Skip to comments.The New Free Republic (ZOT!!)
Posted on 09/19/2009 12:51:49 PM PDT by holly101
Free Republic used to be the most up to date web site where you could go for the latest news. Now it's been overrun with so many personal blogs and opinions that it's a chore to wade through all the personal stuff to find the real headline news. Even religous post like the daily rants of Joel Osteen, (whom I detest because he's a fake getting rich off gullible Americans)is allowed to be posted on a regular basis but you're not allowed to refute anything he says. Why is he not being put in religion where he belongs? The categories have all run together and it's hard to find most of the actual news. I will probably be banned and this message pulled but I don't care. It needs to be said. who is going to contribute money to a forum where anyone can post what-ever they want where ever they want?
I hear ya.
PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.
I am sure DU would accept you for 10 or 15 seconds.
Isn’t there a way for you to determine what categories you view?
Well after reading you post I must say Joel is a waste of band width, and your other points are well taken.
Yesterday I had a boil on my ass lanced. I’m able to sit on one of those blow-up doughnut rings today though, so I think I’m going to be OK.
A vanity against vanities!
Meowwwwwwwwwww kittty kittttty
You’re correct....the vanity blog posts are completely out of control....as are the video-without-text posts....and “Satire” posts which are 99 out of 100 times, completely retarded.
The vanity of vanities!
Uh, those threads ARE in the Religion Forum.
oh crap, you just opened up a big ol’ can of................
>Even religous post like the daily rants of Joel Osteen, (whom I detest because he’s a fake getting rich off gullible Americans)is allowed to be posted on a regular basis but you’re not allowed to refute anything he says.
You know that bugs me too; if there IS a doctrinal error [ie heresy] it SHOULD be addressed.
you weren’t banned, just put in General/ Chat. A couple years ago, the default , at least on my computer went to “all articles,” rather than “News/ Activism.” No matter how many times I try to reset it, all articles from all categories come up the next time I go to FR. You have to look in upper right corner to weed out; I’ll bet Osteen is actually in “Religion, “ the moderators are quick to triage.
You do realize that you can view just news articles, right? I am fine with people using the blogger’s and chat. If the powers that be didn’t want them, they wouldn’t have those categories. Frankly, with the media being as piss poor as it is, it takes the average Joe citizen to find the real news.
As for ‘the “new”’, I’ve been here since 88(changed my name in 2001 which is why the date there) and it has always had stories from non traditional outlets. True, ‘blogs’ have picked up more in the past few years, but I attribute that to the fact that more people blog now, back in 88, the concept wasn’t even coined and very few people had vanity sites to post their own thoughts outside places like this.
FR evolves with the Internet, but it is still the same FR.
I agree. It is as if Jim is gone and there is no leader anymore.
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