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2003-12-15 12:23:24 PM
... SomethingAwful.com?
 
2003-12-15 12:27:16 PM
Here's a clue: Don't suck

Here's another: Don't whine "My headline was better" when yours doesn't get accepted
 
2003-12-15 12:31:43 PM
Drew does work in Starbucks?
My admiration has grown fifty-fold.
 
2003-12-15 12:33:21 PM
ahh so that how it all works.......
 
2003-12-15 12:37:17 PM
I was like, Hell, I don't know. Maybe it's because your ads suck.

Hahaha, that quote rules Drew.
 
2003-12-15 12:42:05 PM
Drew: "Actually, it's really funny. Rather than trying to keep it in the middle, we try to steer it really hard left and right, all the timewith any luck, a good balance between the two." [...]

OMG!!!! Drew's manipulating us! He's evil! He posts articles so that us Farkers will flame each other!!!!!

...tinfoil hat time...


BTW, Drew interviews are always nice. :)
 
2003-12-15 12:42:55 PM
Actually, it's really funny. Rather than trying to keep it in the middle, we try to steer it really hard left and right, all the timewith any luck, a good balance between the two

Is there anyway we can get a barometer display showing which way the current Fark wind is blowing so we can slant our submitted links in the appropriate direction?
 
2003-12-15 12:42:58 PM
So you are telling me headlines with good taglines and good articles get submitted? Brilliant!

Although judging by the crap on here, this might be news to some people.
 
2003-12-15 12:45:13 PM
... and now Drew corrects the headline so I look like a moron.

Previous headline was: "Interview with Drew reveals how to get links accepted on"

That's also a good tip to submitters - don't leave readers dangling at the end of your headlines.
 
2003-12-15 12:49:09 PM
Drew Curtis: Aw, I have no idea. I've been drinking beer.
 
2003-12-15 12:50:11 PM
DandamanFL

That was an interesting comment regarding some kind of site indicator. A little weather forecast icon somewhere on a thread might be cool, Donkey, Elephant, forest fire, you know the basics.

Just a thought
 
2003-12-15 12:50:46 PM
DandamanFL - visit front page, look for any article with comments (lots), post article from other site of spectrum.
 
2003-12-15 12:52:55 PM
What's this Fark thing?
 
2003-12-15 12:59:25 PM
So, getting articles approved requires humor? I can't believe the age-old bribe has finally gone out of fashion.
 
2003-12-15 01:00:17 PM
So, is AskMen.com a hard left or a hard right?
 
2003-12-15 01:01:38 PM
Drew Curtis: Aw, I have no idea. I've been drinking beer.


Best.Quote.Ever.

You know, cause it's true
 
2003-12-15 01:04:59 PM
Spin_Doc
I believe they are a bunch of Hard-Ons.
 
2003-12-15 01:05:29 PM
Good interview!
I checked out the rest of the site and it is pretty funny. I will go back
 
2003-12-15 01:06:47 PM
Interview with Drew reveals how to get links accepted on Fark

I submitted this same article with a funnier headline.

 
2003-12-15 01:10:40 PM
BadMouth: My wife gets upset if she finds me looking at the virtual boobies on the Internet. You do these events with real live boobies. Does your wife mind?

Drew Curtis: She doesn't care. Doesn't bother her a bit. There's a funny comedianI forget what his name ishe said, It doesn't matter where you get your appetite. It's whether or not you take your meals at home.


And that's why we all love Heather.

Drew you lucky bastard.

3Horn
 
2003-12-15 01:13:29 PM
Really what a link needs to get posted is the word "beer" in the title.

Articles about beer are good as gold.
 
2003-12-15 01:18:25 PM
Interview with Drew reveals how to get links accepted on Fark

That tagline is farking hilarious!

If I'd only known!
 
2003-12-15 02:00:18 PM
"Hell, I don't know. Maybe it's because your ads suck"

No that's the best quote
 
2003-12-15 02:09:25 PM
Three guys? That answers that question.
Pretty funny site, and I agree with the donkey, elephant, forest fire icons! Great idea.
 
2003-12-15 02:26:02 PM
All I know was that my first link on the main site was a suggestion to send Drew Horse Sperm.
 
2003-12-15 02:35:11 PM


/touche!
 
2003-12-15 03:40:44 PM
Drew Curtis: Oh yeah. It happens a lot actually. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If we were doing this in print, no one could ever say anything about it, but the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is much more strict than print laws are on the same thing. So it's totally bogus.

As far as the Photoshop stuff goes, in general, what's happening there definitely falls under fair use, without a question. We're just not willing to fight it, yet. But I'm talking to some guys about setting up a tar-baby type of a situation, where we pull an image down. We Photoshop it. We know it's totally legal from the get-go. And then when they come and try and sue us, we nail them.

