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It's time for a posting refresher course - Volume 2 (Welcome Newbies)
It's time for a posting refresher course (Welcome Newbies) ^ | January 8, 2004 | Admin Moderator

Posted on 01/08/2004 2:06:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Edited on 01/08/2004 3:06:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: stands2reason
Depending on how graphic, we might still have to remove the link. Jim strives to keep this place somewhat family oriented.
51 posted on 01/08/2004 4:16:29 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
I'd like to add a comment for newbies.

If you are like me and not a hardcore Freeper, by which I mean you come here well less than an hour a day, anything that is breaking news WILL already be posted. Any article from a major newspaper WILL already be posted by someone who takes care of it on a daily basis. If you can't find it, that's because YOU can't find it.

Learn from me and avoid the embarassing that-wasn't breaking-news/already-posted pile on. :)
52 posted on 01/08/2004 4:17:21 PM PST by PianoMan (And now back to practicing)
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To: Admin Moderator
Is Hazing allowed? LOL!
53 posted on 01/08/2004 4:17:32 PM PST by cmsgop (Rate President Bush "He's doing a fine job on the war on terrorism." Howard Dean Via NY Times)
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To: Graymatter
You can see the image, which is good. I'd suggest closing the previous paragraph prior to starting the image tag. This will let the photo show up on the left of the screen instead of showing up at the end of the sentence.

Excellent first effort.

Example A(photograph at end of sentence)

Example B(photograph after closing previous paragraph

See how much better the second image looks?

54 posted on 01/08/2004 4:30:41 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: cmsgop
Hazing of the poster cmsgop is always allowed.
55 posted on 01/08/2004 4:37:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Richard Kimball
Bridezilla always looks stunning.
56 posted on 01/08/2004 4:39:04 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Richard Kimball
Let me guess---you're in advertising? :)

Thanks for the tip. After 5 decades of surpassing literacy I now face half an hour trying to learn how to close a paragraph.
To the sandbox!
57 posted on 01/08/2004 4:52:16 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: Graymatter
It's simple. I'll show you right now. Use this code:

Type your picture text<P>

<img src="Insert your picture url here"><P>

Will look like this:


Blushing Bride:


58 posted on 01/08/2004 4:59:03 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
This does not belong in breaking news. Make your time, newbie.;-)
60 posted on 01/08/2004 5:56:47 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (The Democratic Party: Without an electoral mandate for almost 28 years.)
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To: Admin Moderator
you may want to add rules on altering news headlines....it is what it is...And while on the topic can we get a list of sites that are "persona non grata"?....Call it the "No Posting List"?
61 posted on 01/08/2004 6:09:00 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Richard Kimball
OMG Yes!

yes yes yes.
62 posted on 01/08/2004 6:10:57 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic -- Pray for our Troops -- God bless America)
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To: Sub-Driver; Admin Moderator
Ditto Sub-Driver's request about the sites.

Did Emily Post have an ettiquette chapter written somewhere for a newbie? I seem to break a lot of rules....

But, my mother, a leftist, could talk alot on that :).
63 posted on 01/08/2004 6:13:34 PM PST by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/laocoon)
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To: Sub-Driver; Jim Robinson
It's automated. Jim, is there a list?
64 posted on 01/08/2004 6:13:42 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
No. There is no list.
65 posted on 01/08/2004 6:16:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson (I don't belong to no organized political party. I'm a Republycan.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Sub-Driver
Thanks.
66 posted on 01/08/2004 6:22:52 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
is there a list?

What about sites that do not want us posting quotes? I know there are some but I am not sure which ones they are.

67 posted on 01/08/2004 6:23:19 PM PST by Friend of thunder (No sane person wants war, but oppressors want oppression.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I know there is a breaking news, but is there a Busting out News? ;)
68 posted on 01/08/2004 6:41:02 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Dog
Great tagline!
69 posted on 01/08/2004 6:48:56 PM PST by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: Friend of thunder
Don't post from racist sites, white supremacy sites, white nationalist sites, or sites promoting violence, revolution, rebellion, secession, etc. Don't post from illegal drug pushing sites or pornography sites. Don't post from vanity sites, blogs, forums, or weirdo science, UFO or other such nonsense sites. Dont post from conspiracy sites. Don't post from TAX scammer sites. Don't post from Nazi, Anarchist, Comnmie, socialist or other left-wing sites. Don't post commercial messages or pleas for fundraising for outside causes. Don't spam our forum with links to your own website. No one likes spam.

