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Why Can't Anyone Post Properly On FR Any More
8/30/11 | Vanity

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"?

Another example:

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.


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Sorry for the rant, but this has been bugging me as I see this type of careless posting here on FR more and more.
1 posted on 08/30/2011 6:27:02 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

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)


2 posted on 08/30/2011 6:29:27 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Obadiah
not to pick on anyone in particular, but why can't anyone put a question mark in their title anymore?

;)

3 posted on 08/30/2011 6:30:09 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Obadiah

Laziness.

But is this really such a problem for you?


4 posted on 08/30/2011 6:30:54 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Obadiah

does grammar count ?


5 posted on 08/30/2011 6:30:54 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: Obadiah

What annoys me to no end is when people put opinions in titles.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:16 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Obadiah

Did your cat use your bowl of cereal for its cat box today or what ?


7 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:46 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Obadiah

Your headline needs a question mark.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:50 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Obadiah

Shouldn’t your title have a “Barf Alert”? /sarc


9 posted on 08/30/2011 6:31:55 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Nervous Tick

Yup, I immediately saw that too and was waiting for the spelling/grammar police. Well done, sir. ;)


10 posted on 08/30/2011 6:32:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: fwdude

Yes, this is a MAJOR problem in my life.


11 posted on 08/30/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: Obadiah

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.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:05 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: stylin19a

“does grammar count ?”
**************

Hate to see grannys drug into these things!

;)
And, Semper Fidelis, Marine!


13 posted on 08/30/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: stylin19a
does grammar count ?

Not as much as capitalization.

14 posted on 08/30/2011 6:35:15 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Obadiah

My pet peeve is excerpting every two bit blog post just to generate traffic. rightwingnewsontuesdaysinvermont.blogspot.com doesn’t need to be excerpted.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 6:35:19 AM PDT by jjm2111
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Comment #16 Removed by Moderator

To: Obadiah
Most FReepers don't want to deal with the mods and posting police. If you kick the dog long and hard enough, he will stay away.
17 posted on 08/30/2011 6:37:00 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (If you don't vote for the best candidate, you're no different than a draft-dodger.)
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To: stylin19a

does grammar count ?
_________________________________

That’s ‘grammer’, moran. *snicker* (j/k) ;-)


18 posted on 08/30/2011 6:38:07 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Obadiah

19 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:02 AM PDT by Morgana (I don't speak much...............but when I do....)
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To: Obadiah

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.


20 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:29 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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or double posting


21 posted on 08/30/2011 6:43:44 AM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: jjm2111
"rightwingnewsontuesdaysinvermont.blogspot.com doesn’t need to be excerpted"

Of course it doesn't. Because copyright law is only for some animals (who are more equal than other animals...) [/sarc]

22 posted on 08/30/2011 6:44:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: al baby

Starting the day with a good laugh is always good!


23 posted on 08/30/2011 6:44:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Tijeras_Slim

hey, you cheated!


24 posted on 08/30/2011 6:44:57 AM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: Obadiah
You might regret posting this, ? or not  
25 posted on 08/30/2011 6:45:36 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: gunnyg; Tijeras_Slim; RushIsMyTeddyBear

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.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 6:48:22 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: stylin19a

Not us, that would be them Koch brothers... ;)


27 posted on 08/30/2011 6:53:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: stylin19a

LOL


28 posted on 08/30/2011 6:53:51 AM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: Obadiah

Your post is a good reason why I don’t post at all. Too many complaints. Everyone is a self-proclaimed expert.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 6:54:03 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: stylin19a

I was also going to ask about speeling and tuping errors, but I didn’t want to degrade this thread.


30 posted on 08/30/2011 6:56:54 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: caver

MYSELF, i THINK EVEN THE TROLLS ARE PREFERABLE TO THE DUTY DRVNKS...


31 posted on 08/30/2011 6:58:02 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Obadiah

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


32 posted on 08/30/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Obadiah

Don’t mess with success.


33 posted on 08/30/2011 6:59:02 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: stylin19a

Not since the Alzheimers set in.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 6:59:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: caver
Your post is a good reason why I don’t post at all.

May I be the first to say that I appreciate it. Some people just shouldn't.

35 posted on 08/30/2011 7:01:21 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Of course it doesn't. Because copyright law is only for some animals

Copyrighting a blog post is like patenting the contents of a garbage can.

The content may be unique but it's still worthless.

36 posted on 08/30/2011 7:02:02 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Obadiah
You expect FReepers to post correctly?

B-b-b-but that would get in the way of posters being sure to be The Very First One to post an article.

37 posted on 08/30/2011 7:03:44 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: humblegunner
re: your tagline

Are you keeping count of the number of heads that explode?

38 posted on 08/30/2011 7:06:19 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: jjm2111

“My pet peeve is excerpting every two bit blog post just to generate traffic. rightwingnewsontuesdaysinvermont.blogspot.com doesn’t 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.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Obadiah

Most are probably (**** ****) youngsters like yourself.


40 posted on 08/30/2011 7:07:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: FourPeas

“May I be the first to say that I appreciate it.”

You made my day!


41 posted on 08/30/2011 7:09:13 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: humblegunner
"The content may be unique but it's still worthless."

And this changes copyright law how?

42 posted on 08/30/2011 7:13:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: randita

How do you make cinnamon toast


43 posted on 08/30/2011 7:17:40 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Obadiah

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


44 posted on 08/30/2011 7:21:23 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: jjm2111; Kirkwood
My pet peeve is excerpting every two bit blog post just to generate traffic.

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?

45 posted on 08/30/2011 7:21:54 AM PDT by CanaGuy (P.M. Steven Harper: We gave you a majority, now get busy!)
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To: al baby

Maybe you should step up from McDonald’s and try having a nice dinner at Sonic?


46 posted on 08/30/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: Obadiah

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).


47 posted on 08/30/2011 7:26:51 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Obadiah

“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.

*sheesh*


48 posted on 08/30/2011 7:32:16 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Obadiah

Obama “bugs” me..the stuff that annoys you is a mere pittance..dandruff on life’s collar..


49 posted on 08/30/2011 7:38:54 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: Obadiah

Where’s the question mark and the (Vanity) tag?


50 posted on 08/30/2011 7:40:50 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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