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2013-04-10 03:10:36 PM  

Mixolydian Master: I always felt bad for Jeff for that. He was such a big part of Fark for, well, pretty much since the beginning. Then with one poorly thought out comment ruined his place. From what Drew said in response to the outrage Jeff's time out sounded temporary but I haven't seen him post since.

Yeah, but then after he said that, the whole community collectively swarmed on him, and TF memberships were getting cancelled, and did he offer any remorse, or apologize for being snarky, hours after the shiatstorm he created?

JEFF: Remember the last 3 times the design changed and everyone moved to Canada and never came back to Fark? Yeah, thought so.

Yeah..Not so much.


I think it was the measurable revenue loss that got him. It's one thing to be a dick, it's another to be a dick who's costing you money.
 
2013-04-10 03:16:22 PM  
It's funny because it's true.
 
2013-04-10 03:19:52 PM  

blatz514: UseUrHeadFred:

I started lurking sometime around 2000.  Back then I never posted on any forum, ever.

Yep, lurked forever until I got an office.  Now, it's pure slack off at work.


Plus, back then, you click the wrong button on the wrong site, you got CoolWebSearch or some such.
 
2013-04-10 03:21:02 PM  
As a designer and developer I totally "get" Jeff's irritation, but the real reason his response was so stupid is because the redesign genuinely was terrible.  I also get that Fark considers itself outside the mainstream, but that doesn't mean it can't look nice, be funky, AND make money.  In its current form it is very hard on the eyes.
 
2013-04-10 03:21:19 PM  

Mixolydian Master: picturescrazy: Mixolydian Master: markfara: I really don't get it. Is it, like, women are always b*tching about something, or something like that?

**2007: Fark has a website redesign, and a lot of us openly biatch and complain

You'll get over it-Jeff

biatch, your mod/admin privileges have been stripped-Drew

I always felt bad for Jeff for that. He was such a big part of Fark for, well, pretty much since the beginning. Then with one poorly thought out comment ruined his place. From what Drew said in response to the outrage Jeff's time out sounded temporary but I haven't seen him post since.

Yeah, but then after he said that, the whole community collectively swarmed on him, and TF memberships were getting cancelled, and did he offer any remorse, or apologize for being snarky, hours after the shiatstorm he created?

JEFF: Remember the last 3 times the design changed and everyone moved to Canada and never came back to Fark? Yeah, thought so.

Yeah..Not so much.


That's true. He did keep up the "you guys are being children." bit until Drew stepped in. I had forgotten about that. Still, not so much as even a post since? I wonder if he even comes around to lurk anymore.
 
2013-04-10 03:23:40 PM  

Electromax: Now I wanna see what Fark looked like before this apparent meteoric redesign. GIS'ing it just gives me a very similar looking site with the tabs as different colors. Is that the one?


Fark.com on Feb 1, 2001
http://web.archive.org/web/20010202033000/http://fark.com/
 
2013-04-10 03:24:31 PM  
What?
 
2013-04-10 03:25:36 PM  
I've seen many versions and enjoyed the evolution of FARK.

/3horn
 
2013-04-10 03:31:51 PM  

oakleym82: skinink: I still haven't gotten over the latest Deadspin redesign, which made the site very user unfriendly if you want to read the comments.

And I laugh everytime I see Reddit, who's webmasters haven't learned anything about webdesign past 2002.

I tried Reddit, I really did.  It hurts my brain.


Same! It's not the design so much for me though... it's the sheer amount of derp and how they're not very amusing.
 
2013-04-10 03:42:23 PM  
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2013-04-10 03:58:28 PM  

BigBooper: God, I remember Fark back when we could post boobies without problems. Well except when a dense Farker would post a pic of his girlfriend; but that was more his problem.

One time a less than bright Farker posted a pic of his girlfriend topless, but with her face blurred out. Of course he had posted a non R-rated pic of her in another post. So apply a little Photoshopping skill, and Tada! no more blurred out pic!

Lets not even discuss home school girl, rainbow bright sister, or the jail bait threads that would now get you charged with kiddie porn just for reading them.

If you want a taste go to Foobies.com It's not nearly what was...but at least you see boobies. of course NSFW!


The Rainbow Bright Sister thread was one of the funniest things I have ever seen on Fark.  I know everyone hates it now, but the original RIP Steve McNair thread might be my all time fave.  But I still want the Music tab back!
 
