Skip to comments.Question on posting an article for a non-newbie.
Posted on 02/21/2007 6:56:18 PM PST by Rodney King
OK, let' say I want to post an article. How come sometimes I have the option "post" in the upper right hand corner and sometimes I don't?
Let me illustrate what I mean:
I want to post an article. I open FR and get this:
OK, great. I can just hit post. But here is the problem, first I want to make sure that what I want to post hasn't bee posted yet. So I hit "threads", and I am here:
OK, great. I can post here if I want.. but I still haven't checked to see if my article has been posted yet. So I click "all of the above" to make sure that when I search I am searching the whole site. I get the following:
Hmm. The "post" option has magically disappeared! But that's ok for now. So, I type in the name of the article. Let's say it is "Ron Jeremy endorses Guiliani".
I get the following: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=Ron%20Jeremy%20endorses%20Giuliani
OK, Fantastic! Nobody has posted the story yet. Great. So I will post it. Well, guess what? I can't! There is no "post" button in the upper right hand corner. How come? What is FR without posts? Why can't I hit "post" whenever I feel like it?
So what do I do? Well, there is "forum" in the upper right corner. Great. I'll go to the forum. One must be able to post in the forum right?
Wrong! "post" is still not an option.
OK. So I will hit "threads". That will work, right? After all, earlier when I hit "threads" I got the option to post. So I hit threads:
Nope. What is going on? I just want to post an article? Why is it so hard?
So, eventually, I just go to my bookmarks and startup FR again.
I just go back to the FR Home page
it's always there.
but I'm curious about this too
Wait a minute, Ron Jeremy endorsed Giuliani?????
Are you logged in?
I think you have to be logged in if you want to post a thread.
In order to actually post a thread you must select one of the forums at the upper right of the page, eg. http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/browse. Now there will be a post button and your post will go to the bloggers forum
--I have the "post" page bookmarked and positioned immediately blow my regular FR bookmark--just copy the headline in "search" and if it's not there, return to the article and copy it to the "post" page--
Yep, confusing at times. But I operate with several windows open one of which I'll use as a window to post the article, another the window in which the article I want to post is located, another in which I can search the forum to see if the article has been posted.
When I can't find that link, I just give up and post it at DU where they promptly delete it.
OMG, WTF? LOL
Thanks. I never figured that out. This was an educational thread.
So, it all goes back to that dark day when suddenly I couldn't just post and read articles, but had to subscribe or something.
In this case, it's proper to ask ARE YOU LOGGED IN?