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2012-11-01 10:45:17 AM  
maybe now we can get an "out the subby" button.
 
2012-11-01 10:46:35 AM  
The Politics tab will become a ghost town.
 
2012-11-01 10:49:40 AM  
I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate
 
2012-11-01 10:56:54 AM  

colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate


Just because I posted my manifesto which went into detail on how to properly perform a human sacrifice for pagan gods doesn't mean I'm a bad person, or breaking the law. Or, does it?
 
2012-11-01 11:04:01 AM  
It was me! In the Den, with an iPad! Muhahaha
 
2012-11-01 12:42:09 PM  
I try to avoid posting about murder trials

/and this IS my real identity
 
2012-11-01 12:42:10 PM  
Maybe now people can start acting on the internet the way they would anywhere else in the world?

Maybe?

Or is this just a vain hope?
 
2012-11-01 01:03:33 PM  
i2.ytimg.com
 
2012-11-01 01:11:05 PM  

Sapper_Topo: [i2.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I prefer the memetic alternative:

i.imgur.com
 
Pud
2012-11-01 01:25:48 PM  
I heard you are completely anonymous on the internet. I know it's true because I read it on ...the internet.

t0.gstatic.com 

/This is why I never mention the dead midget transvestite hookers bur ..... Nevermind
 
2012-11-01 01:31:41 PM  

Pud: I heard you are completely anonymous on the internet. I know it's true because I read it on ...the internet.

[t0.gstatic.com image 235x215] 

/This is why I never mention the dead midget transvestite hookers bur ..... Nevermind


Shawnee County District Judge Steven Ebberts is a dead midget transvestite hooker.

Come and get me, coppers!

images.suite101.com 

OH SHI-
 
2012-11-01 01:32:07 PM  
Some words to amuse the NSA: assassination, rifle, wmd, tower, president, catcher in the rye, voices in my head, communism, socialism, tea party, blah blah blah
 
2012-11-01 01:58:40 PM  
I had my pants on the entire time. And I was typing with both hands. YOU CAN'T PROVE A THING
 
2012-11-01 02:00:33 PM  
At least here, the judges tell the jurors multiple times every single day not to discuss the case with anyone until they're in the jury room, and at that time only with the other jurors.

Is it really that hard to keep your fingers off the keyboard?
 
2012-11-01 02:19:28 PM  

colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate


I didn't say I did have sex with that underage celebrity, I simply said I would have sex with her.
 
2012-11-01 02:49:06 PM  
Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.
 
2012-11-01 03:08:23 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


My God, man! Don't you realize the NSA reads Fark?
 
2012-11-01 03:42:32 PM  
yep, that snarky joke about subbys mom is comparable to a juror posting online about a murder trial.
 
2012-11-01 03:43:31 PM  
Good thing my true name is in a lost alphabet of forgotten runes.
 
2012-11-01 03:43:54 PM  
was fb- ever outed? seems like he has some child support that might cause a judge to do this...
 
2012-11-01 03:44:40 PM  
Ridiculous - none of you will ever find out that my true identity is...Infinty Man!
 
2012-11-01 03:44:52 PM  
NOW THEY WILL KNOW I'M PETTY AND INTELLECTUALLY LAZY!
 
2012-11-01 03:44:57 PM  

gopher321: catcher in the rye


Why would that alert the NSA?
 
2012-11-01 03:44:59 PM  
That reminds me of the time I was behind 7 prosties.

i78.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 03:45:10 PM  
Hope the asshole like proxie pizza.
Because he's going to be getting some.
 
2012-11-01 03:45:53 PM  
I prefer the anonymity of the current internet, but if they forced us to take responsibility for our words, I think I could manage not to say anything incriminating. I do have some modicum of self control.
 
2012-11-01 03:45:54 PM  
Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever

This is what happens when smart people get out of jury duty.
 
2012-11-01 03:47:28 PM  
If they did that on most fark accounts, they'd only nab 4 or 5 people
 
2012-11-01 03:48:23 PM  
Actually, fark is very mild.
 
2012-11-01 03:48:45 PM  
Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.
 
2012-11-01 03:48:49 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Sapper_Topo: [i2.ytimg.com image 480x360]

I prefer the memetic alternative:

[i.imgur.com image 455x567]


Wow, I had totally forgotten about that girl!!
 
2012-11-01 03:49:58 PM  

Cythraul: colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate

Just because I posted my manifesto which went into detail on how to properly perform a human sacrifice for pagan gods doesn't mean I'm a bad person, or breaking the law. Or, does it?


No, but I read it and you're doing it totally wrong.
 
2012-11-01 03:50:15 PM  

gopher321: Some words to amuse the NSA: assassination, rifle, wmd, tower, president, catcher in the rye, voices in my head, communism, socialism, tea party, blah blah blah


Black Brier
 
2012-11-01 03:50:22 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


As he should. As soon as he's issued the warrant. I have no problem knowing that everything I post anywhere on the internet is subject to identification with a warrant. It's the warrant-less searches I'm concerned with.
 
2012-11-01 03:51:10 PM  
But, my mommy named me Great Glavin's Ghost!
 
2012-11-01 03:52:01 PM  
this is bad news for Garypdx
 
2012-11-01 03:52:16 PM  
Maybe now people can start acting on the internet the way they would anywhere else in the world?

If the emails from my relatives are any indication, the answer to that question is: "No."
 
2012-11-01 03:53:33 PM  
i was actually nervous they were talking about the commenter "Jon iz teh kewl"
 
2012-11-01 03:53:34 PM  
de_Selby

Actually, fark is very mild.

I can imagine it being less frequented with scat porn on the side bar but that wouldn't help with advertising revenue.
 
