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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: Kommodor

I do not have a blog site...

You people really are just children firing randomly in the dark... Amazing.


101 posted on 01/28/2009 11:28:04 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican
"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."

First of all....link to some examples, please?

Secondly....after reading your idiotic crack about the moderators here having less sense than the moderators at Dummies Underground....please ignore my request for any response from you. Just pretend I never asked.

102 posted on 01/28/2009 11:28:30 AM PST by XenaLee
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Maybe he needs to fill out a Hurt Feelings Report.
103 posted on 01/28/2009 11:29:09 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
I’m beginning to see the problem now... How many of you are FR moderators?

Actually, most of us on this thread are a FReeper that goes by the name of UncleDaddy. So essentially, it's you, me, and Jim here so far. John might show up later.

104 posted on 01/28/2009 11:29:54 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Is that a ZOT I smell?


105 posted on 01/28/2009 11:32:07 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: All
This thread is getting circular and boring. Needs a little pep. How about:

ANYONE WHO SHOOTS A .45 INSTEAD OF A 9MM IS A GAY DARWINIST LOOSER AND ROBERT E. LEE WAS A CHILD MOLESTER.

That ought to do it.

106 posted on 01/28/2009 11:32:22 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Did you expect that your title “Is It Time To Dump Free Republic?” would get you a lot of love from the folks here?


107 posted on 01/28/2009 11:32:22 AM PST by deks ( t)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

I just joined...can’t dump it! Too much important info here.


108 posted on 01/28/2009 11:32:43 AM PST by azishot
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To: PlainOleAmerican
So, what exactly is “news and activism” if not for news or activism?

Ask the mods. I'm sure they'll have a better answer than I can give.

109 posted on 01/28/2009 11:33:37 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
You folks are amazing... The idiots now outnumber the grown up conservatives here.

If you want to dump FR, why don't you just log out? Would it make you feel better if 20 other anonymous people logged out with you? And you're calling me an idiot?

Here's a tip: Topics like this do nothing to achieve the desired purpose and turn into spamfests at about post #2. Stop being so emotionally invested in a website that you get your feelings hurt by it. Is this how you solve problems at work? Do you go in and talk to the boss with the door closed, or do you gather everyone in the breakroom and try to get them to walk out with you?

110 posted on 01/28/2009 11:33:41 AM PST by Sir Gawain (Dear President Obama, where's my free stuff?)
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To: PlainOleAmerican

So you’re saying the FR DID post your article, just not were you wanted?


111 posted on 01/28/2009 11:33:51 AM PST by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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To: PlainOleAmerican

IBTZ?


112 posted on 01/28/2009 11:34:10 AM PST by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. Now they're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
Woo hoo!! Our First Quarter 2009 FReepathon is underway!!
113 posted on 01/28/2009 11:34:50 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: PlainOleAmerican
If you have an issue with the way Jim runs his website, you are free to leave.

The rest of us will just continue to browse by "Everything" like we have been doing. That way we see ALL the news that gets linked to here. Including your poor benighted "LOOKATMEIMAGOPPER2.blogspot.org" types.

114 posted on 01/28/2009 11:34:56 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Constitution Day

LMAO!

All my superintendents are inside today, because the weather is pretty crappy, and they are all now laughing like crazy, and burning multiple copies of that.

THANK YOU!


115 posted on 01/28/2009 11:36:35 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: mnehrling; PlainOleAmerican

Agreed. JB Williams is a good conservative fella.

But because two threads have received less than 6 replies tells us something.

That’s a boring ho-hum column.

It ain’t gonna get hits no matter where it is.

My advice to you and all other FReepers: Post less.

Who gives a rats (bleep) about many of the FReeper posts. Especially the duplicates.


116 posted on 01/28/2009 11:36:48 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Where would I get my debka updates?


117 posted on 01/28/2009 11:36:56 AM PST by BBell
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To: PlainOleAmerican

No way newbie....Maybe the Daily KOS is more your speed.


118 posted on 01/28/2009 11:37:27 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Petronski

I just did.... he’s on the forum.


120 posted on 01/28/2009 11:38:38 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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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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To: PlainOleAmerican

I don’t know, I can be a pretty rude idiot when I apply myself.

Don’t take the internet seriously, it isn’t worth it.


141 posted on 01/28/2009 11:49:38 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PlainOleAmerican

Most blogs get posted or moved to bloggers. That’s what it’s for. Lots of people come here to promote their favorite blogs, so we gave them a place to do so. But there is no hard and fast policy. The mods have plenty of leeway with blogs or personal posts.

On the two examples you gave, yours is in news activism, the other in bloggers. There are no mod notes attached to either thread, so they’re probably right where the posters posted them.


142 posted on 01/28/2009 11:50:01 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: muawiyah
I was here 3 years or so before I figured out there was a different way to handle things.

LOL! Same here!

143 posted on 01/28/2009 11:51:10 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Anytime friend!


144 posted on 01/28/2009 11:51:19 AM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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To: PlainOleAmerican
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 is an assumption on your part, as I posted the links above, many of your Canada Free Press articles are left in news.. News has an element of "New" to it. No offense, but you are making a lot of stretch assumptions and taking this way to personally. For example, here are MSM editorials in the Bloggers section because they also are editorials.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2173625/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2173614/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2173524/posts

I've even seen Michelle Malkin stuff in Bloggers, so you are in good company.

Thomas Sowell a long time ago wrote a great article wondering if people wish you harm or well, and came to the conclusion that most people don't even think of you.. I think you should find that.. I'm sure the mods just seen an article, check to see if it is posted correctly, if it is an editorial that isn't "New" information (thus News) they move it.. no big whoop, nothing personal..

145 posted on 01/28/2009 11:51:20 AM PST by mnehring
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To: PlainOleAmerican
You REALLY need to work on your powers of persuasion.


146 posted on 01/28/2009 11:51:44 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Constitution Day

I just about died laughing. Thanks again!


147 posted on 01/28/2009 11:52:10 AM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Billthedrill
ANYONE WHO SHOOTS A .45 INSTEAD OF A 9MM IS A GAY DARWINIST LOOSER AND ROBERT E. LEE WAS A CHILD MOLESTER.

I demand satisfaction!

148 posted on 01/28/2009 11:54:04 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd
The piece had hundreds of hits in minutes, before being moved to Bloggers.... but, never mind.

Advice for the future... check Bloggers and personal in the future, not for my posts because I'm done here. But for REAL conservative news which can't be found in the MSM the moderators consider to be “real news.” Conservative news only comes from conservatives, which do not get printed in the MSM. If you don;t read them on the conservative news sites, you won't read them at all. But on FR, it's now news, it's personal blogging. And for the last time, I don't have a blog to promote. I posted a column that should have been of interest to any conservative.

149 posted on 01/28/2009 11:54:18 AM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: PlainOleAmerican

You need to go take a walk in the fresh air and calm down...if your beef is with the mods then take it up with the mods...STOP ACTING LIKE A CHILD!!!!Sorry I had to yell at you, but, since I have no idea where you are right now I can’t shake some sense into you.


150 posted on 01/28/2009 11:55:02 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is Americas new Forrest Gump...but with an oversized ego and ears.)
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