YTMND Easter Eggs
There are many features that end up forgotten in YTMND... this is where they can be added. These "easter eggs" are frequently found in Max Goldberg's news bulletins.
- 1 TO DO List
- 2 YTMND Spy
- 3 YTMND Statistics
- 4 Special YTMNDs
- 5 Special Assets
- 6 YTMND Shirts
- 7 YTMND Ringtones
- 8 YTMND April Fools jokes
- 9 Peeing Unicorn Frontpage
- 10 The YTMND Mosaic
- 11 Sponsors
- 12 Legal Issues
- 13 YTMND User Demographics Survey
- 14 Redirect Pages
- 15 Recent Searches
- 16 YTMND Clipboard
- 17 Argon Lasers
- 18 Add to Favorites
- 19 Forbidden
- 20 Unofficial Easter Eggs
TO DO List
This page has ideas, completed changes, and suggestions for improvements to YTMND. It is not editable by non-administration. The place to suggest your ideas is the YTMND WIKI.
The YTMND Spy, via news post on August 1, 2006, is also discussed in the YTMND WIKI article YTMND Spy. It displays a live view of users' comments, votes, and registers, with an option to view the activity for only the viewer's sites.
This "nifty feature" was brought to our attention in an April 15, 2007 news post. It uses flash to display running statistics for user vote spread, user moderation vote spread, and comment data.
This link will generate a random YTMND, from YTMND.com or YTMNSFW.com, respectively.
The Truly Random YTMND Creator (almost assuredly NSFW)
This link, given to us on April 5, 2007 by max in a news post, takes random text, a random image (be it animated or not), random placement of the two, and a random sound from four random sites in the YTMND database and combines them to create an original, "truly random" YTMND that, to quote max, is often "better than most users' "serious attempts" at making a YTMND."
Row Your Boat
In max's YTMND , he proposed that users create their own YTMND's with audio of the song 'Row, row, row your boat' and post the addresses in the comments of that site. Users responded, and soon this link was created: it gives a steady stream of 'popups' of the users' websites, creating a cyber-canon of the song.
This WIKI page presents us with a list of sites that can't be viewed for various reasons.
The "lol" Collection
A curious collection of random images (11 in all) buried deep within YTMND's asset management system.It is likely that these images were placed there by max as a test of the asset system or image uploading. Here is the full set of them:
From time to time, when YTMND.com is down for a bit of maintenance, an error page will appear (the "Current reason the site is down" changes with each occurrence) explaining the incident with one of these two songs playing in the background. Other times, we just end up with another Night of the Unicorns...
A couple of pictures showing possible YTMND T-shirt designs. Also, the old shirt order page can be found here
YTMND April Fools jokes
A year after its creation, on Apil 1, 2005, max turned YTMND.com into a !!CAUTION: NOT WORK SAFE!! disturbing flash.
YTMND users were suprised on April 1, 2007 to discover that when trying to access YTMND.com, they were shown a page describing "YSPACE". When a link was clicked on that page, users were then shown a flash of the current president of the United States then, George W. Bush, with keatonkeaton999's song "You just fell for the trap" playing in the background. Afterwards, max mentioned it in a news post.
Peeing Unicorn Frontpage
From time to time max changes the front page to be filled with animated images, random background music, etc. The above link displays the image of a unicorn peeing a rainbow on the YTMND front page. As of recently, this link no longer shows the unicorn in front of the top viewed, but instead distorts the front page a bit. This link is useful for browsing the front page on the rare occasions when the front page itself is down (but not when the entire site is down).
The YTMND Mosaic
This site is a simple flash device featuring a picture of Sean Connery from the original YTMND, news post. The image is really a mosaic of the first 100,000 YTMNDs!, that the user can manipulate. Don't forget to zoom in, though, as it says in the January 23, 2006
This page shows how YTMND is doing financially, from sponsors. It shows the total money raised and needed through sponsors for past and current goals.
You can learn all about YTMND's legal history with ebaumsworld.com, the Church of Scientology, Sega, and Tom Mabe (from HERE (PDF).) at these links, respectively. BONUS: You can find the case files for the Dustin Diamond controversy
YTMND User Demographics Survey
Users of YTMND can take a survey here about their media intake, demographics, income, etc.
Once a user has finished the above survey, they are rewarded with a picture of their username in the style of the YTMND logo. If one ever wishes to see the image again, they need only go to the address mentioned above.
Max has set up several websites to help misguided users. If YTMND.com is typed incorrectly, the following sites will NOT redirect:
These sites are also discussed in the YTMND WIKI article This is not Y T M N D.
This page lets the user see 18 of the most recent searches in YTMND.com, just like users used to see in the old YTMND.com layout's front page.
The YTMND Clipboard, it is said, was created on a whim by max many moons ago. Users would get the option of YTMND.com accessing their computer's clipboard when viewing a YTMND. If they consented, the contents, if in a text format, would be added to the YTMND clipboard. Alas, the feature was disabled some time later.
ytmnd.com/vote If you happen to go here wandering around, you get a message of no color with nothing but a simple message. Previously this was a way to link a vote to any user, but it was replaced with the message.
Add to Favorites
ytmnd.com/lists/add.html This link will add the original YTMND, , to your favorites.
It shows a 403 error. Possibly connected with The "lol" Collection?
Unofficial Easter Eggs
These easter eggs are in no way affiliated with YTMND.com, but are still useful in conjunction with the site.
Gabbly Chat is a tool that turns any website into a chatroom without software installation or even registering. It is also discussed in the YTMND WIKI article Gabbly Chat.
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine saves webpages so they can be viewed in the future even if they have been changed. Since YTMND.com is changing constantly, this is a useful tool to see some history.
Archive Of YTMND Contributions
Again from the Wayback Machine, these were ytmnd-like sites (contributory to yourethemannowdog.com) that were around before ytmnd.com existed. They were subsumed into ytmnd culture.
Alexa Website Information
At this website one can view detailed information about and traffic data for YTMND.com.