2012-11-01 03:53:39 PM  
The poster has identified themselves as a Muslim man named Grabir Boubi.
 
2012-11-01 03:53:51 PM  

historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.


There was an ad a few years back where Russ Feingold had "Wisconsin" citizens talking about how he didn't represent special interests and was only looking out for Wisconsinites. However, it turns out those "Wisconsinites" were actually lobbyists for various special interests.

So yeah, I like this idea.
 
2012-11-01 03:54:23 PM  
It was my alter ego
 
2012-11-01 03:54:29 PM  
In this case, who cares? This commenter may or may not have been directly involved in illegal activity. Or perhaps they were talking out of their rear end from some cornfield.
Match the commenter's name with the jurors' names and there's your answer. Dishes are done. Even appoint arbitration so the person stays anonymous if he or she was not involved.
If a judge or attorney is angered and wants to know my identity because I said I prefer brunettes to blondes and Han took the one and only shot, that's when we're all in trouble.
 
2012-11-01 03:54:31 PM  
I was a juror on the Lindbergh baby trial
 
2012-11-01 03:55:18 PM  
I like how they mention the user's pseudonym like they're going to magically get his real name from the registration account. Our local paper's website started posting people's 'real names' next to their user names because they were getting completely out of hand on discussions (small towns, rural area), and the smart ones had fake names registered. The dumb ones kept using real names until they realized what was going on, and now the entire site is a ghost town except for a few times a month when something actually interesting happens.

There are also a few who used their real names before and after because they 'stand by what they say'; I'm friends with one of them and part of her reasoning was she writes a column so it doesn't matter either way, which makes sense. However she's a little batty and I've privately contacted her several times to disprove things she's repeated from Fox News or whatever. The reason I still stay in touch with her is that she can admit when she's wrong and that she should have researched the subject better. Not many people out there will do that...
 
2012-11-01 03:55:44 PM  
Yea I dunno, murder trial, potential biased juror

I'll allow it
 
2012-11-01 03:55:53 PM  
Jury integrity?

Eh, fine. No big deal.
 
2012-11-01 03:56:19 PM  

skullkrusher: I was a juror on the Lindbergh baby trial


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-01 03:56:24 PM  
Like they know it?
 
2012-11-01 03:56:25 PM  
Finally the Court will know the poster's true identity!

Ms:
"NotGivingMyName" "ToAMachine"
accessing the page from:
IP: 74.125.224.97

Has been exposed!
 
2012-11-01 03:56:30 PM  
It was already released in 1991:

www.chud.com
 
2012-11-01 03:56:46 PM  
Not sure if Disney or Major League Baseball scares me more when it comes time to sue me for Login Infringement of Intellectual Property.
 
2012-11-01 03:56:47 PM  

Tom_Slick: gopher321: catcher in the rye

Why would that alert the NSA?


All political assassins carry CitR. Sheesh, where you been?
 
2012-11-01 03:57:15 PM  
Seriously....I did not shoot Kennedy.
 
2012-11-01 03:58:04 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: i was actually nervous they were talking about the commenter "Jon iz teh kewl"


I have often wondered about your chosen name, does it have anything to do with an internet famous flash video from long ago called l33t?

Link

In my opinion it is still one of the funniest things ever released to the intertubes.
 
2012-11-01 03:58:29 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: In this case, who cares? This commenter may or may not have been directly involved in illegal activity. Or perhaps they were talking out of their rear end from some cornfield.
Match the commenter's name with the jurors' names and there's your answer. Dishes are done. Even appoint arbitration so the person stays anonymous if he or she was not involved.
If a judge or attorney is angered and wants to know my identity because I said I prefer brunettes to blondes and Han took the one and only shot, that's when we're all in trouble.


About this shooting....
 
2012-11-01 03:59:28 PM  

gopher321: catcher in the rye


NO YOU WILL NOT
img685.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-01 03:59:59 PM  

chachi88: All political assassins carry CitR. Sheesh, where you been?


Under a rock apparently
 
2012-11-01 04:00:00 PM  

gopher321: Some words to amuse the NSA: assassination, rifle, wmd, tower, president, catcher in the rye, voices in my head, communism, socialism, tea party, blah blah blah


George Hayduke, Edward Abbey, Monkey Wrench Gang, Poor Boy James Bond, Anarchists Handbook, improvised demolitions, John Birch, John Galt and echelon
 
2012-11-01 04:00:26 PM  

Jamdug!: colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate

I didn't say I did have sex with that underage celebrity, I simply said I would have sex with her.


remember, always "an underage celebrity", never "my underage celebrity".
 
2012-11-01 04:00:42 PM  
The judge will be happy to know that I C Wiener at IP address 127.0.0.1 was involved.
 
2012-11-01 04:01:04 PM  
o_O
 
2012-11-01 04:01:16 PM  
FTA:
A Topeka newspaper has been ordered to identify the person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial. At the time, the commenter apparently was serving on the jury for that same trial.

This was a special case, caused by a complete dumbass that so richly deserves the contempt hammer that is getting ready to come down on his head. Just because you are online doesn't mean you can't break the law.
 
2012-11-01 04:02:37 PM  

skullkrusher: I was a juror on the Lindbergh baby trial


that baby was GUILTY!!!
 
2012-11-01 04:03:08 PM  
A Topeka newspaper has been ordered to identify the person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial. At the time, the commenter apparently was serving on the jury for that same trial.


You know, your honor, when you were telling us "Do not discuss the case out side of the blah blah blah," I was mentally undressing the rape victim and thinking how nice it would be if I slathered strawberry preserves all over her and then did her just the way the Prosecutor says Roscoe did it. By the way, High five, there, Rosco. I know you can't high five back. You're in chains.

