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2014-06-09 07:50:45 AM

mikerylander: 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.


Behind the scenes at the WTFark office:
stmedia.startribune.com

Oh, you said meth. Sorry.

As for your poll -- I like hearing funny comments by other Farkers highlighted. And I have no clue what should be included in the video tomorrow. Since my sense of humor runs to either either end of the "bafflingly obscure/horribly obvious" spectrum, seasoned with bad puns and mangled song lyrics, that is for the best.
 
2014-06-09 08:57:43 AM

mikerylander: But luckily, 2014 was a good year for me. Shot a Mark Wahlberg movie, shot some commercials, blah, blah blah. And then, I got this gig.


Was it Transformers? It was transformers wasn't it?
 
2014-06-09 09:23:56 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: So how did subby get primer commentario in the headline without getting filter pwned?


You mean first post? Easy peasy!
 
2014-06-09 09:25:36 AM
Reading back on the thread, if anyone else but the WTFark guy with his real name had posted that much defensive, easy to pick apart material, I'd assume he was baiting us... like a master.So did we all get hooked or does he not get the anonymity of message boards for entertainment and free flow of ideas?
 
2014-06-09 09:30:27 AM
WTF:Now with more Sisyphus!

The piss-poor attempts to monetize Fark shall continue until morale improves™
 
2014-06-09 09:32:13 AM

brimed03: Mentalpatient87: Sure wish they'd spend more time and money making mobile Fark more functional with quotes and stuff instead of hiring more advertisers...

Holy crap yes. I hate that I can't cut down the amount of quoted text on mobile. Often I just want to comment on one part of someone's five-part post.


Oh. I keep forgetting that exists.  Tried it once.  But I don't like forums of any sort through mobile. None of them work the way they do on a pc. I'm just spoiled.
 
2014-06-09 09:38:33 AM
So, basic boil down.

"How dare you operate with maybe, if lucky, 4 times the budget per episode of college student Frankie who posts about chicken"

"Write better. I don't care if you're the only writer.  Fire yourself and find someone else.  How, if you're fired? figure it out."

"People have opinions about how I do things with WTFark, why can't they be coherent."
 
2014-06-09 10:33:19 AM
Basic boil down on my end...
assets.diylol.com
And...
cdn.instapop.com
 
2014-06-09 12:41:01 PM

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.


This is me in a caption, I guess.

I saw WTFARK! and went 'oh, FarkTV is back' and assumed it had to be pure shiat.

Haven't bothered watching an episode because of the previous association. Maybe a good PR campaign that isn't overly forceful and in your face would help. Like: 'Ya, we know, we're not farktv, please at least try watching us before showering us in your bile'.
 
2014-06-09 12:53:59 PM
If you want to win over farkers you have to have commenting. It will also increase your views of the video.

Yeah some of the people on here will trash it on principle, but someone *may* watch it and make some witty remark about something in it, or reference somewhere  in it there is a MILF, etc. Once that happens, other commenters lurking in the comments will go ahead and click it. Same concept as the daily fail's "hot" standard. Some will venture forth to check, and with some people actually watching the segment, more information is generated and the conversation continues. This will then increase comment count and then increase people interested as to what is going on in the thread, generating more clicks.

Yeah you will take criticism, but view this as retarded internet fight club. Being new, you'll take it personally and let it get you depressed, after a few weeks, you'll learn to be self-deprecating and able to make your enemies look like potato.

Taking away the commenting section makes this as easily ignored as (sponsored partner) was.
 
2014-06-09 12:59:24 PM

thehobbes: If you want to win over farkers you have to have commenting. It will also increase your views of the video.

Yeah some of the people on here will trash it on principle, but someone *may* watch it and make some witty remark about something in it, or reference somewhere  in it there is a MILF, etc. Once that happens, other commenters lurking in the comments will go ahead and click it. Same concept as the daily fail's "hot" standard. Some will venture forth to check, and with some people actually watching the segment, more information is generated and the conversation continues. This will then increase comment count and then increase people interested as to what is going on in the thread, generating more clicks.

Yeah you will take criticism, but view this as retarded internet fight club. Being new, you'll take it personally and let it get you depressed, after a few weeks, you'll learn to be self-deprecating and able to make your enemies look like potato.

Taking away the commenting section makes this as easily ignored as (sponsored partner) was.


Personally I find it easier to sit in my lazy boy chair and click the video link on the Ora Tv roku channel that has the WTFark videos.  The tv is bigger.
 
2014-06-09 02:09:08 PM
And here I was, going to give it a shot despite the association with sweat and dead mans balls. Good jorb douchebro on completely failing to understand anything.
 
2014-06-09 02:10:22 PM

kroonermanblack: Maybe a good PR campaign that isn't overly forceful and in your face would help. Like: 'Ya, we know, we're not farktv, please at least try watching us before showering us in your bile'.


That has a nice ring to it...

