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2014-06-06 12:12:24 PM  
I usually just post them on Twitter.
 
2014-06-06 01:30:27 PM  
facebook?
 
2014-06-06 01:33:24 PM  
Just switch the Apple page with a "Computers" tab and have it redirect to HP/Dell/Acer.

Watch a few head explode.
 
2014-06-06 01:49:14 PM  
All you have to do to get a Fark greenlight is submit a TPM page to the politics tab. They say only 10% of submissions get greenlight, but about 65% of TPM pages get a green light.

The only problem is finding a page that hasn't already been submitted.
 
2014-06-06 01:53:38 PM  
Wow. That site is about to get sued into oblivion.

A site to make fake versions of other sites? Yeah, that's *actually* copyright infringement, I would think.
 
2014-06-06 01:56:09 PM  

realmolo: Wow. That site is about to get sued into oblivion.

A site to make fake versions of other sites? Yeah, that's *actually* copyright infringement, I would think.


I wonder if you could get away with the "parody" exception.
 
2014-06-06 02:00:30 PM  
Sweet!

Oh this is going to be fun.
 
2014-06-06 02:00:52 PM  

buckler: realmolo: Wow. That site is about to get sued into oblivion.

A site to make fake versions of other sites? Yeah, that's *actually* copyright infringement, I would think.

I wonder if you could get away with the "parody" exception.


Probably not since you're letting any random user use your code to simulate the other party's copyrighted(?*) site design.

(*) massive legal question mark here
 
2014-06-06 02:02:09 PM  

lifeboat: Sweet!

Oh this is going to be fun.


Man, is it Farked already?  Oh well.
 
2014-06-06 02:04:13 PM  
Fine! Then I'll make my own Fark! With Blackjack! And hookers! And vodak! In fact, forget the Fark!
 
2014-06-06 02:09:12 PM  
Couldn't resist:

http://shrturl.co/tCXRy
 
2014-06-06 02:11:23 PM  
This is why I laugh when people accept printed out webpages as documentation of anything.

Edit the source and it'll say anything you want it to.
 
2014-06-06 02:16:38 PM  
Just follow Tricky Chicken's code. That's guaranteed to take you places.

/ in my experience, it depends on how sloshed the mods are.
 
2014-06-06 02:18:50 PM  

Fubini: This is why I laugh when people accept printed out webpages as documentation of anything.

Edit the source and it'll say anything you want it to.


Didn't someone use that on a Judge Judy episode?
The one where they scammer was selling I phones?
 
2014-06-06 02:34:44 PM  
I submitted this with a better headline yesterday so it has proven not to work.

/not really.
 
2014-06-06 02:37:15 PM  
Did this crap with perl back in the early 90's

// what's old is new again
 
2014-06-06 02:37:18 PM  
FARK  Oh this could be fun...
 
2014-06-06 02:41:19 PM  
You mean Gawker?
 
2014-06-06 02:56:32 PM  
I thought you could get posts greenlit on Fark by paying for TotalFark.
 
2014-06-06 02:59:22 PM  
 
2014-06-06 03:23:32 PM  

tricycleracer: http://shrturl.co/HUTR5

/Q&D


Niiiice.

The Confess button was a nice touch.
 
2014-06-06 03:28:10 PM  

lifeboat: tricycleracer: http://shrturl.co/HUTR5

/Q&D

Niiiice.

The Confess button was a nice touch.


"Together we can build a fair, effective and common sense immigration system." was my favourite bit of comedy there.
 
2014-06-06 03:41:42 PM  
Oh god, that's a dangerous site.
 
2014-06-06 03:41:46 PM  

Otfsentet: lifeboat: tricycleracer: http://shrturl.co/HUTR5

/Q&D

Niiiice.

The Confess button was a nice touch.

"Together we can build a fair, effective and common sense immigration system." was my favourite bit of comedy there.


"Together" was mine.
 
2014-06-06 04:18:16 PM  
This reminds me of the time my grandfather died (bear with me here...)

Late at night before the day of the viewing, my mom discovered that the obit on the funeral home's website had misspelled my first name in the "is survived by" section--they used a feminine variant of my name. Now I couldn't care less. If anything, I thought it was kind of funny. But she was being her usually spazzy self and felt it needed to be fixed immediately. So she called me over to where she was sitting with her laptop.

"Hey, they misspelled your name on here. I need you to go in and fix it."
"Um. I can't do that. You'll have to talk to them in the morning and get it straightened out."
"What do you mean you can't do it? You're the computer genius. This should be easy. I already fixed it, I just don't know how to put it back up there."
"Uh...How exactly did you fix it?"
"Well, I did that view source thing they taught me in that web class I took. I found your name and fixed it already, I just need you to put my changes back in."
"Let me get this straight. You want me to hack into a funeral home's website and change their content?"
"Yeah! Isn't that what you do at your job?"
"Uhhhhhh..........no."
"So much for being a smarty-pants, I guess."

