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How can I filter out the giant catholic posts?
6-25-2012 | Self

Posted on 06/25/2012 2:27:39 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Can someone please help me figure out how I can block/filter out the catholic posts that have the huge long picture files?

When I browse latest posts or latest articles, there are some of these posts that contain huge long pictures etc that disrupt the flow of scanning titles for interesting reads.

I have nothing against Catholics, just spam.

Thanks


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1 posted on 06/25/2012 2:27:52 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

How can I filter out stupid posts like yours?


2 posted on 06/25/2012 2:31:00 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

When ya find out, cc: me on it, will ya?


3 posted on 06/25/2012 2:35:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

That can be pretty annoying to scroll through on a small touch screen device.

I usually wait a few minutes and let them get pushed off the front page.

Seems lately they are getting bumped a lot though.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 2:35:22 AM PDT by toddly
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To: carriage_hill

Will do!


5 posted on 06/25/2012 2:39:58 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: toddly

Yes, that’s the main reason I am trying to figure out how to filter them out without having to filter out anything else - looking through FR on an iphone during breaks etc., those posts make it difficult.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 2:40:08 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I don’t know how you have your FR preferences set up, but you can set “brevity” to “headers” rather than “text” and you won’t see the full content posts until you click on the specific thread.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 2:41:24 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
It's just something you have to tolerate—religious freedom and all that—the RCC is pretty well practiced at unsolicited and often tedious proselytizing—been at it a while and at least now they don't kill you for not converting

I too weary of having to scroll an entire page to skip their overlong ubiquitous screeds but if the Ist Amendment does not have a place at FR then where does it?

So don't let the myrmidons of “The One True Religion” irritate you—many of them are good conservatives otherwise.

8 posted on 06/25/2012 2:41:24 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("You may call me a racist but I insist Obama is not God.")
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To: toddly

Your probably pushing the Browse link which is not specific. Try “Breaking News”, “Front Page News”, or “Editorial” for more specific news. You may want to look at the URLs beneath these and set up a button or two on your browser. Just a thought.


9 posted on 06/25/2012 2:42:25 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Just counted 54 finger swipes to get past this latest catholic post.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 2:42:36 AM PDT by toddly
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I only view the headline and an excerpt of each article. If I want to read an article I open it. It sounds like you have FR set up differently. Check settings and see if you can change it.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 2:44:34 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Nickname

Sounds like a great idea. Will try that. Thanks.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 2:44:48 AM PDT by toddly
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To: Nickname

“I don’t know how you have your FR preferences set up, but you can set “brevity” to “headers” rather than “text” and you won’t see the full content posts until you click on the specific thread.”

I’m really trying to avoid that, because I like seeing the longer posts for almost all other posts, especially if there are pictures (especially the funny ones etc)...

But when I have to finger swipe over and over and over and over just to get through one catholic picture post, and then it blasts right past the 20 right after it, it gets pretty annoying


13 posted on 06/25/2012 2:45:25 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: caver
Appears you have the minority opinion;)
14 posted on 06/25/2012 2:45:38 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("You may call me a racist but I insist Obama is not God.")
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I have the same difficulty. And I am not antiCatholic.


15 posted on 06/25/2012 2:45:54 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: sr4402

Hmm is there a way I can simply block the poster and never have to see their specific posts again?


16 posted on 06/25/2012 2:46:27 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Nickname; Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

That’s absolutely the way to do it. Can’t imagine having mine set the other way, no matter what device I’m on.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 2:46:45 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: toddly

On my browser, that option is toward the top of the page I browse in. It’s a blue bar with tabs for Articles, Activity and Comments on the left and Brevity: Headers | Text to the left.... Select Headers.


18 posted on 06/25/2012 2:48:36 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Happy Rain

That’s nothing new for me.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 2:50:31 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Happy Rain

“if the Ist Amendment does not have a place at FR then where does it?”

Missing sarc tag?


20 posted on 06/25/2012 2:52:46 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Nickname

Learn something new every day. Thanks again. Much better.


21 posted on 06/25/2012 2:53:46 AM PDT by toddly
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To: Happy Rain

Well, I have no problem with people posting things that are important to them, if its the appropriate forum, etc., but my problem is when they intentionally make it a huge graphics file so that I am forced to look at it. It seems abusive to me, given that I can’t figure out a way to filter them out


22 posted on 06/25/2012 2:55:31 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I don’t have an Ipad or an Iphone, but when I click on something that I don’t like I merely go to the right hand corner and click the X.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 2:56:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: toddly; John W

You’re welcome. Like John W, I can’t imagine browsing FR any other way!


24 posted on 06/25/2012 2:58:09 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: toddly
Put the giant Catholic on "ignore".

Wait...that won't work.

