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2014-01-25 02:16:49 AM  
Oh no. I don't think so. Surely you have made a mistake. Perhaps you should seek therapy.

/ subby seems like a right t0sser.

// not really.

/// subby is a w@nker.
 
2014-01-25 02:20:44 AM  
Not surprising... but still "a fifth of Americans have left a review for a product they've never tried" is not the same as "20% of reviews are fake!!"

#statsfail
 
2014-01-25 02:21:03 AM  
What is "Fark,com"?
 
2014-01-25 02:29:31 AM  
After checking out Fark,com, I can say that, in my opinion, it is a place filled with sober, deliberate, mature people who reflect on the news of the day in a thoughtful and considered manner


Is there another Fark.com I don't know about?
 
2014-01-25 02:29:41 AM  
Subtle, subby.  Well done.
 
2014-01-25 02:32:21 AM  

timelady: Oh no. I don't think so. Surely you have made a mistake. Perhaps you should seek therapy.

/ subby seems like a right t0sser.

// not really.

/// subby is a w@nker.


You sound British.
 
2014-01-25 02:57:38 AM  

rev. dave: And that Politics tab is so reasonable and no one ever makes a point without fully demonstrating its logical process.


Angry drunk monkeys flinging poop at each other is a big step up from the SFGate's comment section.

\Penis
 
2014-01-25 02:58:50 AM  
Would do business with again. A++++++++++
 
2014-01-25 03:02:11 AM  

digidorm: Not surprising... but still "a fifth of Americans have left a review for a product they've never tried" is not the same as "20% of reviews are fake!!"

#statsfail


A review of a product you've never tried cannot possibly be real, dear heart.
 
2014-01-25 03:18:33 AM  

gibbon1: rev. dave: And that Politics tab is so reasonable and no one ever makes a point without fully demonstrating its logical process.

Angry drunk monkeys flinging poop at each other is a big step up from the SFGate's comment section.

\Penis


Can't help but notice your penis slashie is hanging down. Just saying.
 
2014-01-25 03:26:27 AM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-01-25 03:28:01 AM  

RoyHobbs22: dafuq?

/seriously, go get your tongue stuck up your own asshole


Is it Tuesday ALREADY??!!?!??
 
2014-01-25 04:20:24 AM  
How Farkers might see themselves:

www.samanage.com
www.mentalhelp.net

How others might see them:

www.traceymcnee.com
 
2014-01-25 04:31:23 AM  

Old enough to know better: I love Fark, but Goddamn, the non-stop stories of human stupidity have made me a cynical bastard.


Says you, dumbass.
 
2014-01-25 04:34:40 AM  

flaflaflowhigh: [d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net image 244x450]
I found this book to be very useful.


It's not actually a book - it's just a cover. You slide it over the cover of whatever book you read on the bus or in the break room.
 
2014-01-25 04:41:41 AM  
Poop.
 
2014-01-25 04:44:42 AM  
It's a magical place.
 
2014-01-25 04:50:21 AM  
 
2014-01-25 04:53:41 AM  
One in ten respondents admitted to posting spoof reviews for comedy effect.
This is thought to be a result of a series funny online reviews, for products including Veet and sugar-free Gummi Bears, having gone viral recently.


Yep.  Well done, The Fail.  Recently.  No one has ever posted a humorous review until recently.  Unless we're talking on an English history scale.  On that scale, I was recently born.
 
2014-01-25 05:29:16 AM  
Paid shill?

Whar?
 
2014-01-25 06:13:53 AM  

Abacus9: Can't help but notice your penis slashie is hanging down. Just saying.


Buy me a drinkie?

\bats eyes
 
2014-01-25 06:25:33 AM  
If headline is accurate of the review the author of it is a bigger troll than myself.
 
2014-01-25 07:05:03 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Paid shill?

Whar?


Occasionally, I get a phone call or an email from someone looking for a hire (sucker) for his shady MLM pyramid scheme, resume-writing service (we can access the hidden job market for you!)  or "work at home" scam. It's obvious that it is a scam, because they fail to mention what the actual job is,or the return email is a yahoo account.

