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2014-06-09 12:09:34 AM  

mikerylander: Mark Ratner: I stopped watching WTFark when he no longer included FARK commenters in the vids. I don't post a lot, so when I got a mention, it was a glorious moment. Like I had finally hit the big time.

Your comment is why we included Fark comments in our videos.
The comments that are pure vitriol is why we stopped.


Well, I don't hate you or WTFark. I would watch the vids to see who was mentioned. I really don't get the hate for it, but whatever. Maybe show us some boobs? Kidding.
 
2014-06-09 12:15:24 AM  

mikerylander: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mark Ratner: I stopped watching WTFark when he no longer included FARK commenters in the vids. I don't post a lot, so when I got a mention, it was a glorious moment. Like I had finally hit the big time.

This^

/yeah... I got a kick out of the mention, too
//despite the fact that I never seem to STFU around here

Seriously, when I first started, we were all about involving Farkers and Farker comments...

...but then, it was like, oh, you guys hate us. Like, hate us hate us. Like the kind of hate where it doesn't matter what we do, you're just going to hate us period.

And then it's like, if they hate us, why keep quoting them? They hate us. And they don't care. Nor do they want anything to do with us.

But if you guys wanna get involved, and wanna help make this thing cool and funny, I'd be more than happy to involve anyone that wants to get in.

Seriously.


I guess I haven't been around long enough, or I'm not hip enough, to get the FarkTV hatred

/some people just can't handle change, I guess
//If there's anything I can do to help, let me know
 
2014-06-09 12:17:55 AM  

Cpl.D: Mentalpatient87: Has there ever been a generally positive reception to these things? Because these Fark TV re branded videos seem terrible enough to be you Jose Cuervo Cue Moment of the Week. Brought to you by Gawker media and the Daily Mail.

/and Carl's Jr.

Well, here's the thing.  Remember that kid in high school?  The one that thought his jokes were HILARIOUS, but fell flat and died every time?  You know that guy.  He'd tell the same damned joke in a thousand different ways.  Because he found it funny, he figured everyone would find it funny.  But they didn't.  So he did it over, and over, and over, and over again, all in slightly different ways, fully expecting people to finally "get it".  What he never understood is everybody "got it", they just didn't want it.   The problem wasn't in how he was saying it.  It was what was being said.  It just wasn't funny.  The only thing common to every failed retelling of the joke was HIM.

FarkTV is like that.  It doesn't understand why we don't "get" the sweat and the dead man's balls.  We got it ages ago.  We just don't want it.


Actually, this show is called WTFark and it's only been what it's been since March, so to assume it's anything like Fark TV, or to assume it's like anything what happened prior, that's like using high school experiences to analogize adulthood.

Also, the show is for a very wide audience, wider than active regulars of Total Fark discussion, and I didn't realize that you were qualified to speak on behalf of everyone on the internet. Did I miss a memo?
 
2014-06-09 12:18:59 AM  

mikerylander: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mark Ratner: I stopped watching WTFark when he no longer included FARK commenters in the vids. I don't post a lot, so when I got a mention, it was a glorious moment. Like I had finally hit the big time.

This^

/yeah... I got a kick out of the mention, too
//despite the fact that I never seem to STFU around here

Seriously, when I first started, we were all about involving Farkers and Farker comments...

...but then, it was like, oh, you guys hate us. Like, hate us hate us. Like the kind of hate where it doesn't matter what we do, you're just going to hate us period.

And then it's like, if they hate us, why keep quoting them? They hate us. And they don't care. Nor do they want anything to do with us.

But if you guys wanna get involved, and wanna help make this thing cool and funny, I'd be more than happy to involve anyone that wants to get in.

Seriously.


Farkers are a fickle bunch.

after watching a few of these, but not commenting in many, it finally dawned on me who you were reminding me of, and it was Jim J. Bullock.

I don't know if you've ever heard that before, and I don't mean it negatively, or even positively I guess, it was just, "aha! Monroe from Too Close for Comfort"

and then just right now it hit me what the music for these reminded me of:

deleted scene Superman IV: Quest for Peace

(if you've never seen this deleted scene, it's the first "Nuclear Man", and/or an attempt at introducing a "Bizarro" character).

anyway, I've watched this deleted scene hundreds of times, and when these WTFark videos started happening, I couldn't put my finger on what the theme music was reminding me of.

attention Hollywood: Jim J. Bullock as Bizarro. MAKE IT HAPPEN!
 
2014-06-09 12:19:59 AM  
I've given you tons of shiat on here. But a lot of people haven't, you have control over what comments you use why not just pick what you like? Some people really enjoyed that. I get that WTFark is my not my favorite part of this website and I don't have to enjoy it but if you are going to carry the name work with the people willing to do so. Ignore all the vitrol and pull what's relevant or funny. I may not like this program but I've been coming to this website and hanging out in the comment sections for 11 or 12 years now and I would like to see it succeed financially.

