but some ascii text in the form of a landing page. Shortly after that I arrived at the format it has remained in to this day.

Ten years ago today, on April 1st, 2004, I registered the domain It was intended to be a quick little website that would host small sites that were in the same format as These sites had been popping up rapidly at that time and just as rapidly disappearing due to lack of hosting. Now we're nearing almost one million YTMNDs made, and almost a third of my life working on and "maintaining" a site that was started as a joke.

I didn't expect this site to last as long as it has, but even as our community is dwindling in size (and quality) I find myself with a desire to work on YTMND more often. I think it's time to begin another development cycle on YTMND; ample time has passed since I've done any real development. I'd like to dispose of Flash altogether now that browser audio support is more widespread, but converting the entire site over is not an insignificant amount of work.

The last few weeks have had me doing system administration (the wiki server that we were fundraising for suddenly began having issues and is being RMA'd now) and T-shirt fulfillment. There is a lot more server setup/virtualization to do in the coming weeks, but it should hopefully reduce our bills and make things run more smoothly in the future.

I wanted to write more of a news post on this, the first day of the 10th year of YTMND's birth, but frankly, I procrastinated and am now exhausted from juggling this and work (and the obituary).

I'll update in a day or two when I get the original /contrib/ directory back up and running.

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May 31st, 2017
if YTMND is about being overly political, then we are missing out on its real charm.
July 9th, 2017
I'm going to flip out the day this site goes down. Too much of my life and work was spent here for it to disappear. Hopefully we can get status updates regarding funds and needed donations. I'm sure the internet masses will help keep hosting up.
July 13th, 2017
What about the Poetry Section?
August 6th, 2017
We're approaching the anniversary of the Gizmodo article. Looks like YTMND will be around forever.
August 7th, 2017
October 17th, 2017
...then who the hell have I been paying with all of these site sponsorships??
August 24th, 2017
Still here...still here. May YTMND never die.
September 29th, 2017
what will happen first?

will William Shatner die, or will YTMND shut down?

Gene Roddenberry died before YTMND, or even the world wide web started.

we need a KHANection to funny stuff out there.
October 9th, 2017
October 17th, 2017
...then who the hell have I been paying with all of these site sponsorships??
December 14th, 2017
I hope it pays for the YTMND servers to continue running, but the money might go toward funding the Angry Video Game Nerd's Cinemassacre company if you were to sponsor some elephant feces sites.
October 29th, 2017
Love me or hate me I am going to put full effort into reviving YTMND as a place for autistic people to make creative memes and chill. This site will no longer remain an anti social slum as I will try my hardest to form a community.
November 12th, 2017
keep the community alive.
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December 9th, 2017
Donald Trump will fix YTMND.
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February 25th, 2018
Wow, this site is dead as fuck. I don't understand, is Max still paying domain/hosting fees but still ignoring this site? This is a fucking graveyard of my internet adolescence.
March 11th, 2018
I wonder what John McCain thinks about all this drama?
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