When I got back to the hotel, I remembered I had my laptop with me and decided to give her what she wanted. Sort of. I saved a local copy of the obit page and went to town. I left the feminine version of my name but appended "(pre-op)". Then I gave my grandfather a gangster or pimp nickname or something in quotes. Then I went all out and made references to various kin that were, shall we say, not necessarily appropriate to share outside of the immediate family. I went to the house the next morning and pulled up my page on my laptop and pasted the original funeral home URL in the address bar to make it look legit and told her I finally remembered a way to take care of things. She and my youngest brother totally fell for it and they were PISSED. To this day, I don't think either of them fully comprehend that I never touched the funeral home's site and was just yanking their chain. Of course, they also believe Obama's the antichrist, so I don't exactly have high expectations here.
 
2014-06-06 04:21:38 PM  
 
2014-06-06 04:54:53 PM  

lifeboat: Sweet!

Oh this is going to be fun.


Your russian dashcams tab is fantastic!
 
2014-06-06 05:31:30 PM  
dj_spanmaster
Oh god, that's a dangerous site.


When I made something somewhat similar to this, I was at least decent enough to remove all form elements so people wouldn't send me their passwords.
 
2014-06-06 05:33:09 PM  

real_headhoncho: http://shrturl.co/3W3ZJ


I wonder... Does the owner of shrturl intercept login credentials on the copied sites?

/I know I would
 
2014-06-06 05:40:53 PM  
hahahahahahaha
 
2014-06-06 05:57:54 PM  

Tricky Chicken: All you have to do to get a Fark greenlight is submit a TPM page to the politics tab. They say only 10% of submissions get greenlight, but about 65% of TPM pages get a green light.

The only problem is finding a page that hasn't already been submitted.


I just referenced this in a thread yesterday, but ended up not going into detail. But it's still on my mind and you really hit the nail on the head as to what is bugging me, so of I go on a rant...

(Featured Partner) with comments disabled is bad enough - maybe if we could ridicule the links the (Featured Partner) wouldn't keep posting the same Neil Degrasse Tyson trolls gravity linkbait trash - but you gotta prefer link bait TPM, gawker network, and opposing views for greenlights over well written, thoughtful, and primary source articles with better headlines?

On top of the sidebar already crammed with linkbait and advertising?

AND you're going to biatch at me when I use Adblock because one in four ads sends iOS safari directly to the AppStore to purchase the Kandy King Epic or Candee Cane Legend or some other variant of the same?

Nope. This is why I am not around much anymore, and why you won't see me much in the future. I understand websites needs money, but out of the 24 months I have had an account here I have been sponsored or have sponsored for 12 of them, so I'm already making Fark money. In this same time, the commercialization of greenlights and malicious ads have gone out of control (although the latter have gotten better recently). I still love the community and the moderation team is by far the best I have ever encountered, but I'm not willing to put up with the rest of it.

One of the above would be acceptable, all of the above is unbearable. Greenlights are the heart and soul of this place, and the preference for a poorly written TPM or Gawker headline over another, better written headline linking to a local news article is ridiculous. Not to mention rather dubiously ethical, as it promotes a business model whereby Gawker and TPM steal clicks (and revenue and glory) from the actual news organizations that are reporting it with poorly written paraphrasing. Shortsighted, because Fark is shiatting where it eats - those oddball local news stories used to be the reason every came here, and promoting linkbait rewrites over the people generating the actual content is probably a stupid thing to do in the long run.

/stands down off soapbox
//disclaimer: I rarely submit links, as writing snarky headlines is not my thing
///but I do avidly watch the queue and what is being greenlit and redlit when I am sponsored, and it is a rather obvious pattern once you realize what you're seeing.
 
2014-06-06 06:10:36 PM  
Elegy:
AND you're going to biatch at me when I use Adblock because one in four ads sends iOS safari directly to the AppStore to purchase the Kandy King Epic or Candee Cane Legend or some other variant of the same?

When that happens, I try to get as much information as I can and use Farkback or "Report this ad" to let them know. I don't know if Meghan is one person or some people that all work together, but Meghan takes care of it really quickly. I had a problem on my iPhone with text varying in size from one paragraph to the next and they fixed it in a couple of days. Farkback is your friend. If you have a gripe about something that isn't policy-related, they will work quickly to fix it.
 
2014-06-06 06:25:55 PM  

Tobin_Lam: When that happens, I try to get as much information as I can and use Farkback or "Report this ad" to let them know. I don't know if Meghan is one person or some people that all work together, but Meghan takes care of it really quickly. I had a problem on my iPhone with text varying in size from one paragraph to the next and they fixed it in a couple of days. Farkback is your friend. If you have a gripe about something that isn't policy-related, they will work quickly to fix it.


Yeah, I know. But I get irritated that the malicious ads are getting through in the first place, and the ad reports want lots of details - often times I'm sent off to the AppStore before I can even see which ad did it then safari reloads when I go back to the page (I usually have a lot of tabs open).

Again, the moderation/admin team here is great - in my view very evenhanded, dedicated, and responsive. FarkBacks are great as well, and I've had good success in getting concerns addressed through them. While I don't have any personal experience with Meghan, I have no doubt she's cut from the same cloth.

It's just that many little straws do add up to break the camels back, and about 5 months ago I said "fark it" and my usage has been tapering since then. Drew hinted in another thread that there is a redesign in the works that is due to be rolled out later this year. If that wasn't just him farking with everyone's head, maybe it will improve things.

Not like I'll be dead though - I still post in a couple threads a week. I just prefer not to deal with the rest of it until it is fixed, or so bad I leave for good.
 
2014-06-06 08:26:08 PM  
 
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