/ftfm
//too much bourbon
 
2014-06-09 12:29:18 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: I've given you tons of shiat on here. But a lot of people haven't, you have control over what comments you use why not just pick what you like? Some people really enjoyed that. I get that WTFark is my not my favorite part of this website and I don't have to enjoy it but if you are going to carry the name work with the people willing to do so. Ignore all the vitrol and pull what's relevant or funny. I may not like this program but I've been coming to this website and hanging out in the comment sections for 11 or 12 years now and I would like to see it succeed financially.

/ftfm
//too much bourbon


If Farkers want us to involve them, we will.

We WANT to involve the community.

It just seemed like the community hated us.

Which sucks, since our show is a mass audience forward video personification of the community.

I'm all for ideas, submissions, etc. We're not going anywhere. Our viewership increases weekly. Instead of fighting us, I'd love to have you join us. Cause again, we're not going away guys...
 
2014-06-09 12:30:24 AM  
no 1 curr
 
2014-06-09 12:33:17 AM  

calbert: Mike Rylander, the answer to "whatever happened to Jim J. Bullock"?


I've heard Ben Affleck, I've heard David Boreanaz, I've heard Wally Szczerbiak, I've heard Ryan Reynolds.
Hell, I've heard young Ted Danson.
But this is hands-down the most unintentionally offensive one of the lot.
...thank you?
 
2014-06-09 12:34:56 AM  

propasaurus: WTFark, the answer to "whatever happened to FARK TV?"


Depends on what you keep track of. One of the FarkTV guys was in a tv episode of Homeland.  Dan Mengini

Another was on a weird tv series short I can't remember the name of right now. produced by Mengini on the cartoon network.  Sean Watkins is that one's name.
 
2014-06-09 12:35:40 AM  

Mark Ratner: mikerylander: Mark Ratner: I stopped watching WTFark when he no longer included FARK commenters in the vids. I don't post a lot, so when I got a mention, it was a glorious moment. Like I had finally hit the big time.

Your comment is why we included Fark comments in our videos.
The comments that are pure vitriol is why we stopped.

Well, I don't hate you or WTFark. I would watch the vids to see who was mentioned. I really don't get the hate for it, but whatever. Maybe show us some boobs? Kidding.


This conversation may single-handedly bring back Farker comments.
For real.
We stopped doing them cause we thought you all didn't care.

But maybe we were wrong...?
 
2014-06-09 12:43:41 AM  

mikerylander: Mark Ratner: I stopped watching WTFark when he no longer included FARK commenters in the vids. I don't post a lot, so when I got a mention, it was a glorious moment. Like I had finally hit the big time.

Your comment is why we included Fark comments in our videos.
The comments that are pure vitriol is why we stopped.


Mike, you are the unfortunate victim of FarkTV, the project that came long before WTFark. It seems many Farkers are jumping on the train of hating these side projects... and while FarkTV deserved the skewering, I think it set the bar very high for anything that followed on, as in, too high to ever satisfy many Farkers.

That's a shame, really. While WTFark isn't old-school Talk Soup funny, or even Tosh.0 or Wheaton Project levels of funny (and slickness, which is really what this is probably about), for what it is, I think it is fine. I was all for shutting down FarkTV (along with others like Rann Xerox, who's STNG reference has been shamelessly hijacked by the posers), which was a poorly acted skit show. WTFark doesn't try and aim as high as FarkTV, which is smart.

While WTFark is far from perfect, and at times, cringe-worthy, I don't think it deserves the vitriol that it has been getting. In fact, I imagine if many of these Farkers would try and contribute some real critical feedback, you'd probably have a shot at improving things considerably. Instead, these threads get hijacked by new Farkers who missed being part of the anti-FarkTV mob and want to be a part of something destructive, because they think that makes them "real Farkers". Notice Rann Xerox has not commented on any of these WTFark threads, nor most of the people who drove FarkTV back into the dark recesses of hell from whence it spawned. FarkTV != WTFark! ORA.TV isn't SuperDeluxxe.

Ah well, as I said, you may have more misses than hits on your episodes, but I have nothing against WTFark! and wish you guys the best. Hopefully, they will improve (The creepy beach photographer story still has me confused, were you really the guy they kicked out? Why exactly were you there?). It would also be good to link to the original thread in the video description (I never saw the Gnome story on Fark), which helps your viewers who have not actually visited Fark get started.

I actually liked some of the female commentators, and I think mixing up the hosts is a decent idea. The biggest thing is to go back and try and give yourselves a good critical review, tweaking the things that seem to fall flat. You won't please people who hate it - as I said, many posting here hate it for no other reason than that they think it is "cool" - but if you can find a few people around ORA.TV that think it's "meh" and get them to give you honest feedback, you'd be surprised how quickly you can improve the jokes, delivery and edits.
 
