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Mods, FR geeks and newbies, over here please! (FR technical Q&A)

Posted on 06/21/2010 2:59:11 PM PDT by Miztiki

Since there are plenty of folks who find FR confusing to navigate, especially newbies, how about some technical links to help us out?


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Here's my question:

I posted on my state board earlier but now it's gone. For some reason I was logged off FR. Yes, I'm logged in now, but my state board section has disappeared and I can't figure out how to get it back.

I tried accounts> manage blocks> local message, but it didn't work. Neither did other things I tried.

While I'm at it, what happened to the opinion polls? They disappeared a couple years ago. The option for them is still in the manage blocks page though.

Help?

1 posted on 06/21/2010 2:59:12 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Miztiki

I understand that you are logged in, but for the sake of this thread, I must ask...

Are you logged in?


2 posted on 06/21/2010 3:00:26 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Miztiki

Pile-on time.

I need someone to tell me how to remove articles I’ve bookmarked on the right-hand side of the main screen. They don’t seem to appear in my profile to change. Any idea?


3 posted on 06/21/2010 3:01:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Miztiki

Sites been acting funny.


4 posted on 06/21/2010 3:01:11 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Miztiki

Your state has officially gone bankrupt, thus, it doesn’t exist any longer and neither does your state’s board.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 3:02:29 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Retired Greyhound

Sounds like a stuned beeber to me.


6 posted on 06/21/2010 3:02:57 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Celebrities first seek fame...then they seek relevance, only to fail miserably in the latter.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Don’t know but would like to. Ping me if you get an answer, will ya?


7 posted on 06/21/2010 3:03:04 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Miztiki

Account, my locale, set my location


8 posted on 06/21/2010 3:03:11 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Miztiki

You state was delist as ‘Zero’ has decided to give it to Mexico!

Sorry all kidding aside which of the 57 state boards do you belong to?


9 posted on 06/21/2010 3:05:39 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mnehring

lololololol


10 posted on 06/21/2010 3:07:09 PM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: OB1kNOb

Stuned Biebers. Hate when that happens.

11 posted on 06/21/2010 3:07:55 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: rockabyebaby

Tried that a few different ways. Isn’t working.

I *can* get to my state board that way, but I shouldn’t have to do that each time, and my state board isn’t showing up with my other subscriptions like it did earlier.


12 posted on 06/21/2010 3:09:07 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Miztiki

13 posted on 06/21/2010 3:09:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (11/03/2010 - What did Obama know and when did he know it?)
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To: Miztiki

I see your message.

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=70


14 posted on 06/21/2010 3:09:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Miztiki

Your in the right area but I would wait till we are de-hosed.

de-hosed def. Fully working without long waits.


15 posted on 06/21/2010 3:09:29 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Isn't enough always enough?)
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To: Miztiki

16 posted on 06/21/2010 3:11:49 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Miztiki

Click on your name - your FR page should come up, click on your state flag top left an corner, rite now, my state flag isn’t showing but I can get to my state board that way, there are issues with FR so maybe later you’ll be able to access your state board/


17 posted on 06/21/2010 3:11:52 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: ThomasThomas

Are you still having long waits?

Speedy fast on my end since early this morning.


18 posted on 06/21/2010 3:13:31 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: rockabyebaby; All

My flag isn’t showing up either. Hopefully my state board will come back at some point (next to the others where it belongs). This suggestion of yours will work for now though, so thanks!

Anyone know the answer to post #3?


19 posted on 06/21/2010 3:18:35 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Miztiki

The site is currently working fine on Firefox but will not load on Safari on my iPad. Something isn’t quite right.


20 posted on 06/21/2010 3:20:41 PM PDT by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 58 years)
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To: Miztiki

Painfully slow in Northern California.


21 posted on 06/21/2010 3:24:37 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: Poser

Slower than a union molasses pourer in January here (Firefox).

Hope Jim Thompson gets this figured out soon.


22 posted on 06/21/2010 3:28:49 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: ConservativeMind

Go to your FR Profile page. Clink on “Links” at the top of the page between the “About” and “Contact” links.

Your bookmarked links will show up. At the bottom of the page, click on “You can edit this page.”

Delete to your heart’s content. Let me know if you have any trouble.

FRegards,
Tex


23 posted on 06/21/2010 3:29:49 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Clink = click, not Col. Klink!


24 posted on 06/21/2010 3:30:47 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: rockabyebaby; Miztiki

Hiya rocky! At this point it doesn’t look like anyones flag is showing (just that nice red X). However, looks as tho everyone can still access their state message board thru it.


25 posted on 06/21/2010 3:31:46 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: mnehring

ROFL


26 posted on 06/21/2010 3:32:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: ConservativeMind
I need someone to tell me how to remove articles I’ve bookmarked on the right-hand side of the main screen.

