Frequently Asked Questions
Updated November 16, 2004
A: Um. Well, mostly this is like Dreems but moreso. And animated. This, also, is actually sort of more like Uglymatic 2.0, insomuchas you can change any single aspect at your will and send an Uglymate©®™ to a friend. If you'd prefer the old, 3-in-a-row way please click here
Q: No, seriously dude, what the hell?
A: Um. Just personal amusement, really. It started out, as so many things do, with "I wonder if I could...".
Q: Did you add some more components?
A: Yes. When I have time I will continue to add new faces and bodies, etc. Some of the newer ones are some of my favorites.
A: Yes. Basically an E-card. You probably don't want to send your credit card number or anything like that through the Uglymaticgram. It should be safe for normal use, but it is technically breakable. Think of it like a locked car. If someone REALLY wants your Garfield stuck-to-the-window toy they'll just use a brick.
Also, please don't abuse this in any spam, stalking or threaten-to-assassinate-the-president kind of ways.
Q: Someone sent me this and I don't like it.
A: That isn't a question. Oh, yeah. First off: sorry, It wasn't me. Second off: I keep track of the IP of anyone who sends this to anyone else (not that I have any particular interest in the information, I just figured it would make sense to keep track (Goes without saying but here it is anyway: I will not spam nor allow through me to be spammed any addresses used in sending Uglymatigrams)). Anyway, if someone sent you this or, through Uglymatic, a message that angers you let me know and we'll take it from there. This whole "Send this to..." thing is an experiment, and I wouldn't mind shutting it down if I have to. So play nice.
Q: Can I have it not refresh?
A: Absolutely. Select "0" in the drop down menu and it won't refresh automatically. Incidentally, this is the way I prefer to view it. No auto refresh, just clicking the 'refresh' button on my browser from time to time.
Q: I use a Macintosh
A: That isn't a question either. Oh, right, I almost forgot, I was going to use this as an opportunity to say that although I have nothing but love for my brothers and sisters of the Apple, currently no Macintosh browser (so far as I can tell) will render an animated gif as a background element of a table or cell. They all seem to just display a single frame. This isn't the end of the world, as far as Uglymatic is concerned. It renders more or less correctly, only the faces don't animate. And that is kind of a drag. I've looked for a workaround, but haven't found one. Sorry. Maybe you could just remember to visit from a windows machine the next time you have access to one.
Q: Ooh! I have a funny thing I think the Uglymates should say.
A: Hit me.