Anyhow, the guy at the bar always asks how my day was, so I talked to him about it. And I called my brother in law because the $4.50 you pay me to be here is still more than he makes, the lazy SOB. I may have tweeted about it. I'm not sure. I guess you can say I really don't get 'tweeting' but I was on a website and I talked about it. But I do get blogging. It's all over my blog. And Youtube.

The newspaper, though. Who's gonna read that? A couple of 70 year old J-school drop outs who read the newspaper and listen to the radio on their front porches. Newspapers. Informational dinosaurs, am I right? So, no harm there, right Judge?
 
2012-11-01 04:03:41 PM  

colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate


I've often wondered if people would say what they say if everyone knew who they were. personally, I like my ammoniyt...amminoinity...anim.. I like people not knowing who I am.

sent from Barack Obama's Blackberry
 
2012-11-01 04:05:51 PM  
FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link
 
2012-11-01 04:06:11 PM  

Jubeebee: Come and get me, coppers!

images.suite101.com


wow... memories of being in a seaside arcade, thick cig smoke, soggy chips and weak vinegar, finding a wee bit of hash on the floor, bottle of strong white cider, pinball machines, pickled onions, penny one-arm-bandits.

/I hated holidaying in the UK
 
2012-11-01 04:07:52 PM  
I am SPARTICUS!
 
2012-11-01 04:09:19 PM  
Curtis. C-U-R-T-I-S
 
2012-11-01 04:09:21 PM  
Imagine seeing the faces and bodies behind various "sharp knees"-type comments. The lulz would be epic.
 
2012-11-01 04:09:53 PM  
Phelps filed a motion seeking a new trial, saying the online posting constitutes juror misconduct and hindered Stovall's right to a fair trial.


Well there you go, case closed
 
2012-11-01 04:10:08 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: Maybe now people can start acting on the internet the way they would anywhere else in the world?

Maybe?

Or is this just a vain hope?


You mean like in a car on the roads or walking down the sidewalk?
 
2012-11-01 04:11:46 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Freudian_slipknot: Maybe now people can start acting on the internet the way they would anywhere else in the world?

Maybe?

Or is this just a vain hope?

You mean like in a car on the roads or walking down the sidewalk?


Or airport bathrooms.
 
2012-11-01 04:12:07 PM  
I love that some of us are naming names.. Like we all know who's going down if this becomes a thing
 
2012-11-01 04:12:29 PM  
yeah cause everyone uses their true identities to sign up on news sites.
 
2012-11-01 04:13:34 PM  
That person is believed to have been a juror in the first-degree murder trial of Anceo D. Stovall, 27, who was being tried on 11 charges that included the shooting death of Natalie Gibson and the wounding of her partner, Lori Allison, during a robbery last year.


Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."


OK not sure what he meant by his comments but it seems like the poster is for frying the SOB in the tiral which makes this story even sadder!

I would've been less irate if said poster was going real lenient o the murder or if it was a case of mistaken identity or other miscarriage of law etc...
 
2012-11-01 04:17:13 PM  
Uh . . .just outta idle curiosity . . .

What's a proxy?

And how does one "get behind" seven of them?
 
2012-11-01 04:18:19 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.

My God, man! Don't you realize the NSA reads Fark?


Uhm their computers catch that. Feds dont consider it a joking matter
 
2012-11-01 04:19:37 PM  

Jacobin: Uhm their computers catch that. Feds dont consider it a joking matter


Yeah, I may be paranoid but wouldn't even quote it...
 
2012-11-01 04:21:32 PM  

colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate


Your mother was a prostitute who did not pay her debts.
 
2012-11-01 04:21:59 PM  
pullquote.typepad.com

Something tells me that username belongs to Charles U. Farley

\Chuck U. Farley
\Talk Hard
 
2012-11-01 04:24:18 PM  

WorthNoting: Uh . . .just outta idle curiosity . . .

What's a proxy?

And how does one "get behind" seven of them?


Link
 
2012-11-01 04:24:25 PM  
After RFTA I am ok with this.
 
2012-11-01 04:24:53 PM  
Ok, real quick before I actually read the thread: did anyone notice the name of the site? CJOnline
 
2012-11-01 04:31:22 PM  
The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.
 
2012-11-01 04:31:55 PM  

historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.


Central casting would be deluged with subpoenas.
 
2012-11-01 04:33:20 PM  
FTFA: "a poster who goes by the pseudonym "BePrepared.""

Is that you, Scar?

asseenby.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-01 04:33:47 PM  
Haven't people who seemingly threatened the President on Fark had their info turned over to the Secret Service? The precedent was set long ago.
 
2012-11-01 04:34:11 PM  

Red_Fox: yeah cause everyone uses their true identities to sign up on news sites.


I freely admit that I use my true name: Drew Curtis
 
2012-11-01 04:34:26 PM  
My name IS Online Commenter so I'm getting a kick out of this thread...
 
2012-11-01 04:36:18 PM  
Do any of them there server proximikgigie thingies ya'll is always yappin bout hide me from them governmt looki loos?
 
2012-11-01 04:37:31 PM  
Uh, yeah. When you're on a jury, it is frowned upon (illegal) to post about the case during deliberations.

In this situation, this was appropriate.

Now if it was because the person was voicing an unpopular opinion, I'd have a problem with it.
 
2012-11-01 04:37:33 PM  

TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.


In attempts at humor (that are sometimes successful) I post things I would never say on, for example, my facebook account because here I don't have to worry about a potential employer or family member being offended. There is benefit to anonymity in my opinion.
 
2012-11-01 04:38:26 PM  
Trolling is a phase. Lot's of us go through it. And then once in a while you come home from an absolutely terrible day and regress over politics, but even that gets rarer (or has for me). The days of enjoying negative attention just for kicks are getting farther behind me every day. And I'm pretty sure it's not just because I'm a happier person now.
 
