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What makes the Free Republic on Facebook group Official?
Vanity ^ | 4/24/14 | TankerKC

Posted on 04/24/2014 1:53:13 PM PDT by TankerKC

I’m curious what make the Free Republic on Facebook group Official? I see a note from Jim on the page, but I’m not sure that anyone is monitoring the site.

It seems to me, that there’s a good amount of kooky crap on Facebook that would never be allowed on FR proper.

Who “owns” the facebook site?


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Does anyone know the full story of FR on FB?
1 posted on 04/24/2014 1:53:13 PM PDT by TankerKC
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To: Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Ping to question and discussion.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC

PFL


3 posted on 04/24/2014 1:57:26 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: TankerKC

I’ve seen Jim check in from time to time there.
There are indeed some posts there from shoe salesmen
and kook blogs. I don’t expect it to be up to FR standards.

There are two admins there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/26012226159/admins/?order=default

What specifically do you think needs attention there?


4 posted on 04/24/2014 1:59:32 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
I don’t expect it to be up to FR standards.

Me either, but the FB site is fairly visible. If it's full of blog crap and selfies from the paranoid, folks will figure that is was FR is.

5 posted on 04/24/2014 2:04:50 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: humblegunner
What specifically do you think needs attention there?

Without scanning the entire set of posts, the beforeitisnews & misguidedchildren "news" and the lady who posts her own face a few times a day come to mind.

6 posted on 04/24/2014 2:07:21 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC

Viking kitties?
Jim Thompson?
A Moose?
Thailand?

Is this multiple choice?


7 posted on 04/24/2014 2:08:02 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: TankerKC

I agree, but can offer no solution.

Jim’s busy with FR and Mr. Pon is off on tour with the Tea Party Express, last I heard.

You could always mock and minimize the interlopers to show that they ain’t welcome.

Hell.. I do.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
You could always mock and minimize the interlopers to show that they ain’t welcome.

I tried that, but got some unwanted private messages through Facebook.

9 posted on 04/24/2014 2:10:54 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC
got some unwanted private messages

Pshaw, I'm compiling mine into a book. From a couple different sources.

It's fun.

10 posted on 04/24/2014 2:17:08 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: TankerKC

It’s a blog.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 2:17:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

It ain’t a blog.
You’re a blog.

Blog on THAT.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 2:20:34 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
YOU're a blog.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 2:22:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: humblegunner; Lazamataz

Can’t we all get a blog? —Rodney King, sorta


14 posted on 04/24/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC

Blame Laz...


15 posted on 04/24/2014 2:23:09 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: TankerKC

“the lady who posts her own face a few times a day”

Sounds like several people on FR. Not just their faces, but other personal photos they can’t resist subjecting us to every time the right subject pops up.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 2:23:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TankerKC

What is this Facebook?


17 posted on 04/24/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: TankerKC; Lazamataz; humblegunner; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; Jim Robinson

It's a diarama.

18 posted on 04/24/2014 2:25:36 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Sounds like several people on FR. Not just their faces, but other personal photos they can’t resist subjecting us to every time the right subject pops up.

Mine:

You're welcome.

19 posted on 04/24/2014 2:25:47 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC

If Liberals hate it, it’s “official”.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: TankerKC
I tried that, but got some unwanted private messages through Facebook.

I live for those..you must be doing something right. But if it gets too much, you can block / report them.

21 posted on 04/24/2014 2:26:45 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: TankerKC

I don’t do Facebook, so I have no idea.

I do belong to Yahoo Groups FreeRepublic2, although I don’t really use it except occasionally, to see if and why the FR site is down. Less need to do that recently, I’m glad to say.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 2:27:37 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Admin Moderator
What is this Facebook?

Ha, it's a gadget with widgets the Government uses to collect all your personal information, likes, interests and hobbies of which they compile for other than benevolent reasons. ;)

23 posted on 04/24/2014 2:29:37 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: humblegunner

Facebook pages need control, which is easy. I have a couple for promoting my bands and musical endeavors.

First thing you do is unfollow all friends except those in the “inner circle”. Unfollowed people are still friends, but their posts don’t show up on your news feed. They won’t know the difference, and they still see whatever you post and can comment.

You will get notices when they post things. Click on the planet icon near the top-right of the page to see activity. If you like what people post, you can move them from unfollow to follow. Then their posts will appear.

I have about 1800 friends on one of my band pages. If I didn’t unfollow most of them my page would be full of crud all the time and I’d miss the good stuff I want to see.

Selective following allows you to communicate with many, while only dealing with a few.

A public type facebook page is for your benefit, but others will try to use it for their benefit. I don’t allow that. Anyone that posts liberal crap on my pages is unfollowed immediately. After you do this for a while, you have a nice page with things you want to see, and have others see.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 2:30:43 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Cicero
I don’t do Facebook, so I have no idea

I'm in the same camp, Cicero. Also, Yahoo FR when the mainframe goes down.

25 posted on 04/24/2014 2:32:27 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: humblegunner

Oh, and there are a couple of ways to unfollow.

When someone posts something you don’t like, you go to the top right of their post and hover the cursor just under the thin line that deparates posts. A little arrow will appear, click on it. You will be given options. You can delete the post, or unfollow the poster, which deletes the post and stops any others from them from showing on your page.

