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(Boston.com)   Internet Dickwad Theory finally catches up with HuffPo, who just announced that anonymous comments would no longer be permitted. Good thing everyone on Fark posts with their real name, and not some ridiculous, made-up handle, such as "Drew"   (boston.com) divider line 42
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2013-08-22 09:31:20 AM
6 votes:
My girlfriends and I are earning over $45 per hour while working from our homes.  You can too.   Go to easymoneygivinghead.com  for more details!  My friend Sandy made over $50,000 cash last year using my method!
2013-08-22 10:18:08 AM
3 votes:

Techhell: PC LOAD LETTER: Techhell: Can you imagine what it would be like if the rest of the USA could put a face or at least a real name to the Freepers?

We have:

[blogs.e-rockford.com image 393x329]

Such a lazy response. Of course, the more that gets used to represent the Freepers, the more terrifying it could be if we actually got a chance to find out who the Freepers really are in real life, and realized that our next door neighbour is the guy posting "N0bumma Is The AntiChrist!" and advocating for the sterilization of all Atheists. That nice guy next door, with three kids, who's a firefighter. Not some inbred yokel.

/Example pulled out of my arse, as I've only gone to Freeperland to see if they do have a way to identify each user. Turns out it's not even as stringent as Fark's method of potentially self-identifying in the User Profile.


I just assume it's two bored 30-something Canadians just trolling the shiat out of each other.
2013-08-22 09:05:22 AM
3 votes:

reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.


I'm so sorry for your condition.
2013-08-22 08:59:01 AM
3 votes:
shiatcock.
2013-08-22 08:52:23 AM
3 votes:
"And the site does not want to risk losing its robust culture of reader dialogue."

images.sodahead.com
2013-08-22 08:49:19 AM
3 votes:
I hear they are giving away bar towels.
2013-08-22 11:31:13 AM
2 votes:
Real names? Sure thing, Mizz Huffington. Why the Hell not?

www.democraticunderground.com
2013-08-22 10:25:21 AM
2 votes:

Lady J


her second book got turned down by 37 publishers


In a row?
2013-08-22 09:30:56 AM
2 votes:
I've always wondered why my mom - Iyam Bizzy - named me "Fuggin." Junior high was unkind.
2013-08-22 09:05:47 AM
2 votes:

naptapper: If only Fark would do the same thing maybe I could go back to enjoying the comments. Sigh.


memedepot.comimages.inquisitr.comimg.fark.net

This is where we give you a witty, constructive response to your complaint, right?
2013-08-22 08:51:54 AM
2 votes:
Maximum trolling achieved. Let the butthurt begin.
2013-08-22 08:47:23 AM
2 votes:
They'll get over it
2013-08-22 05:40:20 PM
1 votes:

RobSeace: Out of pure laziness, I usually end up using my real name for logins everywhere, anyway... I usually try "Agrajag" first, but 99.9% of the time, that's already been taken by another Hitchhiker's Guide fan, so other than that I've got nothing creative I want to go by other than my own name... And, I hate doing the old "keep appending random numbers to the name until you find a version that hasn't yet been taken" trick... (Though, I did settle on "Agrajag4242" for my Xbox gamertag...)


I'm using my full legal name also.

My parents sucked.
2013-08-22 04:38:59 PM
1 votes:
The bigger LOL is out there.

Imagine how many Phillip Smiths there are.  The farking websites DON'T EVEN VERIFY YOUR NAME AT ALL they just shunt it off to google or farcebook.


Frankly I don't bother with websites that require a facebook login for comment.  Its like requiring shiat smeared hands to wave at a parade.

Wait.. not "like".   Being able to post comments at a news site because you have a Facebook account is PRECISELY waving your shiat smeared hands in public!
2013-08-22 04:17:28 PM
1 votes:

sulco: I've never understood the sites/newspapers/etc that use Facebook accts as their line of authentication for commenting on their sites.


Well, demanding DNA samples can be time consuming and messy.
2013-08-22 03:34:33 PM
1 votes:
I created a user for Huffington Post and everything.  Got banned for the very Boobies.

Just something stupid like "You white people scare easily" in response to an equally stupid article.

I guess they didn't like me.  fark 'em
2013-08-22 03:11:44 PM
1 votes:

NostroZ: vygramul: Pumpernickel bread: picturescrazy: I'd never want to start an online community. Fark is a rare jewel indeed where even the worst discussions look ten times better than the best on most sites, even with our fake names.

You know, that is very true.  While sometimes contentious (certainly on the politics board), the discourse here is usually very enlightening.  I typically know more about a subject, sometimes much more, from reading the Fark comments, than I would have had I just read the article, or depended on the commenters at some inferior news aggregator site.

We're certainly no youtube comments section.

Absolutely, the comments range from detached mockery to snide remarks... here at Fark, we pride ourselves on relevant discussions that informs.
Oh, that's not what we do?

