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How many of you knew there was a "four hour rule"?
1/20/20154

Posted on 01/20/2014 8:04:42 PM PST by DManA

How many of you knew there was a four hour rule?

It is a duplicate thread. You must wait 4 hours to re-post the same article for it not to be automatically pulled as a duplicate.

Find a similar article or wait 4 hours.


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1 posted on 01/20/2014 8:04:42 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Sounds like a good rule to me. I question how automatic it is. It seems like we still have our share of dups.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 8:06:52 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: DManA
The man is keepin' us down around here.

On MLK day too, no less! Tsk tsk

;)

3 posted on 01/20/2014 8:07:37 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: DManA

I thought this would be about the NFL rule that refs can only spend four hours of a game reviewing plays.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 8:07:41 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: DManA

I knew it. It’s not very consistently observed. I see a lot of threads pulled for being dupes even though the last one was 8-12 hours or more since the last one. Also lots of dupes posted within an hour or two and none get pulled.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 8:09:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: DManA

Why post a duplicate in the first place?


6 posted on 01/20/2014 8:09:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: DManA

I’ve known about the 4 hour rule for years. It’s a reasonable way to cut down on duplicate threads.


7 posted on 01/20/2014 8:10:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: mrsmith

Heck I thought it was about how long you could eat something off the floor. With Obama’s economy they will have to extend it sometime.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 8:10:42 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because you cannot comment on the original post.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 8:10:52 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
How many of you knew there was a "four hour rule"?

With E.D. commercials, who doesn't.

10 posted on 01/20/2014 8:11:52 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: DManA

Why can’t you comment on the original thread?


11 posted on 01/20/2014 8:12:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: smoothsailing

The point isn’t duplicate threads. The point is they don’t want you commenting on certain religious topics.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 8:12:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
How many of you knew there was a four hour rule?

I've known since the beginning.

13 posted on 01/20/2014 8:13:00 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Because THE MAN pulled it, that's why.

Down with the man.

14 posted on 01/20/2014 8:13:31 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because it’s a “caucus’ thread. Which is stupid.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 8:13:41 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

is that 4 hours normal Human Time, or 4 hours according to 2 Peter 3:8 (a day is a thousand years, so 4 hours is the same as 166.6666666+ years....)

just asking...

:)


16 posted on 01/20/2014 8:15:10 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: DManA

A 4 hour waiting period is a reasonable, common sense solution for safely posting dupes. During that 4 hours, a mad FReeper might reconsider before posting in an impulsive blind rage.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 8:16:00 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is my point. They stick these “caucus” threads in your face buy you can’t comment on them. My point is if you can see them you should be able to comment on them.

Is that so unreasonable?


18 posted on 01/20/2014 8:17:14 PM PST by DManA
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To: faithhopecharity

It’s 4 Business Hours, of course. ;^p


19 posted on 01/20/2014 8:17:50 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: DManA
The point is they don’t want you commenting on certain religious topics.

Who is "they"?

20 posted on 01/20/2014 8:19:39 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

The religious monitor.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 8:21:30 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

I had no idea what kind of threads you were talking about and I still don’t. I’m creeping up on 21,000 threads and I don’t remember hearing of caucus threads, or I did and Oldtimer’s kicked in.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 8:22:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: DManA

IMHO, with the search function FR has, there’s no reason to ever post a duplicate. Search: it’s a function. Use it.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 8:23:49 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: DManA
The point is they [The religious monitor] don’t want you commenting on certain religious topics.

What topics would those be? And what prevents you (besides the four hour rule) from starting your own caucused threads, preventing others from "commenting on certain religious topics"?

24 posted on 01/20/2014 8:24:32 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: DManA
Because it’s a “caucus’ thread. Which is stupid.

I misunderstood the question then so ignore post #5.
I don't know anything about "caucus" threads or their rules.

25 posted on 01/20/2014 8:26:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: DManA

26 posted on 01/20/2014 8:27:03 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DManA

Hmmm, I’ve posted on Catholic caucus threads and I’m a Protestant. Had no problems yet.


