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So ends an era.
At least I can still use PTKFGS, right?
End of an era indeed. Just hope the most important memes are archived
Surely someone made a whole site backup at some point...
There are several on the way back machine iirc. So preserving it shouldn't be too much of an issue
Wow I was nostalgia browsing it just last week, this sucks
YTMND was like an advanced ancient civilization of memes. A forgotten golden era where people effortlessly created countless great works that we would struggle to match today.
I met a traveller from an antique site
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert... near them, on the page,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, now just 404,
With wrinkled lip, and smirk of a shitposting age,
Tells that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The users that mocked them and the community that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is YTMNDias, meme of memes;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
About a year ago, I started looking at all these old communities and websites for research for one of my old projects (a game about internet communities)
YTMND was one of them and I think it had a certain charm.
Despite not being part of the internet community back in its heyday (mostly due to me not having access to the internet), I got the feeling that I'd probably want to be part of it if i was there back then.
I know this might sound dumb, but it's kinda like feeling nostalgic for a place you haven't been to. To me, the internet feels like a city: a collection of places, you feel me? And when I look at a place like this, with this much history, a place like YTMND, I can't help but feel a certain kind of wonder:
how many people have been there over the website's lifetime? what were they up to, what have they gone through? where are they now? how many people had their days brightened up, only if just for a little while, by the picard song or the blue ball machine or some other random ytmnd?
idk. just me rambling on about something i haven't seen. call me stupid or whatever but seeing these old websites fading away one by one makes me kind of emotional lol
Ahhh, truly a end to a era. I remember going to YTMND a lot for my fill of memes.
Just like Geocities. End of an era man.
I used to be super active on YTMND, even made a couple of sites. It's a shame it's dead, but the writing has been on the wall for years.
YTMND is where I first starting making content on the internet. I hope I can find an archive of those old dumb sites, damn.
Now that is genuinely sad, I never spent too much time on that site but there were still a few pages that I had memorized by name. It's a shame to see it gone.
Rest in peace, thanks for all the good times <3
You shall forever live in our memories via the YTMD Soundtrack.
YTMND was one of the first big internet communities I was active on, RIP.
Sic transit gloria mundi.
Ah, fuck, man, I remember browsing YTMND daily in 2006.
So long, heblows.ytmnd.com.
The Archive Team is the man now, dog.
This genuinely hurts as much as someone close to me dying.
Sometimes when I'm sad and feel old I listen to tracks from the 16 volumes of YTMND soundtrack I've had since 2009 and browse my 00s meme folder and feel like a young shitposter again.
i might not used the website, but the fads were great, especially this one, 13 year old me thought this was funny
Looks like we were the man all along, dog.
This and the Lol Internet Ronald gif were the first things I found about YTMND.
These were simpler times.
it's literally the Library of Alexandria of internet culture. thank god wayback machine has an archive. it ought to be considered the Eighth Wonder by now.
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