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Posted on 02/12/2010 9:28:06 AM PST by wizard1961

OK, I am an idiot. Where do I go to read about things such as: how do I set up a ping?


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I've come across this frequently: No such file (give_legacy_article) but... is there an active repository somewhere?
1 posted on 02/12/2010 9:28:07 AM PST by wizard1961
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To: wizard1961

Are you logged in?


2 posted on 02/12/2010 9:29:57 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: wizard1961
Sorry but you have this coming just for painting the target on your back. Nuthin personal.

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3 posted on 02/12/2010 9:30:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: wizard1961

A ping list is just the screen names of those you wish to “ping” or alert to a certain thread, separated by semi-colons.

It is considered impolite to put individuals on a ping list without their permission (ie. sorta like spam).


4 posted on 02/12/2010 9:30:31 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: wizard1961; All

I just "bumped" your thread, and I "pinged" All.

5 posted on 02/12/2010 9:30:55 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: wizard1961

Is your computer plugged in?


6 posted on 02/12/2010 9:31:16 AM PST by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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7 posted on 02/12/2010 9:32:21 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: wizard1961

Create a list of recipients separated by semi-colons on a desktop stickie or document file. Then cut and paste it in the “To:” line. Then put the word “Ping” in the Reply section.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 9:33:14 AM PST by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: wizard1961
You didn't take enough abuse yesterday?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2449301/posts
9 posted on 02/12/2010 9:33:47 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: wizard1961
PING!


10 posted on 02/12/2010 9:35:07 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: wizard1961; Ping
Free Republic Stuned Beeber Alert
11 posted on 02/12/2010 9:35:21 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: wizard1961

And another thing, a ping list should have a snappy name... like “The Mangled Genitals Ping List” (yes there is one) and cool graphics.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 9:35:33 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: wizard1961
DOn't you think you are pushing your luck, posting two vanities in two days with essentially the same topic?

Noob Forum?

13 posted on 02/12/2010 9:35:42 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wizard1961

Sweetie, wasn’t yesterday enough? Your best bet on that 404 message is to google it and see if it is cached, or posted at a different location. If you want an “active repository,” you have to create one yourself.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 9:36:10 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: wizard1961

15 posted on 02/12/2010 9:36:19 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: smokingfrog
Birth of the Beeber
16 posted on 02/12/2010 9:37:17 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: SpinnerWebb
You didn't take enough abuse yesterday?

LOL

17 posted on 02/12/2010 9:37:53 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: wizard1961

Don’t take the ribbing personally, most new posters get the same thing.

Just plow ahead and have fun.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 9:39:49 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: All
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 9:41:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: wizard1961
I tried to ping you, but couldn't.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 9:41:32 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: wizard1961
Everything you need to know about pinging can be found here.
21 posted on 02/12/2010 9:42:54 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
"DOn't you think you are pushing your luck, posting two vanities in two days with essentially the same topic? "

Yeah yeah. I know. But no, I'm just a slow learner. Thank you sir, may I have another?



And yes, pretty sure the PC is plugged in. Hilarious, quite.

And I even know what a ping is.

What I don't get... and, btw, I've stumbled around & figured out a few things on my own being, you know, a really really bright guy... but what I have not figured out is how to arrange to be pinged for each new Amy's List post/comment.

And yes, I do STILL know I am STILL an idiot. I'm sure you were wondering.

But... instead of me sitting & searching for this and the next 5 things that baffle me... is there an FAQ ? I'm seriously sorry to be stupid. But... is there a users guide?
22 posted on 02/12/2010 9:43:09 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

classic!


23 posted on 02/12/2010 9:43:33 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
And another thing, a ping list should have a snappy name... like “The Mangled Genitals Ping List” (yes there is one) and cool graphics.

I'm both intrigued and horrified by the existence of such a ping list.

Must.

be.

added.

24 posted on 02/12/2010 9:44:46 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Don’t take the ribbing personally, most new posters get the same thing.”

I don’t thanks.

I did google, found nuthin.

Is there an FAQ, or no?


25 posted on 02/12/2010 9:45:34 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Contact martin_fierro, go figure....


26 posted on 02/12/2010 9:46:26 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: wizard1961

One more thing, it is FReeper Tradition that every ping list include Arthur McGowan.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 9:46:55 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: wizard1961
look here
28 posted on 02/12/2010 9:47:02 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: windcliff

ping


29 posted on 02/12/2010 9:47:20 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: wizard1961

“Is there an FAQ, or no?”

Sort of.

http://www.freerepublic.com/help.htm


30 posted on 02/12/2010 9:47:55 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: IYAS9YAS; martin_fierro

Please add me to the Mangled Genitals Ping List - I think...


31 posted on 02/12/2010 9:49:56 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: wizard1961

No, we all pretty much do it on our own.

