Skip to comments.Why Can't Anyone Post Properly On FR Any More
Posted on 08/30/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by Obadiah
Why do so few people bother to cleanly post a story anymore here on Free Republic?
Not to pick on anyone in particular but I see this type of posting all the time and it drives me crazy. Here are but a couple of examples:
"Gerald Celente Disses Roubini After Moving 100% Into Gold Gus Lubin Aug. 30, 2011, 6:21 AM Image: KWN Notorious trend forecaster Gerald Celente has been fairly accurate of late, predicting a double dip and revolutions around the world."
In reading the summary why must the reader be tormented by the extraneous, unnecessary and worthless text: "Gerald Celente Disses Roubini After Moving 100% Into Gold Gus Lubin Aug. 30, 2011, 6:21 AM Image: KWN"?
Federal judge blocks Alabama anti-illegal immigration lawBy Mike Lillis - 08/29/11 04:16 PM ET A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Alabama from implementing one of the strictest anti-illegal immigrant laws in the country.
Again, why does the reader - who is seeking summary information - forced to read this at the beginning?:
"Federal judge blocks Alabama anti-illegal immigration lawBy Mike Lillis - 08/29/11 04:16 PM ET"
If you post an article correctly, please do not pollute the summary with confusing, time-consuming and extraneous text. If you are going to post, please take care to post in a courteous manner, in a manner to help the reader who is seeking a summary and not make the reader needlessly sort through a posting mess.
The title of your vanity is a question — it should end with a question mark. Please learn to use proper punctuation when posting vanities.
(just yanking your chain)
But is this really such a problem for you?
does grammar count ?
What annoys me to no end is when people put opinions in titles.
Did your cat use your bowl of cereal for its cat box today or what ?
Your headline needs a question mark.
Shouldn’t your title have a “Barf Alert”? /sarc
Yup, I immediately saw that too and was waiting for the spelling/grammar police. Well done, sir. ;)
Yes, this is a MAJOR problem in my life.
And, why do we get the same story, reposted over and over? Sometimes with the same title, sometimes with a variation of the original title or the same story from a different source web-site.
“does grammar count ?”
Hate to see grannys drug into these things!
And, Semper Fidelis, Marine!
Not as much as capitalization.
My pet peeve is excerpting every two bit blog post just to generate traffic. rightwingnewsontuesdaysinvermont.blogspot.com doesn’t need to be excerpted.
does grammar count ?
That’s ‘grammer’, moran. *snicker* (j/k) ;-)
My pet peeve is when people post a vanity asking a question that a basic Google search would answer.
Also, the home/vehicle/computer repair questions are popping up more and more frequently.
or double posting
Of course it doesn't. Because copyright law is only for some animals (who are more equal than other animals...) [/sarc]
Starting the day with a good laugh is always good!
hey, you cheated!
nice to see y’all are awake this a.m. and keeping me honest.
I was going to ask about capitolizing, then the money guys would get on me.
Not us, that would be them Koch brothers... ;)
Your post is a good reason why I don’t post at all. Too many complaints. Everyone is a self-proclaimed expert.
I was also going to ask about speeling and tuping errors, but I didn’t want to degrade this thread.
MYSELF, i THINK EVEN THE TROLLS ARE PREFERABLE TO THE DUTY DRVNKS...
This is what I would like to see on FR, people stop complaining about how people post their links/articles.
If it bothers the reader don’t read it.
06:51 PST, Santa Barbara, CA USA
Don’t mess with success.
Not since the Alzheimers set in.
May I be the first to say that I appreciate it. Some people just shouldn't.
Copyrighting a blog post is like patenting the contents of a garbage can.
The content may be unique but it's still worthless.
B-b-b-but that would get in the way of posters being sure to be The Very First One to post an article.
Are you keeping count of the number of heads that explode?
“My pet peeve is excerpting every two bit blog post just to generate traffic. rightwingnewsontuesdaysinvermont.blogspot.com doesnt need to be excerpted.”
Ah yes. Then there are the Nanny FReepers. They are closet liberals who think they should dictate what links to click or not click and what should be excerpted or not.
Most are probably (**** ****) youngsters like yourself.
“May I be the first to say that I appreciate it.”
You made my day!
And this changes copyright law how?
How do you make cinnamon toast
You know what reallly ticks me off is you take a girl out for a real nice dinner you know like 20 bucks or so and she won’t put out
Whenever I see a large string of useless posts, I can't help suspecting that someone is trying to force an important post off the top page....IMHO.
How many of you read past the first page?
Maybe you should step up from McDonald’s and try having a nice dinner at Sonic?
If this is your major problem in life you should consider yourself a very lucky person (psst, the actions of others are beyond your control).
“Again, why does the reader - who is seeking summary information - forced to read this at the beginning?”
Why are you under the delusion that it’s the poster’s job to give you the Reader’s Digest condensed version of an article?
I’ve posted over 4,100 articles. The way I was introduced to posting a thread, was to post the article exactly from the original from the beginning of the article. The reader can choose to link to the rest of the article. Any editing was/is strictly up to the poster. It is NOT his/her responsibility to edit the article for you.
In other words, the poster is already doing most of the work for you by finding and posting the article.
YOU have to do a little bit of the work by going and reading it, if you’re interested.
Obama “bugs” me..the stuff that annoys you is a mere pittance..dandruff on life’s collar..
Where’s the question mark and the (Vanity) tag?
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