There are YTMNDs that cannot be viewed at all, or can't be viewed that easily, due to Max replacing them with one of his own ideas or a user using the same domain as one of these ideas. They use the same domain issue as YTMND sites.
- 1 Cause
- 2 The Unviewable YTMND! - Site profile
- 3 THE BEST YTMND SITE EVER CREATED! - Site profile
- 4 lol - Site Profile
- 5 Thanks, Wikipedia. - Site Profile
- 6 YTMNDCNW: Random Wasn't Taken - Site Profile
- 7 COMPLETELY BLANK YTMND (NO # ! OR YTMND LOGO) - Site Profile
- 8 LOL - Site Profile
- 9 Click here to go to the API. - Site Profile
- 10 < SITE WAS DELETED > - Site Profile
- 11 Formerly Unviewable
- 12 To View a YTMND
YTMND uses a system that allows users to make their own sub-domains off of the ytmnd.com domain. The DNS is set up in a way that anything that doesn't have an implicit entry resolves to the YTMND webserver which then parses the request into an actual site. YTMND itself knows nothing of the YTMND.com DNS table, so when a new sub-domain is actually created, the wildcard no longer resolves to the YTMND web server. YTMND itself has no way to know when new sub-domains will be used beyond a "reserved domain name" list, which is updated infrequently due to apathy.
All of the below listed sites take advantage of the above mentioned cause with the exception of "< SITE WAS DELETED >" which was due to a failed database transaction and lazy programming. These sites have not been deleted purely due to laziness.
This is actually viewable. By putting "WWW." before it, it can be viewed. Otherwise, users will be taken to Max's admin menu, which normal users can't do anything in.
It was to be known that it cannot be viewed at all. It would instead redirect to the YTMND Mosaic.
This one can't be viewed at all either. It will redirect to YTMND Wiki.
- This existed before the YTMND wiki was created.
This is also unviewable, no known way to get into it, just like the other two above. It will simply take you to a random site.
A completely blank YTMND where there cannot be votes or views. This YTMND points to advertisment site (Look into main site source), where only blank space is visible.
This site simply points to the YTMND forums.
The moment Max made api.ytmnd.com, Connor swiftly abused the YTMND domain system and created a site with the same domain, therefore making it unviewable.
Writing about yourself in the third person is pretty cool. Max 19:58, November 4, 2007 (CST)
< SITE WAS DELETED > - Site Profile
This doesn't even exist, but the site profile still exists?
Before YTMND IRC moved to EFnet, going to this site would have lead to an "Unable to connect" error.
To View a YTMND
Kayne cleverly discovered how to view a YTMND, but unfortunately not how to vote on it. The key to viewing it is putting a space before the domain name, http:// ads.ytmnd.com which translates into http://%20ads.ytmnd.com. This can only be done on Ads.ytmnd.com, and Content.ytmnd.com. It is discovered that doing the %20 glitch only works in Internet Explorer, but not Firefox. It has also been comfirmed that some users using Safari and Netscape learned that they can vote using those browsers.
And another way to view AND vote some of these YTMNDs has been leaked somewhere... it can view all except the domainless one and the random.ytmnd.com. Find out for yourself. It USED to be a secret until someone leaked it out.
There is another way to view, but not vote on any of the sites. It involves using the random site generator. Just put the Site profile number in the three number places at the end of the url. The sites would look like the following: