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Since Regular FR Is Down, Could Someone Go To Backup Site And Tell Them How To Get In Here?
freerepublic2 ^ | 09-14-08 | self

Posted on 09/14/2008 7:31:30 PM PDT by icwhatudo

FR is down when trying to enter thru www.freerepublic.com

Could someone with a yahoo ID go to the backup site and let everyone know how to get here to the beta site?

I got here using:

http://beta.freerepublic.com/tag/news-forum/index?

(Excerpt) Read more at groups.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software; Free Republic Policy/Q&A
KEYWORDS: fr
Thanks!
1 posted on 09/14/2008 7:31:30 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

I just got in via the reg. site, back?


2 posted on 09/14/2008 7:34:00 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: icwhatudo

Someone did that. I read it. My breathing is getting back to normal.


3 posted on 09/14/2008 7:34:12 PM PDT by Jemian (Nobama - wants to kill babies & raise taxes; Palin - wants to kill taxes & raise babies!)
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To: icwhatudo

I guess I missed the excitement.

No problems logging on the regular way for me. Been OK for me all day (which seems rare lately - I usually have some problem)


4 posted on 09/14/2008 7:35:23 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: icwhatudo

I’ve been having trouble too.


5 posted on 09/14/2008 7:35:40 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: icwhatudo

Yahoo is how I found the beta url.

I was locked out out for hours.


6 posted on 09/14/2008 7:37:20 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Hoodlum91

Just when I ask, it looks like its fixed-lol


7 posted on 09/14/2008 7:37:29 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

It’s on there .. that’s how I found it.

I also posted at www.freedominion.com .. in our FR guest room.

Couple folks are there, too.

Anyone know if the regular site is back for good yet?

Or are we to post at the beta site?


8 posted on 09/14/2008 7:38:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: icwhatudo

yep, just came back up.

Had problems last 45 minutes or so


9 posted on 09/14/2008 7:38:45 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Sarah Palin:The toughness of Margaret Thatcher with the charm of Laura Bush. TY SGAC!)
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To: icwhatudo
Thank God FR is back on line.

I was subjected to unfiltered democrat party media talking points and was suffering from the symptoms of acute FreeRepublic withdrawal include tingling down your leg, the growth of hair plugs, and escalating condescension and stupidity.


10 posted on 09/14/2008 7:40:39 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Jemian

BAWAHAHA...as soon as I saw the link I RUSHED in!! For a while there I thought I would “loose” it! ;-)


11 posted on 09/14/2008 7:43:06 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: icwhatudo
It's in a day like this that makes me wonder if I may need to see a psychiatrist... I'm addicted to FR, and when it was down, I was disoriented, trying to get news and discussion groups from other places to get a fix! LOL...
12 posted on 09/14/2008 7:43:17 PM PDT by paudio (Nobody cried 'racism' when Swann, Blackwell, and Steele lost to white guys in 2006)
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To: icwhatudo

What is going on with this site this evening?I’ve been rying to get in for three hours.

Is Free Republic being attacked or are they performing maintainance on the site.


13 posted on 09/14/2008 7:43:44 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

OMG...I can stop crying of laughter...my kids think I lost it!!! BAWHAHHAHAH..I gotta borrow that one!! That’s the funniest pic of the RATS I’ve seen in quite sometime!!


14 posted on 09/14/2008 7:47:54 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

Oops...meant CAN’T...gosh that’s funny!


15 posted on 09/14/2008 7:49:41 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: GulfWar1Vet

I had trouble for several hours—sometimes I couldn’t get to the site at all, at other times it would eventually take me to the site but all I could read was the initial blurbs for each thread, and couldn’t open the threads (I could get to the places articles were taken from, but couldn’t read the comments by FReepers).


16 posted on 09/14/2008 7:50:04 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: puppypusher
I Am Now In Control Of Your CPU

17 posted on 09/14/2008 7:52:21 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Verginius Rufus

At first I could get to the site and to read the comments, even to make a comment.

but after that, no deal. My Safari said no can read FR, lol.

I was about to go a little nutty without FR for a bit.

