- Category: FAQs
- Published on Thursday, 27 November 2008 14:12
- Written by Luke Ballard
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Obviously ... not every question that could be conceived is answered here. If you have a question that doesn't appear on this page, then please email
If the question is a good one or gets asked repeatedly ... we will add it to the page.
Q. What the f%$# is a snark?
an imaginary animal (used to refer to someone or something that is difficult to track down).
ORIGIN 1876: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll in The Hunting of the Snark.
We believe that Lewis Carroll used the snark as a metaphor for happiness. For that 'meaning of life' you search your whole existence for. Carroll also wrote about a boojum.
an imaginary dangerous animal.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll.
We believe that Lewis Carroll used the boojum as a metaphor for what you think is happiness but ends up destroying you through your obsession with it.
"But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! for then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!"
Q. Do you really believe and stand by everything you write?
For the most part ... yes. Occasionally we stand by and believe in what we write while we are writing it, in kind of a heat of the moment type of situation. Please keep in mind that we are prone to taking a little bit of artistic license, which may involve exaggeration, sarcasm and cynicism.
Q. What is a Challenge Blog?
At SnarkHunters, we routinely 'challenge' each other to blog about a set topic. Most bloggers will write about their day, what pops into their mind on any given moment etc. We do as well, but sometimes ... we get each other to write about what has popped into our mind.
Q. Why do we have to wait for the comic?
Firstly, Luke needs to learn how to draw. It's an arduous process involving many screwed up pieces of paper. Additionally, we don't want to put the first few installments of the comic online and then not update for a month because a) we have to work (see question relating to giving us money) and b) we get too involved in X-Box 360 games. We are working to develop a buffer of comics so that we can upload them a few times a week and know that we have them there in case we do get distracted.
Q. There are old blogs here and some new ones. Will we ever see the missing years?
Maybe. As long as material keeps coming, do you really care when we wrote it?
Q. The forums aren't working!
Firstly, that is NOT a question. That is a statement. Secondly, they ARE working. You just can't log into them at the moment. In order to use the forums, you need to be a registered user of snarkhunters.com - and we have decided that until there are enough visits to the website and enough demand to post in the forums, we will disable registrations. Seriously ... do you want to log into the forums, make a post - and be the ONLY one there? Apart from us?
Q. Are you going to allow other users to blog on snarkhunters? I am looking for somewhere to host my blog.
At this stage ... not so much. There is a section in 'Community' about becoming a snark hunter - but at this stage we foresee involvement being in the form of contributing to forums, commenting on articles and blogs and discussing the snarkhunters comic. Having said that, we are the first people to admit we can't see the future and who knows ... snarkhunters.com may take on a life of it's own as a community and we may invite carefully selected contributors in the forums to add to the main site.
Q. Life of its own as a community? What drugs are you smoking?
None, thanks for asking. But if you're going out to score ...
Just kidding. Is it inconceivable that snarkhunters.com may become a phenomenon? John Lennon once described The Beatles as 'bigger than Jesus'. I think the 21st Century equivalent would be for us to declare that snarkhunters is 'bigger than Facebook'.
Q. I get the sense that snarkhunters.com is still evolving. What other features are coming to the site?
We honestly couldn't tell you. Some days we get talking and say 'Hey! We should add this to the site.'
We like to think of SnarkHunters as a living organism that grows at its' own rate as it naturally develops. Having said that, we do have some potential ideas that we are toying with and if they become anything more than a drunken wondering, we will let you know.
Q. Why should we give you money?
Because we want it. The fact that you are reading something as boring and mundane as FAQs on our website means that you have already read the interesting articles and blogs. You clearly enjoy our work and want more of it to the point you are searching the dregs of our website for a taste of what we offer. Is it possible to put a value on that?
Okay ... I am kind of joking. At the end of the day maintaining snarkhunters.com and trying to update it daily, establish the comic, research Hollywood gossip and find celebrity nudity to share with you takes time. Unfortunately due to the need to eat and more importantly needing to pay for the food, it is not always possible to spend the time on snarkhunters.com that we want to spend.
Ideally your donations will enable us to take just 1 day off work per week to devote to the site, the writing, the nude pictures and the comic. One full time day is all we need.