"WTFark: It's Not FarkTV, But It Is Fark.com's New Personal Toilet."
 
2014-06-09 02:12:02 PM

Zafler: And here I was, going to give it a shot despite the association with sweat and dead mans balls. Good jorb douchebro on completely failing to understand anything.


Douchebro no understand nothing. Douchebro just brush teeth with face razor. Douchebro blood mouth bleed hurt hurt.
 
2014-06-09 02:32:41 PM

mikerylander: <snip>

Of the 3600+ clicks this post got, you and like 3 other dudes ruined my night.

Thanks again.


You know, I did a similar post in response to a known Fark troll recently and it got deleted.  Apparently I was "trolling another Farker."  Nice to see the mods play favorites.

Anyhow, once again, and despite everyone telling you otherwise, you've managed to make this All About You, Mike.  So in yet another exercise in futility, let's break it down for you:

brimed03: You really think any of us wants to see Fark lose? Are you kidding?
brimed03: let's face it, it was doa anyhow


Comment #1 subject: Fark.com
Comment #2 subject: WTFark.

Two different things, Mike.  So, no discrepancies there.  And even if they weren't, I can want to see Fark succeed and still point out where it is failing.  Criticism is a healthy part of loving a person or a place, Mike.  You should really endeavor to understand that.  Really.

brimed03: none of us knows you well enough to dislike you.
brimed03: I just didn't find you funny. Or personable.
brimed03: the host was so banal, his patter so cookie-cutter and boring, the attempts at humor so forced... sometimes you can just tell right away. You just know this thing is stillborn and you can't watch any more.


Comment #1: I don't know you personally and therefore have no grudge against you
Comments #2 & 3: But I do have an opinion of you professionally, which is that you suck as host of WTFark and you don't understand the Fark community, as evidenced repeatedly in these threads.

Personal vs. professional, Mike.  If you can't distinguish the two, you're in the wrong business; entertainment is going to eat you up.  But then, almost every profession requires separating them and not taking professional criticism personally, so I don't really know what you're best suited for.  Maybe you could be a tester in a bubble factory, you can verify that the bubbles don't hurt when they touch you.

brimed03: I have no personal beef with the guy and hope WTFark cam succeed with him.
brimed03: if he's going to be a hot young female with big knockers then I'm going to have to start revising my opinions. And watching WTFark.


Hey, Francis?  Lighten up.  The second comment was a joke response to a popular Fark meme posted above by Farker Duude Stanky.  Seriously, have you even thought about how hard you're working to be hurt here?  You're inventing things to be hurt about.

I'm tempted to finish with a little sampling of your hypocrisy ITT, but that wouldn't do any good.  The fact is, Mike, this entire thread can be summed up as follows:

Fark: Here's what we didn't like about WTFark
YOU: We stopped allowing comments because you hurt my feelings... all we want to do is connect to the Fark core members
Fark: No, no... we're just telling you what we don't like about WTFark so far
YOU: Ouch!  That hurts me feelings.  All you guys ever do is hurt my feelings
Fark: Wait, what?  No, we're telling you why WTFark doesn't seem to connect with the core members... like you asked us to?
YOU: That's it, I'm leaving because you guys are hurtful and mean
Fark: Uh, well, admittedly we can be a little mean, that's kind of how Fark works; that's what we're trying to explain, you're not going to get coddled here and if you can just get past that you'll do fine
YOU: That's it, I'm leaving because you guys are hurtful and mean
Fark: Yeah, you said that.  But just fyi, this isn't about you; it's about how to make WTFark work
YOU: You know, I worked with Mark Wahlberg earlier this year.  I have other gigs.  I can find another gig like that!  But let's make WTFark work I'm really committed to it
Fark: Yeah, you sound really committed to it
YOU: That's it, I'm leaving because you guys are hurtful and mean
Fark: Sighhh...

Mike, I had no personal feelings about you before this.  Now, I do.  I think you're a self-centered, coddled fool who wants an audience of suck-ups and who views WTFark as just a platform for exposure to be leveraged as quickly as possible into other jobs.  You couldn't care less about Fark.com or its core members.  You're absolutely incapable of separating your ego from your work and so are utterly incapable of taking feedback and criticism.

Me and those "three other dudes" who ruined your night?  Did you ever stop to think that we've spent literally hours conversing with you about WTFark?  We're not getting money or career advancement for this.  And if all we were doing was trolling you, frankly it would be like sandblasting a cracker, and about as much fun.  If you could think about something other than yourself for even a minute, you'd realize that we're the best allies you've got, because we evidently do care about Fark.  The problem here is that you don't care about Fark, and why would you?  You don't spend any time on the site.  You don't participate in the comments.  You think of it as just another one of your gigs, and if it doesn't work out, well, you have other irons in the fire.

You know what Fark does really well?  Fark is really good at sniffing out the phonies.  That's why WTFark is failing under your leadership.  Because you aren't genuine and it comes across instantly.

