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2012-12-08 07:39:49 PM  

texdent: If this was the site redesign, then yeah that was a memorable day. When it happened, everyone was complaining about going blind because the site had gone to a bright white.



IIRC, that was in 2007.
 
2012-12-08 07:43:59 PM  

wildcardjack: [lh4.ggpht.com image 512x410]

Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 on December 8th 2005.


OH MY DOG

catvideooftheweek.com
 
2012-12-08 07:46:03 PM  

BigLuca: Bathia_Mapes: BigLuca: dahmers love zombie: Bathia_Mapes: St_Francis_P: Bathia_Mapes: I didn't have an account yet.

Obviously, you just barely dodged a mind-destroying experience.
 
Oh, I was reading fark threads in 2005 and I vaguely remember this.  I just didn't get around to creating an account until later and that was because I wanted to be able to post comments.

I've been Farking for a goddamn decade and I haven't been offered a modmin position. Oh, the humanity...

/grumble
//whine
///snivel
////ok better now

Hell, I've been here almost 9 years and have never even SEEN totalfark.


Knock yourself out. :-)

My God, it's full of stars..
[www.supertopo.com image 560x246]

Thank you, Ms/Mr Mapes, you are awesome :-)



It's Ms. and you are very welcome.  Now, you can click on the TotalFark tab and see everything that's been submitted, you can check out TotalFark Discussion (aka TFD).  To your right (usually near the top of page) you'll see something that says "Greenlit links".  It has both links that have been posted to their designated tabs (dark green links) and ones waiting (light green).  Since you have TF you can read threads & make comments before the non-TFers.  If you're into photoshop, you get access to those threads before they go live (they're under Contests). 
 
EnjoyQ
 
2012-12-08 07:51:56 PM  
International Atomic Energy Agency losing patience with Iran's nuclear development. Threatens 20 minute time-out

Iran developing nukes back in 2005? Well, I'm certainly glad we nipped THAT in the bud!
 
2012-12-08 08:00:22 PM  
Green light, red light. All the same. Be like water, my friend.
 
2012-12-08 08:18:31 PM  
I was kidney deep in my wife. What were you doing?
 
2012-12-08 08:28:34 PM  

EchoMike: I was kidney deep in my wife. What were you doing?


I was kidney deep in your wife...also. Remember, I had to warn you about the bro code - no eye contact?
 
2012-12-08 08:59:04 PM  
When did Fark go from a single main page to multiple tabs? Seems about the right time.
 
2012-12-08 09:05:07 PM  
I was a scared, nervous 6th Grader.

/ Now I'm a Big, scary Freshman in College... :p
 
2012-12-08 09:12:38 PM  
So did we figure it out yet?
 
2012-12-08 09:38:50 PM  

mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week, not the day. Try scrolling down the page; you'll find it.


Or perhaps subby could actually link to the thread. I guess it's too much to ask that links actually work as advertised.
 
2012-12-08 09:40:27 PM  
Huh, I wonder if Steve Ballmer's kids ever got an XBox 360.
 
2012-12-08 09:47:09 PM  

AndreMA: mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week, not the day. Try scrolling down the page; you'll find it.

Or perhaps subby could actually link to the thread. I guess it's too much to ask that links actually work as advertised.



It involves mutliple threads, all with a central theme, so there was no other way to link them. .  That being all of them started with the words, "Tragic day in history".  You'll just have to click on the submitter link and scroll down to December 8, 2005. 
 
2012-12-08 09:47:53 PM  

mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week


I strongly doubt that; both posts and comments have timestamps with resolutions to the second (or better). This is a shortcoming of the backend software that issues database queries, not of the database itself.
 
2012-12-08 09:50:36 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: AndreMA: mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week, not the day. Try scrolling down the page; you'll find it.

Or perhaps subby could actually link to the thread. I guess it's too much to ask that links actually work as advertised.


It involves mutliple threads, all with a central theme, so there was no other way to link them. .  That being all of them started with the words, "Tragic day in history".  You'll just have to click on the submitter link and scroll down to December 8, 2005.


No way to link them? Did Tim Berners-Lee live in vain?
 
2012-12-08 09:55:49 PM  

AndreMA: mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week, not the day. Try scrolling down the page; you'll find it.

Or perhaps subby could actually link to the thread. I guess it's too much to ask that links actually work as advertised.


