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Since when does a chat item need a link?

Posted on 01/03/2014 2:33:06 PM PST by djf

Some info has come out just recently and I posted it to chat.

It got pulled with a comment by the Admin Moderator "No link, no dice"

Since when does a chat item require a link?

If all a sudden, an earthquake happens, can we not post it because of no link yet?

Honestly I can't see posting any breaking news with these types of undefined rules.

But it's ok if some Korean guy gets eaten by dogs and we get 14 threads about it...

Comments? Does anybody know the rules?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Free Republic Policy/Q&A
KEYWORDS: chatty

1 posted on 01/03/2014 2:33:06 PM PST by djf
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To: djf

I’ve seen people just use the FR site as a link reference in vanity posts and the like. I think I’ve done that myself, even.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 2:34:40 PM PST by jocon307
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To: djf

if it is news , you have to post a source where you got the info

if it is OPINION then you can post a ‘vanity’ in the bloggers section


3 posted on 01/03/2014 2:34:48 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: djf

Did anyone in this chat post get ate up by dogs?


4 posted on 01/03/2014 2:35:27 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: djf

Just post the announcement as a vanity. That should be okay.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 2:36:57 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: djf
Here is what you posted, if you feel FReepers should determine whether it is truthful, or not:

After over a month of delay, WSDOT has released the findings of what is blocking Bertha, the worlds largest ever tunneling machine.

An eight inch steel pipe, it is actually a drill casing from when original early wells were drilled to test the feasibility of the tunnel.

Local radio news is reporting that info about the pipe is actually contained in the project planning documents, and that WSDOT actually realized what it was around Christmastime.

What they will do now is yet to be determined.

The tunneling machine has apparently sustained significant damage.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 2:37:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: djf

I’m guessing you cut and pasted something from some other source. Unless it was some email or Facebook chat, you should provide a link to it.

And then even when you do all that - we are left reading some mindless drivel until a kind and gracious Mod “No Thanks” it for us all.

Cheers.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 2:37:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: djf; Admin Moderator

OK, which one was so quick with the mouse?


8 posted on 01/03/2014 2:37:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: humblegunner

My sister got bit by a moose once.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 2:38:32 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Admin Moderator

OK, I take it back. Sounds like news, should be sourced. Turns out *I’m* the one with the quick mouse...

:^(


10 posted on 01/03/2014 2:38:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Mr. K

Well, it is news, but no hardcopy yet, it is being released in a live press conference happening right now.

I don’t have time to post stuff only to have it pulled. And alot of FR’s rep is based on it being a good “breaking news” site.

But if that is just something that is at the whim of whatever moderator at the time, that doesn’t seem to work, as far as breaking news goes...


11 posted on 01/03/2014 2:39:04 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: humblegunner

Did anyone in this chat post get ate up by dogs?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Yes I think so. I think some blogger did. He was blogging and about it and....

(excerpted)


12 posted on 01/03/2014 2:39:21 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: All

And as a reminder to all, leaving out the link to what appears to be a news item makes it look like the Excerpting Guidelines are being avoided. So it’s best not to do it.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 2:40:16 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Responsibility2nd

I composed it myself based on what I am hearing on the radio right now.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 2:40:42 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: EEGator

While she was eating a slice of cheese?


15 posted on 01/03/2014 2:40:42 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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To: djf
Well, it is news, but no hardcopy yet, it is being released in a live press conference happening right now.

I found a couple stories about it, just using Google.

16 posted on 01/03/2014 2:41:29 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: djf
...some Korean guy gets eaten by dogs and we get 14 threads about it...

Missed that one, got a link?

17 posted on 01/03/2014 2:42:56 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I’m not being defiant, and I can appreciate that.

And in my time here I have NEVER posted something that turned out to be false or deceptive.

There needs to be a way to post breaking news, and have it sourced at a later time when the hardcopy becomes available.

Another problem is that one of the main news sources in the PNW (KING5 news) has just been bought off by Gannet. So how does this get handled?


18 posted on 01/03/2014 2:43:16 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Wow. I'd rather read some Ravenous Wolves thread. If its all the same to you.
19 posted on 01/03/2014 2:44:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: djf

Oh. In that case. You should take a shower and check back later for more details?

