blatz514: My headline was more funnier.
Thudfark: blatz514: My headline was more funnier.But was it cromulentest?
JackieRabbit: If only the writer could have applied his art to summarize the article in such a way as to have drawn me in... DNRTFA
Pocket Ninja: Actually, there are some secrets to getting headlines greenlit around here. You hit upon one of them, subby, which are deliberate misspellings. Grammer nazi's are basically governed by an uncontrollable impulse to lash out at headline mistakes, and so they end up filling the thread before it's even been noticed by a modmin. Then the modmin sees the rising comments and just greenlights it because, hey, it's a built in trainwreck. For all intensive purposes, a misspelled headline is an auto green.Another good strategy is to find the same basic story on multiple news sites, and then submit it with the same headline every single time. Modmins are basically slow-witted creatures, and your humorous headline may not sink in right at first. But after that modmin's seen it six, seven, eight times in one morning...well, you'd better believe he's going to be chuckling mightily and probably tipping a beer in your general direction. Remember the old saying: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try, try, and try again.Also, most modmins appreciate it if you send them a personal email anytime you submit a particularly funny headline. They're busy people, after all, and sometimes, if they're hungover or particularly engrossed in porn, they may forget to check the queue for a few hours. Then, when they finally do get back to it, they're like, HOLY SHIAT THERE'S LIKE 1000 LINKS FOR ME TO LOOK AT. That's when they just start auto-redlighting entire spans of the day, and your gem may get caught up in that. But if you've emailed them, they'll know to stay their redlight finger and pick your needle out of the haystack. It doesn't hurt to CC: Drew on especially good submissions, just FYI.Finally, understand that a redlight is not a death sentence. Being red-lit is only like being MOSTLY dead...there's still a chance. If you've been redlit, take to the queue and start submitting headlines to TFD asking people to vote up your red-lit thread. If you get enough upvotes, the modmins are required by Fark covenant to reverse the red and give you a green. Use Farkback to let them know if they're not living up to that standard. Of course, you need a Total Fark subscription to submit TFD threads, but that's a good submission to join. And remember, if you get 10 greenlights in a month, your TFD subscription is on Drew. Don't let him get away with not comping you -- sometimes he forgets.Happy submitting!
blatz514: Thudfark: blatz514: My headline was more funnier.But was it cromulentest?Most indeedliest
Mellotiger: So was the nonsense phrase "intensive purposes" intentional? I will assume so, if only for my own piece of mind./typing that nearly killed me
SmackLT: 1. Be funny2. Also, be funny
I give great head ... lines
Dragonflew: Not news: Your dog wants: a) still not news: no cure for cancer, b) news: duke sucks c) Fark: steakGuaranteed green.
hippyneil: I headlined this with a better submitter
Phinn: Dragonflew: Not news: Your dog wants: a) still not news: no cure for cancer, b) news: duke sucks c) Fark: steakGuaranteed green.You forgot the part about guns, abortion, Obama and George Zimmerman.
Thudfark: hippyneil: I headlined this with a better submitterI subbed headliner's mom
Pocket Ninja: and so they end up filling the thread before it's even been noticed by a modmin
CleanAndPure: Thudfark: hippyneil: I headlined this with a better submitterI subbed headliner's momSubbys mom gave me better head.
BAMFinator: I read that as Redit Farkers.
huntercr: Was I the only one who read that as "Reddit Farkers" ?Is that even allowed? Aren't you required to choose a side?/Better dead than Reddit
Mellotiger: So was the nonsense phrase "intensive purposes" intentional? I will assume so, if only for my own piece of mind.
Phinn: SmackLT: 1. Be funny2. Also, be funny1. Submit left-friendly headlines when the brainwashed Prog modmins are working, which is all the time.2. Also, don't submit non-left-friendly headlines when the brainwashed Prog modmins are working.
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