25 posted on 06/25/2012 2:59:37 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
As someone told you, just have it open to titles and excerpts, and open the articles you want to read from there. That's how it's done. If you insist on opening to the whole post, then you're just going to have to deal with it.

The choice is yours.

26 posted on 06/25/2012 3:02:59 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: toddly

That is why I don’t use a table for Freeping.


27 posted on 06/25/2012 3:05:22 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I think your title could have been better phrased to read, “How can I filter out giant picture-spam posts on some of the religious threads?” Just saying...


28 posted on 06/25/2012 3:08:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

True. Good point. I guess I’ve never seen anyone else intentionally spamming and end-running the forum features in order to force people to look at their posts, so I didn’t think to make it generic (so as not to offend).


29 posted on 06/25/2012 3:13:42 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
Hmm is there a way I can simply block the poster and never have to see their specific posts again?

You mean like blocking any article regarding the Washington Post? I'm sorry but I don't know any way.

30 posted on 06/25/2012 3:14:37 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: catfish1957

(snicker) I meant tablet not table.


31 posted on 06/25/2012 3:14:37 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: caver
How can I filter out stupid posts like yours?

If you find out, please copy me so I can filter out any posts with 'stupid' in them. Usually it is just a not well thought out opinion.

32 posted on 06/25/2012 3:15:11 AM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Just trying to be helpful. BTW, I’m a “recovering Methodist”, but the thread title phrasing did irk me a tad.


33 posted on 06/25/2012 3:20:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Agree 100%. These posts take up two thirds of the main page. Half the post is in Latin.
—seriously. Its one post taking over the board.

frankly I think the Catholics ought to just post a link to where the faithful can click if they want to read for an hour.


34 posted on 06/25/2012 3:20:38 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: carriage_hill

LOL - I betchya if they were giant obnoxious Mormon posts written in Latin, they would get deleted instantly.


35 posted on 06/25/2012 3:22:43 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Just did 15 swipes to get through the latest one of those. If you are prone to motion sickness, those posts can require a trip to the toe-let or a need for a bucket close by. Maybe some Dramamine.


36 posted on 06/25/2012 3:29:24 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Oh, so you don’t enjoy the Attack Of The Fifty Foot Burgundy Boxes, lol?

I’ve often wondered which diocese approved this FR ministry, since the RCC does not look upon private ministry kindly at all.


37 posted on 06/25/2012 3:35:37 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

I agree. Why can’t they use LINKS?


38 posted on 06/25/2012 3:37:07 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: RegulatorCountry

Gotta be longer than fifty! They just keep coming . . .


39 posted on 06/25/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

My suggestion would be to freepmail the posters themselves and ask them nicely please not to do that. Include a link to this thread.

Point out that nobody — nobody — not even people in agreement with them, is going to read all of that stuff.

I would also cc some of the most long-winded of the posters on the anti-Mormon threads. Not that their datadumps take up quite as much screen-realestate as some of the Catholic threads but they do share the same tedious non-readability aspects.


40 posted on 06/25/2012 3:43:00 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: petitfour

29 posts (bumps) in less than 2 hours, including Latin. Wow what an effective way to evangelize.


41 posted on 06/25/2012 3:43:38 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: petitfour

Yikes! And some of them are not even in the RED BOX!


42 posted on 06/25/2012 3:44:58 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
This doesn’t mean your one thought is a thread by itself.
43 posted on 06/25/2012 3:46:19 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

You’ve been using FR all these years and you haven’t figured out how set your preferences?


44 posted on 06/25/2012 3:47:14 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Happy Rain
many of them are good conservatives otherwise.

That's mighty white of you.

45 posted on 06/25/2012 3:50:59 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: tiki

Tiki I know how to set them. But my question is whether or not I can put the poster on ignore or only filter out those threads. I shouldn’t have to set Preferences blocking out 99.9% Of the content that isn’t abusive spam


46 posted on 06/25/2012 3:51:08 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Some folks really know how to put the dog in “dogma”


47 posted on 06/25/2012 3:52:12 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
I was instructed by another poster to click on 'News and Activism' under 'Browse by Forum'...it DOES purge that Catholic stuff right out the door. Try it.

Perhaps the people posting that don't realize that many Freepers have very limited time available to them in the morning before they head out for the day, and that those posts make it very difficult to find the important news items we seek.

48 posted on 06/25/2012 3:56:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bonfire
Why can’t they use LINKS?

Exactly. There are many instances where posters have been instructed to use links...they should be used here...

49 posted on 06/25/2012 4:02:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?; bonfire
Why can’t they use LINKS?

Exactly. There are many instances where posters have been instructed to use links...they should be used here...

Sometimes a post in FR is nothing but a long list of links, somtimes upwards of 100 links in a single post.
50 posted on 06/25/2012 4:07:28 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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