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Is it time to dump Free Republic?
FR | January 28, 2009 | Me

Posted on 01/28/2009 10:46:53 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican

Repeatedly, FR moderators have moved TOP postings related to current NEWS and calls for conservative ACTIVISM from the News and Activism section, over to "blogger's and personal" which has no traffic by comparison.

I fully understand Jim Robinson's original purpose in launching FR, to provide a community in which conservatives could get TRUTH not available in the MSM, information not available in the MSM and access to fellow conservatives so that we could work together towards a conservative agenda.

Yet time after time, FR moderators bury this information over in "blogger's and personal" and kill story after story, vital to the conservative movement.

Why?

Without a change in this policy, I am through posting to FR. The moderators on FR have less sense than the moderators on DU, where they at least work to bury the opposition, instead of themselves.

What gives? Anyone understand this self-defeating policy?


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To: PlainOleAmerican
You've been instructed as to the link many of the rest of us use:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index

Your posting of "Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation" remains on that page.

I don't know how many times I've read a variation of this complaint over the decade or more that I've been here.

Heck, when we first started, most of us LIVED on the Recent Posts page. Then, that got to be too cumbersome.

Did you ever stop to think that your article post may have been boring? ;-)

121 posted on 01/28/2009 11:38:44 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Good bye!

FWIW, you should have just gone away, but it’s nice that you exposed yourself first.

Now go away!!


122 posted on 01/28/2009 11:39:51 AM PST by airborne (I don't support any of 0bama's plans. My momma taught me better than that!)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I am not wanting to start anything else here, but why is almost every new thread you post (at least recently) are all a “Canada Free Press” editorial by JB Williams?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2173546/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2172569/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2172017/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2168408/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2165984/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2164477/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2163903/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2162630/posts

or JB Williams from another source?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2163073/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2158672/posts

Should you disclose if you are related to JB Williams or just a fan? Scanning through these, it seems the mods have done a decent job organizing the editorial type entries to the blog category and keeping the news ones as news..


123 posted on 01/28/2009 11:40:18 AM PST by mnehring
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To: PlainOleAmerican

124 posted on 01/28/2009 11:40:31 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Never seen that before? It rocks! Glad you liked it!


125 posted on 01/28/2009 11:41:07 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: Constitution Day
Man, am I lucky I wasn't drinking coffee!

Damn your eyes, Constitution Day! ;-)

126 posted on 01/28/2009 11:41:18 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Thank you! Note that I did not mark it “breaking” news...

I have posted here for a long time. I think that has ended now, but thanks for the very decent post. Too bad that you are outnumbered by rude idiots here too now.


127 posted on 01/28/2009 11:41:31 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: 1rudeboy
Actually, most of us on this thread are a FReeper that goes by the name of UncleDaddy.

Shhhhhhhh! He'll figure it out, and what happened to the strawberries, too!

128 posted on 01/28/2009 11:42:16 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Becoming more like a sandbox for fools...

You have a better solution for activism, disseminating news, researching possible actions against DemoncRATs?
Why haven't I heard about it?

If you want personal and bloggers to be put in news/activism then get the blog reported on by a documented news agency or have some type of activism, physical actions, related in the blogs.

Just because someone has a blog and decides to air their views doesn't mean it's news, activism, or worthwhile to read.

There are some blogs that are worth reading but not the vast majority.

If you want the moderators to read each article and decide whether it's news or activism you better pony up to hire a BUNCH more moderators.

129 posted on 01/28/2009 11:42:24 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
How many of you are FR moderators?

Oh that's rich. I'm so LMAO.

I guess you are on to us. We're all FR moderators. On a HUGH expense accout too.

BTW. Have you bumped the FReepathon and contributed today?

130 posted on 01/28/2009 11:42:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: an amused spectator

I don’t care about the strawberries!! Where’s my palm tree?!?!?!


131 posted on 01/28/2009 11:44:23 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: mnehrling

Yet, if the piece I posted had been printed in the MSM, moderators would have left it in News where it would be read by many more...

That’s my point.

The folks on this thread have a very different point. Censorship of conservative news is good on FR... just not in the MSM, which they consider to be “real news,” not like those nasty conservative news outlets on the web.


132 posted on 01/28/2009 11:45:12 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Without a change in this policy, I am through posting to FR.

So go away already!

Oh, I get it. You want to debate, not leave.

Guess you should have thought out your opus better.

Talk to you later! ;^)

133 posted on 01/28/2009 11:45:12 AM PST by airborne (I don't support any of 0bama's plans. My momma taught me better than that!)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

suck up! LOL


134 posted on 01/28/2009 11:45:52 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: an amused spectator

Hehe...I thought it was most appropriate here!


135 posted on 01/28/2009 11:46:01 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Are you saying they moved the palm tree to Bloggers, too?!!??!! Bastards!


136 posted on 01/28/2009 11:47:07 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
You're a real CLYMER fer sher........

(Old FReeper term for posters like yourself.)

While you are at it, look up the definition of a “Troll”. (Since you have been such a solid fixture on this forum for so many years and are so highly regarded by us “rude idiot” old timers.)

137 posted on 01/28/2009 11:47:52 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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To: Constitution Day

No, I have never seen that before, and nobody else here has either. Thanks.


138 posted on 01/28/2009 11:48:33 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Re dumping FR.............

Um, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I’ll take it in any form it’s offered === FR is the best of the right-minded sites, bar none!


139 posted on 01/28/2009 11:49:05 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: an amused spectator
Yes, hot and cold constantly running "Recent Posts" ~ I was here 3 years or so before I figured out there was a different way to handle things.

There are still people who do that.

140 posted on 01/28/2009 11:49:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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