2014-06-09 12:44:17 AM  
At the end of the day, we just want to be a little piece of the Fark community.
We're open for suggestion, we're open for input.
But we're here, and we're not going anywhere.

So, maybe we all become friends?
 
2014-06-09 12:45:54 AM  
We love to hate on things and poke fun at them. Taking away our ability to comment kind of subverted the entire purpose of fark.

At that point it is exploitation of our snark...

Hence the reason every good thread has this posted at least once.  

i290.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-09 12:48:59 AM  

mikerylander: At the end of the day, we just want to be a little piece of the Fark community.
We're open for suggestion, we're open for input.
But we're here, and we're not going anywhere.

So, maybe we all become friends?


I think that's why most of us are here

/me, for sure
 
2014-06-09 12:50:58 AM  

mikerylander: Cpl.D: Mentalpatient87: Has there ever been a generally positive reception to these things? Because these Fark TV re branded videos seem terrible enough to be you Jose Cuervo Cue Moment of the Week. Brought to you by Gawker media and the Daily Mail.

/and Carl's Jr.

Well, here's the thing.  Remember that kid in high school?  The one that thought his jokes were HILARIOUS, but fell flat and died every time?  You know that guy.  He'd tell the same damned joke in a thousand different ways.  Because he found it funny, he figured everyone would find it funny.  But they didn't.  So he did it over, and over, and over, and over again, all in slightly different ways, fully expecting people to finally "get it".  What he never understood is everybody "got it", they just didn't want it.   The problem wasn't in how he was saying it.  It was what was being said.  It just wasn't funny.  The only thing common to every failed retelling of the joke was HIM.

FarkTV is like that.  It doesn't understand why we don't "get" the sweat and the dead man's balls.  We got it ages ago.  We just don't want it.

Actually, this show is called WTFark and it's only been what it's been since March, so to assume it's anything like Fark TV, or to assume it's like anything what happened prior, that's like using high school experiences to analogize adulthood.

Also, the show is for a very wide audience, wider than active regulars of Total Fark discussion, and I didn't realize that you were qualified to speak on behalf of everyone on the internet. Did I miss a memo?


SuperDeluxe.  Fark TV.  These are your predecessors.  These were constantly shoved into our faces.  These were terrible.  Your show could be "slightly good", and it's still gonna kill you.  Simply because of the presentation.  Rather than have it's own category, it's put in random catagories, comments are disabled, and they seem to jump the list so it's near the top.  Like the previous two, it's being shoved into our faces, yet again.  So it's round three of the sweat and the dead man's balls.  It ain't about you personally.  It's about how it's being done.  It's round three of the same thing.  If you wanna separate yourself from that horrible ancestorship, you gotta present it in a different way.  Cut the association.
 
2014-06-09 12:52:11 AM  
Oh... and one more thing, I think it might be pretty cool to do a bit more than just be jokey - i.e. if somebody has posted more info in the thread, mentioning that in the episode would be kind of cool. An example of this is the creepy photog story which none of us viewers could tell if you were making a joke about being the guy, or if you really were the guy. Don't be afraid to be serious for a few moments, or to explain something. Making the viewers confused just turns off viewers.

Another example might be to provide some tidbit of followup information that some Farker has dug up since the thread posted... many times I read a story, and some critical point has been left out that some Farker with a GED in the story's subject brings up - and changes the whole focus of the story.
 
2014-06-09 12:52:56 AM  
And a constructive note:  You wanna get some views?  Go down to Lexington and interview Henry Earl.  We haven't heard from the good man in far too long.
 
2014-06-09 12:57:50 AM  

LesserEvil: mikerylander: Mark Ratner: I stopped watching WTFark when he no longer included FARK commenters in the vids. I don't post a lot, so when I got a mention, it was a glorious moment. Like I had finally hit the big time.

Your comment is why we included Fark comments in our videos.
The comments that are pure vitriol is why we stopped.

Mike, you are the unfortunate victim of FarkTV, the project that came long before WTFark. It seems many Farkers are jumping on the train of hating these side projects... and while FarkTV deserved the skewering, I think it set the bar very high for anything that followed on, as in, too high to ever satisfy many Farkers.

That's a shame, really. While WTFark isn't old-school Talk Soup funny, or even Tosh.0 or Wheaton Project levels of funny (and slickness, which is really what this is probably about), for what it is, I think it is fine. I was all for shutting down FarkTV (along with others like Rann Xerox, who's STNG reference has been shamelessly hijacked by the posers), which was a poorly acted skit show. WTFark doesn't try and aim as high as FarkTV, which is smart.

While WTFark is far from perfect, and at times, cringe-worthy, I don't think it deserves the vitriol that it has been getting. In fact, I imagine if many of these Farkers would try and contribute some real critical feedback, you'd probably have a shot at improving things considerably. Instead, these threads get hijacked by new Farkers who missed being part of the anti-FarkTV mob and want to be a part of something destructive, because they think that makes them "real Farkers". Notice Rann Xerox has not commented on any of these WTFark threads, nor most of the people who drove FarkTV back into the dark recesses of hell from whence it spawned. FarkTV != WTFark! ORA.TV isn't SuperDeluxxe.