I haven’t read your new thread all the way through, yet, but most people keep their “ping list” in a separate file, or maybe on their home page.

When you want a whole group of people to read a certain post, you put ALL their names in the “To” part of the post, with each name separated by a semicolon. If you have a group of name of FRiends already on a list, you just cut and past the list into the “To” section. Just make sure each name is separated by a semicolon.

I’m hoping a bunch of n00bs come to this thread; first of all, they’re fun to play with. Second, FReepers will eventually tell them how to do what they want to do, on the forum. ;-D

Hope you are having a good day.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 9:50:06 AM PST by Judith Anne
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To: wizard1961

If you learn to use search, you’ll be lightyears ahead of the game.

Searching by keywords such as “pinglist” is an example.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pinglist/index?tab=articles


33 posted on 02/12/2010 9:51:00 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: wizard1961

FR is very user friendly. If you want to be on someones ping list(a subject interests you), just Freepmail or post to that person and they will add you to the list.

BTW. Freepers don’t like vanity posts and have a very good memory as to yesterdays posts.

Good luck! Noobie!


34 posted on 02/12/2010 9:53:11 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: wizard1961; Markos33; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
"And yes, I do STILL know I am STILL an idiot. I'm sure you were wondering."

The Sleeper Has Awakened!
35 posted on 02/12/2010 9:54:11 AM PST by shibumi (Health and well being for S. and L. - in Jesus name we pray!)
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To: La Lydia
"Sweetie, wasn’t yesterday enough?"

No Pumpkin, I'm a bit tougher than that. Thanks for asking.


36 posted on 02/12/2010 9:55:34 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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To: wizard1961

The two links that have been sent to you are a good place to start.

Also serch the html sandbox here on FR or check out htmlgoodies.com for some basic html tags.


37 posted on 02/12/2010 9:56:18 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: wizard1961

:)


38 posted on 02/12/2010 9:57:21 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: wizard1961

39 posted on 02/12/2010 9:59:22 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: wizard1961; Bahbah; Lucky9teen; paulycy; NRA2BFree; Fishtalk; fatima; leapfrog0202; vox_freedom; ...
Where do I go to read about things such as: how do I set up a ping?

Are you asking how to set up a ping list or how to get on a ping list? Or are you wanting to know how to ping someone individually?

To set up a ping list:

  1. Announce you are starting a ping list.
  2. Use wordpad or notepad to save the list of names.
  3. As people ask to be added to your ping list, cut and paste their names, separated by semi-colons, into the file.
  4. Save it on your desktop so it's always handy.
To get on a ping list:
  1. Ask the person who holds the ping list to add your name.
To ping someone individually:
  1. Place their screen name into the To: on the reply screen.
Pinging the FR Welcome Wagon list.

WELCOME TO FREE REPUBLIC!

40 posted on 02/12/2010 10:02:36 AM PST by jellybean ( Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: goseminoles; humblegunner; smokingfrog; Judith Anne; Tijeras_Slim

Thank you all for the help!

“If you want to be on someones ping list(a subject interests you), just Freepmail or post to that person and they will add you to the list.”

Ah... I “assumed” I’d add pings to my own list, somehow. Anyway, all the links you all posted will really help. Thanks again.


41 posted on 02/12/2010 10:05:02 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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To: wizard1961

Come on guys, this is series.


42 posted on 02/12/2010 10:05:07 AM PST by dangerdoc
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To: wizard1961

43 posted on 02/12/2010 10:05:51 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: IYAS9YAS; Tijeras_Slim

How it works.

44 posted on 02/12/2010 10:08:05 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jellybean

Perfect!

I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t ask if there is a way to see an index of existing ping lists... but I cannot help myself.

Thanks-


45 posted on 02/12/2010 10:09:06 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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To: wizard1961

I am here to help.
Do you want on Amy’s opening ping?
I pinged you to my post today.


46 posted on 02/12/2010 10:09:17 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: wizard1961
THIS will prove useful in explaining certain terms that are more or less unique to FR. There are, as well, things we...just...can't explain. A+Bert, for one.

Welcome to FR.

47 posted on 02/12/2010 10:10:53 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 1rudeboy

Just who is this guy “All” that keeps getting pinged and is a ping the opposite of a pong? America wants to know!


48 posted on 02/12/2010 10:11:05 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: wizard1961; cgk
Ask and ye shall receive: UPDATED MASTER List of FReeper PING LISTS; Vol. VIII - SPRING Edition!

I'm not sure if this is the most up to date list. Pinging the keeper of the ping list List. :)

49 posted on 02/12/2010 10:12:14 AM PST by jellybean ( Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Hey Slim.

In most places, asking to find the users guide is an indicator that there will be “effort” and it usually leads to “understanding” ....

I appreciate your help. Thanks!


50 posted on 02/12/2010 10:12:26 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper says: For 2010, let Sarah be Sarah)
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