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August 7, 2008

New Site: FailPictures.com

Filed under: Main — Ryan Jones @ 10:08 am

A while ago I did a blog post asking < href="http://www.dotcult.com/where-are-the-fail-pictures-coming-from">where are all the fail pictures coming from?. 8 months later I still didn’t find what I was looking for in a fail pictures site. Luckily, I had the foresight to register the domain failpictures.com. The next step came natural, do what I always do when I can’t find a site that does what I want: I created one.

Over the last month or so I’ve spent a few minutes every day actually creating what I wanted in a fail pictures site, and today I’m proud to announce the beta launch of

Fail Pictures – a site dedicated to hosting, displaying, and rating fail pictures.

I’ve tried to populate it with as many of my favorites as possible, and I’ve asked a few people to upload images before launch.

It’s not just a site for browsing images though, as I hope I can turn it into a place for serving them as well. Every image is embeddable via simple HTML, and it even has a javascript fail pictures widget that will show a random image every time. It’s resizeable too! Check it out:

When I was scouring the web I noticed that many sites out there re-branded the images with their domain name on them. I don’t think it’s right to put my brand name on something that I didn’t create, so all of the pictures shown on failpictures.com will be URL free – they won’t have mine, or anybody else’s on them. If I didn’t create the image, I shouldn’t be able to tell you what to do with it, so please go ahead and download or re-use any pictures you want to.

I know this could cause some copyright trouble, as it’s almost impossible to police any user submitted content. If you see an image up there that’s yours (and you can make a good case that it is) just let me know and I’ll gladly remove it for you.

So go on over and check out fail pictures. Please rate the pictures and upload some of your own. Also, let me know of any features you’d like to see on the site. I’m working on a couple more widgets right now as well as the ability to create your own images and captions but I couldn’t wait to get the site out there.



  1. Hmm.. how hard did you look HG?



    Comment by Alexander — August 11, 2008 @ 7:36 am

  2. You should add a “Next” and “Previous” button underneath, or above the pictures. I didn’t see one there, but maybe I am just blind. Oh and I found my way here from Shoutwire, nice site you have here. There’s a lot of interesting information.

    Comment by Kerplar — August 15, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  3. Thanks Kerplar. I thought about putting a previous / next button – but I wanted people to actually rate the pictures to move on to the next one, like Hot or Not.

    Maybe I just need to do a better job of explaining it.

    Comment by Ryan — August 17, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

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