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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 the Notifications pane of your MyFark profile.
On this page, you can specify an email address where you'd like us to send the notifications (by default the email linked your your account), and what type of notifications you'd like to receive.
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).
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 comments 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. Watched links will always send emails notifying you of new comments.
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.
What is a Fark Preferred Partner?
A Fark Preferred Partner has first dibs on traffic for identical (or at least nearly identical) articles out there on the web.
The important stuff:
- It doesn't change the way we choose links for the main/category pages.
- After links are greenlit for the main/category pages, we look to see if one of our Preferred Partner sites has the same story (AP/Reuters, write-ups on press releases, etc). If so, we switch the link to the Partner site.
- It's great for our Preferred Partners (they get more traffic), great for Fark (we get more revenue), and great for our users (we keep the same great quality of content).
If you're interested in becoming a Fark Preferred Partner, please contact Drew via our feedback form.
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: