24 votes

Mid-00s meme factory YTMND has shut down for good

15 comments

  1. [2]
    jmillikin Link
    https://mobile.twitter.com/textfiles/status/1128517332064772098

    https://mobile.twitter.com/textfiles/status/1128517332064772098

    YOU'RE THE ARCHIVE NOW, DOG: Archive Team took a full copy of You're The Man Now Dog (YTMND) last year - should be playable in Wayback Machine now or soonish. https://archive.org/details/archiveteam_ytmnd

    20 votes
    1. DashEquals Link Parent
      Good, I was very worried (and a few people in the ArchiveTeam IRC were also).

      Good, I was very worried (and a few people in the ArchiveTeam IRC were also).

      6 votes
  2. [2]
    balooga Link
    As far as I can tell, the site went offline for a couple days but is back now and displaying a "temporary maintenance" status message. I think the news outlets reporting its demise were jumping...

    As far as I can tell, the site went offline for a couple days but is back now and displaying a "temporary maintenance" status message. I think the news outlets reporting its demise were jumping the gun.

    4 votes
    1. balooga Link Parent
      Update: Seems like it's dead. Too bad. It was a silly site, but had enough traffic that would would assume it'd have redundancies in place for situations like these. Sounds more like it was a...

      Update: Seems like it's dead.

      YTMND has suffered a catostrophic failure. Whether or not the site will ever be back is still undecided. I am actively working on data recovery, but who really knows what the future holds. Join the chat to reminisce, or if you have concerns about the direction in which your life is heading, feel free to send an email to support @ ytmnd.com (and expect to be ignored).

      Too bad. It was a silly site, but had enough traffic that would would assume it'd have redundancies in place for situations like these. Sounds more like it was a garage project this whole time (not that that's a bad thing). Hope the archive is decent, it would be a shame for this piece of web history to disappear completely.

      5 votes
  3. [7]
    krg Link
    My favorite. (down, of course :( )

    My favorite. (down, of course :( )

    1 vote
    1. [6]
      Hypersapien Link Parent
      :) https://web.archive.org/web/20190430093807/http://timetraveler.ytmnd.com/
      3 votes
      1. [5]
        krg Link Parent
        Alas, no audio...which is what really makes it!

        Alas, no audio...which is what really makes it!

        1. [4]
          Liru Link Parent
          I'm getting audio for this in my browser. "Push It To The Limit", correct?

          I'm getting audio for this in my browser. "Push It To The Limit", correct?

          2 votes
          1. [3]
            krg Link Parent
            Ah, not playing in Edge or Firefox, but seems to work on Chromium-based browsers.

            Ah, not playing in Edge or Firefox, but seems to work on Chromium-based browsers.

            1. kayelcio Link Parent
              Worked on FF for me after I disabled uBlock Origin and NoScript

              Worked on FF for me after I disabled uBlock Origin and NoScript

              1 vote
            2. edenist Link Parent
              Firefox now blocks auto playing video + audio by default. Click the info icon next to the padlock+URL at top left, then click enable audio for the site, then reload.

              Firefox now blocks auto playing video + audio by default.

              Click the info icon next to the padlock+URL at top left, then click enable audio for the site, then reload.

              1 vote
  4. Bullmaestro Link
    I remember the glory days when Sega threatened to sue YTMND over an offensive Sonic Says meme that was going around. In all honesty, I'm surprised the site stayed up this long. It was truly a...

    I remember the glory days when Sega threatened to sue YTMND over an offensive Sonic Says meme that was going around.

    In all honesty, I'm surprised the site stayed up this long. It was truly a relic of the internet.

    1 vote
  5. nothis Link
    I think I never got YTMND but now I feel nostalgic for it...

    I think I never got YTMND but now I feel nostalgic for it...

    1 vote