Initially, the caller is cagey about what the company name is, but you finally get one, and may head to google to get the lowdown on company name+scam

You'll find 9 ot of 10 positive reviews from multiple forums saying its a great company to work for and they are making lots of money. Then you take a look at the content of these "positive" reviews. All exactly the same wording. They've got shills bombarding the various message boards trying to swamp out the negative reviews, probably using bots for this purpose.

Primerica is famous for pulling this crap.
 
2014-01-25 07:16:57 AM  

digidorm: Not surprising... but still "a fifth of Americans have left a review for a product they've never tried" is not the same as "20% of reviews are fake!!"

#statsfail


Well yeah that number is correct, if everyone was restricted to one review in their lifetime.

I totes McGotes what you are saying.  20% of reviewers having left maybe one fake review ≠ 20% of all reviews.  This is all cray cray.
 
2014-01-25 07:31:46 AM  
images.sodahead.com
 
2014-01-25 07:42:43 AM  
Newsflash: 95% of reviews are written by people who have tried the product.

I like those odds.
 
2014-01-25 07:47:30 AM  

KawaiiNot: Newsflash: 95% of reviews are written by people who have tried the product.

I like those odds.


100% - 20% = 95%. I like those math.
 
2014-01-25 08:05:36 AM  
I've been saying this for a while, Amazon needs to restrict reviews to people who have actually purchased the product through them. At the very least they need a feature that lets people ignore reviews from those who haven't purchased it.
 
2014-01-25 08:45:12 AM  
Just felt like it? Who the hell sits there and thinks, "Maybe I'll go reveiw some random products"?
 
2014-01-25 08:58:35 AM  

abhorrent1: Just felt like it? Who the hell sits there and thinks, "Maybe I'll go reveiw some random products"?


A lot of people out of work these days. Not much else to do.
 
2014-01-25 09:13:18 AM  

Nick Nostril: abhorrent1: Just felt like it? Who the hell sits there and thinks, "Maybe I'll go reveiw some random products"?

A lot of people out of work these days. Not much else to do.


So, trying to put someone else out of a job is how to get a job?  I now see why some are not working.
 
2014-01-25 09:22:58 AM  

timelady: Oh no. I don't think so. Surely you have made a mistake. Perhaps you should seek therapy.

/ subby seems like a right t0sser.

// not really.

/// subby is a w@nker.


Yeah, well, screw you, poopy face!

/subby
//just kidding
///sure your face doesn't have that much poo on it
 
2014-01-25 09:26:35 AM  
I write reviews on Amazon and TripAdvisor. I can say without hesitation that I've never submitted a fake review. I can't imagine why i ever would.

A couple of hints about interpreting reviews - look at the top and bottom ratings, and note when they were submitted. Often, a restaurant can clean up its act (so the lousy ratings are older) or a vendor can outsource its manufacturing division, and quality goes through the floor. I was about to buy a radio, based on glowing reviews, until I read the bad reviews, which were recent. Two years ago, manufacturing moved to China, quality suffered as a result. The bad ratings often mention shortcomings of the product (which may or may not be important to you).
 
2014-01-25 09:36:47 AM  

Turbo6inKY: Seriously, I'm first one in with this? You all are letting me down.


It's was your day. You need to be checking the schedule better.
 
2014-01-25 09:54:28 AM  
I actually look for negative hotel reviews. If someone says they couldn't sleep all night from the thumping base of the night club across the street, couldn't get a chair because the pool was too crowded, and felt uncomfortable because hookers seemed to hang out in the hotel lobby, then I usually book that place.
 
2014-01-25 09:57:39 AM  

offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

img.fark.net

How others Farkers see her:


www.newsgab.com
 
2014-01-25 10:18:07 AM  

italie: offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

[img.fark.net image 229x332]

How others Farkers see her:

[www.newsgab.com image 850x459]


What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?
 
2014-01-25 10:23:34 AM  

Tillmaster: italie: offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

[img.fark.net image 229x332]

How others Farkers see her:

[www.newsgab.com image 850x459]

What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?


You must be from reddit...
 
2014-01-25 10:25:09 AM  

Tillmaster: What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?


That's a bra. But it doesn't have Kellog written on it.
 
2014-01-25 10:53:30 AM  
All of you are just jealous of Justin and Kanye! They are smarter and better than all of you haters. I hope you all die in a fire!