2012-11-01 04:41:06 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link


Yes, he is one of those Phelps.

/God Hates Bad Juries!!
 
2012-11-01 04:41:23 PM  

TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.


Problem lies with what is considered hateful rhetoric. Who determines it?

What is okay today will be rhetoric tomorrow and vice versa.

Not an easily dealt with issue either way.
 
2012-11-01 04:42:10 PM  
I was the real Deep Throat and I gave Daniel Ellsberg a ride to the Pentagon one day. Catch me if you can FBI! Chum-Ps
 
2012-11-01 04:42:16 PM  
If you use tor, and turn off cookies etc., you can effectively surf anonymously. You can't be traced to an IP number with tor. Can be used for good or evil.
 
2012-11-01 04:43:28 PM  
You mean there are people who are on Fark who haven't figured out who we are yet?

/thought farkers were smart....
 
2012-11-01 04:43:43 PM  

Barbaro's Broken Ankle: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link

Yes, he is one of those Phelps.

/God Hates Bad Juries!!


How the hell did he make it onto a jury??

Must be slim pickin's in that jury pool.
 
2012-11-01 04:43:51 PM  

b0rscht: If you use tor, and turn off cookies etc., you can effectively surf anonymously. You can't be traced to an IP number with tor. Can be used for good or evil.


If you use mac address spoofing and connect via free wifi and don't create a pattern of use you can be pretty anonymous as well.
 
2012-11-01 04:44:48 PM  

namegoeshere: Barbaro's Broken Ankle: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link

Yes, he is one of those Phelps.

/God Hates Bad Juries!!

How the hell did he make it onto a jury??

Must be slim pickin's in that jury pool.


Oh never mind. I farked up. Phelps is the rat bastard attorney.
 
2012-11-01 04:45:23 PM  
i309.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 04:46:56 PM  

jst3p: TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.

In attempts at humor (that are sometimes successful) I post things I would never say on, for example, my facebook account because here I don't have to worry about a potential employer or family member being offended. There is benefit to anonymity in my opinion.



Fine, but that falls under the 'freedom of expression' where you don't feel free to comment without anonymity. I get that it's important to you, but I don't think the freedom to make risque jokes without offending family or employers is important enough to justify the hatred that comes out of anonymous online comments overall.
 
2012-11-01 04:47:31 PM  

b0rscht: If you use tor, and turn off cookies etc., you can effectively surf anonymously. You can't be traced to an IP number with tor. Can be used for good or evil.


Doen't that make it take about 3 hours to load a page? Not worth it just to call someone a dickwad.
 
2012-11-01 04:48:57 PM  
RedruM. Wankel rotary engine.

/ Can't catch me.
 
2012-11-01 04:49:16 PM  

DORMAMU: TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.

Problem lies with what is considered hateful rhetoric. Who determines it?

What is okay today will be rhetoric tomorrow and vice versa.

Not an easily dealt with issue either way.



No, it's definitely not easy, but it also definitely a problem, and we would not be doing ourselves any favors by letting things go on the way they are.
 
2012-11-01 04:49:20 PM  

TheSignPost: jst3p: TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.

In attempts at humor (that are sometimes successful) I post things I would never say on, for example, my facebook account because here I don't have to worry about a potential employer or family member being offended. There is benefit to anonymity in my opinion.


Fine, but that falls under the 'freedom of expression' where you don't feel free to comment without anonymity. I get that it's important to you, but I don't think the freedom to make risque jokes without offending family or employers is important enough to justify the hatred that comes out of anonymous online comments overall.


Freedom is scary. Don't worry though, we are getting rid of it.
 
2012-11-01 04:50:38 PM  
I thought when a lot of media outlets started linking facebook accounts to the ability to make comments that it would cull some of the crazy, but man was I ever wrong. If anything, I think it amplified it. You can't read any article anymore without some ill-informed yokel screaming about 0baMAO taking away our 2nd amendment freedoms and raising our taxes when it's demonstrably untrue. And then getting 67 'likes' for it. And, for whatever reason, it's completely one-sided. God forbid someone say something slightly to the left of Goebbels, or correct blatant misinformation and they're drowned out by the echo chamber. It's depressing.
 
2012-11-01 04:50:51 PM  
Not an easily dealt with issue either way.



And I think a lot of the problem of 'what is hateful' would solve itself, by taking away anonymity - if people have to put their name to comments, they will moderate themselves.
 
2012-11-01 04:51:22 PM  
Was prepared to be outraged until I read the story. A lady serving on a jury during a murder trial not only accessed a story about the murder trial while deliberating (which is a big gorram deal in itself), she posted a comment on it implying that the defendant was guilty. What the actual fark.

So, unless you are reading in a jury deliberation room right now, I sincerely doubt this will affect you. And if you are, STFU, TFTCO, and GBTW.
 
2012-11-01 04:53:12 PM  
so in short, this means nothing.

This is about a juror doing things they're not supposed to. The outcome is possibly outing that juror.

This is not about simply posting online.
 
2012-11-01 04:53:23 PM  

busy chillin': TheSignPost: jst3p: TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.

In attempts at humor (that are sometimes successful) I post things I would never say on, for example, my facebook account because here I don't have to worry about a potential employer or family member being offended. There is benefit to anonymity in my opinion.


Fine, but that falls under the 'freedom of expression' where you don't feel free to comment without anonymity. I get that it's important to you, but I don't think the freedom to make risque jokes without offending family or employers is important enough to justify the hatred that comes out of anonymous online comments overall.

Freedom is scary. Don't worry though, we are getting rid of it.