Part of the running gag was there there were a ton of threads approved that day with this same theme.

Not only is it noticeable if you clicked the link, but it has been mentioned several times in this thread.
 
2012-12-08 10:06:56 PM  

mgshamster: AndreMA: mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week, not the day. Try scrolling down the page; you'll find it.

Or perhaps subby could actually link to the thread. I guess it's too much to ask that links actually work as advertised.

Part of the running gag was there there were a ton of threads approved that day with this same theme.

Not only is it noticeable if you clicked the link, but it has been mentioned several times in this thread.


Ah. Musical attention whores like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Streisand, Mariah Carey - the theme being talentless hacks. (how tragic. I get the very lame reference now. I'm still waiting for a "block by submitter"option; I'd pay for that)
 
2012-12-08 10:17:36 PM  
Probably out getting wasted.

/Thirsty Thursdays, woo!
 
2012-12-08 10:19:17 PM  

AndreMA: mgshamster: Fark link archives are stored by the week

I strongly doubt that; both posts and comments have timestamps with resolutions to the second (or better). This is a shortcoming of the backend software that issues database queries, not of the database itself.


Yes and no. The individual posts have time stamps on them, and are archived in individual threads. But thread groupings by date are accessed by the week. You can check it out for yourself in two ways:

1) From the home page, scroll down to the end of the headlines. There's a link there to look at the archives. You'll notice that they are arranges by week.
2) Click the link for this thread.
 
2012-12-08 10:31:42 PM  
Survivor discussion (spoilers inside)

Yeah. I trolled a Survivor thread here once. The butthurt was highly prized.
 
2012-12-08 10:37:08 PM  
Why isn't that a headline every day?
 
2012-12-08 11:44:39 PM  
I remember that day. I couldn't see Logan Airport because my balls were stuck in a chair and my homeschooled girlfriend wasn't there to help me. Luckily, I got over it, and got to the gym 26 minutes later, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-12-09 12:10:30 AM  
I'm high and still don't get it.
 
2012-12-09 12:21:47 AM  
i was out of my mind on PCP trying to punch a hole in a dumpster.
 
2012-12-09 12:37:02 AM  

Mr. Murder: I was having sex with my wife.


Funny coincidence! Now I indeed do remember that day!
 
2012-12-09 12:51:43 AM  
I can't remember that far back. I have no recollection what so ever.
 
2012-12-09 12:51:58 AM  
That was the day I took an arrow in the knee.
 
2012-12-09 01:03:42 AM  

wildcardjack: [lh4.ggpht.com image 512x410]

Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 on December 8th 2005.


OH MY GOD. Look at those gas prices.
 
2012-12-09 01:25:17 AM  
I didn't have this screenname, and Fark wasn't one of my daily hourly go-to sites just yet. But wasn't 2005 the year we were all named Time's Person of the Year?
 
2012-12-09 02:47:07 AM  
WWWWWWWHYYYYYYYYY
 
2012-12-09 02:54:57 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: BigLuca: Bathia_Mapes: BigLuca: dahmers love zombie: Bathia_Mapes: St_Francis_P: Bathia_Mapes: I didn't have an account yet.

Obviously, you just barely dodged a mind-destroying experience.
 
Oh, I was reading fark threads in 2005 and I vaguely remember this.  I just didn't get around to creating an account until later and that was because I wanted to be able to post comments.

I've been Farking for a goddamn decade and I haven't been offered a modmin position. Oh, the humanity...

/grumble
//whine
///snivel
////ok better now

Hell, I've been here almost 9 years and have never even SEEN totalfark.


Knock yourself out. :-)

My God, it's full of stars..
[www.supertopo.com image 560x246]

Thank you, Ms/Mr Mapes, you are awesome :-)


It's Ms. and you are very welcome.  Now, you can click on the TotalFark tab and see everything that's been submitted, you can check out TotalFark Discussion (aka TFD).  To your right (usually near the top of page) you'll see something that says "Greenlit links".  It has both links that have been posted to their designated tabs (dark green links) and ones waiting (light green).  Since you have TF you can read threads & make comments before the non-TFers.  If you're into photoshop, you get access to those threads before they go live (they're under Contests). 
 
EnjoyQ


Reading that description...like describing color to a blind person...
 
2012-12-09 05:16:10 AM  

kim jong-un: HaHa guy ban day?


