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Posts Tagged ‘prank’

YTMND Lives!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Ok, I guess my going along with the prank and entertaining the notion that the situation was serious could be construed as idiotic. I'm a goober. I fell for it, ah ha ha ha ha!!!

But now I'm pretty sure that I know the truth.

The site had looked like this.

But it turns out the owner has made it a tradition of pranking users every April 1st. In 2006, he made the site look like Google had bought it and merged it with Blogger, creating a new blogging platform called "yspace." In 2005, he pretended YTMND's main rival site, ebaumsworld.com, had bought YTMND and taken over, creating YTMNDworld.

So even after yearly pranks and fooling all his regulars, he still fooled at least one new person in 2008. Me!

More YTMND Investigation

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I checked the Internet Archive of YTMND hoping to find some evidence of past shenanigans, like maybe last year's version of the prank, but alas, success was not within my grasp. The latest April 1 version of the site is listed from 2005, and when I clicked the link it displays the message that there has been a "File Location Error." Rip-off!! Oh well…

I don't really think the site is dead. The cover page I saw earlier said the reason behind the abrupt closure was foreseen by many of the regulars, and wasn't worth explaining. I think that's just an excuse not to come up with a real explanation, which would surely be shared in the event of real closure.

But I guess this speculation is exactly what the creator wanted to happen on April 1st!

YTMND Dead End Theories

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Ok, maybe I jumped the gun earlier posting about the face value of the ytmnd situation. Maybe it really isn't gone for good! Here's what might be the case: It's an April Fool's Day prank. I'll be some of you are saying, "duh!" Yeah well, what about this? What if the real prank is that there is no prank?

And YTMND is dead for serious?!

I think it is a distinct possibility.

YTMND Is Dead!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

AAH!! No more YTMND! Sure, I just started mentioning it, but if you visit the homepage, you'll see that the site is closing. Or could this be some kind of…………prank? I guess we'll never know for sure, because the world ends at midnight!

***Update: It looks like the cover page that was up earlier has been taken down, but the official news of the site still says everything's over. So I guess that's it…