Right... "It's not News, It's Fark"
A collection of personalities vying for attention with 'funny' comments that would make a Jr. High cafeteria look tame.
If only humor was a detached sense of futility where the critic's job is to whine incessantly, then Fark would take the gold.


See.. yer being snide again... cut it out.
2013-08-22 02:00:03 PM
1 votes:
Fark Huffpo and their retarded articles.  No offense to actual retards, some of them are actually fair and nice people.

I once made an account to comment on the Ariel Castro case or something, they moderated away my perfectly reasonable comments, but left up vile garbage like "All men should be castrated a birth!"  So it's not okay to post stuff that disturbs their echo chamber, but it's okay to post blatant calls to/threats of violence.... wow.

Now if I want to numb my brain after a hard day I surf somewhere reasonable like 4chan instead.  /Sarcasm, sort of..... At least they are fair.
2013-08-22 12:30:05 PM
1 votes:
i use my real initials
of course WTF  gets my attention
i stand behind what i put here

35 years ago this could have been obama.
2013-08-22 12:02:24 PM
1 votes:
Because it's impossible to create a bogus Facebook account.
2013-08-22 11:53:28 AM
1 votes:
I wonder how many Carlos Dangers they're going to have posting soon.
2013-08-22 11:50:42 AM
1 votes:

2xcited: Jackmeoff, Johnny pharkerfeister and Al E.Gator applaud these actions


Phil McKracken seconds that
2013-08-22 11:43:02 AM
1 votes:
Jackmeoff, Johnny pharkerfeister and Al E.Gator applaud these actions
2013-08-22 11:28:07 AM
1 votes:
On Fark, I do use my real name.  Or, at least that's what all the high school girls call me.
2013-08-22 11:24:21 AM
1 votes:

reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.


Did you read the onion article about "even Dave Matthews is sick of himself"?
2013-08-22 10:44:06 AM
1 votes:
i184.photobucket.com
2013-08-22 10:31:49 AM
1 votes:

naptapper: If only Fark would do the same thing maybe I could go back to enjoying the comments. Sigh.


Welcome to the Tard list.
2013-08-22 10:00:47 AM
1 votes:
her second book got turned down by 37 publishers
2013-08-22 09:44:34 AM
1 votes:

czetie: There is a huge difference between pseudonymous comments and anonymous comments. A pseudonym is still an identity and has the important characteristic that if I act like a dick under this handle there are consequences down the line, ranging from antagonism to being farkied as "pompous windbag" to being outright ignored. By contrast, anonymous contents are free of all social consequences.

And as any student of game theory knows, a game played repeatedly has very different optimization strategy from a game played only once.

The fact that occasionally, the true identity behind an especially appalling pseudonym might be revealed resulting in extended social consequences is a bonus, but its not essential.


Can you imagine what it would be like if the rest of the USA could put a face or at least a real name to the Freepers?
2013-08-22 09:29:41 AM
1 votes:
I'm Brian, and so is my wife.
2013-08-22 09:16:53 AM
1 votes:
picturescrazy


I'd never want to start an online community. Fark is a rare jewel indeed where even the worst discussions look ten times better than the best on most sites, even with our fake names.

You have never been to the politics tab.
2013-08-22 09:15:07 AM
1 votes:
You lost any relevance you may have had when you sold out to AOL in 2011, so just be quiet, you annoying greek wench.
2013-08-22 09:08:21 AM
1 votes:

reillan: megarian: reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.

I'm so sorry for your condition.

Doctors say it's curable.


Unfortunately it requires a lead application to the head and the survivability rate is pretty low
2013-08-22 09:06:34 AM
1 votes:

megarian: reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.

I'm so sorry for your condition.


Doctors say it's curable.
2013-08-22 09:03:51 AM
1 votes:

Elegy: Because people never set up fake Facebook accounts etc for the purposes of trolling sites that require "identification?"


tell that to my dog and her Facebook page.
2013-08-22 09:03:30 AM
1 votes:
I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.
2013-08-22 09:02:19 AM
1 votes:
Crusading against internet trolling is less likely to be successful than the War on Drugs/Terror.
2013-08-22 08:57:15 AM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: HuffPo an echo chamber?  Who knew?


Just where the fark in TFA did it mention that HuffPo is an echo chamber?  I'm guessing that this is more about the Foxbots who visit just to scream "Obummer" and call all the "libtards" names.
2013-08-22 08:54:58 AM
1 votes:

Maul555: The days of anonymous commenting on The Huffington Post are numbered.

A man can dream...


Oh com'on, every side needs their useful idiots.
2013-08-22 08:53:54 AM
1 votes:
The days of anonymous commenting on The Huffington Post are numbered.

A man can dream...
2013-08-22 08:51:13 AM
1 votes:
HuffPo an echo chamber?  Who knew?
2013-08-22 08:48:52 AM
1 votes:
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