To be honest, I'm still not quite over it, but HaHa Guy day was both hilarious and a finger to the powers that be (cough...Jeff)
 
2012-12-09 05:43:21 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: I remember that day. I couldn't see Logan Airport because my balls were stuck in a chair and my homeschooled girlfriend wasn't there to help me. Luckily, I got over it, and got to the gym 26 minutes later, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


Did you get a hot cocoa sampler box?
 
2012-12-09 09:04:16 AM  
CigaretteSmokingMan: This day was more tragic:

[i172.photobucket.com image 300x430]


+1 slat chairs to you
 
2012-12-09 09:30:11 AM  

pudding7: wildcardjack: [lh4.ggpht.com image 512x410]

Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 on December 8th 2005.

OH MY GOD. Look at those gas prices.


That was the one in Burbank, CA back in 2000. The one in Midway ended in an intersection next to a residential neighborhood.

Which makes it all the more amazing to see how cheap gas was in Burbank when that happened.
 
2012-12-09 09:32:37 AM  
Tragic Day in History: December 8, 1987. I was born.

Seriously a lot of weird crap happens on my birthday:

We entered WWII.
John Lennon got shot.
Airplane skids off the runway and almost plows into a neighborhood in the middle of a snowstorm.
Mary gets knocked up by God (For the Catholics out there)
 
2012-12-09 10:11:14 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: BigLuca: CapeFearCadaver: today, I was hanging out with a former marine, 6'6" 225, awesome guy, watching a movie and drinking beers at my place. He came up behind me to hug me when all the sudden his whole body fell in a deep sigh. I asked him what was wrong. His response: "You. just. flinched.", in a pain-filled low voice. I didn't even realize I had flinched, it had become completely involuntary. A month previous a different ex had been convicted of placing me in the hospital. Former marine and I didn't last. Makes me sad, still. I really liked him.

I read that twice. I ... don't get it.

Sorry. Glance at this thread and you might, if you really want to: Link

If still not, I'll try to explain better... been a rough day and I know I'm not making as much sense as I could. Sorry.


I "get it". I used to be so traumatized that if I was sitting on the couch, and someone reached over to the coffee table to pick up their drink, I'd instinctively cover my face. And there would be people who'd laugh at me and ask "What's wrong with you?", because they didn't know my history.

You shouldn't pine for marine-guy. If he interpreted your flinching as some kind of insult to himself he wasn't worth keeping.

I finally met a gentle person who understood that my flinching at every move wasn't a reflection on him, but a reflection of what I'd been through. With his love, and after much counseling, I don't do that anymore. I hope that you have found a gentle love, or at least are able to trust again, and that you don't either.
 
2012-12-09 10:41:07 AM  
well i for one was not aware FARK had an archive feature

cdn1.hark.com
 
2012-12-09 12:01:56 PM  
I see....Thank you for that....Subby. Ya weirdo.
 
2012-12-09 01:44:08 PM  
right here not getting over it
 
2012-12-09 03:06:21 PM  
I for sure lost my mind that day...21st birthday.
 
2012-12-09 04:21:36 PM  
static7.userland.com

December 8th, 2005 was much like any other summer's day in Farkistan and Drew Curtis, a file clerk at an insurance company, was on his way to work as usual when - nothing happened!
 
2012-12-09 05:15:43 PM  
I was getting busy in a Burger King bathroom.
 
2012-12-09 05:18:33 PM  
drunk probably
 
TWX
2012-12-09 11:37:36 PM  

slayer199: Sim Tree: I'm guessing that was the day Drew changed over the site to the newer, current format. People royally freaked out over it, posting 'I fear change' and similar sillyness, some in jest and some... not. Someone went as far as to (more like? No, wait) went as far as to write a stylesheet you could download that reverted fark to the older format.

Different day:

[img691.imageshack.us image 660x352]


Is it wrong that I actually like the old design better?

/used Netscape .99 beta via Trumpet Winsock in Windows 3.1
//feels old now
 
2012-12-09 11:42:58 PM  

TWX: Netscape


I hope somebody captured the last one before it went extinct.
 
2012-12-11 12:22:24 AM  

Witty Comment: I haven't seen BXRWXR since, but the wrinkles in the face of Log_Jammin I think could tell the story, if we only looked close enough.


It's a story alright. a story from the very pit of hell itself!
 
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