I'm not against freedom, I'm against the abuse of freedom. And nothing that you might say "in defense of freedom" in a grander philosophical sense, will convince me that it's okay to anonymously make hateful, hurtful, prejudiced comments, in any situation.

You're leaning too hard against the 'freedom' issue without realizing that you're in danger of toppling it over.
 
2012-11-01 04:53:30 PM  

skantea: Trolling is a phase. Lot's of us go through it. And then once in a while you come home from an absolutely terrible day and regress over politics, but even that gets rarer (or has for me). The days of enjoying negative attention just for kicks are getting farther behind me every day. And I'm pretty sure it's not just because I'm a happier person now.


You can only be insincere for so long. I'd much rather be honest with people instead of lying about my feelings just to make people mad.
 
2012-11-01 04:53:35 PM  
:sigh: I miss Tats and Czar.
 
2012-11-01 04:55:33 PM  

TheSignPost: Not an easily dealt with issue either way.

And I think a lot of the problem of 'what is hateful' would solve itself, by taking away anonymity - if people have to put their name to comments, they will moderate themselves.


i184.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 04:56:08 PM  

Red_Fox: yeah cause everyone uses their true identities to sign up on news sites.


Wait, you DON'T have to use your real name as a username? Well fark me
 
2012-11-01 04:57:11 PM  

TheSignPost: busy chillin': TheSignPost: jst3p: TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.

In attempts at humor (that are sometimes successful) I post things I would never say on, for example, my facebook account because here I don't have to worry about a potential employer or family member being offended. There is benefit to anonymity in my opinion.


Fine, but that falls under the 'freedom of expression' where you don't feel free to comment without anonymity. I get that it's important to you, but I don't think the freedom to make risque jokes without offending family or employers is important enough to justify the hatred that comes out of anonymous online comments overall.

Freedom is scary. Don't worry though, we are getting rid of it.


I'm not against freedom, I'm against the abuse of freedom. And nothing that you might say "in defense of freedom" in a grander philosophical sense, will convince me that it's okay to anonymously make hateful, hurtful, prejudiced comments, in any situation.

You're leaning too hard against the 'freedom' issue without realizing that you're in danger of toppling it over.


Yeah, we should let a few bad apples spoil the whole damn bunch. After all, that is what we always do.

/I mostly say nice and/or snarky things...but I would never post if I had to use my real name
 
2012-11-01 04:59:24 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-01 05:00:28 PM  

TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.


STFU you stupid wanker, I'm never rude online!
 
2012-11-01 05:01:19 PM  
 
2012-11-01 05:01:23 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I had my pants on the entire time. And I was typing with both hands. YOU CAN'T PROVE A THING


www.nobodygoeshere.com
 
2012-11-01 05:03:52 PM  

ladyfortuna: I like how they mention the user's pseudonym like they're going to magically get his real name from the registration account. Our local paper's website started posting people's 'real names' next to their user names because they were getting completely out of hand on discussions (small towns, rural area), and the smart ones had fake names registered. The dumb ones kept using real names until they realized what was going on, and now the entire site is a ghost town except for a few times a month when something actually interesting happens.


There is no way in hell that I'd put my real name on local comments. I learned. I wouldn't even do it in this town, which has about 30,000 people. But I used to live in a really small town, and I wrote eco-nut letters to the local newspaper. I was known for it--people I didn't even know came up to me and acted like I was their best friend, because I shared their views. (I met some interesting people that way, though.)

The only jobs I could get were from other eco-nuts. The local business owners (who ironically depended on Yellowstone Park to make their living) wouldn't give me a job if I was the only person left in town.
 
2012-11-01 05:04:36 PM  

WorthNoting: Uh . . .just outta idle curiosity . . .

What's a proxy?

And how does one "get behind" seven of them?


A proxy is a link in a gay chain bang. You get behind seven of them by being the eighth most gay person in the group.
 
2012-11-01 05:05:30 PM  
I always lie about how many proxies I'm behind.
 
2012-11-01 05:07:20 PM  

jst3p: Jacobin: Uhm their computers catch that. Feds dont consider it a joking matter

Yeah, I may be paranoid but wouldn't even quote it...


This.

Hi secret agent man or woman!

/waves
 
2012-11-01 05:09:47 PM  

Wookie Milson: Not sure if Disney or Major League Baseball scares me more when it comes time to sue me for Login Infringement of Intellectual Property.


How eerily prophetic was that Simpson's episode?

www.mcgwire.com
 
2012-11-01 05:16:53 PM  
Why the scary tag?
 
2012-11-01 05:18:05 PM  

historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.


The only "women" and "workers" who support Romney are stock photo models.
 
2012-11-01 05:26:05 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.

The only "women" and "workers" who support Romney are stock photo models.


Canadian super models?
 
2012-11-01 05:27:31 PM  
I have no problem with this. If a politician was trying to out someone who called him an asshole on a website comment, that'd be a different, unacceptable thing. But trying to stop juror misconduct, I'm cool with that.

Hey, morons: If you're on a jury, you can't talk about the case while it's going on. How farking hard is that to understand?
 
2012-11-01 05:28:14 PM  
From: Fark.com, Inc. (legal representatives thereof)
To: Gotham City Attorney's Office
 
Re: Fark user login "Batman" (http://www.fark.com/users?login=Batman)
 
In regards to your inquiry of July 31 and your subsequent court order dated September 14, we have investigated the user and the posts in question from February 19 of this year (to wit: "It's pretty common knowledge that Commissioner Gordon had mob ties in Chicago, which is why he had to come back to Gotham" and subsequent comment from the same thread, "He hit on me personally several times before finally getting married to Sarah Essen. That dude's got some fruit hidden in the closet if you knwo (sic) what I mean".
 
