Skip to comments.Noob Question
Posted on 10/12/2011 10:19:10 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
As a noob to the FR, I noticed that when I post a reply to a topic that I get a message saying that my post "will be looked over" or something to that effect before it actually gets posted. Now, I know that this must be a security barrier to keep left-wing trolls at bay, but it is also a slight hindrance to free flow of conversation in a dissucssion if you have to wait 24 hours or whatever for EVERY post you reply to show up.
Is there somekind of seniority system? Like, after so many accepted posts that you make, you then get security clearance as a non-troll and your posts thereafter get submitted immediately? I mean, how can I make a point for REPLIES to MY posts if I have to wait 24 hours for every post I make to pass muster?
Don't get me wrong. I hate trolls. I am glad FR actively maintains the conservative integrity of it's site. As a matter of fact, I have come to the Free Republic as refuge from another conservative forum that got over-run with super aggressive Ron Paul cult worshipers, 9-11 conspiracy kooks and outright Marxist board infiltrators. The Tree of Liberty. Anyone got any experience with that forum?
Anyway, just wondering about the post submition policy. Forgive me if I'm not supposed to mention other conservative web sites on the FR in a critical manner.
We had to take the spankings out of the initiation. Since Helen Thomas retired some of them kept circling around and getting back in line, know what I mean?
LOL... that pic cracks me up. Probably cause it reminds me of a certain stupid event way, way, way... back in my yout.
In my defense, I used a screwdriver with an insulated handle. Not that I knew anything about such things back then. My grandmother was *issed though. I did it during a dinner party she was hosting and all the lights went off.
Damn it was great being young and indestructible.
Greatest FR thread EVER! I laughed till I cried!
I got a head start on Friday’s OFST. Couldn’t resist.
You too! I feel mo better now. LOL
Do you smell ozone???
You know, I used to be someone else, I think. But I don’t remember for sure. Oh well. It’s just as well. :)
I’m in the same situation but it only takes 1 to 5 hours for my responses to show up. Of course, by the time you get this message you’ll have moved on and won’t care anymore.
You may find this funny:
When my oldest son (in his thirties now, and coincidentally works in electronics) was a mere whelp, he managed to take the flapper part off a fly swatter (I’m not sure how he got his hands on it, I was NOT in the habit of letting him play with fly swatters, he was barely crawling). I heard him yelp and ran into the room to see him sitting there with a wilted look on his face, the metal piece still in his hand and 2 burn marks on the plug outlet thingie. I expect he had poked that thing into the outlet. Lesson learned, I guess. And it apparently didn’t damage anything, his brain included. Whew.
There’s a reason they invented circuit breakers.
It took you 60 posts to pimp your blog?
That thread is just too funny. thanks for posting. I needed a good belly laugh today.
If memory serves me, it didn’t even blow!
Wow, that’s a really unfavorable blog post about certain FReepers.
Who would write such a pitiful whiny sob piece like that?
Engage the Zot9000 ...
Yah, I know. I was someone else 12 yrs ago, then became Amos the Prophet. Now I am me. Do not remember who I was then.
Capn Crunch sails into obscurity
By Ryan MacClanathan, contributor
The Soggies have finally won: Capn Crunch is quietly sailing into retirement.
What’s the frequency, Kruncheth?
A pitiful whiny SOB?
Have you seen my green sweater?
¨No, Beaker! NO!!!!¨
No, that’s the teal one. The green one matches my Jimmy Choos. The teal one is safe.
Yeah, and I think the guy had "anonymous coward Humblegunner" set as a keyboard macro because it kept popping up in his text like fart bubbles in a bathtub. I guess HG has arrived on the Interwebz. I've never (sob!) had anyone name a keyboard macro after me.
The Free Republic Comment Rating System (FRCRS) takes a while to evaluate new would-be-so-called Freepers. Based on the quality, insightfulness and length of your post, you *may* eventually be placed on the Approved Commentor List (ACL). Until then, all your comments will be screened for language, relevance, *length*, humor, timeliness and general goodnessism.
Once you’ve established yourself as an Approved Commentor, we may eventually let you know the secret handshake and let you in on the really good FR sites.
Some folks get their ya-yas in strange and unique ways.
We generally don't allow article posts for a while, but made an exception in your case because you are a Captain.
Moderators are quite busy most of the time, but most reviewed posts are posted or discarded in a lot less than 24 hours.
When a new poster has donated a sizable amount of money to the Freepathon their posts are then allowed to go through without review.
Ok, I'm kidding about that.
It's done on a case by case basis and contributing is voluntary.
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That pic looks like something I did at about four years old! Got a toy electric razor for Christmas...immediately took it apart and stuck the wires in a socket. Burn marks were still on the socket when my parents sold the house fourteen years later.
Me three! Great minds think alike!
WHAT! I didn’t get a 10 year pin!!! Unfair! I think I’ll occupy FR!
"You get yourself back on that computer. There's blogs to be pimped!"
"You better start getting some ad revenue or you'll be the Dean of my rolling pin!"
Well, I actually did have an account before we moved here, but then I didn’t get on for awhile and I couldn’t remember my password (or I guess my nickname) and I just started a new account. So, I guess Im a new person! But I was a member when 9/11 happened. I know that much. :)
Should have. Lucky kid.
I seem to recall another incident with a screwdriver. We lived in an old farm house up until I was three, and I discovered that the doorknobs were attached with a simple screw, and if I loosened them just enough, the knob stayed on, but when you went to open a door the knob came off in your hand. LOL. I was a little stinker according to grandma.
And then there was the time I want to help dad out with the gasoline bills, and filled up the cars: the garden hose was just laying there.... LOL
In retrospect, those early, and often beatings, probably helped me transition through my teenage years “relatively” unscathed.
Oh gosh, you sound like my YOUNGEST SON! He was something else. We had an old house when he was a kid and he figured out that if you put paper into the keyholes (they used skeleton keys) you could lock the door and the keys wouldn’t work (I don’t really recall exactly how it worked) and he LOCKED ME IN MY BEDROOM! (Not entirely sure he intended it to work quite as well as it did). Oh yeah, just so funny until his Dad got home! He was a little firecracker that one. Lucky I let him grow up. :) I should write a book but no one would believe it.
Just read the article——pretty funny.
To make matters worse he lives in Canada.
I remember that day well, Mr. Dead. I voted for you, actually. Yer still a nOOb to me.
Heh. That was posted....Back on April 28.
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