Let's get the Digital Millennium Copyright Act overturned. I was waiting for somebody else to do it, but it's taken a long time. I think we're going to have to step up to the plate and do it.

We're going to have to suck somebody in. Because the longer this sits around, the more precedent gets stacked up behind it, the less likely it's going to be that this gets overturned. We're going to have to do this pretty soon, is what this boils down to


Drew is my hero
 
2003-12-15 03:43:56 PM
that's funny, because this is my standard answer to almost any question:

Drew Curtis: Aw, I have no idea. I've been drinking beer.
 
2003-12-15 03:52:38 PM
How did this get greenlighted?
 
2003-12-15 03:54:32 PM
Step one: interview drew on how to get an article accepted...
 
2003-12-15 04:19:38 PM
The fourth and fifth admin both being lazy farks.
 
2003-12-15 04:41:26 PM
Good interview.

I want my own ISP. It sounds impressive. Women must dig that sort of thing.
 
2003-12-15 05:06:21 PM
It also helps to Paypal Drew $25 with each submission. It also helps to know Eeek's credit card number and have it in your Paypal account.
 
2003-12-15 05:36:06 PM
I gave up submitting articles a long time ago. I got my seven so I feel like I've contributed.
 
2003-12-15 05:46:58 PM
Actually, my red/green ratio has improved since I gave up actively submitting articles. There was like this one week where I submitted about 30 articles in a row a day for five days straight. I would usually get one article approved. Then it hit me, what a farking waste of time. The same damn article had already been submitted from another source and it's not like I'm getting paid.

Now I only submit things I really find interesting. Since then I have about a 25% acceptance rate.
 
2003-12-15 05:56:47 PM
a tar-baby type of a situation

Pardon my ignorance, but what does that mean? I mean I get it from the rest of what Drew was saying, but tar-baby? Never heard that phrase.
 
2003-12-15 06:03:44 PM
Here's my thought. Some people make a big deal out of how many articles they have posted, and that's fine. I have no problem with that. But my attitude is that when I find something that I believe will make Fark more interesting that day, I submit it. And I don't really submit that many things, certainly not every day, because the article has to make me really laugh or think or whatever. (Also, I have a job/life that takes up some time.) I would never clog up the works with anything that I don't believe would make the main page more interesting. I think my acceptance rate is something like 10%, but then again, it's not VelcroFez's Fark.com it's Drew Curtis's.
 
2003-12-15 06:04:32 PM
Growing up, I was taught that tar baby was a pretty bad word. I guess since it's fallen out of favor, most people don't quite realize what its slang meaning is.
 
2003-12-15 06:09:10 PM
BadMouth: "FARK doesn't seem to have an underlying ideology. Do you make any effort to 'steer the ship' and keep it in the middle?"

Drew Curtis: "Actually, it's really funny. Rather than trying to keep it in the middle, we try to steer it really hard left and right, all the time...."

sorry, but that's damn funny.

 
2003-12-15 06:20:58 PM
"Let's get the Digital Millennium Copyright Act overturned. I was waiting for somebody else to do it, but it's taken a long time. I think we're going to have to step up to the plate and do it."

hell, I'd sign.

 
2003-12-15 07:32:14 PM
 
2003-12-15 07:56:20 PM
What I want to know is when is Drew coming to Hawaii so I can shut down a few bars with him.
 
2003-12-15 07:56:46 PM
Is Drew actually interesting to speak with in person?

His interviews are usually pretty good, so I was just wondering and all.
 
2003-12-15 08:01:38 PM
i just want to get ten articles posted... just... one..... more.....

and then i'll stop.

maybe.
 
2003-12-15 08:03:37 PM
I still remember the day I got my first link on the main page. I was smiling like a fool for the whole day.
 
2003-12-15 08:04:02 PM
I thought it was when superman put his glasses ON that nobody recognized him
 
2003-12-15 08:04:11 PM
I think if the whole Drew -vs- DCMA thing ever happened, he should set up a PayPal account to cover the costs...hell, I know I'd donate.
 
2003-12-15 08:04:42 PM
Drew, if you need a server, im a VAR for dell and will get you one at cost. Was a side venture i started several years ago. I still wont pay for total fark though.
 
2003-12-15 08:06:43 PM
"FARK.com is one of the hippest sites on the World Wide Web"

Huh? I thought we were all a bunch of fat losers?
Then again, a hip website seems like a bit of an oxymoron.
 
2003-12-15 08:07:26 PM
Damn, I see a TarBaby PS coming soon.

Hrmm, Drew, you just made it very scary for hot shots who might want to take you down under the guise of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Way to go!
 
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