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New email notification options for you, and some of Fark's favorite Headlines of the Week for 10/17 - 10/23 
Posted by Drew at 2010-10-26 2:15:13 PM (56 comments) | Permalink
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We're launching some new stuff today: new email notifications.

For years now, we've had an option for emailing NewsFlash links to people who want to be the first in their office to know what the hell is going on -- since we watch all the other news sites so you don't have to.

A few months back, we extended this and added an option for emailing you when any links you submit get greenlit for Fark's main page or any tabs.

Today, we're adding a few more options:

- Notifications of new Fark Parties submitted nearby
- Notifications of comments that are replies to yours, or quote you, mention you, etc
- Notifications of any new comments in threads you've posted in lately
- Notifications of any new comments in threads you're watching

We wrote up an FAQ entry about it, explaining in a lot more detail how it all works and where to find it. But briefly, to enable or disable these email notifications, go to your MyFark profile, and at the very top of your profile, entering your password and click "Edit". From there, scroll down to the "Subscriptions section", which is right below Contacts and right above Bio.

Some of the new comment notifications are available directly under the comment posting box as well, for convenience. Also, there are unsubscribe links at the bottom of every single email, so you can just click on those if you want to shut 'em off at any time without having to go back to your profile.

We plan on turning the notifications of replies to your own comments on by default, and everything else off by default.

For the new Fark Party notifications, there are a few prerequisites:

- You have to set your home location in your profile. All we need is your zip code or postal code -- nothing more specific.
- The party has to be submitted to the Fark Party database at http://www.fark.com/cgi/party.pl -- which we give a link to on the normal link submission page if you submit a party there.

TotalFarkers got a head start on this about two weeks ago, and now we're releasing it for everyone else. For a shameless plug, this, and another new mobile-related feature we're previewing for them today, is one of the perks of joining TotalFark. :-)

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2010-10-17 to Sat 2010-10-23:

www.fark.com  Drunken goat sacrifice goes horribly wrong. As if it could have gone horribly right    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Kid steals parents pot and turns it in at school after DARE lesson. Next week's lesson: How to handle life in foster care    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Numerous health problems linked to phthalates, according to the Sylvester Cat Research Institute    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Woman arrested in St. Helens shooting. Witnesses say she just blew her top    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Large bag of marijuana found floating in Massachusetts river. Cops knew immediately knew it was pot since the tide was high    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Old men more likely to favor legal prostitution. There goes your inheritance    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Dear Fark: I never thought I'd be writing one of these headlines, but Bob Guccione is dead at 79    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  States with abstinence-only sex education have higher rates of teen pregnancy, while other states see a drop. You're doing it    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man caught groping woman on airplane. Authorities immediately removed him from the airplane and put a TSA uniform on him    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Speaking slowly and enunciating very carefully, Ugandan Health Minister blames jiggers for 20 deaths and more than 20,000 illnesses in his country in the last few months    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  NASA begins planning "100 year spaceship" program aimed at settling other worlds, sleeping with green women    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Mediate scores his third eagle at Fry's Open, says he just tried to regulate, deviate, alleviate, try not to hate, love his mate, appreciate, the truth dilate, hallucinate, elevate, gravitate, liberate, designate his 9-iron as fate    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  A day after selling his interest in the Lakers, Magic Johnson sells 105 of his Starbucks franchises for over $100 million dollars, or about 18 venti mocha half-caff double tall soy/skim triple shot lattes    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Crazed fan tackled by security after he runs onto the field at Yankee Stadium to fight A-Rod for Cameron Diaz's heart. Silly boy, if he had only waited a few more days he could have gotten A-Rod on the golf course    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  Check out this Fark headline that I retweeted and liked on Facebook that got copied by Digg and posted to Reddit about social networking overload    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  AMD reveals their new APU chip which combines ATI graphics and AMD CPUs on one chip, and call it "Llano". If installed backwards it will undo all civilization, but otherwise pretty cool    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Bread has been around for 30,000 years. Which means that the "Best of Bread" album has been around for 29,999 years    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  "Avatar" wins Environmental Media Award. Considering how many ideas, characters, and shots were recycled from other movies, it's a fitting honor    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Bruce Willis "regrets some movies." He doesn't specifically mention Hudson Hawk or Look Who's Talking Too or Color of Night or Bonfire of the Vanities or The Last Boy Scout or North or The Jackal or... you get the point    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Bullock, and Meryl Streep to star in new comedy tentatively titled "I Will Chew My Own Tongue Off Before I Even Remotely Consider Watching This"    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  Desperately courting the pro-Kari Byron and/or geek vote, Obama to appear on an episode of "Mythbusters". Show will determine if Archimedes using a giant magnifying glasses could forge a birth certificate    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Sarah Palin endorses John Raese in Pennsylvania Senate race, apparently not bothered by the fact that he's running in West Virginia    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Christine O'Donnell's hair length in her "I am not a witch" commercial means A) it's shopped, B) she's wearing extensions now, or C) she's a witch    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  Kings of Leon, with their tight trousers, pointy shoes, sleeveless tops and earnest lyrics are one can of Aqua Net away from turning into a Bon Jovi tribute band    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Adam Lambert plays Metallica's Enter Sandman. James Hetfield is rolling over in his grave, and he's not even dead yet  