Ah well, as I said, you may have more misses than hits on your episodes, but I have nothing against WTFark! and wish you guys the best. Hopefully, they will improve (The creepy beach photograph ...


*wanders off to watch a few FarkTV videos that are still on youtube somewhere*  Granted most of them were hit or miss but I liked a few of them.
 
2014-06-09 01:06:00 AM  

mikerylander: At the end of the day, we just want to be a little piece of the Fark community.
We're open for suggestion, we're open for input.
But we're here, and we're not going anywhere.

So, maybe we all become friends?


Here's my suggestion:
1. Be funny
2. Don't be not funny
 
2014-06-09 01:10:20 AM  
To be honest, there is a lot of good, "real" feedback coming outta this thread.
Which is good.
Although our viewership is consistently rising as a whole, and our internet-wide viewership doing well, I've always been personally-saddened that the *core* Fark community has rejected us.

It's my personal mission to change that.

All of the feedback and suggestions given here are being considered. My ego never gets in the way of making good content.

Also, shows like Tosh.0 and The Wheaton Project and The Soup are television shows with television budgets. We are a web show with a web show budget. HUGE difference. They have writers' rooms. We have A writer. They have a team of producers, and assistants, and etc. We have me. And like 2 other people. We're a fledging web show with *potential* to grow. So someday, we'll have those luxuries. But as of now, we don't. And trust me, as someone with lots of experience in many different capacities, the whole strength by numbers thing is real.

So, I go back to work tomorrow... Poll; do most of you give enough shiats to have me include Fark comments in the videos? I stopped doing them because I thought you all didn't care. But if you do...

Secondary Poll: What else would you like me to include or do or not do in tomorrow's WTFark video? I go to work in 7 hours, so here is your chance to have hands-on feedback and change.

I'm going to keep making these guys, so we might as well make them together and be friends...
 
2014-06-09 01:13:01 AM  

LesserEvil: Oh... and one more thing, I think it might be pretty cool to do a bit more than just be jokey - i.e. if somebody has posted more info in the thread, mentioning that in the episode would be kind of cool. An example of this is the creepy photog story which none of us viewers could tell if you were making a joke about being the guy, or if you really were the guy. Don't be afraid to be serious for a few moments, or to explain something. Making the viewers confused just turns off viewers.

Another example might be to provide some tidbit of followup information that some Farker has dug up since the thread posted... many times I read a story, and some critical point has been left out that some Farker with a GED in the story's subject brings up - and changes the whole focus of the story.


All about this stuff... question is... do a majority of you guys care? If the members of the Fark community want this, I'll re-engage on this level starting tomorrow...
 
2014-06-09 01:16:14 AM  
I haven't really watched your videos, mikerylander.  So frankly, I ain't being fair to you.  It's rather jarring to see a third incarnation of FarkTV, so I dismissed it out of hand.

Give me a while to get the curmudgeon out and I'll sit down and take a look.  Give you another shot.
 
2014-06-09 01:16:33 AM  

Cpl.D: mikerylander: Cpl.D: Mentalpatient87: Has there ever been a generally positive reception to these things? Because these Fark TV re branded videos seem terrible enough to be you Jose Cuervo Cue Moment of the Week. Brought to you by Gawker media and the Daily Mail.

/and Carl's Jr.

Well, here's the thing.  Remember that kid in high school?  The one that thought his jokes were HILARIOUS, but fell flat and died every time?  You know that guy.  He'd tell the same damned joke in a thousand different ways.  Because he found it funny, he figured everyone would find it funny.  But they didn't.  So he did it over, and over, and over, and over again, all in slightly different ways, fully expecting people to finally "get it".  What he never understood is everybody "got it", they just didn't want it.   The problem wasn't in how he was saying it.  It was what was being said.  It just wasn't funny.  The only thing common to every failed retelling of the joke was HIM.

FarkTV is like that.  It doesn't understand why we don't "get" the sweat and the dead man's balls.  We got it ages ago.  We just don't want it.

Actually, this show is called WTFark and it's only been what it's been since March, so to assume it's anything like Fark TV, or to assume it's like anything what happened prior, that's like using high school experiences to analogize adulthood.

Also, the show is for a very wide audience, wider than active regulars of Total Fark discussion, and I didn't realize that you were qualified to speak on behalf of everyone on the internet. Did I miss a memo?

SuperDeluxe.  Fark TV.  These are your predecessors.  These were constantly shoved into our faces.  These were terrible.  Your show could be "slightly good", and it's still gonna kill you.  Simply because of the presentation.  Rather than have it's own category, it's put in random catagories, comments are disabled, and they seem to jump the list so it's near the top.  Like the previous two, it's being shoved into our faces, yet ...


