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It's time for a posting refresher course (Welcome Newbies)
Admin Moderator | October 27, 2003 | Admin Moderator

Posted on 10/27/2003 10:41:53 AM PST by Admin Moderator

Hi all,

It's time again for another posting refresher course. Thanks for your cooperation.

Only one these topics will show up in the sidebars, posting to multiple topics will still only show one topic.

Activism/Chapters - Activism, protests, news and business of Free Republic Chapters. Freep this poll should be placed in vanity. General news stories about activism should be place in news. After action reports from Freeps are allowed here.

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Breaking News - Not every story is breaking news. Breaking news should be news that affects most of us. There are some exceptions. If there is a hot current event happening, check breaking news. Most likely, it's there already, please check first, then use our search function. (explained below)

Editorial - Editorials are opinions. Some vanities, if well written and thought out can be considered editorial material.

Extended News - Extended news is for stories which have been posted previously and have updated or newer information.

Free Republic - This categories is reserved for Free Republic business.

Front Page News - Front page is for stories which are not breaking news, but would be found on the front page of a newspaper.


These are just some of the topics that you may use two or more. Do not go out of your way to put in more topics just to try to get more views for your thread. Doing so makes the topics less usable for everyone. Also, do not list every state on your thread. It is unnecessary. Please limit the state topics to those states that the story pertains to.

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Vanities and General Interest.

Your Opinion/Questions - All non-sourced non-news threads are posted here. This doesn’t mean your one thought is a thread by itself. Lately, we have been seeing articles posted that should be comments made on the main article. Your comment/vanity article will be pulled or moved to General Interest. Vanities should be limited to the mission of Free Republic.

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To: george wythe; MeeknMing; All
George, You are correct, it's not just LAT and WP, but their affiliates as well. Here's the link, I also posted it in reply #14.

Scanned images of the LAT/WP vs Free Republic Settlement docs and Amended Final Judgment.

51 posted on 10/27/2003 12:17:32 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks.

Sometimes these legalese documents can be difficult to understand, so I appreciate your confirmation.

52 posted on 10/27/2003 12:19:43 PM PST by george wythe
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To: chance33_98
It wouldn't be dead if people used it. This forum is for news and political activism. The General Interest forum is for articles that do not advance the conservative agenda.
53 posted on 10/27/2003 12:20:40 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
What is the Republican Liberty Caucus [topic].
54 posted on 10/27/2003 12:49:23 PM PST by TaxRelief (Welcome to the only website dedicated to the preservation of a free republic.)
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To: Admin Moderator; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
bump and thanks for the ping Tonkin.
55 posted on 10/27/2003 1:04:15 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~Poets' Rock the Boat~)
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To: Admin Moderator
Would you please define "the Conservative Agenda" for clarification purposes? Thank you.
56 posted on 10/27/2003 1:06:49 PM PST by TaxRelief (Welcome to the only website dedicated to the preservation of a free republic.)
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To: radu
((((((((((ping)))))))))))

Interesting article.
57 posted on 10/27/2003 1:09:20 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~Poets' Rock the Boat~)
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To: george wythe; Admin Moderator
My post may not have been entirely clear, so thanks for clarifying that. I have the article that Jim Robinson/FR management posted bookmarked on my profile page for reference. On occasions I am not sure if a source is part of the WP/LAT parent company (and hence part of the agreement), so I keep it there to verify on those occasions.

Thanks, AM for your link on post #51 as well ! ...

My main point was that if an article is NOT sourced from one of those WP/LAT companies covered in the agreement, then excerpting is unnecessary. It is annoying to me to have to go to another site to read an article when it could have rightfully been posted on the FR post. I think there are a lot of Freepers that feel the same way. Plus, there are some that WON'T read it that would if it's posted in it's entirety here. (I don't mind going to the WP or LAT to read them ... it's the 'law').


58 posted on 10/27/2003 1:09:46 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: Admin Moderator

59 posted on 10/27/2003 1:10:46 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: dandelion; Lazamataz
"I'm just dismuffed it took you this long to ping ME!! Owwwww... "

We have another dismuffed user Laz! Report for duty.
60 posted on 10/27/2003 1:12:51 PM PST by honeygrl (All of the above is JUST MY OPINION)
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To: WVNan
Here is a link to the FReeper Photo Album in case you haven't already found it. There are way too many RIPs by the names.
61 posted on 10/27/2003 1:42:01 PM PST by Badray (Molon Labe!)
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To: TaxRelief
To remove as many democrats from power, at every level of government and to get this country back on track as our Founding Fathers intended.
62 posted on 10/27/2003 1:48:44 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
During my lurk period, I recall seeing that posting full articles from The Onion is also verboten because their lawyers got all whiney. Still true, or have they come to their senses?
63 posted on 10/27/2003 1:53:24 PM PST by Works_For_Scale
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To: Works_For_Scale
Still true.

Copyright infringement complaint from The Onion

64 posted on 10/27/2003 1:59:44 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Still true.

Then I'll simply have to utilize network news broadcasts, Democrat party press releases, and the collected wit and witticism of Barbra Streisand for source material when I lampoon absurdity by using absurdity.

