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Hey FML, what's all this new stuff?


A lot of you wonderful people have made a few remarks about the changes, and FML is as always a work in progress, so we’ve moved things about a bit, as per requested.

- If something isn’t working properly, try emptying your cache. Google is your friend if you don’t know how!

- The “You deserved it” button still exists. It was just absent for a short while, so don’t panic. It’s an integral part of FML, and you all seem to agree with the sentiment. We’ve just added two more choices, because sometimes the authors can’t possibly deserve it.

-We’ve changed the second default vote button. You were right to point out that “Phew, glad it wasn’t me” was too similar to “I agree, your life sucks”, so we’ve changed the default button to, “That could’ve happened to me”. But remember, as it was before, “You deserve it” will be an option on many FMLs!

-The thumbs are back and are fully functional.

-The automatic refresh has been completely deactivated.

We’re currently ironing out various bits and bobs, so if something isn’t currently working, it will be soon. Stay tuned!

Are you feeling a bit lost? Good, you're supposed to, but in a good way of course. We wanted to change things around a bit, which is what you're supposed to do after more than 7 years together. That's how you keep a loving relationship going. Because everything we've done here is our way of showing our love to you. No, really!

So, what's new pussycat? 

You've probably already noticed that we've changed the whole layout, the colors are more intense and there's a lot more going on. Don't be afraid, because it's all great stuff. No, really, it is. Even the grumpiest stick-in-the-mud will admit that there's no point moaning about the website changing, because it's for the best and you're going to love it.

New categories

Along side the ones you're already familiar with, such as Kids, Love and Health, we've added new categories: Transportation, Holidays and Geeks, as well as a spicy meta-category containing the stories that might cause extreme reactions: FML NSFW, meaning anything that's Not Safe For Work! Check these out to get a better understanding of what they're all about. And added to all that, there's some special new stuff as well. 

Special new stuff? Like what?

Nearly FMLs

This section allows you to check out the FMLs that are waiting to be moderated, and see the whole moderation process in real-time. The system is slightly more complicated than that (it's not too bad though, honestly) so we'll just let you go to the Nearly FMLs category to find out more. 

Historical FMLs

In this section, we put the spotlight on history using an FML twist. We imagine FMLs that famous people from the near to distant past could've written, if they'd had access to FML at the time, and put them into the format that you've come to know and love.

FML Photos

We take a photo, any old photo, nothing too fancy, and add a caption in a true FML style. It's fun, funny and makes things colorful. Except if the photo is in black and white.

What now then?

Go have a look at the new sections, the new features, and tell us what you think of them in the comments below. If you see something that seems missing, broken or just plain wrong, tell us. And if you think it's all absolutely fabulous, and that the whole FML team is wonderful, don't hesitate either. Welcome home!

#1584 - About FMyLife - On 04/25/2016 at 8:57am by Alan - 105 comments

Top comments

  • Not a fan of the "historical" FMLs or the "FML photos." Feels like an April Fools' joke, except it's not funny, just irritating. It's enough to turn me off the site completely if they're not relegated to a separate category/domain and don't ever show up among the real FMLs.

    #2 - On 04/25/2016 at 12:47pm by madethis2comment

    See in context

  • Love the new layout except the new reaction categories. They seem like the same to me because yeah FYL but also I'm very damn glad it wasn't me. Please bring back YDI.

    #1 - On 04/25/2016 at 12:33pm by dracolich

    See in context



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