/wait what are we talking about?
 
2014-01-25 11:01:15 AM  

Tillmaster: italie: offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

[img.fark.net image 229x332]

How others Farkers see her:

[www.newsgab.com image 850x459]

What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?


To give a serious answer, probably a model-scale air compressor, steam engine, or well pump. Kellogg mfg. Co. made a lot of rotatey-thingys back in the day.
 
2014-01-25 11:02:21 AM  
I've written funny reviews for items I've actually purchased. I've also written Amazon reviews for items I own, but didn't buy from Amazon (or got as a gift). Does that make my reviews fake?
 
2014-01-25 01:02:44 PM  
I am a junior at a large Midwestern university.  I was taking classes over the summer to make up credits I'd missed out on from partying too much and having sex with girls at every opportunity.  I don't want to brag, but I get my fair share of the lovin'.  Nothing compared to my fraternity house brothers though.  One day, after an advanced calculus lab session, I went to the library where I took my shirt off to get down to some serious studying.  I'd chosen a remote table in the back of the third floor, hidden away by some sex equipment in temporary storage.  Well, you'll never believe what happened next.....
 
2014-01-25 01:37:38 PM  
My assumption of the makeup of online reviews:
30% - Clueless users who are using the product wrong/didn't read the description before buying/are seemingly reviewing the wrong product
25% - Paid shills/competitors/marketing dept
25% - The tiny fraction of this product's users who ran into problems and are here all pissed off
10% - Bored, unintelligible, and/or crazy people
10% - Informative actual experiences with the product

The trick is not to mistake the shill group for the informative group.  If the review mentions all kinds of features no one ever actually uses then it is from the marketing department.
 
2014-01-25 01:40:38 PM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: I've written funny reviews for items I've actually purchased. I've also written Amazon reviews for items I own, but didn't buy from Amazon (or got as a gift). Does that make my reviews fake?


Nope. Amazon don't mind if you buy the item somewhere else, as long as it is the same item. However, if you did buy it from them, they add the tag 'Amazon verified purchase'.
As for the funny reviews, as long as they aren't misleading, I don't see the harm.
 
2014-01-25 03:18:34 PM  

abhorrent1: Just felt like it? Who the hell sits there and thinks, "Maybe I'll go reveiw some random products"?


I often like to compare online reviews to what people post here on Fark, so along those lines, have you never seen someone post on subjects they obviously knew nothing about? Why would you think online reviews are any different?
 
2014-01-25 04:32:52 PM  

ReapTheChaos: abhorrent1: Just felt like it? Who the hell sits there and thinks, "Maybe I'll go reveiw some random products"?

I often like to compare online reviews to what people post here on Fark, so along those lines, have you never seen someone post on subjects they obviously knew nothing about? Why would you think online reviews are any different?


I dunno. If it's a forum you frequent I can see it. I'm sure I've done it here purposely. But there's an interaction factor on forums. There's no interaction on product reviews. If I'm bored and want to troll I'll come here. I can't imagine posting a bad review of a toaster I've never used on Amazon would be very satisfying.
 
2014-01-25 05:11:40 PM  

gibbon1: Angry drunk monkeys flinging poop at each other is a big step up from the SFGate's comment section.


I agree with this post. The subtle use of drunk monkeys is brilliant. While the flinging of poop may be a bit over the edge considering the target it may not be much of an exaggeration. Would read again.

/four out of five stars
 
2014-01-25 05:20:02 PM  

Tillmaster: italie: offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

[img.fark.net image 229x332]

How others Farkers see her:

[www.newsgab.com image 850x459]

What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?


Kelloog. Goog is you friend. Apparently is is a magneto of some sort.

http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-534879674-magneto-kelloog-tel ef one-de-parede-teste-_JM

/the missing o in your post was important
 
2014-01-25 05:21:28 PM  

italie: Tillmaster: italie: offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

[img.fark.net image 229x332]

How others Farkers see her:

[www.newsgab.com image 850x459]

What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?

To give a serious answer, probably a model-scale air compressor, steam engine, or well pump. Kellogg mfg. Co. made a lot of rotatey-thingys back in the day.


Magneto.

http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-534879674-magneto-kelloog-tel ef one-de-parede-teste-_JM

/two o's one g
 
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