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2014-01-25 12:39:21 AM  
3 votes:
Compared to much of the rest of the internet, that's not too inaccurate. Even the dumbest comments on Fark are mostly complete sentences with spelled out words and punctuation.
2014-01-25 02:20:44 AM  
2 votes:
Not surprising... but still "a fifth of Americans have left a review for a product they've never tried" is not the same as "20% of reviews are fake!!"

2014-01-25 12:49:05 AM  
2 votes:

the801: my penis hurts, but ramen noodles are almost done, so yay! but if my penis still hurts after, maruchan is getting a one-star review and a serious verbal thrashing on amazon.

Your penis isn't big enough to hurt anyone.
2014-01-25 12:24:50 AM  
2 votes:
Fark always has new links coming up. Their admins are on a completely regular schedule and they are constantly checking the queue for candidates to greenlight. Although they're not perfect, I'd say that 99% of the headlines accurately describe the story. It makes it so much easier to know which stories to click on.

I think it's nice that they don't even really charge for this service. I mean, they offer a few services for payment, but that's not the main focus of the site.

I have visited Fark.com on many occasions, and unless they start doing something silly like banning vibrant controversial posters I will continue to visit this site until I get a life.
2014-01-25 11:01:15 AM  
1 vote:

Tillmaster: italie: offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

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How others Farkers see her:

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What's that odd little device with the word 'Kellog' written on it?

To give a serious answer, probably a model-scale air compressor, steam engine, or well pump. Kellogg mfg. Co. made a lot of rotatey-thingys back in the day.
2014-01-25 09:57:39 AM  
1 vote:

offmymeds: How this Farkette might see herself:

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2014-01-25 09:54:28 AM  
1 vote:
I actually look for negative hotel reviews. If someone says they couldn't sleep all night from the thumping base of the night club across the street, couldn't get a chair because the pool was too crowded, and felt uncomfortable because hookers seemed to hang out in the hotel lobby, then I usually book that place.
2014-01-25 04:20:24 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-25 02:10:47 AM  
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2014-01-25 02:02:12 AM  
1 vote:
It's not that hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, but you have to pay attention to what's being said, how it's being said, and why. Serial reviewers will use the same language in their different reviews, or their reviews will be overly simplistic(This is the best app ever! Definitely worth it!). Complaining about the resolution on a TV vs. explaining your own experiences, how bad it really is, and whether you can live with it and think it's worth dealing with it for the money involved are two different things for example. You can also compare reviews from multiple sites and the compare those against trade publications or websites that are devoted to the product.

Food reviews are similar, look for repeated phrases, or someone who doesn't expand on WHY it's the best burger that has ever burged. Bad service or a boring menu? When was the review written? 2 years ago, and they could have a new head chef and a whole new menu.

Reviews just take some work, More than they should, but nothing like you would do for a PhD project. I think these people are assholes though, fake reviews are inconsiderate and rude, and the reasons here just make peoplelook like even bigger assholes. As much as I get a kick out of the fake Amazon reviews sometimes, I'd rather that type of thing not exist at all if it meant that we'd get more honest reviews. It really bothers me that Amazon continues to allow this. As a result, Amazon is the absolute last place I look for a review, coming in behind the homeless guy on the corner as a trusted source of info on a considered purchase. At least the Google Play store won't let you leave a review if you haven't downloaded the app yet.

At least the Amazon ones have the humor thing going for them, some of the other reviews have no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and can hurt innocent businesses (and the consumer) or let offenders get more business than they deserve.
2014-01-25 02:01:49 AM  
1 vote:

ruta: Compared to much of the rest of the internet, that's not too inaccurate. Even the dumbest comments on Fark are mostly complete sentences with spelled out words and punctuation.

2014-01-25 12:35:27 AM  
1 vote:
Nice try kissing up, but we are still going to refer to you as the Daily Fail.

/in fairness though, this is one of the more intelligent comment sections on the web
//which is quite telling about most websites' comment sections...
2014-01-25 12:26:46 AM  
1 vote:

In before shaitcoc...
2014-01-25 12:26:03 AM  
1 vote:
Suck my balls!
2014-01-24 11:46:08 PM  
1 vote:
Subby, I'm going to fling mature manure in your general direction.
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