Am I addicted or what? :<D


18 posted on 09/14/2008 7:57:34 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Sarah Palin:The toughness of Margaret Thatcher with the charm of Laura Bush. TY SGAC!)
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To: paudio
It's in a day like this that makes me wonder if I may need to see a psychiatrist... I'm addicted to FR, and when it was down, I was disoriented, trying to get news and discussion groups from other places to get a fix!

Internet Addiction Guide
John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

A resource for objective, useful information about Internet addiction, a theorized disorder.

What is Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD)?

What "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD) is still difficult to define at this time. Much of the original research was based upon the weakest type of research methodology, namely exploratory surveys with no clear hypothesis or rationale backing them. Coming from an atheoretical approach has some benefits, but also is not typically recognized as being a strong way to approach a new disorder. More recent research has expanded upon the original surveys and anecdotal case study reports. However, as I will illustrate below later, even these studies don't support the conclusions the authors claim.

The original research into this disorder began with exploratory surveys, which cannot establish causal relationships between specific behaviors and their cause. While surveys can help establish descriptions of how people feel about themselves and their behaviors, they cannot draw conclusions about whether a specific technology, such as the Internet, has actually caused those behaviors. Those conclusions that are drawn are purely speculative and subjective made by the researchers themselves. Researchers have a name for this logical fallacy, ignoring a common cause. It's one of the oldest fallacies in science, and one still regularly perpetrated in psychological research today.

Do some people have problems with spending too much time online? Sure they do. Some people also spend too much time reading, watching television, and working, and ignore family, friendships, and social activities. But do we have TV addiction disorder, book addiction, and work addiction being suggested as legitimate mental disorders in the same category as schizophrenia and depression? I think not. It's the tendency of some mental health professionals and researchers to want to label everything they see as potentially harmful with a new diagnostic category. Unfortunately, this causes more harm than it helps people. (The road to "discovering" IAD is filled with many logical fallacies, not the least of which is the confusion between cause and effect.)

What most people online who think they are addicted are probably suffering from is the desire to not want to deal with other problems in their lives. Those problems may be a mental disorder (depression, anxiety, etc.), a serious health problem or disability, or a relationship problem. It is no different than turning on the TV so you won't have to talk to your spouse, or going "out with the boys" for a few drinks so you don't have to spend time at home. Nothing is different except the modality.

What some very few people who spend time online without any other problems present may suffer from is compulsive over-use. Compulsive behaviors, however, are already covered by existing diagnostic categories and treatment would be similar. It's not the technology (whether it be the Internet, a book, the telephone, or the television) that is important or addicting -- it's the behavior. And behaviors are easily treatable by traditional cognitive-behavior techniques in psychotherapy.

Case studies, the alternative to surveys used for many conclusions drawn about online overuse, are just as problematic. How can we really draw any reasonable conclusions about millions of people online based upon one or two case studies? Yet media stories, and some researchers, covering this issue usually use a case study to help "illustrate" the problem. All a case study does is influence our emotional reactions to the issue; it does nothing to help us further understand the actual problem and the many potential explanations for it. Case studies on an issue like this are usually a red flag that help frame the issue in an emotional light, leaving hard, scientific data out of the picture. It is a common diversionary tactic.

http://psychcentral.com/netaddiction/

19 posted on 09/14/2008 7:58:32 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home page)
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To: RoseofTexas
Without FR, the democrat party media near-monopoly can make you poor brain toxic liberal:


20 posted on 09/14/2008 8:04:13 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: anyone

while we are wondering these above important questions I need to know how to change my username. Unfortunately my wife is not as impressed with it as I am. If anyone can help me please send a private reponse, Thank you.


21 posted on 09/14/2008 8:13:01 PM PDT by JudgeFelon
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To: icwhatudo
Just when I ask, it looks like its fixed-lol

Not quite fixed.
First of all it is at about quarter speed and, when a new page comes up it's blank and requires a refresh.

Not exactly normal.

22 posted on 09/14/2008 9:57:32 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: icwhatudo

bmflr


23 posted on 09/14/2008 11:34:12 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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