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FML's birthday surprise

Has it been 3 years already?! We can definitely say that it's all Cyberdeeder's (Maxime Valette) fault. He started all of this by messing around on the Internet. Yep, FMyLife started out on an IRC channel that allowed a few friends in Europe to excha...
By FML Team / Wednesday 11 January 2012 11:25 /

Has it been 3 years already?! We can definitely say that it's all Cyberdeeder's (Maxime Valette) fault. He started all of this by messing around on the Internet. Yep, FMyLife started out on an IRC channel that allowed a few friends in Europe to exchange their FML stories with each other. When it was launched in January 2009, you were a few hundred, then a few thousand, then over a million of you visiting Fmylife every day to share your FMLs. In 2009, the expression "FML", popularized by the website, became the second top trend amongst the 110 million US Facebook users.

Since January 2009, there have been...

— 5,734,866 FMLs submitted, of which 17,435 were published
— 511,159,448 "I agree, your life sucks" votes and 228,240,323 "YDI" votes
— 3,134,719 comments were posted, and thumbed 10,159,168 times
+ The same 5 attention whores who keep posting "FIRST" in the comments

Speaking of comments, to celebrate the 3 years the website has been up and running, we have a little surprise for you: in an all new section called “FML, the follow-up”, we’ve decided to honor all the original posters who, as well as making us laugh with their stories, return to comment on their stories to entertain us with all sorts of amusing details and precisions about their FML.

Click here to discover "FML, the follow-up"

There you go. We want to thank you for taking part in this adventure over the past three years. Our greatest birthday gift is your support. If you want to let loose like a bunch of crazy-cute pandas and post a bunch of nice comments about how FML changed your life and makes your hair shiny and sleek every day, spill the beans and we'll read them with pleasure.

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By  THE_A_TEEN  |  27

Felíz CUMPLEAÑOS FML, may you bring more misfortunes then an Estonian snuff film in the shadiest part of the internet. Cheers. You deserve it for being 3 years old.

By  LadyDraigen  |  3

Happy Birthday FML! I come here every day, and never fail to feel better when i leave. Sometimes you just need to know someone has it worse than you. Thanks to you guys, those people are easy to find! On this Friday the 13th, I'm proud to wish 3 more Glorious years to you all.

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  Sirin_fml  |  46

The "Moderate the FMLs" section is to help sort the good and bad stories out. We publish only a dozen or so of the ones we like (or the best of the worst) per day, so most don't make it onto the site.

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  RensM  |  22

Makes me glad my First ever FML made it through; also seems my life got better after that as non of the follow ups made it. I'll take that as a positive sign. (or complete ilusion of progress_)

By  Actriz  |  2

Have a wonderful birthday FML! You guys fuel a good portion of my procrastination and entertainment (which is kinda sad on my part, but still). I hope you guys stick around for many more years to come!

By  FYLDeep  |  25

Happy Birthday FML! Glad to see you're no longer in the "terrible two's". (Also, this means no more excuses. We can tell when you've seemed to have launched a new feature while drunk off your asses.) Nah, just kidding, even well-run mature websites make mistakes. Like Google Buzz... Anyway, you guys rock harder than Kiss playing Detriot Rock City in Detriot Rock City. Keep up the good work.

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