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(Salon) closing at end of February   ( divider line
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12684 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Feb 2003 at 2:03 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-14 07:30:23 PM  
I'll miss the K Chronicles, that guy's funny.
2003-02-14 07:52:28 PM  
Blame Fark. I stopped subscribing to Salon Premium and became a Totalfarker.

Actually, I didn't renew my subscription because they started sucking. They probably started sucking because they didn't have enough money to not suck. Vicious cycle.
2003-02-14 08:55:31 PM  
all i have to say is "so?"
2003-02-14 09:23:22 PM  
If 'nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public,' then the opposite must be true: a lot did go broke overestimating it.
2003-02-14 09:46:24 PM  
Salon's troubles caused its stock to be delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market in November.

Holy shiat!

Er, what I meant was, who wants to be on Nasdaq anymore? Everyone who's anyone has already been de-listed.
2003-02-15 01:44:08 AM  
No boobies. No profit.
2003-02-15 02:04:51 AM  
I didn't even realize they were open.
2003-02-15 02:08:19 AM  
thats too bad. good content.
2003-02-15 02:09:05 AM  
That's a real shame.
But ever since Garrison Keillor left, I haven't liked it as much.
But now I'll take the $6.00 a month I was paying them and donate it somewhere else.
Gee... Where ever shall I put that money??

/*hint* can be bribed with *good* weener posts
2003-02-15 02:09:23 AM  
no, it isnt necessarily true. the contrapositive would be true, but not the converse [nor the inverse, for that matter]
2003-02-15 02:10:08 AM  
that is like a serious bummer man
2003-02-15 02:10:31 AM  
Some suggested changes that might save and bring in subscribers:

-Write all headlines ending in the phrase, "Duke sucks".
-Repeat all your stories at least twice a day.
-More Boobies links.
-When in doubt, link any pictures NSFW.
-If a conservative puts forth an opinion you disagre with, put up a picture of Ackbar and write in bold, "It's a trap 1"
-Let Slayerswine have the first... well y'know.

2003-02-15 02:12:02 AM  
If 'nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public,' then the opposite must be true: a lot did go broke overestimating it.

The XFL went broke underestimating the intellegence of the American public...
2003-02-15 02:14:09 AM  
you know Skinik, nobody is forcing you to read Fark. And Ku_No_Ichi, perhaps you could lead by example with submitting a few weeners links. In TotalFark I just don't see that many actually get submitted.
2003-02-15 02:16:32 AM  
Just for you
2003-02-15 02:21:21 AM  
Sure nobody is forcing me to read fark, but the bigger question, Tokenfemale, is who stole your sense of humor ? Do you need some sleep, go to bed. How any of the bullshiat could be taken seriously, I could not figure out. Only you, I suppose. Congratulations, now go protest against merry-go-rounds, if you wish.
2003-02-15 02:21:43 AM  
That's really a shame. They are a great source for news and are a great alternative to the mainstream media.
2003-02-15 02:25:55 AM  
In case you weren't aware, Fark doesn't make DICK. Drew still works another job.

Oh, OK, this isn't hard.

What the Fisuck ever.

2003-02-15 02:28:29 AM  
I swear to god I've tried to find good weeners to post. I know the ones submitted here are probably the best out there available for female consumption. My general problem is that the forces in the universe aren't creating web-sites with the kind of guys I'd like to see.
And, not to be rude, but please lighten-up. Just because you're in Japan and Valentine's day means that you have to give giri-choco to men you can't stand, please don't take it out on me. ;-)
If you submitted a 'weeners' link and think I'm criticizing, I'm sorry. That wasn't my intention.
I've contributed my $25.00 this month to Drew and his efforts (see the classifieds) and intend to continue paying for the band-width I consume here.
I apologize if my attempt at silliness fell short.
2003-02-15 02:29:35 AM  
Hot diggity Dawg!!!!
2003-02-15 02:29:43 AM  
They probably have a picture of Drew in their office with darts in it.
2003-02-15 02:32:15 AM  

2003-02-15 02:33:28 AM  
Oh, FYI, thead I placed is the one titled 'Everything you've always wanted to know about Japan. (Minus the tentacles)'. It's not the one with the comments turned off.
2003-02-15 02:43:32 AM  
Whatever I'd say would basically paraphrase what LionO already said, so I'll just call it
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2003-02-15 02:45:18 AM  
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2003-02-15 02:45:33 AM  
Sayanora suckers! Can't say I'll miss your pathetic little operation.
2003-02-15 02:45:34 AM  
Crikey, I am going to don my flak jacket next time I post something that was what I thought a couple of innocent enough comments about other comments....

skinnink (I'll spell it right eventually) it merely sounded like the typical anti-fark whine, rather than an attempt at humour. If I misinterpreted you I apologise that you became upset. Also, it is a actually mid afternoon where I am ;)

