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Etymology 1 interj. (context Australia NZ vulgar English) (eye dialect of fuck nodot=true English), ''used to express surprise, etc''. Etymology 2

vb. (context US English) To subject a website to a high volume of requests, such that the server stops responding.


Fark is a community website created by Drew Curtis that allows members to comment on a daily batch of news articles and other items from various websites. The site receives many story submissions per day and approximately 100 of them are publicly displayed on the site, spread out over the main page and tabs (Entertainment, Sports, Geek, Politics and Business).

Curtis says the stories are selected without intentional political bias, but that he tries to run both far-left and far-right articles.

Links are submitted by Fark members (collectively referred to as "Farkers"), which admins can approve ("greenlight") for posting on either the main page or one of the subsidiary tab pages. All links (excluding those of sponsors), whether approved or not, have associated threads where users can comment on the link. Greenlit links can generate upwards of 300,000 page views in one month for the recipient. This can generate such an enormous amount of traffic in such a short time that smaller websites are often rendered inoperable due to congestion or simple server failure. This is colloquially referred to as the website being " farked" by the community.