www.fark.com  Celine Dion gives birth to twin boys. She'll probably give them names that ran in her family, names like "Mephisto" and "Beelzebub"    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Fark-ready headline: "Seven inches is enough, RIM tells Jobs"    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Bible.com sued by investors for lack of prophets    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  First Hooters restaurant to open in Tokyo - beer served in smaller cups, of course    img.fark.net
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2010-10-26 02:19:11 PM  
I just noticed the new notifications and I must say that this change frightens and confuses me
 
2010-10-26 02:20:19 PM  
I noticed around an hour ago.
Thank you, DREW for setting the defaults to not suck.
You are teh awesume.
 
2010-10-26 02:21:38 PM  
ultraholland: I just noticed the new notifications and I must say that this change frightens and confuses me

You'll get over it.
 
2010-10-26 02:23:03 PM  
Flattered that one of my headlines made it.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2010-10-26 02:27:16 PM  
"We plan on turning the notifications of replies to your own comments on by default, and everything else off by default."

Welcome to Facebook..... errrrr.... FarkFace.
 
2010-10-26 02:28:23 PM  
ultraholland: I just noticed the new notifications and I must say that this change frightens and confuses me

We'll get over it
 
2010-10-26 02:28:43 PM  
No thanks.
 
2010-10-26 02:28:52 PM  
I tried TotalFark for a month...too many links. I like my content edited and served to me without all the extra clicking.
 
2010-10-26 02:31:07 PM  
jbc: "We plan on turning the notifications of replies to your own comments on by default, and everything else off by default."

Welcome to Facebook..... errrrr.... FarkFace.


Or maybe FaceFark?
 
2010-10-26 02:32:02 PM  
daveb0rg: I tried TotalFark for a month...too many links. I like my content edited and served to me without all the extra clicking.

I just have a midget read through the internet everyday and tell me about what the big thing is.

On his days off I watch that Tosh.0 show.
 
2010-10-26 02:33:08 PM  
We plan on turning the notifications of replies to your own comments on by default

Don't do that. Just don't.
 
2010-10-26 02:33:26 PM  
I don't like change.
 
2010-10-26 02:33:39 PM  
This will certainly be a welcome development for the attention whores.
 
2010-10-26 02:36:06 PM  
My brain hurts.
 
2010-10-26 02:37:17 PM  
PeriRies: This will certainly be a welcome development for the attention whores.

I'm sure they get email notifications anyway when people buy them shiat from their wishlists...
 
2010-10-26 02:39:10 PM  
daveb0rg: I tried TotalFark for a month...too many links. I like my content edited and served to me without all the extra clicking.

same here. i find that i dont do anything in my life until i have read all of the main page, geek, business, showbiz, and politics links (much to the annoy of my wife)(yeah, poor impulse control and all that) without a cutoff I would never do anything.

also, i imagine this post is being sent to your mailbox
 
2010-10-26 02:40:30 PM  
PeriRies: This will certainly be a welcome development for the attention whores.

I see a surge in political trolling
/and everything else for that matter
 
2010-10-26 02:41:40 PM  
Vexed Thespian: PeriRies: This will certainly be a welcome development for the attention whores.

I see a surge in political trolling
/and everything else for that matter


not to mention people who quote themselves just to see something pop up in their in box
 
2010-10-26 02:42:28 PM  
Wow, welcome to 2010, Fark. 1992 called, and misses you.
 
2010-10-26 02:47:07 PM  
We fear change ...

theappslab.com
 
2010-10-26 02:50:00 PM  
I CONTROL 66.6% OF THE SPORTS GREENLIGHTS. SUCK IT.
 
2010-10-26 02:52:56 PM  
ultraholland: I just noticed the new notifications and I must say that this change frightens and confuses me

I noticed it when I submitted a comment, and thought Drew had replaced the website with phpBB
 
2010-10-26 02:59:13 PM  
mrapier: No thanks.

suck it.
 
2010-10-26 03:02:43 PM  
Kitwilly: mrapier: No thanks.

suck it.


Does this go into the "On Line" script? It's not that funny.
 
2010-10-26 03:06:54 PM  
I have a question:
how come when I use the quote function it doesn't show who I'm quoting anymore?
 
2010-10-26 03:10:11 PM  
mrapier: Kitwilly: mrapier: No thanks.

suck it.