In other words FreeRepublic.com is a news forum. A conservative news forum. We're not interested in what the scumbags on DU have to say or other such garbage. We're here to discuss the news (especially political news) and issues that are important to us from the conservative standpoint.

And, no I do not have a list of such sites. Commonsense ought to be guide enough.
70 posted on 01/08/2004 6:51:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (I don't belong to no organized political party. I'm a Republycan.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Gottcha! Thanks. Will give it a try.
71 posted on 01/08/2004 7:01:55 PM PST by jaz.357 (We should be more open-minded toward people trying to kill us.)
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72 posted on 01/08/2004 7:08:06 PM PST by jaz.357 (We should be more open-minded toward people trying to kill us.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Can I subscribe to the Comment #XX Removed by Moderator posts?


I always arrive too late to see them . . .

73 posted on 01/08/2004 7:12:05 PM PST by BraveMan
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To: jaz.357
do you know what you did wrong?
74 posted on 01/08/2004 7:16:46 PM PST by The Mayor (The more you look forward to heaven, the less you'll desire of earth.)
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To: Dog
Whiner! :-)
75 posted on 01/08/2004 7:18:38 PM PST by ladyinred (W/04)
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To: Admin Moderator
If your post doesn't seem to post, reload the page before you hit post again, most likely it has posted.

A lesson I learned the hard way! I never hit post twice now, no matter what!!!!

76 posted on 01/08/2004 7:20:46 PM PST by ladyinred (W/04)
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To: Admin Moderator; DollyCali
If your post doesn't seem to post, reload the page before you hit post again, most likely it has posted.

Reload it in a new window! Because if it didn't post you could lose a great rant...

77 posted on 01/08/2004 7:29:49 PM PST by TaxRelief ("Links" build the chain of knowledge.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Not a newbie, but still learned something, thank you!
78 posted on 01/08/2004 8:58:44 PM PST by Libertina (If it moves, tax it. If it doesn't move it's a sitting duck - tax it TWICE!)
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79 posted on 01/08/2004 9:11:36 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - ALL donations are appreciated!)
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To: glock rocks
WOW! Check out these guns!
80 posted on 01/08/2004 9:14:04 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - ALL donations are appreciated!)
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To: Neets
ElPeePee.


LOL....... I may have to borrow
81 posted on 01/08/2004 9:22:53 PM PST by deport (..... DONATE TO FREEREPUBLIC......)
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To: EdReform
ahem . . . thoses are the girl mods . . . be careful what you say.....
82 posted on 01/08/2004 9:57:25 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
AnD tYpInG lIkE tHiS iS nOt A gOoD iDeA, eItHeR!
83 posted on 01/08/2004 10:04:01 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (What am I rebelling against? Well, what do ya got?)
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To: Admin Moderator
You have mentioned a SEARCH to avoid duplicate threads, but you neglected to point out that the original title should remain unaltered.

Many duplicates I see are caused by someone substituting their own title or deliberately corrupting the spelling of words in the title; i.e. Hitlery. Please, Please, Please employ the original title. If you must add to it, then offset your addition with brackets.

This not only helps prevent duplicates, it also makes the archives searchable and potentially useful for research. Respelling people's names to be cute or disrespectful reduces the ability to search the archives and also makes us all sound like babies! </flame>

There is one case where one SHOULD augment the title. This occurs when the story is regional and the state (and sometimes the city) needs to be added in order to let us know where it is from. There are dozens of newspapers called "Chronicle" or "Register", lots of cities named Glendale, and most of us do not recognize TV or Radio call letters. Give us a little help.
84 posted on 01/08/2004 10:20:11 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Admin Moderator; stands2reason
Depending on how graphic, we might still have to remove the link. Jim strives to keep this place somewhat family oriented.