Good overall insight, but how do you suggest we do what you suggest?
 
2014-06-09 01:22:59 AM  
In general?  People don't like being monetized.  We don't like ads shoved in our faces.  It's bad enough we've got paid links we can't even soundly mock anymore because the comments were disabled being put on the 'boards. It's bad enough random places suddenly and suspiciously have their own tags made and get multiple greenlights. This sort of thing kinda gives me that vibe.  There's tab-room up top.  Why not put in a tab that doesn't cycle out by day posted?  That way it's where it belongs, it doesn't protrude into other categories, and people looking for you don't have to play guess-the-sub-tab.
 
2014-06-09 01:23:12 AM  

mikerylander: To be honest, there is a lot of good, "real" feedback coming outta this thread.
Which is good.
Although our viewership is consistently rising as a whole, and our internet-wide viewership doing well, I've always been personally-saddened that the *core* Fark community has rejected us.

It's my personal mission to change that.

All of the feedback and suggestions given here are being considered. My ego never gets in the way of making good content.

Also, shows like Tosh.0 and The Wheaton Project and The Soup are television shows with television budgets. We are a web show with a web show budget. HUGE difference. They have writers' rooms. We have A writer. They have a team of producers, and assistants, and etc. We have me. And like 2 other people. We're a fledging web show with *potential* to grow. So someday, we'll have those luxuries. But as of now, we don't. And trust me, as someone with lots of experience in many different capacities, the whole strength by numbers thing is real.

So, I go back to work tomorrow... Poll; do most of you give enough shiats to have me include Fark comments in the videos? I stopped doing them because I thought you all didn't care. But if you do...

Secondary Poll: What else would you like me to include or do or not do in tomorrow's WTFark video? I go to work in 7 hours, so here is your chance to have hands-on feedback and change.

I'm going to keep making these guys, so we might as well make them together and be friends...


One fix I'd like is an option for comments through Roku. That's where I watch the videos.  By the time I remembered to go to the computer and log in in order to find the video and comment, a couple of days had passed.
 
2014-06-09 01:23:42 AM  

mikerylander: To be honest, there is a lot of good, "real" feedback coming outta this thread.
Which is good.
Although our viewership is consistently rising as a whole, and our internet-wide viewership doing well, I've always been personally-saddened that the *core* Fark community has rejected us.

It's my personal mission to change that.

All of the feedback and suggestions given here are being considered. My ego never gets in the way of making good content.


It is "corps."
 
2014-06-09 01:25:39 AM  

Cpl.D: In general?  People don't like being monetized.  We don't like ads shoved in our faces.  It's bad enough we've got paid links we can't even soundly mock anymore because the comments were disabled being put on the 'boards. It's bad enough random places suddenly and suspiciously have their own tags made and get multiple greenlights. This sort of thing kinda gives me that vibe.  There's tab-room up top.  Why not put in a tab that doesn't cycle out by day posted?  That way it's where it belongs, it doesn't protrude into other categories, and people looking for you don't have to play guess-the-sub-tab.


Honestly, paid links are understandable to me. I don't click them, and I scroll right past with just barely a glance.  But it's not slowing my internet connection down by being there.
 
2014-06-09 01:26:32 AM  

mikerylander: To be honest, there is a lot of good, "real" feedback coming outta this thread.
Which is good.
Although our viewership is consistently rising as a whole, and our internet-wide viewership doing well, I've always been personally-saddened that the *core* Fark community has rejected us.

It's my personal mission to change that.

All of the feedback and suggestions given here are being considered. My ego never gets in the way of making good content.

Also, shows like Tosh.0 and The Wheaton Project and The Soup are television shows with television budgets. We are a web show with a web show budget. HUGE difference. They have writers' rooms. We have A writer. They have a team of producers, and assistants, and etc. We have me. And like 2 other people. We're a fledging web show with *potential* to grow. So someday, we'll have those luxuries. But as of now, we don't. And trust me, as someone with lots of experience in many different capacities, the whole strength by numbers thing is real.

So, I go back to work tomorrow... Poll; do most of you give enough shiats to have me include Fark comments in the videos? I stopped doing them because I thought you all didn't care. But if you do...

Secondary Poll: What else would you like me to include or do or not do in tomorrow's WTFark video? I go to work in 7 hours, so here is your chance to have hands-on feedback and change.

I'm going to keep making these guys, so we might as well make them together and be friends...


I liked the farker comments, and like I said, I really don't get the hate. It's not like anyone is forced to watch it. The link is on the side, and people who want to watch it, will click on it. No big deal.

Just don't take a pic of my ass when I'm at the beach, please.
 
2014-06-09 01:27:33 AM  

Cpl.D: SuperDeluxe.  Fark TV.


Heh.