2013-04-10 04:04:07 PM  
Fark the lame Smart and Funny buttons as well. It's like they wanted to go for the up and down vote route of so many other sites but were too embarrassed to actually go there.
 
2013-04-10 04:06:04 PM  
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2013-04-10 04:09:04 PM  

Fallout Boy: Fark the lame Smart and Funny buttons as well. It's like they wanted to go for the up and down vote route of so many other sites but were too embarrassed to actually go there.


Those buttons don't actually count for anything, do they?
 
2013-04-10 04:10:28 PM  
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2013-04-10 04:11:17 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: The Rainbow Bright Sister thread was one of the funniest things I have ever seen on Fark.


This girl?
img329.imageshack.us
/still looking for the thread, dammit
 
2013-04-10 04:11:51 PM  

king_nacho: Electromax: Now I wanna see what Fark looked like before this apparent meteoric redesign. GIS'ing it just gives me a very similar looking site with the tabs as different colors. Is that the one?

Back in my day Fark didn't even have Tabs. There was just Fark. You just scrolled through all the articles. There were boobies links right there on the main page. And the turtles, there were so many turtles


And supremely scrotumed squirrels
 
2013-04-10 04:16:14 PM  
I feel the same way about Fark layout changes as I do about Facebook layout changes. In a month I won't remember what it used to look like anyway, so why the fark should I get upset? Seriously. I do not remember what Facebook looked like when it started, just that you had to be a student at a college that Facebook recognized to join. Hell, I don't even remember what Facebook looked like before the timeline thing came out. I likewise don't remember what Fark looked like back then, just that boobies were more prevalent.
 
2013-04-10 04:18:14 PM  
"feminist news and culture blog Jezebel" Oh, huh...I never realized that site had a theme or point or reason for existing.
 
2013-04-10 04:18:57 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Ryker's Peninsula: The Rainbow Bright Sister thread was one of the funniest things I have ever seen on Fark.

This girl?
[img329.imageshack.us image 220x545]
/still looking for the thread, dammit


I heard it was a big deal, and it's whispered about from time to time.  Was there an entire thread about that?
 
2013-04-10 04:25:30 PM  
FYI, I never did get over it, Jeff.
 
2013-04-10 04:28:03 PM  
i.imgur.com

Do you dare?


GO.

And bring back souvenirs.
 
2013-04-10 04:43:44 PM  

Khellendros: I heard it was a big deal, and it's whispered about from time to time. Was there an entire thread about that?


Indeed there was.  Apparently the banhammer was applied liberally.
 
2013-04-10 04:50:01 PM  

Maud Dib: [i865.photobucket.com image 323x242]


i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-10 04:52:54 PM  
I liked Fark better when the layout was more colorful. I'm not a fan of the shades of grey everywhere.
I guess it's professional because it's boring
 
2013-04-10 04:54:14 PM  

fruitloop: fruitloop: I'll never get over Macho Grande.


Dont talk to me about Macho Grande. I flew with Striker during the war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjBdFPyxuak
 
2013-04-10 04:55:29 PM  

threadjackistan: fruitloop: fruitloop: I'll never get over Macho Grande.

Dont talk to me about Macho Grande. I flew with Striker during the war.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjBdFPyxuak


I'll never forget the night we bombed Macho Grande
 
2013-04-10 05:03:44 PM  
Single best thing about old Fark was Gorgor.
Especially before the time when his/her images weren't behind a link.
Although, the linked images were pretty funny too, what with everyone saying 'there's no way I'm clicking that'.
Reminded me of rotten.com back in 2000 or so.
 
2013-04-10 05:08:11 PM  

BigBooper: Lets not even discuss home school girl, rainbow bright sister, or the jail bait threads that would now get you charged with kiddie porn just for reading them.


What about 3horn's topless step-sister? Can we discuss her??
 
2013-04-10 05:16:31 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Ryker's Peninsula: The Rainbow Bright Sister thread was one of the funniest things I have ever seen on Fark.

This girl?
[img329.imageshack.us image 220x545]
/still looking for the thread, dammit


That was the one.  I think they ended up pulling it because they guy who posted that pic was absolutely getting piled on for pimping out his sister and openly beggin for the mods to take it down.
 
