Discussion of a change to non-logged in users, and Fark's favorite headlines of the week for 4/11 - 4/17
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Hey there, we have a change coming and we wanted you to have a heads up about it, even though most of you will never notice it.
For the last few years, advertisers have been been begging us to use interstitials on Fark. We've always told them no, because 1) it's annoying as hell, and 2) it's annoying as hell. They've kept asking and we've turned them down every time, but they still come back the next month and ask again. It's not that we don't need the money, which helps keep the site running and helps us with various staffing needs, but that we couldn't think of a way to make it work that wouldn't suck for you. We've never wanted it to mess up your user experience, but we also don't like seeing that money flowing to other sites when we're doing our best to stay afloat.
Even though it's been shot down every other time it's been discussed, there may be a middle ground where we can do something that doesn't affect 99% of you. Here's what we're implementing: we've made an arrangement to allow interstitials for non-logged-in users at a rate of one per day. If you're logged in, you won't see it. A person that's not logged in would see it once in a 24-hour period. The advertisers would like to see more than that, but this is all we're willing to allow. While most of you will never notice this change, we figured a heads-up was still in order.
If you're logged in and you're seeing an interstitial ad, it's likely not related to this (in the past it's been remnant ads that we never approved), so please let us know immediately so we can go smack the advertiser. We're hoping that this can work where it's under your radar but still helps us out.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-04-11 to Sat 2010-04-17:
Man who had sex with horse "does not have stable address"
Autistic girl rescued after being stranded in swamp for 4 days, 7 hours, 33 minutes and 19 seconds
Copper piping stolen from hrch
Police bust third grader for suspected heroin dealing. Next, on Thomas the Trainspotter
Man pleads guilty to cheating in a bass tournament. He received a jail sentence THIS big
Scientists create a bulletproof t-shirt by adding a fourth wolf
National park fees waived next week. EVERYBODY PICNIC
Record pollen count in Kansas City is so high, drug dealers are turning meth back into Sudafed
Police say woman who drove head on into a garbage truck was trashed
A man got stabbed in Rolando. There was something in the air that night, the knives were bright, Rolando, they were stabbing you and me, for liberty, Rolando
Boy brings rabid bat to elementary school for show-and-tell, orders round of shots for all his friends
Houston Astros begin season 0-5 for the first time since 1983, back when the team sported uniforms designed by a drag queen high on paint fumes
The Bruins, much like the Toronto viewing audience, get number two from the Maple Leafs
Jeff Francoeur says the Mets are behind manager Jerry Manuel 110 percent, which is also the team batting average
Scientists have developed an edible film that can be used to wrap food products. They are tentatively calling it a "tortilla"
Doctors prevent brain damage in baby born not breathing by using experimental Xenon gas treatment. How noble of them
India's space program successfully maps the ocean floor
Vanessa Hudgens joins the cast of Rent even though Hair would have been a more appropriate choice
Breast implants reject Amy Winehouse
Michael J Fox says Parkinson's improved his life, speed at which his Polaroids develop
Oklahoma considers its own militia to protect it from the federal government. As if there's anything in Oklahoma anybody wants
Leader of Norway, stranded in NY by Iceland's volcano, runs the country with his iPad. In other news--You can run Norway without multi-tasking
Colon, who is behind Wood, didn't like what Nass was trying to do to Wood. Nass says Colon's an ass. Colon says he's sorry and now Colon & Nass are working together again
John Frusciante is named Top Guitarist of the Past Thirty Years by people who don't know what the f*ck they're talking about
Courtney Love impressed with Jessica Simpson, twist-off caps on booze bottles
Woman arrested for stalking a Freddie Mercury look-alike. She was sentenced to three years in an imaginary prison
Palm has decided to put itself up for sale, which is a little like saying that homeless guy on the subway has decided to start accepting venture capital
Google and Library of Congress to archive all Tweets twatted since 2006
Goldman kicked in the Sachs by SEC
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