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.
“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?
Don’t mess we me this morning, I’ll stune your beeber in a New York heartbeat!
Well we are at it, how about putting in the title or byline where the story took place. Not everyone knows where Possum Swamp is. Location goes a long way in defining the story.
Whoa...you need to get your happy ass over to WallyWorld and get a NEW ONE!
Stop reading the posts. Read the posts faster saving time. Use a text to speech program and then you don’t have to read at all. Have your secretary read them and report back with a summary.
I may add this one to the worry list.
Other things to worry about:
Asteroid Impact, Same Sex Marriage, Massive gamma ray burst from an outside the solar system event, BSE nvCJD, SARS, Smallpox, Ebola ,Flu- (human, bird, swine, duck, chicken), Salmonella, Carbs, Fat, Protein, Terrorists, Anthrax, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Too little ozone, Too much ozone, Global warming, Global cooling, Global Warming Chaos, Pesticides, Deer ticks, Nerve gas, Dirty bombs, Haliburton, SUVs, Guns, Acid rain, Too much Rain, Too little Rain, Nuclear power, Non-nuclearpower, Nuclear war, Conventional Wind Turbines shredding endangered birds, Obesity, Starvation, BCS, The Yankees with ARod, NCAA Basketball Tournament Selections, Pit bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes ,Doberman Pinschers, Chow Chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Akitas, green ketchup, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Pet spiders, Yard Sale Congestion, Red King Crabs, Shadow people, Cattle mutilations, Junk Science, Supersize fries, Our worst fears were confirmed, steroids in baseball, microwave popcorn, HIV, Peak Oil, Cholesterol both LDL and HDL, second hand smoke, Google Telephone Searches, backyard nuclear reactor, Nitrogen pollution, Carbon Dioxide Reported at Record Levels, Dangerous’ Curry Colourings Cataracts from computers, brain tumors from cell phones, fire ants, killer bees, killer tomatoes, killer clowns the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Terrell Owens and Ron Artest, Exploding cell phones, cryptococcus gattii, methylisothiazolinone (MIT), “holiday heart,” , U.S. Teens Are Among the Worst at Math, picking your teeth in public”The Hamdog.”, Plastic Wrap in a Microwave, mercury, perfluorooctanoic acid, Teflon, KFC frying oil, Starbucks high calorie coffee drinks, Southern San Andreas fault waiting to explode:, Study Says Earth’s Temp at 400-Year High, Earth hottest it’s been in 2,000 years,strong electromagnetic currents, everything spinning out of control, more women are clinically depressed than ever before, Warming May Make ‘Perfect Storm’ of Disease, Tofu ‘may raise risk of dementia, Researchers Say Popular Fish Contains Potentially Dangerous Fatty Acid Combination (Tilapia) , More Kidney Stone Disease Projected Due To Global Warming , Earth likely to disappear in two centuries, warn experts,. Reusable bag riskGlobal warming of 7C ‘could kill billions this century’’,Jumbo Slice” pizza joints,New York, Boston “Directly in Path” of Sea Level Rise, The next crisis has already begun, Earth Losing Atmosphere Faster than Venus, Mars.... Winds weaker in U.S.? Study creates a storm (No Wind power now Global Warming’s fault), AP Alarmism:’Some Say’ an ‘Increase in Violence from Whites’ on the Way),Climate Change Will Displace Millions In Africa Scientists Say ‘Super Volcano’ May Be Brewing Beneath Mount St. Helens, FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE,CO2 Levels Highest in Two Million Years (Women and children hit hardest),Warming will ‘wipe out billions’(Women and minorities hit hardest), Climate could warm to record levels in 2010, Why Can’t Anyone Post Properly On FR Any More
Added a new one. Been a while
So much to worry about...
Yes, I know. Many times I’ll post up to the limit...
I flunked tuping in high school. didn’t capatulized enough.in spelling got a D
I please double guilty to messing up some posts. Spelling is not my forte, grammar is problematical and clear thinking is difficult at 1AM. I will say that I always though the “summary” (Body of Thread) was supposed to be a copy and paste of at least an except of the article.
I use the comment (Body of Comment) section to give my take but I think it’s rather helpful to start the thread without any editorializing.