Does this go into the "On Line" script? It's not that funny.


no, its Fish out of Water. Suck it is his catch phrase. garners huge laughs.
 
2010-10-26 03:11:08 PM  
bukketmaster: I have a question:
how come when I use the quote function it doesn't show who I'm quoting anymore?


Because Fark hates you ...
 
2010-10-26 03:12:45 PM  
bukketmaster: I have a question:
how come when I use the quote function it doesn't show who I'm quoting anymore?


because you watch the Weather Channel and touch yourself.
 
2010-10-26 03:12:47 PM  
i cant wait until Fark is like "o hai, we just partnered with Google and now much like everything else Google does, we are destroying the walls of privacy you put up between the real and the online! we have merged your Fark Favorites with your gmail contacts for you and made them searchable on the public internet (sorry, you can't opt out of this) so now you have the power to post to Fark and Fark related google groups, all while only having one website open! To make things the most accessible, we have made everything about you public so all you have to do is decide what you don't want public, so no one accidentally gets left out.

Welcome to GoogleFark, where we're making the world smaller every day!"
 
2010-10-26 03:14:01 PM  
Kitwilly: mrapier: Kitwilly: mrapier: No thanks.

suck it.

Does this go into the "On Line" script? It's not that funny.

no, its Fish out of Water. Suck it is his catch phrase. garners huge laughs.


Sucks
 
2010-10-26 03:15:36 PM  
why does it say Lemmy P Honor posted in my gmail from Fark?
 
2010-10-26 03:16:22 PM  
god dammit
 
2010-10-26 03:17:47 PM  
Cool. I've never gotten a "favorites" hat trick before, and I'm pretty sure those were all submitted on the same day, wonder why I can't be that funny all the time?
 
2010-10-26 03:23:14 PM  
I like all the bells and whistles. Of course I had to turn them off because they were driving me mad with information overload but I still find them groovy, at least in theory.
 
2010-10-26 03:30:21 PM  
brap: I like all the bells and whistles. Of course I had to turn them off because they were driving me mad with information overload but I still find them groovy, at least in theory.

You know what would be nice? Instead of an email-alert. Just copy Reddit's little envelope dealie.
 
2010-10-26 03:35:23 PM  
what is this new technology?
 
2010-10-26 03:36:17 PM  
Can I receive emails notifying me of Cuervo Que moments?
 
2010-10-26 03:53:54 PM  
I am going to start a service for mods and admins at fark, which I hope everyone will help me identify. Every time I get a farking email from fark -- a feature I am unable to turn off even though I never enabled it -- I will send one hundred "Thank You for the update" messages to each of you. (Except for one, whom I like because she's a redhead.)


bukketmaster: I have a question:
how come when I use the quote function it doesn't show who I'm quoting anymore


I find that mine only works properly when I leave off the last punctuation mark -- as with the question mark in your post.
 
2010-10-26 03:57:38 PM  
Now I'll get notified when my Alt trolls me.
 
2010-10-26 04:04:46 PM  
I like Drew.
 
2010-10-26 04:05:33 PM  
oldebayer: I am going to start a service for mods and admins at fark, which I hope everyone will help me identify. Every time I get a farking email from fark -- a feature I am unable to turn off even though I never enabled it -- I will send one hundred "Thank You for the update" messages to each of you. (Except for one, whom I like because she's a redhead.)

If there's a problem where you can't turn it off, definitely contact Mike and let him know the issue. I'm positive that he didn't create new features to annoy people and would like it to work for everybody.
 
2010-10-26 04:08:25 PM  
LessO2: Flattered that one of my headlines made it.

Same here, and just three days short of my ninth anniversary as a registered denizen of this place.
 
2010-10-26 04:34:02 PM  
Pretty sure this system will be sending all republicans comments to flag[nospam-﹫-backwards]e­su­ohe­tihw*gov

This place is lousy with commie sympathizers.
 
2010-10-26 04:41:00 PM  
lordaction: Pretty sure this system will be sending all republicans comments to flagesuohetihwgov

This place is lousy with commie sympathizers.


Oh no, they're on to us!
img100.imageshack.us
 
2010-10-26 05:12:37 PM  
1derful: Can I receive emails notifying me of Cuervo Que moments?

LOL
 
2010-10-26 05:15:20 PM  
daveb0rg: I tried TotalFark for a month...too many links. I like my content edited and served to me without all the extra clicking.

We know how to piss you off in future then
 
2010-10-26 06:58:24 PM  
Sweet, my 400th greenlight brought me back into the HotW.
 
2010-10-26 07:00:36 PM  
How about fix the problem with alts and trolls first and then waste time on stuff like this?
 
2010-10-26 07:11:07 PM  
woo!
 
2010-10-26 07:26:49 PM  
EMAIL NOTIFICATION IS RETARDED
 
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