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(WTFark)   WTFark host Mike Rylander banned from Virginia beach for secret filming "first post" content   (ora.tv) divider line 29
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2014-06-08 08:24:01 PM
4 votes:
Fark TV, with sweat and a dead man's balls.
2014-06-09 12:19:59 AM
2 votes:
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
2014-06-08 09:34:26 PM
2 votes:

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.
2014-06-08 08:38:27 PM
2 votes:
Well, that's it: WTFark has officially jumped the shark.

/let's face it, it was doa anyhow
2014-06-08 06:17:46 PM
2 votes:
Way to vet your employees, guys.
2014-06-08 05:29:40 PM
2 votes:
WTFark, the answer to "whatever happened to FARK TV?"
2014-06-09 03:07:07 AM
1 votes:

DuudeStanky: mikerylander:

What would you do? Be super superficial and pretend you were there all along? Do the "backwards hat, 'hey guys, I'm one of you!' bullshiat you're talking about? No way. I have no pitch. I'm not the man. I'm just a guy making a show.  I'm not posting this comment on "company time" or "on the clock." I'm not some sort of paid social media manager or some bullshiat.

I'm not on salary and this interaction isn't some paid social media stunt bullshiat. I'm having this conversation on my own time because I'm generally trying to connect to the community, and, as I always do on the internet, and in life, I'm over sharing about myself so that Farkers are like, "oh, he's a just a dude like me, trying his best."

If you view me as suit guy with a backwards hat, then I guess I can't do much about that.

But that's definitely not me...


Damn near everyone on this site is an alt, so learn from them to gain their acceptance. Play a role, take on a persona.. something. Just knock it off with the breaking the fourth wall stuff by saying "I'm an outsider! I have a real-life job and I get paid to make these videos."

What is your role going to be in this community?

Who are you going to be in this picture?


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.
2014-06-09 02:50:41 AM
1 votes:
First lesson of Fark:  Tuck and roll!
2014-06-09 02:43:51 AM
1 votes:
"But that's definitely not me..."

Then stop acting like it. Stop bringing up your job if you're not on the clock. I heard you the first time you said you were in the business. Go post somewhere else and actually interact with the community.
2014-06-09 02:30:51 AM
1 votes:

mikerylander:  He's a pretty well-respected alt-comedian, so yeah, it's disheartening how quick this community is to hate on everything sometimes.


Which segues back to lurking within the community and getting to know us.  Of COURSE we hate on everything at some point or another.  It's not done out of spite.  It's done as a matter of form.
2014-06-09 02:21:14 AM
1 votes:
"That's just my way of saying we are happening, we have happened, and we will continue to happen."

And this is my way of expressing an exasperated sigh about that fact. Like knowing those carnival barkers weaseled their way into having a permit to clog up my favorite hangout. It's happening... oh hell...

And brimed up there summed it up beautifully. You don't seem to give a fark about the actual community. It's just your product. I wouldn't call myself part of any kind of in circle, but you come off as a suit who's trying to "connect with the guys" just long enough to segue into your pitch.

Your hat is on backwards, you can show me your tattoos, you are in the video business, you are calling me "dude."
2014-06-09 01:54:20 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-06-09 01:46:22 AM
1 votes:
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 01:27:33 AM
1 votes:

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 01:23:42 AM
1 votes:

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 01:22:59 AM
1 votes:
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 01:16:14 AM
1 votes:
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 01:06:00 AM
1 votes:

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 12:45:54 AM
1 votes:
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 12:30:24 AM
1 votes:
no 1 curr
2014-06-08 11:37:23 PM
1 votes:

AppleOptionEsc: [PictureMentioningSuperDeluxe]

I would update, but Ran never posts anymore. Sad really.


Oh, god, and to think I finally had several years of peace.  Forgetting that something like SuperDeluxe had ever existed.  I had finally transcended to post-SuperDeluxe-dom.  And damn if you didn't drag me right back into the world that created it.
2014-06-08 10:53:13 PM
1 votes:
i106.photobucket.com

I would update, but Ran never posts anymore. Sad really.
2014-06-08 10:41:59 PM
1 votes:
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2014-06-08 09:54:42 PM
1 votes:

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, if I had to guess, I'd say it's more about increasing various web metrics (like clicks and time on page, and revisits etc.) as well as broadening the brand horizons.  Drew 'gets' people don't like it, but just like the 'HOW ONE HOUSE MOM DISCOVERED 8 CRAZY WAYS TO LOSE 2 POUNDS IN A SECOND THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT!!!' ads, it's never about the savvy consumer, it's about getting as many clicks as possible, and that's just lowest common denominator.

So no, it doesn't (really) matter that FarkTv or WTFark are 'that kid' from high school. They're going to keep getting schlepped around every year or so because Drew has said historically Fark's not a huge money maker.
2014-06-08 09:49:03 PM
1 votes:

Cpl.D: brimed03: Well, that's it: WTFark has officially jumped the shark.

/let's face it, it was doa anyhow

What turned you off with it?  Was it the sweat, or the dead man's balls?


I watched 30 seconds of one episode. I know, I know: hardly fair to base judgments on that... but it was bad. 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.
2014-06-08 09:08:29 PM
1 votes:
I read the headline as Virginia Beach, if he was busted there he would be charged with something by the NY city rejects they call cops. Pricks each and every one of them.
2014-06-08 08:41:45 PM
1 votes:
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.
2014-06-08 07:48:54 PM
1 votes:
Huh.  He looked okay to me.
2014-06-08 07:23:53 PM
1 votes:
I have no idea what any of you are talking about, so here's a pic of a Cigishken...

mojoimage.com
 
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