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Vanity | 4-12-2011 | Melas

Posted on 04/12/2011 5:22:44 PM PDT by Melas

I have a suggestion for the software. How about a box that pops up when I'm posting that says something to effect of:

Attention, you've been clicking from thread to thread, and you're about to reply to a topic that has been dead for 3 years, are you sure you want to look like an idiot?

I for one would find it useful.

:)


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fr; freerepublic; napl; suggestion; thankyou
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1 posted on 04/12/2011 5:22:48 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

LOL. Been there, done that!


2 posted on 04/12/2011 5:24:27 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Melas

Or perhaps a box that would say something similar if you were about to post an idiotic thread??


3 posted on 04/12/2011 5:24:46 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Melas

Time travel is possible at Free Republic.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 5:25:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Melas

Okay, but most people will answer yes to your question.

*snort*


5 posted on 04/12/2011 5:25:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Flightdeck

Well said.


6 posted on 04/12/2011 5:26:04 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: FReepers; All

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7 posted on 04/12/2011 5:27:41 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Melas

Usually the date on the post should tip you off to it’s liveliness. Also if the post is talking about reading the Swift Boat Vets new book about Kerry you should think twice on responding.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 5:27:56 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Melas

Yet another bunny with a pancake on its head. I think that FR has to do something about this problem.

9 posted on 04/12/2011 5:27:58 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Melas

10 posted on 04/12/2011 5:28:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Melas

I know the feeling.

I’d suggest checking the date of the last post if you want to avoid that.


11 posted on 04/12/2011 5:28:51 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: Melas

Free Republic should display a map of recent crimes involving moose and cheese.


12 posted on 04/12/2011 5:29:38 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Melas

I wish FP would merge duplicate and similar threads.


13 posted on 04/12/2011 5:32:11 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: Melas

I wish FR would merge duplicate and similar threads.


14 posted on 04/12/2011 5:32:35 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: Melas
How about a feature that automatically takes you to your post so you can read it, like we all do, instead of taking you to the beginning of the thread.

Someone needs to come up for a term for going to read your own post after posting it.

15 posted on 04/12/2011 5:32:51 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Melas

16 posted on 04/12/2011 5:33:18 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Melas; John Robinson

LOL!

Dialogue box: “Did you see the time stamp of this thread? It’s right here.. hold on a minute, ummm... it’s.. I swear it’s here, really!”
If nothing else, it would draw some laughs.
[John is SO going to kill me for this, or mutate my handle or something.. or worse, have me babysit basement cat “downstairs.”]


17 posted on 04/12/2011 5:33:59 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Melas

They could shorten my posting warning message: “Attention, you are about to post. Are you sure you want to look like an idiot?”


18 posted on 04/12/2011 5:34:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: chopperman

I wish FP/FR would stop multiple postings.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 5:35:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cripplecreek
Time travel is possible at Free Republic.

In both directions. I have seen posters from tomorrow zotted today.
20 posted on 04/12/2011 5:35:51 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: chopperman

I wish FP/FR would stop multiple postings.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 5:35:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chopperman

I wish FP/FR would stop multiple postings.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 5:36:18 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chopperman

I wish FP/FR would stop multiple postings.


23 posted on 04/12/2011 5:36:50 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chopperman
I wish FP would merge duplicate and similar threads. P>

I tried....but then I looked up at the sun.

24 posted on 04/12/2011 5:37:25 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Melas
I have a suggestion for the software. How about a box that pops up when I'm posting that says something to effect of: Attention, you've been clicking from thread to thread, and you're about to reply to a topic that has been dead for 3 years, are you sure you want to look like an idiot? I for one would find it useful. :)

Well, the problem is that Free Republic fights the Undead Rats who endlessly recycle their failures into new waves of idiocy that have to be dealt with. So the past isn't really the past with them, since it's all they've got, and they use it over and over and over again.


25 posted on 04/12/2011 5:37:34 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Melas
There are some FReepers that go around bringing dead threads back to life. It's a hobby I guess.
26 posted on 04/12/2011 5:37:57 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Melas

Not that I've ever done this...(shifty eyes)
27 posted on 04/12/2011 5:38:21 PM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: Melas

‘Necro-posting’, FTW!!!!!

I’ll be sure to revive this post in around 5 years or so from now!


28 posted on 04/12/2011 5:38:47 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: chopperman

How about duplicate posts?


29 posted on 04/12/2011 5:39:03 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Melas

you could also have a preference that would automatically answer “yes:.