The user in question is listed in our database as Wayne, Bruce. We do not have further contact information in our database.
 
Please confirm that this information constitutes our full legal requirement by law and as requested by the court order dated September 14 of Judge W. Classen, Gotham Superior Court.
 
2012-11-01 05:28:57 PM  
I never post comments online, so ... meh.
 
2012-11-01 05:29:03 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link


Hm, that is actually very interesting, thanks for sharing!

/Web foot turned sage hen. Not sure I like that!
 
2012-11-01 05:33:39 PM  

SnyderCat: I should be in the kitchen: historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.

The only "women" and "workers" who support Romney are stock photo models.

Canadian super models?


Homeschooled Canadian super models.
 
2012-11-01 05:34:16 PM  
So what are they going to do when the poster's "real name" turns out to be Heywood Jablomie?
 
2012-11-01 05:37:37 PM  

JWideman: So what are they going to do when the poster's "real name" turns out to be Heywood Jablomie?


They call Gene Masseth for comment?
 
2012-11-01 05:40:44 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link

Hm, that is actually very interesting, thanks for sharing!

/Web foot turned sage hen. Not sure I like that!


I keep turning up just south of you. I lived just below the web foot state, and now I live just below the sage hen state. Coincidence? Or stalking? I'll never tell. :)
 
2012-11-01 05:49:26 PM  
oliffcollection.homestead.com
 
2012-11-01 05:57:42 PM  

WillyChase: Red_Fox: yeah cause everyone uses their true identities to sign up on news sites.

Wait, you DON'T have to use your real name as a username? Well fark me


My real name is Rev. Wicks Cherrycoke and I approve this farking.

/obscure
 
2012-11-01 05:58:35 PM  
I really don't understand.

Why are people compelled to go online and talk about cases they are serving as jurors on?

The courts give really clear instructions that this is not allowed, but so many people seem to do it anyway.
 
2012-11-01 06:02:54 PM  

NightOwl2255: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.

As he should. As soon as he's issued the warrant. I have no problem knowing that everything I post anywhere on the internet is subject to identification with a warrant. It's the warrant-less searches I'm concerned with.


See, while I may not always agree with you, it's posts like these that cause your words to come up in a nice shade of green!

/rock on NightOwl!
 
2012-11-01 06:04:58 PM  

roc6783: JWideman: So what are they going to do when the poster's "real name" turns out to be Heywood Jablomie?

They call Gene Masseth for comment?


Gene Masseth is a fake. He's a joke name, like Barry McCaughiner!
 
2012-11-01 06:06:15 PM  

Cythraul: colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate

Just because I posted my manifesto which went into detail on how to properly perform a human sacrifice for pagan gods doesn't mean I'm a bad person, or breaking the law. Or, does it?


Yeah, my arson insurance fraud guide is for entertainment purposes only.
 
2012-11-01 06:21:40 PM  
And you all thought I didn't sign up for total Fark because I was cheep.
Well that too but this.
 
2012-11-01 06:47:13 PM  

VonKraut: WorthNoting: Uh . . .just outta idle curiosity . . .

What's a proxy?

And how does one "get behind" seven of them?

Link


Hey THANKS!

I love that "let me google that for you" thingie !

Used to have it bookmarked - but my bookmarks got deleted.

And hadn't been able to find it again. 

:-D
 
2012-11-01 06:51:55 PM  
There's this one person who has been harassing some of the Yahoo groups I frequent since before they were Yahoo groups. He does everything you can imagine to disrupt and terrorize us. Everytime somebody passes away, it's like Christmas for him. If we ever find out who he is and where he lives, there's going to be a line of some of the nicest people you ever could know waiting outside his door to kill him.

And to be perfectly honest, I'd like to lead the charge.
 
2012-11-01 06:53:11 PM  

skantea: Trolling is a phase. Lot's of us go through it. And then once in a while you come home from an absolutely terrible day and regress over politics, but even that gets rarer (or has for me). The days of enjoying negative attention just for kicks are getting farther behind me every day. And I'm pretty sure it's not just because I'm a happier person now.


excellent point / observation, and i'm glad for you that you have happiness in your life. i think that's a key thing. on my happy days i tell strangers i love them - because i feel that way. other days i want everyone to die. c'est la vie.

i have no expectation of anonymity or privacy on the internet. one has to really avoid reading online information to not be aware that law enforcement can and will retrieve your last year of online activity from your ISP with ease. big brother did the 9/11 so they could have blanket coverage of playing screw the guy without having to worry about pesky things like rights. we have no privacies. we have no rights. we have taxes and bills to pay.

what bothers me is how some people feel others share too much or go over some supposed lines in what they say. i share some pretty farked up opinions online but it's nothing you wouldn't hear me say if we were talking face to face. people might think i'm ignorant, stupid, racist, a bigot, etcetera - well you're entitled to your opinion. fine with me. just calling me names doesn't help me to be a better person. taking the time to explain to me why you think my views are wrong or bad or whatever, that's what helps me to grow and learn.

it will not surprise me when the day comes that what people put online is held against them on a large scale, to imprison people. not just the rare cases we see from time to time. make everything illegal and you can throw everyone in the clink whenever you want. if i was chief dictator nazi i'd probably want that power ability too.

seems to me those who own and run america got tired of the millions of scumbags turning the place into a shiathole and they have given up. so they plundered everything they could, there is no money, clean air or water left. there is other countries and cultures to exploit for riches. they are going to just let america sink into a third world shiathole and let us starve to death in slow degrees. like a bored little boy torturing ants and flies to death on a breezy summers day.

it's good to be the king.
 
2012-11-01 07:01:35 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I should be in the kitchen: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link

Hm, that is actually very interesting, thanks for sharing!