Go on, Mike.  I know all you've been doing as you read this is formulating your butthurt response.  You haven't genuinely listened to anything we've said so far, so why would I expect you to read this with an open mind?  My last post, I was done with this thread for the night.  Now, I'm just done with this thread.  See you in the funny papers, funny guy.
 
2014-06-09 02:45:34 PM
Well that thread escalated quickly since I went to bed last night.... Mike, get an alt account and make a couple posts per day. You'll get a much better idea of how this community interacts, what's acceptable and what is mocked and why. If you want to work with the community you are going to need a thicker skin, you can't take stuff personally and you can't let it screw with you. Make that alt account and never mention your name or what you do while on that account, it will be a different experience that I think you'll learn a lot from.
 
2014-06-09 02:47:23 PM

brimed03: Because you aren't genuine and it comes across instantly.


I genuinely care about everything I do.
You may not like me, or personally think I'm funny or a good host, but I have always been a genuine person.

That one hurt.
And I'm not ashamed or too "egomaniacal" to say so.

I, too, am done here.
And I have listened. I've heard it all.
I'll do my best to keep your professional criticisms of my work in mind as I continue to genuinely make it.
 
2014-06-09 02:47:25 PM
You know, if Mike Rylander could make WTFark as interesting as his comments make these threads, more people would watch.

He should incorporate a 'Heckle Mike Rylander' section into the videos.
 
2014-06-09 03:13:46 PM

mikerylander: brimed03: Because you aren't genuine and it comes across instantly.

I genuinely care about everything I do.
You may not like me, or personally think I'm funny or a good host, but I have always been a genuine person.

That one hurt.
And I'm not ashamed or too "egomaniacal" to say so.

I, too, am done here.
And I have listened. I've heard it all.
I'll do my best to keep your professional criticisms of my work in mind as I continue to genuinely make it.


Not exactly a way to learn.  as with anything on the internet, you have to

1) accept that all of the people connecting everyday are only truly important to your life if you have them in your life outside of the internet.  Even then at the end of the day, it's your brain and heart not theirs.

2) develop some mental armor, and learn how to roll with the flow.  I'd say punches, but it's been years since anyone on fark has pissed me off.  I prefer swimming over fighting.

3) Take what makes sense to you as constructive criticism.  And run those and iffy ones by Drew to see if maybe you need improvement.

This is an attempt to increase entertainment after all.  Every writer, producer, etc learns from experience, mistakes, criticism, and advice.  Well, some do.  It's not one hundred percent.
 
2014-06-09 03:21:30 PM

mikerylander: brimed03: Because you aren't genuine and it comes across instantly.

I genuinely care about everything I do.
You may not like me, or personally think I'm funny or a good host, but I have always been a genuine person.

That one hurt.
And I'm not ashamed or too "egomaniacal" to say so.

I, too, am done here.
And I have listened. I've heard it all.
I'll do my best to keep your professional criticisms of my work in mind as I continue to genuinely make it.


And without taking away the seriousness of my reply.

Welcome to my hallmark moment contribution.. how did that happen on fark? lol
 
2014-06-09 04:09:49 PM

cwolf20: mikerylander: brimed03: Because you aren't genuine and it comes across instantly.

I genuinely care about everything I do.
You may not like me, or personally think I'm funny or a good host, but I have always been a genuine person.

That one hurt.
And I'm not ashamed or too "egomaniacal" to say so.

I, too, am done here.
And I have listened. I've heard it all.
I'll do my best to keep your professional criticisms of my work in mind as I continue to genuinely make it.

And without taking away the seriousness of my reply.

Welcome to my hallmark moment contribution.. how did that happen on fark? lol


This thread should be renamed, "Can't we all just fark along???"
 
2014-06-09 09:54:12 PM
I provide to you the apologies for the lateness of the responding but the WTFark office just finished the meeting. It has the agreement of mikerylander for providing to you the newest of the script writers which is the individual upon which has the bigger roommate. All which had the requirement was to show to this individual the supple breastings of me through the emailing file. In the future this will be quite the difference of thingings. You are welcome the Fark.com website.
 
2014-06-10 12:01:16 AM

meow said the dog: I provide to you the apologies for the lateness of the responding but the WTFark office just finished the meeting. It has the agreement of mikerylander for providing to you the newest of the script writers which is the individual upon which has the bigger roommate. All which had the requirement was to show to this individual the supple breastings of me through the emailing file. In the future this will be quite the difference of thingings. You are welcome the Fark.com website.


Exactly.
 
2014-06-10 03:02:16 AM
Someone somewhere is going to read my posts and jump to a random conclusion.

Sorry, I'm not on staff in any capacity with fark. I haven't even been to a 3rd fark party yet, and I've been a non totalfark member for a few years now.  Before that I was one for 2.  before that I hadn't considered being one yet.
 
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