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They deserved scorn, because they aspired to be humorous re-enactments of stories on Fark. They laid a turd so smelly, that by its very nature, its odor has permeated every side project of Fark since, whether it deserves it or not.

Cpl.D: And a constructive note:  You wanna get some views?  Go down to Lexington and interview Henry Earl.  We haven't heard from the good man in far too long.


This isn't a bad idea, either. I realize it isn't always practical, though. Some stories need a BS filter, or Gaydar display, too - not sure what sort of graphic or the best delivery might be, though; just remember snark rules on Fark.

Whatever you do, don't pander to the Bronies, though... no need to piss them off, either, but never, ever pander to them. They are a part of the Fark ecosystem like the mosquitos that bother me when I hike. I try and ignore them mostly, and avoid known spawning grounds (Like Broncos and Colts football threads)
 
2014-06-09 01:27:41 AM  

thehobbes: mikerylander: To be honest, there is a lot of good, "real" feedback coming outta this thread.
Which is good.
Although our viewership is consistently rising as a whole, and our internet-wide viewership doing well, I've always been personally-saddened that the *core* Fark community has rejected us.

It's my personal mission to change that.

All of the feedback and suggestions given here are being considered. My ego never gets in the way of making good content.

It is "corps."


both are correct.  Core has been used for years as well to describe a baseline group of people who stick.
 
2014-06-09 01:28:01 AM  
cwolf20: Honestly, paid links are understandable to me. I don't click them, and I scroll right past with just barely a glance.  But it's not slowing my internet connection down by being there.

I wouldn't mind them if they hadn't disabled the comments to them.  They were there at first.  Then they were taken away.  It's like, "You're good enough to make revenue from, but not good enough to care what you have to say about it, or the product."  I understand why they'd do that, they don't wanna scare away advertisers.  But then it comes down to what is more important, the community, or the ad dollars.  And we know which way that went.
 
2014-06-09 01:29:12 AM  

Cpl.D: I haven't really watched your videos, mikerylander.  So frankly, I ain't being fair to you.  It's rather jarring to see a third incarnation of FarkTV, so I dismissed it out of hand.

Give me a while to get the curmudgeon out and I'll sit down and take a look.  Give you another shot.


Hey, that's pretty cool of you. Thank you.

In fact, here is a recent one that I think is a good jumping off point.

http://www.ora.tv/wtfark/prayer-gnome-companion-woman-finds-jesus-st at ue-inside-gnome-statue-local-news-goes-for-pulitzer-0_2io8o3tarepl

Cheers, Cpl. D.
 
2014-06-09 01:30:05 AM  

LesserEvil: They deserved scorn, because they aspired to be humorous re-enactments of stories on Fark. They laid a turd so smelly, that by its very nature, its odor has permeated every side project of Fark since, whether it deserves it or not.


It was so bad I didn't last past forty five seconds of the first click.  It's like I inadvertently downloaded and 3D printed a copy of Will Farrell.  There's already one of those, and one's already two too many.
 
2014-06-09 01:36:41 AM  

Cpl.D: LesserEvil: They deserved scorn, because they aspired to be humorous re-enactments of stories on Fark. They laid a turd so smelly, that by its very nature, its odor has permeated every side project of Fark since, whether it deserves it or not.

It was so bad I didn't last past forty five seconds of the first click.  It's like I inadvertently downloaded and 3D printed a copy of Will Farrell.  There's already one of those, and one's already two too many.


The silly part is, that I was late on the FarkTV bandwagon. So until one video had that little "typing" sound and a headline slowly appearing, I didn't know they were based on actual headlines.  All of them were just random things to watch.

There are several channels on youtube which I click periodically, and most of their videos make me cringe.  FarkTV was basically a series of one shots parody channel, to me.  And some I skipped because the subject didn't appeal.
 
2014-06-09 01:37:51 AM  

mikerylander: Cpl.D: I haven't really watched your videos, mikerylander.  So frankly, I ain't being fair to you.  It's rather jarring to see a third incarnation of FarkTV, so I dismissed it out of hand.

Give me a while to get the curmudgeon out and I'll sit down and take a look.  Give you another shot.

Hey, that's pretty cool of you. Thank you.

In fact, here is a recent one that I think is a good jumping off point.

http://www.ora.tv/wtfark/prayer-gnome-companion-woman-finds-jesus-st at ue-inside-gnome-statue-local-news-goes-for-pulitzer-0_2io8o3tarepl

Cheers, Cpl. D.


Ok.  Watched it.  Not nearly as bad as FarkTV or SuperDeluxe.  I appreciate the use of sarcasm, but you put a little too much mmmrph into it.  Sarcasm is like a knife.  Slight, straightforward, cutting, and sharp.  The power for a sarcastic thrust doesn't come from from the enthusiastic thrust, but rather from the cutting edge.  Take a step back from the pitching line, throw up a lawn chair, then sit back hire some neighborhood kids to kick the target in the junk.  Metaphorically speaking, of course.