You’re no newbie. You should know these things.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 2:45:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: djf

No one is claiming that you are being false, or deceptive...but since you mention it, I remember pulling a thread about an earthquake that turned out not to be an earthquake just a few weeks ago.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 2:45:40 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Responsibility2nd

We have a Religion Mod for that, thank God. ;)


22 posted on 01/03/2014 2:47:39 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Misterioso

A nice piece of Muenster in fact.


23 posted on 01/03/2014 2:48:23 PM PST by EEGator
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To: djf

24 posted on 01/03/2014 2:49:00 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: djf

I think that what you posted was fine. Anyone with any smarts is going to take your news as Unproven and not consider it gospel, Yet likely true considering your length of time here.

Your only mistake is that you really should state where you are getting the information from even if there is nothing to link to. That might have made a difference.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 2:49:09 PM PST by Revel
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To: Admin Moderator; djf
Some post an article with no link. And some post stuff like this in Breaking News.

Breaking News (News/Activism)

George Goodman, Aka TV's "Adam Smith," Dies at 83

Now I ask you. Which is worse?

26 posted on 01/03/2014 2:49:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Japan or El Hierro? There was also one in or about...Missouri?


27 posted on 01/03/2014 2:49:24 PM PST by txhurl
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I'm so confused.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 2:50:21 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Admin Moderator

The Religion Mod just called in sick.

So. YOU have to go moderate that Ravenous Wolves thread.

Bwa Haa Haaaaaa!!!!!


29 posted on 01/03/2014 2:50:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

That item was posted on the local TV station as breaking news.

Countless times I have seen items talked about on local news, gone to the web site for the station, and found nothing at all about what they announced on live TV.

Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, or wasn’t news, just means they have not updated their web site yet.

I’m not sure what to do then.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 2:50:49 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: djf
https://www.google.com/#q=bertha+pipe.
31 posted on 01/03/2014 2:54:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: djf
Problem easily solved thusly:

Just heard the following on my local radio WKRP and can hardly believe my ears

< unbelievable boondoggle description here >

32 posted on 01/03/2014 2:54:32 PM PST by tomkat
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To: djf
Here's a thread on the subject, some people are interested in the subject, I am.

Maybe just make a post on the thread already started.

Thanks for the updated info, btw.

Something Called "The Object" Stops World's Largest Tunneling Machine

33 posted on 01/03/2014 2:55:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: djf

start yourself a blog, then post it there and excerpt yourself here to drive hits to there...and then duck


34 posted on 01/03/2014 2:55:03 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: djf

Here is your confirmation:

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/01/whats-blocking-bertha-a-huge-steel-pipe/


35 posted on 01/03/2014 2:58:17 PM PST by Revel
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To: bigbob

I had a web site in the mid 90’s, got hundreds of thousands of hits.

Too much like work!


36 posted on 01/03/2014 3:00:09 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: humblegunner

Ate up by eight dogs...in Thailand.


37 posted on 01/03/2014 3:04:54 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Revel

How could WA permit a huge steel pipe and then forget they did it? And what’s that huge steel pipe doing? This is red-tape on Xanax.

There was no engineer to say, hey, we need to detour around the ‘huge steel pipe’ here?


38 posted on 01/03/2014 3:05:14 PM PST by txhurl
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To: trisham

Cute and confused? Please PM me...


39 posted on 01/03/2014 3:20:21 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: djf

I think you posted it as news story without a source, rather than making it clear it was a news conference on live TV

A mention of the station might have helped and the fact that it was on TV live would have made a big difference

The mods may have been quick on the trigger too...


40 posted on 01/03/2014 3:29:42 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: djf
I don’t have time to post stuff only to have it pulled.

It seems that you do indeed have that time, and also time to post a complaint about it.

41 posted on 01/03/2014 3:42:57 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: djf
What is this breaking news that you speak of?

BTW, images of attractive women increase the chances of a thread not getting pulled - even if not all the rules were followed.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 7:15:40 PM PST by SamAdams76
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