2013-04-10 05:20:37 PM  

YoOjo: Single best thing about old Fark was Gorgor.
Especially before the time when his/her images weren't behind a link.
Although, the linked images were pretty funny too, what with everyone saying 'there's no way I'm clicking that'.
Reminded me of rotten.com back in 2000 or so.


Man, I haven't thought about Gorgor in a while.  I'm sure he's doing fine and about 3-5 on good behavior.
 
2013-04-10 05:22:51 PM  
Ryker's Peninsula:
Man, I haven't thought about Gorgor in a while.  I'm sure he's doing fine and about 3-5 on good behavior.

What era was that? My memory is not so good.
I'm guessing '04 - '06 but could be out by a few years either way quite easily.
 
2013-04-10 05:27:45 PM  

This text is now purple: Mixolydian Master: I always felt bad for Jeff for that. He was such a big part of Fark for, well, pretty much since the beginning. Then with one poorly thought out comment ruined his place. From what Drew said in response to the outrage Jeff's time out sounded temporary but I haven't seen him post since.

Yeah, but then after he said that, the whole community collectively swarmed on him, and TF memberships were getting cancelled, and did he offer any remorse, or apologize for being snarky, hours after the shiatstorm he created?

JEFF: Remember the last 3 times the design changed and everyone moved to Canada and never came back to Fark? Yeah, thought so.

Yeah..Not so much.

I think it was the measurable revenue loss that got him. It's one thing to be a dick, it's another to be a dick who's costing you money.


His comments from that thread were the reason I never renewed my totalfark membership.  Obviously I didn't mind the change that much if I'm still here, mainly as a lurker, but Jeff's flippant remarks from that particular thread rubbed me the wrong way enough that I stopped paying for content.
 
2013-04-10 05:30:16 PM  

UseUrHeadFred: http://www.fark.com/comments/2762299/Fark-site-redesign-is-now-live-H o pe-nothing-breaks-were-all-out-drinking?startid=29858567


Hey thanks! I have been meaning to read that thread for ages.
 
2013-04-10 05:30:34 PM  

Two16: Maud Dib: [i865.photobucket.com image 323x242]

[i48.tinypic.com image 850x225]


Heh....I think it's like pledge week at NPR or something. TotalFark being handed out like candy, and tons of greenlights today. WTF.
 
2013-04-10 05:32:09 PM  

threadjackistan: Dont talk to me about Macho Grande. I flew with Striker during the war.


I don't know how he came unglued.
 
2013-04-10 06:05:10 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: YoOjo: Single best thing about old Fark was Gorgor.
Especially before the time when his/her images weren't behind a link.
Although, the linked images were pretty funny too, what with everyone saying 'there's no way I'm clicking that'.
Reminded me of rotten.com back in 2000 or so.

Man, I haven't thought about Gorgor in a while.  I'm sure he's doing fine and about 3-5 on good behavior.


What I heard is that Gorgor left Fark on his own after he got tired of the restrictions that the mods put on him (e.g. no images, no clickable URLs) that literally nobody else had to abide by.  The last time I saw him in a thread was apparently on his birthday, but I don't remember which thread or how long ago.

/gave him a link to a SFW stripper cake photo hidden behind a non-clickable TinyURL
 
2013-04-10 06:06:54 PM  

brownlady79: UseUrHeadFred: http://www.fark.com/comments/2762299/Fark-site-redesign-is-now-live-H o pe-nothing-breaks-were-all-out-drinking?startid=29858567

Hey thanks! I have been meaning to read that thread for ages.


oi47.tinypic.com
No problemo.
 
2013-04-10 06:31:22 PM  
Will there still be condescending comments from beer snobs?
 
2013-04-10 06:48:59 PM  

dwlf: king_nacho: Electromax: Now I wanna see what Fark looked like before this apparent meteoric redesign. GIS'ing it just gives me a very similar looking site with the tabs as different colors. Is that the one?

Back in my day Fark didn't even have Tabs. There was just Fark. You just scrolled through all the articles. There were boobies links right there on the main page. And the turtles, there were so many turtles

And supremely scrotumed squirrels


And free cats...
 
2013-04-10 07:01:10 PM  

UseUrHeadFred: brownlady79: UseUrHeadFred: http://www.fark.com/comments/2762299/Fark-site-redesign-is-now-live-H o pe-nothing-breaks-were-all-out-drinking?startid=29858567

Hey thanks! I have been meaning to read that thread for ages.