So, if the graphic is of stands2reason's sister, then it's okay? That'd be family-oriented.

  (Just checking.)

85 posted on 01/08/2004 10:23:12 PM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: BraveMan
Put me on that ping list, too.
86 posted on 01/08/2004 10:30:17 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: the_Watchman
This occurs when the story is regional and the state (and sometimes the city) needs to be added in order to let us know where it is from. There are dozens of newspapers called "Chronicle" or "Register", lots of cities named Glendale, and most of us do not recognize TV or Radio call letters. Give us a little help.

Yeah, buddy.

87 posted on 01/08/2004 10:32:30 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: jigsaw
LOL!

Sorry, no sister, though....


The PIQ (picture in question) was a still from a rated R movie.

And it was blurry. So, I think it would have been overlooked.

The point being beyond debate now since I can't find it... *sob*


88 posted on 01/08/2004 11:38:29 PM PST by stands2reason ("Dean is God's reward to Mr. Bush for doing the right thing in the war on terror." Dick Morris)
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To: deport
I may have to borrow

Feel free. Also have a new acronym for when we really get under their skin and they need to feel like they are still members of FR and engage in their cut - n paste of our comments from here to there..

QVCP (Quoted Via Cut-n-Paste)

89 posted on 01/09/2004 1:33:53 AM PST by Neets (Stress sucks...stomp out stress...the stomping part helps.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Don't post from ... left-wing sites.

We can't post from any of the 'mainstream' media?!?

90 posted on 01/09/2004 6:04:22 AM PST by blanknoone (The mainstream is a river in france. No, I will not capitalize france.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Oooh, I would just love to debate trans-atlantic relationships with this young lady...
91 posted on 01/09/2004 7:22:22 AM PST by Atlantic Friend (Cursum Perficio)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Oh ma gawd BABY!!!!! Heh.
92 posted on 01/09/2004 8:47:56 AM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: Admin Moderator
You need a copy editor.
93 posted on 01/09/2004 9:21:12 AM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: Admin Moderator; All
This is a good kink to keep as a favorite since it shows graphically what happens to all of our FR trolls.....;-)
94 posted on 01/09/2004 11:38:31 AM PST by b4its2late (The Lord made man before woman to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.)
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To: b4its2late
kink should be link
95 posted on 01/09/2004 11:39:12 AM PST by b4its2late (The Lord made man before woman to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Don't post from racist sites, white supremacy sites… In other words FreeRepublic.com is a news forum. A conservative news forum. … We're here to discuss the news (especially political news) and issues that are important to us from the conservative standpoint. … no I do not have a list of such sites. Commonsense ought to be guide enough.

I am sorry, I was not clear; I was referring to news organizations. Are there others besides The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post that we are not allowed to post from? And are we allowed to post excerpts from either organization, if so is there any rule of thumb as to how long the excerpts can be? Finally, am I correct in assuming that we can post links to these organizations?

Thanks and sorry I was less then clear with my earlier question.

96 posted on 01/09/2004 3:35:20 PM PST by Friend of thunder (No sane person wants war, but oppressors want oppression.)
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To: Admin Moderator
How about something along the line of "DON'T CHANGE THE TITLE TO SOMETHING LAME THAT DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH THE STORY POSTED"?
97 posted on 01/10/2004 10:23:21 AM PST by LaraCroft (If the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, does the stupid get stupider?)
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To: Admin Moderator
Where does one go to simply post a question? For example, WHY does the left pick Mrs. Bush to death? (IMO, she is a terrific First Lady.) Would like to get the opinion of other posters here. Thanks!
98 posted on 01/10/2004 1:06:02 PM PST by used2BDem (Can't think of one at the moment!)
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To: used2BDem
Why not start with this thread? It's a daily. A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos)
99 posted on 01/10/2004 5:10:47 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Thank you! I'll get the hang of this eventually!
100 posted on 01/10/2004 5:54:37 PM PST by used2BDem (Can't think of one at the moment!)
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