At the bottom of the sidebar, click "Configure Sidebar." My page Layout will appear. Look down the list of sidebar items for "Bookmarks." It should be in the large box labeled "Right" at the top. When you find "Bookmarks," see the pop-up menu under the heading "Region." (It should say "Right") Click on the box, and drag to select "Disabled."

Finish by clicking the "Modify" button at the extreme lower left corner of the web page.

27 posted on 06/21/2010 3:40:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: ConservativeMind

My way gets rid of them all. Buckeye’s way will let you knock of just a few....


28 posted on 06/21/2010 3:41:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Miztiki

Here’s a few links that help navigate FR. Portions may be outdated though.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/856605/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1569660/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426773/posts

Maybe someone will name the links (I forgot how).


29 posted on 06/21/2010 3:46:40 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Cyber Liberty

That did it. Thanks to both of you!


30 posted on 06/21/2010 3:47:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: oldteen

Hey! How are ya! Bleepin’ hot here today, not liking it! Is it Fall yet? LOL!


31 posted on 06/21/2010 4:02:15 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Miztiki

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=70
Michigan board link above


32 posted on 06/21/2010 4:10:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: All

As long as we’re fruitlessly griping and asking questions, why isn’t the default search option ‘title’ instead of ‘keyword’?


33 posted on 06/21/2010 4:14:43 PM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Miztiki
The Ultimate Sidebar Management Thread

Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

How to post a thread and other interesting facts. (Welcome Newbies)

Mod Lecture Series- Filtering Content on FR

34 posted on 06/21/2010 4:16:11 PM PDT by 50mm (Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power - Ben Franklin)
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To: Miztiki
I'm new here.

I heard Dan Rather th-inks FR is th-e worst th-ing. Is th-at true?

35 posted on 06/21/2010 4:47:35 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Miztiki

What is the HTML sandbox?

Is HTML sandbox useful for posting to FR?


36 posted on 06/21/2010 4:49:09 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Miztiki
here's one... i got a keyword search under news items on the right that i cannot for the life of me figure out how to change or delete let alone how i got i there in the first place.

anybody???

37 posted on 06/21/2010 5:00:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 50mm

Thank you 50mm, I appreciate it.


38 posted on 06/21/2010 5:25:58 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yes.

If I knew HTML better then I would be able to quote you in italics, or provide links with descriptive names instead of just a URL, or post pictures, or insert info from elsewhere (like info on the fed budget) and have it come out correctly.

So yes, it can be very helpful to know basic HTML here on FR.

I hope that helps.


39 posted on 06/21/2010 5:36:34 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: gunsequalfreedom
HTML Sandbox teaches you how to get fancy. You can italicize, make your words bold or change size or colors!!

You can even learn to paste pictures

Altered

or lots of other cool stuff. Good things to know.

40 posted on 06/21/2010 5:36:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I’m sorry, the first part of my answer is missing.

The HTML sandbox is an FR thread that teaches HTML (bold, italics, underlining, inserting pics/graphs/charts or other info, quoting outside sources, colors, etc.) and provides a place where people can practice their new skills.


41 posted on 06/21/2010 5:40:14 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Chode

I’m not sure what you’re describing. My search box is in the top-right corner. Can you post a screenshot?

Maybe someone else will help.


42 posted on 06/21/2010 5:44:56 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: rockabyebaby
I'm good! Long time no 'see'! How ya been? Hot here as well. Right after I posted to you my FR went down again and just came back. Hubby still can't load it on his 'puter. [He is not too happy :)]. Last night he could but I couldn't. Guess it's only fair...lol.
43 posted on 06/21/2010 5:58:22 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Miztiki
on the right side of the main FR/index page i added a Keyword section under Front Page News/(News Activism) but don't remember how i did it
44 posted on 06/21/2010 6:42:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I have my main FR page set up totally different, so I don’t know.

Are you talking about “popular keywords”? A list of keywords like obama, banglist, jpb, keywords like that?

If so then go to your “accounts”, click on “manage blocks”, find where it says “popular keywords” and then disable it (as opposed to right, left, top, bottom).

Otherwise I can’t help other than by bumping your question.


45 posted on 06/21/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Miztiki
no, it is a keyword YOU pick, and i can see it in the manage blocks and do anything BUT delete it or change it

i read it in a thread how to add a keyword but i can't remember the thread either

thx.

46 posted on 06/21/2010 7:51:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: afnamvet

Really slow here. What’s up with that.


47 posted on 06/21/2010 9:07:08 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (Is it time to play cowboys and muslims yet?)
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To: WhirlwindAttack

Tremendously slow here too. I have to browse other websites while I wait for the next FR page to load.


48 posted on 06/21/2010 10:54:56 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Pan_Yan

LOL!


49 posted on 06/21/2010 10:57:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Miztiki

I had heard that HTML sandbox was also a place to help people maintain the correct posting styles. For example, quoting in italics followed by regular type face. The sandbox was to show people how to do the italics (and add pictures, etc.)


50 posted on 06/21/2010 11:58:13 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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