27 posted on 01/20/2014 8:27:28 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Then you must not have provoked anyone.


28 posted on 01/20/2014 8:28:43 PM PST by DManA
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To: TigersEye; 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know anything about "caucus" threads or their rules.

Religion Moderator's profile page

29 posted on 01/20/2014 8:29:03 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: DManA

Oh noes! What will the Thread Police do now?


30 posted on 01/20/2014 8:29:16 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: DManA

Then you should have asked the question in it’s religious context.


31 posted on 01/20/2014 8:30:50 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Alex Murphy

I thought he was talking about duplicate threads not religion threads.


32 posted on 01/20/2014 8:34:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: smoothsailing

Take it in any context you like. You are free to comment on this thread.


33 posted on 01/20/2014 8:35:38 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Very disappointing for the Catholic-bashing freepers.


34 posted on 01/20/2014 8:42:13 PM PST by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: DManA

Thank you.

As I said, the 4 hour rule has been around for quite a while. It’s reasonable and if applied equally to all, it’s fair. I have no problem with it.

And that, Regis, is my final answer!

Goodnight. :-)


35 posted on 01/20/2014 8:43:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Alex Murphy

I started this thread because the religious mod told me I couldn’t comment on a Catholic Caucus thread. Then he told me about the four hour rule. So apparently the official position of this site is you can comment on anything you like as long as you wait four hours.


36 posted on 01/20/2014 8:45:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

you really need to cut back on the lutefisk... it’s making you cranky


37 posted on 01/20/2014 8:46:13 PM PST by Nifster
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To: notaliberal

How is my question bashing?


38 posted on 01/20/2014 8:46:32 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

I didn’t know anything about this and just read on the Religious Moderator’s page about posting on religious threads. The rules are written right there about caucus threads. If you have a problem, you need to discuss it with the Religious Moderator.

Complaining like you are doing now, will get you nothing.


39 posted on 01/20/2014 8:48:11 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Nifster

I would forgive that if I thought you weren’t a bigot.


40 posted on 01/20/2014 8:49:03 PM PST by DManA
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To: Marcella

will get you nothing.

You don’t think I know that by now?


41 posted on 01/20/2014 8:49:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Just made a statement.


42 posted on 01/20/2014 8:53:27 PM PST by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: DManA

I did not know that.

Thanks.


43 posted on 01/20/2014 8:54:09 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: DManA
I started this thread because the religious mod told me I couldn’t comment on a Catholic Caucus thread. Then he told me about the four hour rule.

If you don't belong to [insert religious group name], and you haven't been invited onto the Caucus thread by the original poster, you can't post to a [insert religious group name] Caucus thread, period. However, a [insert religious group name] Caucus thread must not discuss any other religious group, period. Doing so will result in the offending thread being pulled, and possibly [depending on the circumstances of the comment] the removal of the "Caucus" status, allowing non-[insert religious group name] members to freely post on the formerly-protected thread.

If non-Caucus members want to repost the [insert religious group name] Caucus thread material as an Open (i.e. non-caucused) Thread, they need to wait four hours, after which they may repost the material.

So apparently the official position of this site is you can comment on anything you like as long as you wait four hours.

Not on a Caucus thread.

44 posted on 01/20/2014 8:56:49 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: DManA; a fool in paradise

There was a similar rule at the Mustang Ranch, NV, but I don’t think it was as long as 4 hours.


45 posted on 01/20/2014 8:57:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Alex Murphy

I get the rule. It’s wrong.


46 posted on 01/20/2014 9:05:51 PM PST by DManA
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To: Revolting cat!

I just ate. Is it true I have to wait 60 minutes before posting?


47 posted on 01/20/2014 9:08:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Marcella
Complaining like you are doing now, will get you nothing.

Well, I thought the poster was doing a pretty good Wendy Davis impersonation. Wonder if it will go on for thirteen hours?

48 posted on 01/20/2014 9:09:52 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Nifster

One can never have too much lute!!


49 posted on 01/20/2014 9:10:58 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: DManA

I knew about it.


50 posted on 01/20/2014 9:17:46 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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