30 posted on 04/12/2011 5:39:17 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Melas; Jim Robinson

A healthy donation of say $100,000 might cause Jim Robinson to notice your suggestion. You might get lucky.

Come to the picnic on July 23 and discuss it with him in person.


31 posted on 04/12/2011 5:40:05 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Lazlo in PA

There should be a word to describe the way you feel when someone mentions the thread is 6 months old and you thought it was now.

I think it is like Rosanna Rosanna Dana used to say “oh, nevermind”


32 posted on 04/12/2011 5:40:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: martin_fierro
I wish FP/FR would stop multiple postings.

I'm okay with that....but better check with JimRob just in case.

33 posted on 04/12/2011 5:41:02 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Melas

I’ve seen some really interesting old threads get revived that way, I’m all for hiding the date stamp on threads from a few great FReepers past and present.

I’d have never seen some of them, since they predated my Feb. ‘05 signup and I somehow missed out while lurking for years.


34 posted on 04/12/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Grizzled Bear


35 posted on 04/12/2011 5:41:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Grizzled Bear

lol


36 posted on 04/12/2011 5:41:51 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: mad_as_he$$; Melas

The Undead Thread usually is existing on a zot thread.
Though we have had poor fare as of late.
The quality of troll threads is lacking, we’ve had to scrounge and beg for donated threads.


37 posted on 04/12/2011 5:43:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Lazamataz; Melas

“Warning! You are posting to Laz! That’s LAZ you idiot! You’re posting to LAZ! Oh.. oh well, your problem since you just hit the ‘post’ button..”

Custom dialogue boxes would be funny.

“That’s Darksheare. He’s just there. Wait, did he.. actually move? OH dear LORD he’s still alive, run for it!”


38 posted on 04/12/2011 5:46:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Flightdeck
Or perhaps a box that would say something similar if you were about to post an idiotic thread??

Meh, I posted this to GENERAL/CHAT, so your expectations should have been low.

39 posted on 04/12/2011 5:47:28 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

Or maybe one of my wife .. “Hi, honey ... ‘member me?”


40 posted on 04/12/2011 5:48:26 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: indylindy

I dunno, but I always wish I could hurry up and delete it before anyone notices.


41 posted on 04/12/2011 5:49:48 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Darksheare

Ah leave Laz alone. I need someone around who’s hit it threshold is lower than my mine.


42 posted on 04/12/2011 5:54:27 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Darksheare
"The quality of troll threads is lacking"


43 posted on 04/12/2011 5:54:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: indylindy
. . . and you thought it was now.

It's not now? When is it, then?

44 posted on 04/12/2011 5:55:31 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Melas

Getting it deleted is far quicker than thinking of what kind of BS you can come up with to explain yourself!

Oh well, I always said the nice thing about FR is that I can usually get insulted at least once a day.


45 posted on 04/12/2011 5:57:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Melas

Did you ever notice that when you are choosing topics to post a thread in News/Activism that “Anthrax Scare” is still a Hot Topic?

How about when you go to your state page and there is no link back to the forum?

I’ve always thought that Breaking News and Front Page News were backwards. Front Page News should be the biggest stories, and Front Page News should be the latest.

I think everyone should be able to see how many threads and replies you’ve posted.

I’d also like an automatic function that prevented anyone from posting a thread until they posted at least 100 replies. If the first thread you post is a vanity or links to a blog your computer should immediately be infected with the Stuxnet virus. This would require a little more programming.

If you are going to post that you think someone who supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 would make a good President you should be banned from FreeRepublic until you have read the entire Downside Legacy. Twice. (Oldtimers will know what I’m talking about)


46 posted on 04/12/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Now showing: Dark Ages II.)
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To: Utah Binger; Melas; Jim Robinson
Come to the picnic on July 23 and discuss it with him in person.

You forgot to tell him place a paper bag containing $20,000 behind the water heater, in the basement, four hours prior to the meeting.

It's a minor, but pertinent, detail.

47 posted on 04/12/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Melas

LOL! No, that’s the secret charm of FR.


48 posted on 04/12/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: JoeProBono

THAT would have been perfect for the Undead Thread.
But Danny H just had to be a whiny jerk so they removed the thread.
He hated being humiliated, it would have been epic.


49 posted on 04/12/2011 5:59:00 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Melas; Lazamataz

Laz has a sense of humor.
That’s why I like having him around.


50 posted on 04/12/2011 6:00:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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