/Web foot turned sage hen. Not sure I like that!

I keep turning up just south of you. I lived just below the web foot state, and now I live just below the sage hen state. Coincidence? Or stalking? I'll never tell. :)


Hmmm... But who's stalking who?

/muahaha
 
2012-11-01 07:05:10 PM  
Well, that's another brick in the fascism wall, sure, but there's a reason it's called "being sequestered" and the commenter was a dumbass.
 
2012-11-01 07:32:57 PM  

busy chillin': yep, that snarky joke about subbys mom is comparable to a juror posting online about a murder trial.


How insensitive of you. Or did you not know about the bomb trigger in her cooch?
 
2012-11-01 07:36:26 PM  

b0rscht: Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever

This is what happens when smart people get out of jury duty.


I'm experiencing serious difficulty parsing BePrepared's comment - help please!!!
 
2012-11-01 07:45:53 PM  

TheSignPost: busy chillin': TheSignPost: jst3p: TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.

I anticipate the 'freedom of expression' argument and the issue that many people don't feel or aren't free to comment without anonymity, but I think the harm done by hateful rhetoric far outweighs that.

In attempts at humor (that are sometimes successful) I post things I would never say on, for example, my facebook account because here I don't have to worry about a potential employer or family member being offended. There is benefit to anonymity in my opinion.


Fine, but that falls under the 'freedom of expression' where you don't feel free to comment without anonymity. I get that it's important to you, but I don't think the freedom to make risque jokes without offending family or employers is important enough to justify the hatred that comes out of anonymous online comments overall.

Freedom is scary. Don't worry though, we are getting rid of it.


I'm not against freedom, I'm against the abuse of freedom. And nothing that you might say "in defense of freedom" in a grander philosophical sense, will convince me that it's okay to anonymously make hateful, hurtful, prejudiced comments, in any situation.

You're leaning too hard against the 'freedom' issue without realizing that you're in danger of toppling it over.


In real life you can at least control your audience to some degree, and know the time and context involved in what you say, more or less.
In a medium where your words exist forever, are searchable by someone who isn't looking for that conversation, and is visible to anyone, whether you know them or not yet, then or later...?
Most somewhat careful people can't afford to say ANYTHING in that environment, and jerks and trolls wouldn't care for that to stop them. You still get the random hate... but you lose all the information on anything potentially embarrassing, any non-troll political discussion, any non-troll religious discussion, anything too social or casual - no parties, no drinking stories, no date remarks, no asking for advice on those things, no discussing family issues, no financial advice... most probably wouldn't even ask homework type questions, in case they sound stupid in a year or two. There is a lot of legitimate, useful communication that doesn't need to be shouted from a podium and recorded for all posterity.
 
2012-11-01 07:49:53 PM  
I'm an admin on a forum that requires members to use their real names. In general, we find that people are a lot more civil that way. We don't do an in-depth background check on new member registrations, but we we do weed out the obvious fake names like Emmerson Bigguns, Hugh Jascok, or Dixie Normous. As long as the name looks legit, we tend to let them in. We did have a guy sign up a few years ago using the name "George Bush", but it turns out the small town in Tennessee where his IP was from did indeed have a George Bush listed in the telephone White Pages.
 
2012-11-01 07:55:41 PM  
So when my number is up, they'll be on a manhunt for Turd Ferguson?
 
2012-11-01 08:29:43 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: Maybe now people can start acting on the internet the way they would anywhere else in the world?

Maybe?

Or is this just a vain hope?


It's a farking pipe dream, but I think you should be legally required to use your real ID online. People wouldn't be quite so caustic if we all knew who they were.
 
2012-11-01 08:38:16 PM  
Maybe this is why so many news sites are requiring third-party registration - Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. Then they can let the other guys fight court orders for members' personal info.
 
2012-11-01 08:43:23 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


The secret service will knock at your door, no Drew required.

/old thread is old.
 
2012-11-01 08:50:27 PM  

gopher321: Some words to amuse the NSA: assassination, rifle, wmd, tower, president, catcher in the rye, voices in my head, communism, socialism, tea party, blah blah blah


You owe me a keyboard...
 
2012-11-01 09:06:03 PM  
They told me I have immunity.
 
2012-11-01 09:19:23 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I should be in the kitchen: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link

Hm, that is actually very interesting, thanks for sharing!

/Web foot turned sage hen. Not sure I like that!

I keep turning up just south of you. I lived just below the web foot state, and now I live just below the sage hen state. Coincidence? Or stalking? I'll never tell. :)

Hmmm... But who's stalking who?

/muahaha


Oh my! The hunter becomes the hunted?!?

Actually, I may have met you IRL. Did you attend the FARK Super Bowl party at the Freakin' Frog, a couple of years ago?
 
2012-11-01 09:23:40 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


Depends who's President.
 
2012-11-01 09:26:33 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.

The only "women" and "workers" who support Romney are stock photo models.


My mom voted for Romney, essentially because she is scared of Obama's imminent Muslim invasion. I wish I were joking.
 
2012-11-01 09:27:48 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.

Depends who's President.


Naw, Drew's a wild-eyed radical moderate.
 
2012-11-01 09:37:30 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I should be in the kitchen: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I should be in the kitchen: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: Stovall's attorney, Jonathan Phelps, said BePrepared posted at 1:45 p.m. July 21: "Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever."

Never trust a Missourian. Link

Hm, that is actually very interesting, thanks for sharing!

/Web foot turned sage hen. Not sure I like that!

I keep turning up just south of you. I lived just below the web foot state, and now I live just below the sage hen state. Coincidence? Or stalking? I'll never tell. :)

Hmmm... But who's stalking who?

/muahaha

Oh my! The hunter becomes the hunted?!?