You can also go to the persons page and look for the button that says, “following”. Click on that and you will get the “unfollow” option.

You don’t want to deal with following hundreds or thousands of people, even if some of them post good stuff. The purpose of the page is to push people to FR, not to allow spam from idiots. At least, that’s my take.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 2:36:08 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Unless you are administering a page, nothing you do will keep others from seeing spam or blogs or shoe salesmen.

The question here, as I see it, is one posed at the admin level.

Certainly as a user you can hide things from yourself.
Really all that does is make you ignorant of some of the
goings-on.

Blinding yourself to the bad things simply lets the bad things go un-opposed by you, since you can’t see them.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT by humblegunner
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While you are ‘here’, is there any way to let ‘us’ know if a post has been pulled prior responding to it—like when you hit reply etc etc?.

Last couple of times went through the whole routine of trying to come up with ‘clever quips’ etc only to find that when I hit post/send etc it says, thread had been pulled.

Is it ‘possible’ that it was pulled between the time I started and finished? That seems (sort of) logical but has happened to me a couple of times recently— that sort of shoots down my theory unless I am very ‘unlucky’.....

Thanks


28 posted on 04/24/2014 2:46:19 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: humblegunner
There are indeed some posts there from shoe salesmen and kook blogs.

That's the price you pay for Facebook. People can pay to put stuff on your news feed.

29 posted on 04/24/2014 3:16:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette
People can pay to put stuff on your news feed.

True.

Did you know that bloggers can fish for hits right here on FR?

For FREE?

Let's call those booger-eating spastics OUT!

Bunch of slack-jawed inbred unwashed and lice-infested pukes...

30 posted on 04/24/2014 3:23:01 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I have two psges under two names. I am friended between pages. When I unfollow someone on one page, and go in under my other name, I don’t see the unfollowed stuff.

Maybe this is because I use regular pages. I don’t care for the pages meant for businesses, etc.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: humblegunner
fishing is part of the cycle, I reckun

nice diatribe tho. :=}

The Chev pic is in memory of my bro.. 101st Screamin' Eagle paratrooper, gone but not forgotten.

32 posted on 04/24/2014 3:34:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SaxxonWoods
I have two pages under two names. I am friended between pages.

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you're gonna go blind.

33 posted on 04/24/2014 3:45:28 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: TankerKC; jimrob

A better question would be, Is the Free Republic page on Facebook official?

I strongly suspect the answer is no.


34 posted on 04/24/2014 3:47:01 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: humblegunner
Did you know that bloggers can fish for hits right here on FR?

I’ve got a sure fire way for stopping these folks. First…

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.blogs.blogs

35 posted on 04/24/2014 3:49:08 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: upchuck; Jim Robinson
Is the Free Republic page on Facebook official?

Well.. since one of the admins is Jim Robinson.. I'd kind of guess so.

36 posted on 04/24/2014 3:49:36 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: NEMDF; GeronL

Jim Thompson, final answer!


37 posted on 04/24/2014 3:52:44 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Because Jim Robinson says it is??


38 posted on 04/24/2014 4:06:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: TankerKC
FB is EVIL

read the EULA !


             

/.02

39 posted on 04/24/2014 4:25:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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FB is EVIL

So I guess you're afraid of it then.
You never go there, lest your soul be compromised.

/.02

Keep your soul pure at all costs!

Evil web addresses can send you straight to hell!

/.02

40 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:51 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Did you know that bloggers can fish for hits right here on FR?

I know. But if it is something I like I'll give them a hit. People have to eat

41 posted on 04/24/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette
But if it is something I like I'll give them a hit.

What if it is a clever leftist simply crafting stuff for you to like?

A clever commie rewording MSM material in a way that you favor?

The words sound good, hell yeah, give a click!

Who verifies these bloggers? Not a soul, that's who.

So.. by clicking, you could be funding terrorists.. because they can present a topic in a way that you like.

Give that some thought and then look at the history & habits of bloggers.

42 posted on 04/24/2014 5:47:44 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Admin Moderator

Its the place where common sense goes to die....;’)


43 posted on 04/24/2014 5:52:23 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: TankerKC

“here’s a good amount of kooky crap on Facebook that would never be allowed on FR proper. “

There’s a good amount of kooky stuff here, that is why I keep coming back!!!


44 posted on 04/24/2014 5:53:51 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: corlorde

Thats it.


45 posted on 04/24/2014 7:13:10 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TankerKC

Whats “Facebook”?


46 posted on 04/24/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: humblegunner

I’ve been here close to 15 years and on many other boards I’ve been to the rodeo before. It’s not all that many. Bloggers like Slemmons and Sultan Knish need hits.


47 posted on 04/24/2014 8:52:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: TankerKC

click, learn, remember, nothing wrong with being informed.


48 posted on 04/25/2014 2:26:58 AM PDT by tangchung
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To: Mike Darancette

Amen bother.


49 posted on 04/25/2014 2:37:21 AM PDT by tangchung
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To: TankerKC
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50 posted on 04/25/2014 4:16:43 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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