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Web site bans parody posts
Me | 4/1/13 | Me

Posted on 04/01/2013 10:45:24 AM PDT by DManA

In an unusual move conservative chat site Free Republic announced today that it has banned all parody postings.

According to a representative of Free Republic, "We had to do something. An informal survey showed us fully 75% of all postings were amateur attempts at parody."

He went on "And it is a stretch to call these things parody. Parody isn't just making up crazy stuff and putting it into the mouths of people you don't like."

A frequent poster on the web site, DManA approves of the move. "Everyone loves to be tricked, fooled, and made a fool of. That's just human nature. But, I mean, come on. I'm just barely clinging to my sense of reality as it is."


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: aprilfool; humor; parody

1 posted on 04/01/2013 10:45:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Series & Hugh!


2 posted on 04/01/2013 10:48:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DManA
"We had to do something. An informal survey showed us fully 75% of all postings were amateur attempts at parody."

Well, that's OK. 100% of the actions of 0bama and his minions are amature attempts at leadership.

But happy 4/1

3 posted on 04/01/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: DManA

Zig! With great Justice!


4 posted on 04/01/2013 10:49:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: DManA

April 1st; trust nothing today!


5 posted on 04/01/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: DManA
AMATEUR!! ;) amateur attempts at parody
6 posted on 04/01/2013 10:52:12 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DManA

I’ll check this thread again, after I get out of the shower...


7 posted on 04/01/2013 10:57:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: DManA
"We had to do something. An informal survey showed us fully 75% of all postings were amateur attempts at parody."

Well, when 75% of life is parody, what do you expect?
8 posted on 04/01/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: DManA

Obama Admits Born In Kenya. Announce Resignation Effective Noon Wednesday

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=3003005%2C1


9 posted on 04/01/2013 11:04:20 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Mr. K

take off every zig!

BTTT


10 posted on 04/01/2013 11:05:00 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: DManA

“and it’s a stretch to call these things parody...”

your post....QED


11 posted on 04/01/2013 11:08:29 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: DManA
saywhat? photo ATT00001.jpg
12 posted on 04/01/2013 11:08:54 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Now that’s just cruel.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 11:08:59 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: DManA

Well, I’m 100% behind it. I think this whole April Fool’s thing is completely out of control. What kind of a country would we have if we started considering everything put out by our media to be phony, partisan, self-serving, and mendacious?


14 posted on 04/01/2013 11:09:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: DManA

Read the fine print; it says “ALL” future posts must be of the variety known as “Vanity”. Nothing else will be accepted.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 11:10:47 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: DManA
Not even a passing belief in this one. You must work like a MASTER to win the April First contest around HERE.

Even hours after I posted the April First-y Nature of the Post, I still am reelin' them in.

16 posted on 04/01/2013 11:12:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: DManA

bazinga


17 posted on 04/01/2013 11:13:15 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: DManA

APRIL FOOL!!!


18 posted on 04/01/2013 11:26:53 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: DManA

I had to hit the abuse button as your post seems to be in violation of the new rule.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 11:36:07 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: DManA
Somebody set up us the zot bomb!
20 posted on 04/01/2013 11:48:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: DManA
Very Parroty


21 posted on 04/01/2013 11:51:53 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Colorado Doug

Good rule. Hope you are doing the same for the hundreds of other abusers today.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 11:53:09 AM PDT by DManA
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23 posted on 04/01/2013 11:54:35 AM PDT by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

24 posted on 04/01/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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25 posted on 04/01/2013 11:56:15 AM PDT by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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26 posted on 04/01/2013 11:57:53 AM PDT by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: DManA

Maybe we need a Topic: Attempted Parody.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 12:09:37 PM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Starstruck

That should be Forum


28 posted on 04/01/2013 12:11:29 PM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: DManA; Admin Moderator
Already posted here earlier today.

Search does work again.

Snicker....

29 posted on 04/01/2013 12:27:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I think you posted that to the wrong thread.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 12:32:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Just kidding.....


31 posted on 04/01/2013 12:36:08 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: DManA
Who is this so called *representative of Free Republic*?

We only act when we are instructed by a czar.


32 posted on 04/01/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: DManA

Parrotty?


33 posted on 04/01/2013 3:10:13 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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34 posted on 04/01/2013 3:23:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: DManA
Once a year they accept the invitation!


35 posted on 04/01/2013 5:47:46 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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