[oi47.tinypic.com image 303x364]
No problemo.


Haysoos Cristo, my whole afternoon is shot, and I'm still waiting to see if  Jeff gets his ass handed to him by Drew or other mods.  I'm now on the continuation thread.  NEED SUSTENANCE
 
2013-04-10 07:54:55 PM  
(adjusts onion) .. When I started lurking here in 2000, I would have never guessed this site would still be active in 13 years. At first I hated the inane repetitive "Duke sucks" type of humor, and I've always hated the racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice. But it's a place to hang out, like some dive bar that I can't seem to stay away from. Good for some laughs and chuckles. You young'uns just don't appreciate what you've got.

picturescrazy: I always felt bad for Jeff [...] I haven't seen him post since.

I was one of the TF cancellers, but I renewed it again after about a year, and kept it for some years. I often have wondered if Jeff is really still around all this time, posting under an alt .... quietly shaking his fist at this little community, wishing he could post, but knowing that people would pile on him like a ... well, a guy who gets piled on. Now that I think of it, maybe he had to agree never to post here again, as part of his split from admin duties. Who knows. I was kinda impressed that he had the nuts to tell off a horde of angry Farkers. But we're all hiding behind keyboards, so courage is a little exaggerated.

Tunney: 10 Shocking Reasons Why This Onion Article is Lame (Featured Partner)

While we're having this chat about Fark's culture, I hope it's allowable if I ask this: Please enable comments for the featured partner links! :-) Why not? We could have a lot of fun in those threads. The partner companies might even learn something from our snarky remarks, or amazingly helpful suggestions on how to improve their marketing or products.

YoOjo: Single best thing about old Fark was Gorgor.

Oh wow, I'd almost forgotten... you just triggered some memories. Late nights fixing browser compatibility on Netscape for Macintosh. Web startup office with a hammock and indoor rock climbing wall. Constantly on Fark to relieve the ennui; Gorgor links and the hilarious reactions that followed.  It was surreal somehow, and I think I've seen enough eye-bleach since then to purge most of his pictures from my memory.  Or I'm just getting early amnesia.  (end CSB)

Here's to more decades of Fark, you crazy a-holes...
 
2013-04-10 07:55:01 PM  

Ishkur: threadjackistan: Dont talk to me about Macho Grande. I flew with Striker during the war.

I don't know how he came unglued.


Howie came unglued?

// / //I miss gorgor.
 
2013-04-10 07:59:27 PM  

Ishkur: threadjackistan: Dont talk to me about Macho Grande. I flew with Striker during the war.

I don't know how he came unglued.


No! Howie was a rock, the best tail gunner in the outfit! Buddy came unglued!
 
2013-04-10 09:03:08 PM  

YoOjo: Ryker's Peninsula:
Man, I haven't thought about Gorgor in a while.  I'm sure he's doing fine and about 3-5 on good behavior.

What era was that? My memory is not so good.
I'm guessing '04 - '06 but could be out by a few years either way quite easily.


He was still kicking around occassionally in 2010...I remember because I saw some of his...unique posts during downtime while I was deployed.
 
2013-04-10 09:56:53 PM  

YoOjo: Ryker's Peninsula:
Man, I haven't thought about Gorgor in a while.  I'm sure he's doing fine and about 3-5 on good behavior.

What era was that? My memory is not so good.
I'm guessing '04 - '06 but could be out by a few years either way quite easily.


I think Bevets got his start around 04 too.  Cranberryzero was my favorite person back in the day before you could favorite people.  Her/His photoshops were legendary.
 
2013-04-10 10:24:46 PM  
Ahhh memories. Good stuff from the years past...names, occurrences, and scandals. There's a few names that even the mention of a while back would get one banned.
 
2013-04-10 10:30:32 PM  

picodenico: Ahhh memories. Good stuff from the years past...names, occurrences, and scandals. There's a few names that even the mention of a while back would get one banned.


Like a boy made out of a certain gelatinous dessert? He was before my time but just barely. People hinted at his name here and there. Someone linked one of his threads for me once. It was horrible.
 
2013-04-10 10:44:07 PM  
imageshack.us

Gone....but not forgotten...
 
2013-04-11 12:28:27 AM  
Damn. So much butthurt in that redesign thread. So, so much butthurt.
 
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