YTMND Shut Down (39)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-05-15 13:53 ID:2+74k3Os, flash, win7 and now ytmnd. What next?

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-05-18 06:34 ID:t0HGnChC

4-ch, hopefully.

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-05-18 15:18 ID:Heaven

Please no.

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-05-26 19:02 ID:/N1gnMz5

I feel like YTMND was one of those things people only cared about because of nostalgia. If something like it got popular today it would be called le zoomer cancer

5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-05-27 00:36 ID:pOX62LF2

People did call it cancer back in the day. Internet "generations" work exactly the same as real-life generations.

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-05-28 01:30 ID:Heaven

Yeah, I never understood the appeal of YTMND when I joined the internet back in the late 2000s. It just hosted pages that were just: repeating background, some music loop, and text with a bunch of special HTML crap onto it.

I could see why that might be considered cool back then, but it just shouts "babby's first webpage" to me.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-02 13:50 ID:UdzA+Bfs

The general consensus was always that it was totally stupid, but somewhere along the way it became endearing. Maybe that's a generational opinion, I'm not sure.

Apart from the moonman resurgence, I hadn't heard anything new out of there in years.

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-03 01:52 ID:SZQuBt0o


Thanks for you're insights. Never really thought of it that way.

I always thought it was parodying the "babby's first webpage" thing. The general format of tiled images and looping sound was pretty common back then but it was decentralized individual sites. YTMND just build a community around that format and succeeded. Much like how reddit or Fark built one around link aggregating.

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-03 18:57 ID:MM58B8GK

Reddit and Fark shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence, but yeah. I think it was always conscious of it's self-parodying nature.

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-05 22:12 ID:3y9yooja

I always thought people went on it for some quick entertainment and got roped into the “community” aspects of the site, probably because they had very little other people to talk to.

I never liked the site but it looks like they’re just putting the site into an archive mode and moving the remaining users to discord, which seems to happen more than ever now. It’s the new IRC I suppose.

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-06 05:23 ID:SZQuBt0o

which is a shame because discord has one of the most revolting communities ever. No other IM service has been this bad since ever.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-06 06:16 ID:MM58B8GK

I don't even know what discord is and I'm planning on keeping it that way.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-06 16:09 ID:t0HGnChC

It's like IRC. If IRC had only one server, which was run by furries.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-15 03:55 ID:Heaven

People who say this just hate it because it's popular. Discord is the new reddit

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-20 12:39 ID:4sbCr7ZF

Assumed as much.

16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-27 00:21 ID:3y9yooja

They’re not really comparable, as people always disliked the IRC crowd and discord makes them that more annoying because of the modern capabilities it has.
Reddit is just some generic BBS put on the web and is far too large to assign a group to. It’s not as common for someone to make a reddit page that kills activity on the original site like Discord/IRC is infamous for.

17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-27 10:34 ID:Y8Veq4qh


>They’re not really comparable

They are in the sense that they're both the main reasons why two decade old forums have been shutting down a lot these days. Also the userbase of reddit and discord are made up of the same memespewing teenagers

18 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-06-29 18:03 ID:/N1gnMz5

Forums had their fate sealed when Japanese style imageboards and bbs's started showing up in the west. Reddit and discord are just the final nails in the coffin.

Forum culture was very ridged, hierarchical and cliquey. The only people who anyone actually respected or even listened to were long time users, and there was zero professionalism when it came to moderation, with most mods and admins using their status to silence dissent. And forum software itself tended to be needlessly bloated, with cluttered interfaces covered in a bunch of worthless bells and whistles nobody ever actually used or looked at

It was an obsolete format back in the early 2000s, and it's a wonder they lasted as long as they did. Good fucking riddens I say.

19 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-07-01 16:15 ID:3y9yooja

BBS predate forums, even in the west.

20 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-07-01 21:17 ID:t0HGnChC

Only if you mix various definitions of BBS. The oldest forums were from the 1970s and the oldest that's still functioning ( is from 1985. USENET from 1979 is arguably a forum too (though it's so easy to hide your identity on you could also argue it is effectively anonymous.)

Most dial-up style BBSes, IIRC, were moderated to some degree and didn't allow anonymous posting, making them more similar to forums than 2ch-style boards. Although I don't think discussion was the main draw of most of them in the first place, downloads and text games were.

21 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-07-07 16:14 ID:ZY8ci5rS

If people were so hungry for the imageboard way of life then imageboards would be the dominant format, except they're not. Besides 4chan, they are very niche. reddit, twitter, facebook and discord are what people want. Those are what killed forums (except discord, which came late to the party).

Imageboards don't have any better moderation than forums. Power-tripping is always the name of the game. Imageboards are also inundated with identity politics, particularly on 4chan where it's almost impossible to say anything without someone immediately claiming you're a weeb, autist, incel, tranny or kid. Your perceived identity is much, much more important than anything you have to say.

22 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-07-07 19:45 ID:3y9yooja

To be fair, at least on /g/, calling people trannies and incels is an injoke of sorts. It’s making fun of that mentality.

23 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-07-10 09:42 ID:Y8Veq4qh

Everything was archived so there's no reason to care.

Nobody gave a fuck enough to make new sites on ytmnd in the current year anyway

24 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-07-30 03:32 ID:2Ph8+DTh

I think it’s because users of the platform are very insufferable. Platforms rarely get infamous for nothing.

25 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-08-05 14:03 ID:j+nb/HPc

I really hate Reddit but can’t stop reading it for some reason

26 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-08-22 18:00 ID:cZMhKlRW

I like reddit a lot. At least, I use it nowadays a LOT more than I access the *chan-verse, et al.

I have enough unique little places to go to with peculiar communities, but nowadays I think that's gradually falling out of fashion. While I can't say I honestly couldn't care less, it's not as big of a deal to me as probably some who frequent these types of places.

I recall someone here saying this place would blow up in ten years time. It's be cool if that came true.

27 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-09-10 16:32 ID:0o5ImetB


>I recall someone here saying this place would blow up in ten years time. It's be cool if that came true.

The only newcomers that would actually stay are people from webcore cliques and people researching japanese internet culture

28 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-09-15 04:26 ID:T7MVhIZj

>>1 (and geocities) didn't have to shut down (TдT)

29 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-09-22 21:33 ID:Bt6pOLZ4

But.... that's how it's always been.

30 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-09-30 02:59 ID:ivpORE8b

I am still using Windows 7. The police has not confiscated my personal computer.

31 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-09-30 14:18 ID:9K4F+tdY

pown it died too
what a waste

32 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-11-17 11:06 ID:qUsoDGfp

>>31 as well.

33 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2019-12-03 22:05 ID:vhcf+NyB

Who knew, max is actually doing a little more than sitting on his ass collecting patreon money, the search function works now.

34 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-10-25 16:39 ID:zenUDnG8

What's a webcore clique?

35 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-10-26 19:52 ID:Heaven

tumblr faggotry

36 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-10-30 23:40 ID:Heaven

Those aesthetic weirdoes, I don't know if it's tumblr but it's trying to bring back net art, I think.

37 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-11-15 01:34 ID:HxT1PiIt

Every website will die one day.
That's why you are supposed to keep your data on your harddrives.

38 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-11-18 22:28 ID:Y8Veq4qh

>>36 at least required some level of skill to make interesting web pages. Pasting a transparent image of a sanrio goat on top of a picture of shinjuku city whilst adding a million filters to it is only artistic to people that probably ate paint chips as a kid

39 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2020-12-04 22:21 ID:BMNCKYS6

rip sean connery btw

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