Fark Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Fark ServicesBack to top of FAQ
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What is FarkIt™?
The FarkIt™ button is an easy way to get news articles on your site linked to Fark. By including either our easy-to-install script (which includes a button image), or manually using your own image, you can link directly into Fark's submission service. More Info on FarkIt™
What is Fark This®?
Fark This® is just another way to refer to FarkIt™.
What is the Fark Email Notification service?
Fark Email Notifications keep you apprised of new developments on Fark, whether they be News Flashes, Fark Parties, greenlights, replies to your posts, or new threads in comments that you're interested in.
To enable or disable these email notifications, go to your MyFark profile, and at the very top of your profile, enter your password and click "Edit":
Then in the middle of the page, between the Contact and Bio sections, you'll see a Subscription section, where you can turn emails on and off.
Be sure that your spam filters allow email notifications from Fark, and that your email address in your profile is up to date.
A few notes:
For Fark Party notifications to work, the party host must submit this party using the Fark Party submission form (http://www.fark.com/party).
For convenience, the second two New Comment Notifications can also be turned on as you post comments: there are two checkboxes right underneath the "Add Comment" button. They do the same thing as the profile options here.
Watching a thread is different than Favoriting a thread. When you Favorite a thread, you want to keep a link to it in your profile for all time; when you Watch a thread, you're interested in new comment in that thread until the thread is closed to new comments. You can both Favorite and Watch a thread. Watched links will automatically remove themselves a few days after a link is closed; Favorite links are permanent.
What is Fark Mobile?
Fark Mobile is Fark, formatted for mobile devices. [Obvious]
What devices are supported for Fark Mobile?
- iPhone/iPod Touch Safari
- Android native browser
- Opera Mini on Android
- Opera Mini on iPhone/iPod Touch
- BlackBerry 4.6 and above
- Windows Mobile 6.0 and above
- Palm Pre/Pre 2/Pixi
Fark Mobile looks really weird on my device - what do I do?
First, check to make sure you're on a supported device/browser. In particular, Blackberry 4.5 or below does not render even simple HTML very well.
If you're on a supported device, and things still look strange, check your settings. For example, Blackberry has a setting to view a page in either Page View or Column View. Fark Mobile must be viewed with Page View to be seen correctly. Windows Mobile has settings for 'One column', 'Full Page', and 'Fit to Screen'. For Fark Mobile to be viewed correctly, choose 'Fit to Screen'.
If things still look strange, please take a screenshot (or just take a photo with a digital camera), post it somewhere, and send us a Farkback with a link to the image.
So you'd like to do a headline swap...
Fark Headline Swaps are easy to implement. For our side, we need from your organization a logo 30px high by up to 275px wide (but no smaller than 100px wide). We also need the URL of the RSS feed you'd like us to publish.
To include Fark's headlines on your site, simply use the following RSS feeds:
Main Page: http://www.fark.com/fark.rss
And our logos: