What is this website?

The first website started out as viedemerde.fr, originally on an IRC channel which allowed a few friends in France to exchange FML stories with each other. The IRC channel then became a microblog in January 2008. As the general interest in the storie...

The first website started out as viedemerde.fr, originally on an IRC channel which allowed a few friends in France to exchange FML stories with each other. The IRC channel then became a microblog in January 2008. As the general interest in the stories reached a wider audience, the website grew and developed to the point where an international English language version seemed necessary, and is now available. Well yeah, you're on it, so you already knew that.

This version has already been known under several working titles. Under the advice of numerous visitors, the name we've decided to keep is Fmylife (a great idea from Jessy Cyganczuk). The website works thanks to a few voluntary administrators: Frans the Scotsman, Alan the Bald, Pauline the Australian, Guillaume & Didi the Frenchies (who will probably be able to speak English correctly when pigs grow wings).

It was a pleasant surprise to see FML stories coming in not only from the UK and the US, but from all over the world. Therefore, we have already been able to scientifically prove that a new form of life has appeared on earth: an F my life!

We've now got a 'members only' area which allows you to have your own F***mylife account, with many extra advantages like your profile page, you can receive comment notifications on an FML you've commented on, get sent a newsletter... and many more to come. Sign up now!

All your advice, comments and ideas are welcome, so: spill the beans.

By The FML Team / Tuesday 13 January 2009 22:39 /
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By  lattee  |  0

I have a suggestion... I think an option in addition to 'your life is fucked' and 'you deserved that' should be 'that's not really THAT bad,' or something along those lines. It seems that many of these FMLs aren't *that* terrible, so an option like that would be nice :)

Oh whoops that suggestion is right above me! Okay maybe that means you should add it ;)

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By  Sassie_fml  |  0

Good name but do you think you can talk about other people with F*ck *My* life as the phrase "VDM" can be used to talk about somebody else's shitty life too (and not only your own) since it is more neutral? I don't really know how to explain but I think "WAF" was more adaptable. I found it more striking too but as I am not a Native, it could be just me.^^

By  Malik_fml  |  0

I have been telling every single one of my friends about this website today at school, and have been making status updates on Facebook about fmylife.com. And every friend of mine who went on the website loves it. Ive been going on every day now. It is so AWESOME.

Also, maybe when the site gets big enough, maybe having a forum would be a good idea? Hmm?!

By  Malik_fml  |  0

Oh, also: There's a small typo in the profile settings section: Under email, where it states whether or not your email has been verified, it says this: "Statut : Your email address has been confirmed :)"

I believe "Statut" should be "Status"...?

By  lattee  |  0

I have a suggestion... I think an option in addition to 'your life is fucked' and 'you deserved that' should be 'that's not really THAT bad,' or something along those lines. It seems that many of these FMLs aren't *that* terrible, so an option like that would be nice :)

Oh whoops that suggestion is right above me! Okay maybe that means you should add it ;)