65 posted on 10/27/2003 2:03:12 PM PST by Works_For_Scale
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To: AntiJen
I do hope that newbies will see to it that they are apprised of the respective meanings of "hugh" and "series" --at least so far as this forum is concerned.

thanks

Feel the gin
66 posted on 10/27/2003 2:03:24 PM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for Girls!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
!!!!!!
67 posted on 10/27/2003 2:13:33 PM PST by stand watie (Resistence to tyrants is obedience to God. -Thomas Jefferson)
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To: eyespysomething
Yes, it would be good to link the source, if possible. It gives the author appropriate credit.
68 posted on 10/27/2003 2:27:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: MeeknMing
ROFL!!
69 posted on 10/27/2003 2:27:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Davis needs to get out of Arnoold's Office)
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To: AntiJen
I probably needed it earlier. I completely missed your post #17. Sorry about that chief.
70 posted on 10/27/2003 2:29:41 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Nov3; John Robinson
John does all the software changes. I don't know if title alterations are in his plans. You might want to run it by him.
71 posted on 10/27/2003 2:31:31 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
bump
72 posted on 10/27/2003 2:38:08 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Works_For_Scale
Welcome to FR, WFS!!!
73 posted on 10/27/2003 2:44:01 PM PST by stands2reason ("What you see at fight club is a generation of men raised by women." -- Chuck Palahniuk)
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To: stands2reason
Thank you!
74 posted on 10/27/2003 2:58:38 PM PST by Works_For_Scale
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To: Admin Moderator
First, a big thank you for the post.

It really bothers me when, say, an article on the Middle East ends up under "Mexico". Articles really need to be only in topics they are actually related to.

Speaking of which, a couple of more country topics added to the list would be a good idea. My favorite choices: Iraq, France, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and a generic one for Africa.

75 posted on 10/27/2003 3:03:24 PM PST by anotherview ("Ignorance is the choice not to know" -Klaus Schulze)
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To: DollyCali
...no post but statement "removed by admin. moderator".. the voyerism in me is VERY CURIOUS..

You're a woman, right? Comes naturally. ;-)

I want to know too!

76 posted on 10/27/2003 3:46:08 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: Admin Moderator
ADMINLECTURESERIES

Ah ha! That's cool. So that's what the keywords are for.

77 posted on 10/27/2003 3:51:57 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: anotherview; John Robinson
I've flagged John to your post. It would be nice to see these countries.
78 posted on 10/27/2003 3:55:32 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: AntiJen
I've posted it on our home page for future reference.
79 posted on 10/27/2003 3:56:16 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Not a 'chief' - just one of the 'indians'. ;-) (Note to ACLU: it's just a figure of speech you nitwits.)

(I'm ALIVE!!! WooooHoooo, I didn't get zotted for messing with the AM.)
80 posted on 10/27/2003 3:57:28 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: Cosmo
Feel the gin

Sorry, I'm Anti-Gin. I prefer Tequila - in a perfect Margarita.

81 posted on 10/27/2003 3:59:10 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: honeygrl
"Dismuffed" - another entry in the FReeper Lexicon?
82 posted on 10/27/2003 4:00:19 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Good idea.
83 posted on 10/27/2003 4:02:09 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Only one these topics will show up in the sidebars, posting to multiple topics will still only show one topic

So how did you do this...are you special? LOL

Announcements; Breaking News; Free Republic; Your Opinion/Questions

If I clix on "Add Topic" can I really add one?

84 posted on 10/27/2003 4:04:28 PM PST by Syncro (Please don't ban me even though I am an ex-goodguy....:>)
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To: Admin Moderator
You have FReepmail.
85 posted on 10/27/2003 4:17:31 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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To: smith288; Texaggie79
I have often thought "Why aint anyone seeing my bumps???" only to find where an admin mod sent it... *sigh*

I always refer to the moving of threads out of the news forum as "ghettoization".

86 posted on 10/27/2003 4:17:46 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Admin Moderator
Why should we want to quote from birdcage liners anyway?
87 posted on 10/27/2003 4:21:58 PM PST by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: AntiJen
I'm a Patron Silver fanatic, and I believe ( as do my friends) that I make the world's most perfect margarita:)

88 posted on 10/27/2003 4:40:51 PM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for Girls!)
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To: AntiJen
I double dog dare you to click me
89 posted on 10/27/2003 4:49:02 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
You are MEAN.......LOL


Where is the answer to my question?

Ok, I am a fringe FR guy, so if you don't answer, I will understand...Heh
90 posted on 10/27/2003 4:52:32 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Maybe, it's just what we've noticed since the last software update. I don't know what abilities John has set the moderator account up with, it might be the old way and he never changed our posting abilities. We know for sure threads that are posted by regular accounts to breaking news, front page, editorial and extended news, only one will show up. Also, we've noticed some quirks with activism, annoucements and fr.
91 posted on 10/27/2003 4:59:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: AntiJen
Got it and replied.
92 posted on 10/27/2003 4:59:48 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Wondervixen
Add roughage to the forum?
93 posted on 10/27/2003 5:00:36 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Syncro
Hey, I can only answer one post at a time, and now I've answered you twice! Therefore, you have to bring the donuts tomorrow ;)
94 posted on 10/27/2003 5:01:34 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Blah blah blah I can't hear you lal-la-la-la...

Thank you - this was a much-needed thread...
95 posted on 10/27/2003 5:09:45 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: Admin Moderator
LOL no problem, the donuts have been faxed...

And thanks

But I still wonder if we click on add topic if it will add it.

Hay, I have a good idea, I will try it.......LOL
96 posted on 10/27/2003 5:10:47 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Just don't place it in breaking news. hahaha
97 posted on 10/27/2003 5:15:04 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Syncro
Oh, and those cheese danish better not get mushed in the fax machine.
98 posted on 10/27/2003 5:15:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yep I am. :) Can't resist a double dog dare!

Too much time on your hands? Click here

99 posted on 10/27/2003 5:15:38 PM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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