I genuinely meant that if you know any weeners links then submit them, I literally never see any in the submission queue. I too have had not luck, but it's hard (pardon the pun) to find weeners that will satisfy the masses. Giri Giri was banned at my place of my employment anyway :P

/end Crikey
2003-02-15 02:46:14 AM  
oh crap, sorry for the bold, that just added insult to injury. kill me now.
2003-02-15 02:50:38 AM  
thats too bad. I really like salon. I do wish they would update daily. Sometimes I go every 4 days, and they still have the same headlines on their main page. It gets old.
2003-02-15 02:55:07 AM  
drew doesn't make money? thats laughable.

i put up 100 dollars for 1% of the ads for a month for an 800 # and not a single person called. It was free information, for gods sake!

i dont even get totalfark access for my 100 dollars. fark drew
2003-02-15 02:55:36 AM  
but it's hard (pardon the pun) to find weeners that will satisfy the masses
That made me laugh!

Hetero, non-steroid produced, slim, non-dangley male nudity isn't that easy to find. (Though I admit that the most effort I put in to it is a Google search now and then.)
The last time I had fun looking at semi-nude guys on the internet, I was voting on Dan Savage's 'Tighty Whitey' contest. (I voted for Homer Simpson).
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Well, I guess I can always go back to reading the Nerve short stories.
Salon did have some artistic and lovely nudes though. (But for some reason they were mostly women.)

No giri? But how could you stand a March 14th without eating marshmallows, dry cookies and white chocolate??
2003-02-15 02:56:04 AM  
stupid farking filters!

fvcI< drew! fark em!

/can also be bribed with weenors/totalfark access
2003-02-15 02:57:20 AM  
Thank God.
2003-02-15 02:57:25 AM  
Mmmm ... giri-choco.
2003-02-15 03:06:30 AM  
What took 'em so long? lol
2003-02-15 03:07:01 AM  
I didn't realize anyone was actually MAKING money on the internet -- besides pr0n sites.

The lesson of the internet is that people WILL pay for boobies and weeners. They will not pay for patronizing highbrow analysis of secular humanism.
2003-02-15 03:07:39 AM  
did i really say that? time to go to bed.
2003-02-15 03:12:52 AM  
it's too bad, good indie media is hard to find nowadays.
2003-02-15 03:12:53 AM  
Mmmmm...Bertrand Russell.
Like weeners for my brain. But better!
Good night!
2003-02-15 03:13:40 AM  
well I would gladly eat my own body weight in white chocolate (which is DAMN lot of chocolate!), but March 14 will just have to pass me by this year. Unless I convince the husband to put out. With chocolates I mean, not to contribute to the lack of Fark weeners. Oh I think I will just stop now...
2003-02-15 03:16:45 AM  
Ha ha.
2003-02-15 01:06:22 PM  
Sucks. They were smart *and* fun to read. I really can't say that about many other sites.
2003-02-15 01:12:14 PM  
They sucked anyway.
2003-02-15 01:14:31 PM  
There is a lesson to be learned here: don't try to make money off the internet. Or try to break even. Or just recoup some of the millions of dollars spent providing content.

Unless your site has porno, of course.

Which brings me to my next question: who wants to make a porno? Or start a porno site, I'm not too picky. I wonder if you can write dildos and realdolls off from your taxes as business expenses...? I also wonder if you can write off edible sex toys or flavored condoms in much the same way grocery stores can write off perishable food that wasn't sold...
2003-02-15 01:22:35 PM  
Whatever shall we do? Wherever shall we go? Oh right... UTNE reader, Village Voice etc...

ps- I thought Salon was utter crap.
2003-02-15 01:27:19 PM  
good, maybe now someone will host this modern world where i can actually *view* it

i havent been able to access *any* content on salon since they went to their "you have to watch ads before you get to the content" crap.

their little script doesnt work with opera. & its the only browser ill use
2003-02-15 01:33:28 PM  
Good riddance. If it was a paper publication, it wouldn't be fit to wrap fish in. I can't believe that anyone would be stupid enough to actually pay for a subscription to that piece of shiat.
2003-02-15 01:39:36 PM  
That Salon couldn't sell enough ad space for Volvo's, Birkenstocks, Starbucks etc. suprises me. The start of Salon Premium took them off my bookmark list.
2003-02-15 01:47:35 PM  
Yeah, when they started wanting me to pay to read the K-Chronicles I said they can go fark themselves. I'll miss some of the crazy shiat they used to report, but now maybe Keith Knight will put his toon up on Fark instead...or somewhere else free.
2003-02-15 01:50:35 PM  
$200,000 in back rent on a nice San Francisco office? I think I see part of the problem from here. It's a freaking website; it can operate out of a hole in the wall if it has to... it doesn't need plush downtown offices.
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