You need a little work, but you're absolutely not hopeless.  I suggest you study a little Stephen Colbert.  Ignore the political bent of it, and just focus on his preparation and delivery.  Many times he'll spend a good amount of time coaxing his target into stabbing range, then let them blunder into the blade themselves.

Meh.  I'm rambling.  You get the idea.  Keep at it!
 
2014-06-09 01:37:51 AM  
Cpl.D:

It was so bad I didn't last past forty five seconds of the first click.  It's like I inadvertently downloaded and 3D printed a copy of Will Farrell.  There's already one of those, and one's already two too many.

Re: my reply: Which basically meant it fit right in with youtube.
 
2014-06-09 01:39:23 AM  

cwolf20: Cpl.D:

It was so bad I didn't last past forty five seconds of the first click.  It's like I inadvertently downloaded and 3D printed a copy of Will Farrell.  There's already one of those, and one's already two too many.

Re: my reply: Which basically meant it fit right in with youtube.


Nah.  Youtube has some seriously good stuff on there.  Do a search on "24 hour tag".  Skip to the 9 minute mark.  Find the one that has english subtitles and is an hour and fifty-three minutes long.  You'll thank me later.

Oh, and don't let kids watch it.  It'll give them ideas.
 
2014-06-09 01:40:57 AM  

Cpl.D: cwolf20: Cpl.D:

It was so bad I didn't last past forty five seconds of the first click.  It's like I inadvertently downloaded and 3D printed a copy of Will Farrell.  There's already one of those, and one's already two too many.

Re: my reply: Which basically meant it fit right in with youtube.

Nah.  Youtube has some seriously good stuff on there.  Do a search on "24 hour tag".  Skip to the 9 minute mark.  Find the one that has english subtitles and is an hour and fifty-three minutes long.  You'll thank me later.

Oh, and don't let kids watch it.  It'll give them ideas.


I was thinking more of the channel Smosh, actually. lol.  It's similar in that it has a bunch of crap ones that I turn off before I get all the way through. But had a few gems in there too.
 
2014-06-09 01:41:10 AM  
Ok, I reread what I typed out before.  I came off as overly critical.  To clarify, mikerylander, you are NOT bad.  You're not great, but that's not a deal-killer.  Refine your craft.  I may watch you again.
 
2014-06-09 01:41:42 AM  

Cpl.D: In general?  People don't like being monetized.  We don't like ads shoved in our faces.  It's bad enough we've got paid links we can't even soundly mock anymore because the comments were disabled being put on the 'boards. It's bad enough random places suddenly and suspiciously have their own tags made and get multiple greenlights. This sort of thing kinda gives me that vibe.  There's tab-room up top.  Why not put in a tab that doesn't cycle out by day posted?  That way it's where it belongs, it doesn't protrude into other categories, and people looking for you don't have to play guess-the-sub-tab.


I honestly have no part of the distribution model. I just go to to work everyday, find a Farked up story, and do a destruction of its local news video coverage.

Oh, and lots and lots of meth. The WTFark office is a big meth den. Duh. Obvi.
 
2014-06-09 01:42:00 AM  

cwolf20: I was thinking more of the channel Smosh, actually. lol.  It's similar in that it has a bunch of crap ones that I turn off before I get all the way through. But had a few gems in there too.


Put the Fark down for an hour.  Search for and watch that video.  Really.  Thank me later.
 
2014-06-09 01:43:04 AM  

Cpl.D: Ok, I reread what I typed out before.  I came off as overly critical.  To clarify, mikerylander, you are NOT bad.  You're not great, but that's not a deal-killer.  Refine your craft.  I may watch you again.


With all this talk. I'm tempted to start looking up Dan Mengini's schedule on where and when his closest to me stage comedy act will be. In case you missed my mention earlier of him being one of the regular FarkTV guys.
 
2014-06-09 01:46:22 AM  
You know what's definitely NOT enticing me toward your videos? Whining about negative feedback, bragging about your numbers growing, and smugly assuring me that you're not going anywhere anyway in every other post. It's not very welcoming for someone who is apparently looking to include everybody. And yeah, like Cpl said, I'm kind of tired of all the sponsored, monetized crap that's been happening for the past few years. It's like my favorite hang out spot has been crowded in by carnival barkers and snake oil salesmen, and this new thing is just another annoying guy with a booth with his eye on my wallet. (Or that's the first reaction, anyway)
 
2014-06-09 01:46:50 AM  

Cpl.D: cwolf20: I was thinking more of the channel Smosh, actually. lol.  It's similar in that it has a bunch of crap ones that I turn off before I get all the way through. But had a few gems in there too.

Put the Fark down for an hour.  Search for and watch that video.  Really.  Thank me later.


