Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What is this place?


Created originally in 2019, aussierantsandraves.com has become universally renowned, mainly because of its unique and inclusive concept of experiences in Australia by the general public. The website and its apps contain little everyday stories that could happen to everybody. These stories, sent in by users of the site, have the particularity of raw and unfiltered. ARRs are a great place to express yourself, in a more or less free way, but always with the aim of being funny. People come here to be amused, every day. You’ll never be alone with your mishaps again!


How did this all come to be?


It all began of all places on an IRC channel (an instant chat device) which was initially for a few friends to share their daily mishaps. To make things easier, the IRC channel became a microblog in the middle of January 2008. From there many developers around the world came up with various platforms for people to communicate, hence the existence of ARR.


Who is behind ARR?


A dedicated team of people work 24/7 to supply you with ARRs, 365 days a year. We also keep a watchful eye on the comments, to make sure things don’t get out of hand. The technical side of things are taken care of by several developers that we poached from the best schools in around the world.


How does it work?


Our users can take part by submitting their own stories via the “Submit your ARR” link in the menu. Each day, several of these submitted ARRs are published on the front page (to know how, check out the next question). You can then vote, or give your opinion on these stories. To do so, several options are given: “I agree, that’s an ARR” when you agree that the original poster (the “OP”) has indeed had an ARR moment, “Phew, glad it wasn’t me” or “You deserved it” depending on the category of the story in question. These votes will allow us to establish various categories.


I have just submitted my ARR. What happens now?


Our moderation system takes part in two steps. First, the users are going to read your story in the “Moderate the ARRs” section. This will allow us to find out what everyone thinks of the story. If it garners enough positive votes from our users, it goes into limbo, and becomes a "Nearly ARR". It'll then be seen be our team, who will decide whether to publish it, or leave it in the Nearly ARRs.


What are the Nearly ARRs?


Once a story has enough votes, it becomes a Nearly ARR. They have their own page, that their users can share to friends, social media, and can be commented on. Then, when the highest amount of votes is reached, our team decided whether to post it on the homepage as a true ARR. Or not. If not, the story stays a "Nearly ARR".


Do you publish fake stories?


No, once detected they are removed. We do things properly around here.


What are the Historic ARRs then?


We thought that it would be interesting to revisit past events and luminaries, putting them in the context of ARRs. People and events from the past (real or not) are cast into the spotlight as if writing their own stories and published on ARR for your enjoyment, as if the website had existed at the time. You can also suggest your own Historic ARRs, and if they’re funny, we’ll add them to the rest.


Are the spicy NSFW ARRs easy to digest?


It all depends on the toughness of your guts. In this category, we’ve labeled all the ARRs that are difficult to stomach, due to the NSFW nature of their content. Some like it hot, and so do we, hence the presence of a little red pepper on each of these ARRs. So, handle them with care, but don’t worry: it’s always done in the best possible taste.


Hey, I see pictures on ARR! What’s ARR Photos?


To bring a bit of color and depth to the site as a whole, we’ve started looking for unfamiliar pictures here and there on the Internet, and elsewhere. The picture can seem a bit ordinary at first, if a little pretty. The object is to add a caption that makes it come alive, and become funny. You can also take part by suggesting your own captions. We’ll offer up pictures, it’s up to you to post your funniest captions.


What is ARR?


The name sort of speaks for itself. It’s the world of ARR in that ARR exists in several different languages, and so to prove that people from all over the globe share common traits of crappy days, we’ve translated into English the stories they’ve sent in to their own versions of ARR. Check out ARR to read stories from around the world.


Why should I create an account for myself on ARR?


Because it’s free of charge and it would give you instant bling (or whatever it is people want these days). If these two major selling points aren’t enough to convince you, no problem, we’ve made a list of all the advantages that having an account will bring.


I want to find a ARR or a member. What do I have to do?


A search engine is available at the top right hand side of the website. To find a ARR, you can directly enter its number, if you know it, using the #number format (for example: #114094). To do an advanced search for a story or a member, you’ll have to use the advanced search.


I love you so much, I want to follow you everywhere.


We’re waiting for with great pleasure all over the internet.

- Like our official Facebook page.
- Follow us on Twitter with @, our main account. - We also have some pictures for you on Instagram.
- Subscribe to our newsletter and receive ARRs via e-mail (configure your account here).
- Subscribe to our RSS feed.


Is ARR mobile?


Of course it is! The entire website is mobile responsive.


I know how to draw and would like to take part in the illustrated ARRs. What should I do?


To offer to take part, please send an e-mail to Support, who takes care of this section, to the address support@aussierantsandraves.com. Don’t forget to send them the address of your blog or some of your work. If your style corresponds to what they are looking for, they’ll explain what comes next.


I have a suggestion, a remark or I need help. How do I contact you?


There’s only one address you need to know for anything concerning ARR: support@aussierantsandraves.com


I didn’t understand any of that.


Thankfully, we’ve thought of everything. Click here to go back to the top of the page and read everything from the beginning.