Actually, I may have met you IRL. Did you attend the FARK Super Bowl party at the Freakin' Frog, a couple of years ago?


Wasn't me, I haven't attended a Fark party yet. Though I can be chatty online, in groups of people I get terribly shy!
 
2012-11-01 09:37:42 PM  
Oh, SHIAT! Now people will know I'm Barack Obama.
 
2012-11-01 09:46:58 PM  

WorthNoting: VonKraut: WorthNoting: Uh . . .just outta idle curiosity . . .

What's a proxy?

And how does one "get behind" seven of them?

Link

Hey THANKS!

I love that "let me google that for you" thingie !

Used to have it bookmarked - but my bookmarks got deleted.

And hadn't been able to find it again. 

:-D


let me google that for you
 
2012-11-01 09:50:30 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Wasn't me, I haven't attended a Fark party yet. Though I can be chatty online, in groups of people I get terribly shy!


The one party I attended, was pretty cool. We had the run of the restaurant/bar, and you could sit with a group, or grab a booth. No one forcing themselves on you, and a pretty mellow group. Of course, DREW got out of hand, but we tossed him out early. (just kidding Drew, don't banninate me!). As a self-proclaimed "nerdy web developer", you'd fit right in. Oh, and the Freakin' Frog is awesome. Go visit it on one of the days that the whiskey room is open, or if it's closed, ask one of the staff for a tour. Very cool.
 
2012-11-01 10:10:37 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pray 4 Mojo: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.

Depends who's President.

Naw, Drew's a wild-eyed radical moderate.


i184.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 10:20:36 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


You say this as if it hasn't happened before.
 
2012-11-01 10:55:47 PM  

ladyfortuna: However she's a little batty and I've privately contacted her several times to disprove things she's repeated from Fox News or whatever. The reason I still stay in touch with her is that she can admit when she's wrong and that she should have researched the subject better. Not many people out there will do that...


If you have to remind her more than twice she needs to get into a new line of business.
 
2012-11-01 11:48:08 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: WorthNoting: VonKraut: WorthNoting: Uh . . .just outta idle curiosity . . .

What's a proxy?

And how does one "get behind" seven of them?

Link

Hey THANKS!

I love that "let me google that for you" thingie !

Used to have it bookmarked - but my bookmarks got deleted.

And hadn't been able to find it again.

:-D

let me google that for you


Don't know why but that gets me lol every single time!

Have no idea why.

Funny as hell! :-D
 
2012-11-01 11:58:05 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The one party I attended, was pretty cool. We had the run of the restaurant/bar, and you could sit with a group, or grab a booth. No one forcing themselves on you, and a pretty mellow group. Of course, DREW got out of hand, but we tossed him out early. (just kidding Drew, don't banninate me!). As a self-proclaimed "nerdy web developer", you'd fit right in. Oh, and the Freakin' Frog is awesome. Go visit it on one of the days that the whiskey room is open, or if it's closed, ask one of the staff for a tour. Very cool.


I'd be too tempted to print out my "friends" list and kick anyone colored orange1 or red1 in the balls.
 
2012-11-02 12:09:08 AM  
I have nothing to hide. My real name is Mike Hunt.
 
2012-11-02 12:18:42 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The one party I attended, was pretty cool. We had the run of the restaurant/bar, and you could sit with a group, or grab a booth. No one forcing themselves on you, and a pretty mellow group. Of course, DREW got out of hand, but we tossed him out early. (just kidding Drew, don't banninate me!). As a self-proclaimed "nerdy web developer", you'd fit right in. Oh, and the Freakin' Frog is awesome. Go visit it on one of the days that the whiskey room is open, or if it's closed, ask one of the staff for a tour. Very cool.

I'd be too tempted to print out my "friends" list and kick anyone colored orange1 or red1 in the balls.


I have quite an extensive favorites list also, both good and bad, but surprisingly I didn't meet anyone that was on the orange or red lists. I start my trolls at orange 5, and if they're habitual, eventually they end up grey 1, which means I have to squint to read their contributions. So I don't. :)
 
2012-11-02 12:19:07 AM  
This is why all of my internet activity is triple encrypted, and bounced through multiple Tor networks. Oh, hold on... I started downloading a .mp3 last week, and I think it might have just finished.
 
2012-11-02 12:24:00 AM  

Bucky Katt: I have nothing to hide. My real name is Mike Hunt.


I've seen you around. You're a friend of Meat right?
 
2012-11-02 12:35:31 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


You realise that if Drew did receive a Patriot Act subpoena he would be legally forbidden from even telling the rest of the Fark employees far less us unwashed masses. It says right on them that you can only tell the minimum number of people required in order to fulfil the request.

/ or so I hear
 
2012-11-02 09:54:25 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I have quite an extensive favorites list also, both good and bad, but surprisingly I didn't meet anyone that was on the orange or red lists. I start my trolls at orange 5, and if they're habitual, eventually they end up grey 1, which means I have to squint to read their contributions. So I don't. :)


Same. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt (like they're having a bad day, or they're being sarcastic and I'm missing it), some people are just bad on some pet issues, etc etc. Usually start people at orange 3-5 and then move them up to orange 1. If it's completely blatant that they're a troll account or f'ing insane, red1 they go so I don't even read them.
 
2012-11-02 02:19:47 PM  

TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.


I can, and do, say things on Fark that are neither illegal nor rude, but which I would strongly prefer any potential employers did not see. If I didn't have a basic level of anonymity, for instance, I would never be willing to discussing anything pertaining to the legalization of marijuana.

I think that eliminating anonymity from the internet would simply shut down a lot of legitimate discussion. To my mind, that outweighs any problems introduced by trolls and run-of-the-mill dickheads.
 
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