At some point maybe.  Just seeing individual descriptions in the youtube list of it isn't appealing to me right now.  You're talking to someone who turned on the tv one night, went to netflix through roku, surfed through every single show and movie available.  And then mumbled "There's nothing on tv" followed by slapping myself in the head.

Then I turned it off and went to read a book.
 
2014-06-09 01:48:24 AM  

cwolf20: Cpl.D: cwolf20: I was thinking more of the channel Smosh, actually. lol.  It's similar in that it has a bunch of crap ones that I turn off before I get all the way through. But had a few gems in there too.

Put the Fark down for an hour.  Search for and watch that video.  Really.  Thank me later.

At some point maybe.  Just seeing individual descriptions in the youtube list of it isn't appealing to me right now.  You're talking to someone who turned on the tv one night, went to netflix through roku, surfed through every single show and movie available.  And then mumbled "There's nothing on tv" followed by slapping myself in the head.

Then I turned it off and went to read a book.


The video clip is a twenty-four hour long "punishment" game in Japan where the penalty for being caught goes up to and including being kicked by a Thai kick boxer or being dragged out of bed and being whacked in the junk by a "dick machine".
 
2014-06-09 01:50:19 AM  

Cpl.D: cwolf20: I was thinking more of the channel Smosh, actually. lol.  It's similar in that it has a bunch of crap ones that I turn off before I get all the way through. But had a few gems in there too.

Put the Fark down for an hour.  Search for and watch that video.  Really.  Thank me later.


I'm also the guy who after surfing netflix yet again, went to youtube through chromecast on my tv and watched all of the black and white The Shadow serials starting with The Shadow Strikes.  I followed that up with watching a very muddled set of movies called The Martian Chronicles.
 
2014-06-09 01:52:05 AM  
I even found ya a link.   http://vimeo.com/43969722  Fast foward to the 9:00 mark.  Bookmark it for later if you're bent on not watching more TV today.
 
2014-06-09 01:52:16 AM  

Cpl.D: cwolf20: Cpl.D: cwolf20: I was thinking more of the channel Smosh, actually. lol.  It's similar in that it has a bunch of crap ones that I turn off before I get all the way through. But had a few gems in there too.

Put the Fark down for an hour.  Search for and watch that video.  Really.  Thank me later.

At some point maybe.  Just seeing individual descriptions in the youtube list of it isn't appealing to me right now.  You're talking to someone who turned on the tv one night, went to netflix through roku, surfed through every single show and movie available.  And then mumbled "There's nothing on tv" followed by slapping myself in the head.

Then I turned it off and went to read a book.

The video clip is a twenty-four hour long "punishment" game in Japan where the penalty for being caught goes up to and including being kicked by a Thai kick boxer or being dragged out of bed and being whacked in the junk by a "dick machine".


At some point I will. Not saying I won't.  I just tend to be very odd in what appeals to me sometimes.  I went through a Saturday once watching car wreck video collections on youtube. The type where everyone survives with scratches and or by the skin of their teeth.
 
2014-06-09 01:53:09 AM  

Cpl.D: I even found ya a link.   http://vimeo.com/43969722  Fast foward to the 9:00 mark.  Bookmark it for later if you're bent on not watching more TV today.


bookmarked, time to sleep though. Stupid work schedule
 
2014-06-09 01:54:20 AM  

Cpl.D: Mentalpatient87: Has there ever been a generally positive reception to these things? Because these Fark TV re branded videos seem terrible enough to be you Jose Cuervo Cue Moment of the Week. Brought to you by Gawker media and the Daily Mail.

/and Carl's Jr.

Well, here's the thing.  Remember that kid in high school?  The one that thought his jokes were HILARIOUS, but fell flat and died every time?  You know that guy.  He'd tell the same damned joke in a thousand different ways.  Because he found it funny, he figured everyone would find it funny.  But they didn't.  So he did it over, and over, and over, and over again, all in slightly different ways, fully expecting people to finally "get it".  What he never understood is everybody "got it", they just didn't want it.   The problem wasn't in how he was saying it.  It was what was being said.  It just wasn't funny.  The only thing common to every failed retelling of the joke was HIM.

FarkTV is like that.  It doesn't understand why we don't "get" the sweat and the dead man's balls.  We got it ages ago.  We just don't want it.


THIS

I tried to like WTFark. First it was the nervous "I don't want to be here" guy trying his best. Then it was that British Elvis lovechild woman who couldn't stop her lips from sneering after every sentence.

I appreciate Fark trying something new... but it didn't work.

"Hey guys, remember FarkTV? Well here's WTFark! We welcome feedback."

"It's awful. The material is terrible, the host is awful, etc etc."

"Hey guys, look! WTFark is back with a new host!"

"It's still awful. The material is terrible, the host is slightly better than last time but still awful, etc etc."

"Hey guys, look! WTFark is back and 99% of its threads don't allow comments... *cough*"

Please just kill WTFark. It's bringing the Fark brand name down.
 
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