Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who owns this website?
A. This entire website and the Jokes2000 name are copyright © 1997-2000 RealComedy Inc..
All rights reserved.
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Q. Do you have a mailing list?
A. Yes, and it happens to be one of our most popular features. You can
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Q. I signed up for the mailing list but have not gotten any jokes yet, why?
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Q. I've been here before and just want to see the new jokes. Where can I find them?
A. There are three easy ways to find new jokes:
- Visit our
page and click the updates that are new to you. Jokes2000 is constantly adding fresh material to its archives. When you've finished reading the joke, click the Next icon to proceed to the following update.
- Go to the
chronologically organized index
and review the most recent months. We think you'll find our system to be simple and intuitive. If you are using the same browser as last time, visited links will appear green and unvisited links will appear blue.
- If you are using the same browser that you did when last you visited Jokes2000, you can visit our nifty little
Random Joke Generator.
This generator ensures that you will never see the same joke twice. (You see why we call it nifty.)
Q. Can I use your graphics on my own site?
A. Unfortunately, the answer is no. The graphics that appear at Jokes2000 are owned by RealComedy Inc.. All rights reserved.
A. Yes! One of our services at Jokes2000 is to help visitors create better web pages. We post
to instruct in web page construction and spark your creative talents.
Q. Who writes the jokes for Jokes2000?
A. The gags at this site are not all written by the Jokes2000 crew. They are submitted to us by e-mail or dredged up from newsgroups/public domain archives. Some of the jokes have been slightly altered to correct spelling or remove unnecessary offensiveness. Most of our jokes appear in varying mutations on the Internet. There is no way of ascertaining which version is the original or who authored it. Jokes2000 does everything in its power to present only work that is in the public domain. We remove copyrighted material the moment it is brought to our attention.
Q. Can I use your jokes and cartoons on my own site?
A. Some of the material at Jokes2000 is copyrighted; some is not. Copyrighted material is clearly marked as such or listed below. Use the rest of the jokes at your own risk.
Q. How do I submit jokes to Jokes2000?
A. Feel free to use our
form. We thank you in advance for your suggestions.
Q. I submitted a joke, but it has not appeared on your website yet. What gives?
A. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, Jokes2000 is forced to be very selective in its presentation of new jokes. What's more, we tend to be picky. Jokes2000 is delighted to present a joke if we think it will please our visitors. Sometimes we refrain from posting a joke simply because it is similar to another joke that already appears at the site. Please do not take this personally. Just send another joke! Please note that it takes up to two weeks for us to process new joke submissions.
Q. What do you consider a good joke?
A. As difficult as this is to answer, we have a few guidelines:
- Jokes should appeal equally to people all over the world. We try to avoid references that only Americans will understand.
- Jokes may be insulting, but we avoid racism at all costs.
- We don't use list-humor.
Oh, yes. When we laugh out loud at a joke, that's a pretty good indication that it's funny. To us, anyway. And we're running the show, so back off :)
Q. How does the Joke Forwarder know my name? That creeps me out.
Q. Would you ever sell my e-mail address?
A. Never ever. We might find out where you live and go through your garbage to see what you do in your spare time, but we'd never sell your e-mail address.
Q. What is a Love or Hate joke?
A. In addition to small stars, some jokes have a circle with a dot in the middle after their title. People either love or hate these jokes -- very few people vote in the middle.
Q. I am offended by the content at this site. What should I do?
A. Uh. Leave.
Q. Have you done anything to prevent children from viewing the jokes with adult content at this site?
A. Nope. Not a thing. It is not our job to supervise your children.
Q. Who drew those fabulous dragons that apear everywhere?
A. The first dragons were crated by Jeff Law. He works part time for some small company called Disney. If you are in need of a great cartoonist, feel free to contact him.
The most recent dragons were drawn by
Piero Tonin -- a true mastermind with a pen.
Q. Some of your "clean" jokes contain strong language. Isn't that a contradiction?
A. We categorize jokes by content, not by language. However, jokes with strong language can be filtered using our
Random Joke Generator
We also have a category for
Very Clean jokes.
Q. My WebTV unit shuts down when I'm roaming your site!
A. This is not a question. It's a statement. But we'll answer anyway. This is an error with the WebTV unit. More information
Q. What software and services was used to create this site?
A. This website was created with a variety of software, including: