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Vanity On Duplicate Threads
Free Republic ^ | 3/1/04 | Admin Moderator

Posted on 03/01/2004 10:13:46 AM PST by Preech1

This is just a reminder that before one posts an article, one should check to see if the article has been previously posted in order to avoid duplication.

Duplication causes several problems. Just like the old Monty Python skit about spam, if the same thing is posted over and over, it can drown out other valid posts. It needlessly consumes system resources. It fragments discussion.

In general, moderators will pull duplicate postings when we are alerted to them or when we notice them. This has the benefit of eliminating the "spam" effect and it helps keep discussion from being fragmented. However, it does not really save system resources, and it can be frustrating when one is about to reply to a thread and it vanishes (due to being a duplicate). A better solution is for people to take care to ensure they are not posting a duplicate.

To avoid duplicate postings, some things can help. First, when posting, search to see if the article has already been posted. Load up the "Latest Posts" page and scroll down it to see if the same article is there. Check the sidebars. And use the FR search engine.

Second, do not change the title of an article when posting it. Doing so makes it less likely that another searching to see if an article was posted will find the earlier copy.

Third, don't be in a rush to "be the first" to get an article up. Really, is there a big need to do so?

Also, here is a tip for using the FR search engine. Only words that are four or more letters are examined, so searching on "Pim" or on "CIA" will not accomplish anything.

Finally, I will add that not all duplicates are removed. On the day an article is published, if several hours (four or more) have passed since the article had last been posted, we will tend to leave it up if it is reposted (unless it is still visibile in a sidebar) to make it so that people who don't scroll back several pages will not miss an article of current relevancy. However, this should not be overdone or abused or this may change.

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Heeheehee...sorry, don't take it personally...
1 posted on 03/01/2004 10:13:47 AM PST by Preech1
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To: JeepInMazar
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE.
2 posted on 03/01/2004 10:15:07 AM PST by JeepInMazar (www.JesusLovesMuslims.com)
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To: Preech1
Oh, it is sooooo tempting to copy this and repost it!
3 posted on 03/01/2004 10:15:18 AM PST by ZGuy
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To: Preech1
I'll have the Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, eggs, and Spam, please ...

Can I have that without the Spam?

4 posted on 03/01/2004 10:15:39 AM PST by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsënspåånkængrüppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: ZGuy
Go for it...
5 posted on 03/01/2004 10:16:28 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
Hey! You! Get off my cloud!!!
6 posted on 03/01/2004 10:17:00 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: Preech1
Already posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1088414/posts
7 posted on 03/01/2004 10:17:09 AM PST by eureka! (God Bless our troops....)
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To: Preech1
Lets Bump THIS thread to the point where the two are indistinguishable...
8 posted on 03/01/2004 10:17:18 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
Hmm... Maybe I should post a vanity on pointless vanities.
9 posted on 03/01/2004 10:17:48 AM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: Preech1
Already posted here. Please do a search before posting.
10 posted on 03/01/2004 10:18:15 AM PST by McGruff (He, he , he...)
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To: Preech1; Admin Moderator
Great to see this posted. Especially the part about changing titles. Despite all the times you have told them to NOT CHANGE TITLES, nearly every day articles appear with editorialized titles.

I will reiterate: DON'T CHANGE ORIGINAL TITLES.
11 posted on 03/01/2004 10:18:19 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: eureka!
BTTT
12 posted on 03/01/2004 10:18:19 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: JeepInMazar
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE.

Thank you for the warning. I was going to...

Never mind.

13 posted on 03/01/2004 10:19:12 AM PST by Publius6961 (40% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: Preech1
Lets Bump THIS thread to the point where the two are indistinguishable...

We'll have to go in shifts....

14 posted on 03/01/2004 10:19:33 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: EggsAckley
I didn't change the titles...
15 posted on 03/01/2004 10:20:00 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1; Admin Moderator
Is this a vanity about vanities?
Are you masquerading as an admin moderator?
Are you the thread monitor for today?
Who died and made you sheriff?
Inquiring minds want to know
16 posted on 03/01/2004 10:20:18 AM PST by Hanging Chad
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To: Hanging Chad
Hmm...to answer your questions, in order...um, yes, no,no,and nobody died that I am aware of...(Is that how one becomes sheriff? I always wondered...)
17 posted on 03/01/2004 10:22:14 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
It seeems to me I've seen this warning before...
18 posted on 03/01/2004 10:24:20 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Preech1
I didn't say you did.........~</;o)
19 posted on 03/01/2004 10:26:04 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Redbob
Really? I thought it was an original thought of mine...Just goes to show you that there is nothing new under the Sun...
20 posted on 03/01/2004 10:26:31 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
Lots of people who post stories don't bother to post any key words. Even when it's a popular topic with lots of different angles going for several days, it's difficult to find the story due to a lack of key words.
21 posted on 03/01/2004 10:28:53 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Preech1
Always a good reminder, thanks.
Only words that are four or more letters are examined, so searching on "Pim" or on "CIA" will not accomplish anything.
Has this been fixed? For example, when I go to the latest threads page and do a TITLE(DATE) search on 'CIA,' it returns a whole bunch of articles with 'CIA' in the title. Same with 'PIM.' Are all the articles not retrieved or something? Just wondering, thanks.
22 posted on 03/01/2004 10:31:05 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: rabidralph
I absolutely agree...maybe the key words should also include words in the title automatically...
Check out the original thread by the way, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/684933/posts?q=1&&page=51
23 posted on 03/01/2004 10:31:39 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: BlueLancer
Can I have that without the Spam?

I'll have Blue Lancer's Spam. I love it!

24 posted on 03/01/2004 10:32:39 AM PST by Grit (www.NRSC.org)
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To: TomServo
Uh-oh...I think I've created a monster...people are asking me questions about the subject that I am unworthy of answering...have I accidently made myself into a moderator? HELLLPPPP!!!
25 posted on 03/01/2004 10:33:54 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
LOL, don't worry about it. 'Taint important. Besides, we definitely don't want people swamping the server with searches on common three-letter words, anyhoo!
26 posted on 03/01/2004 10:37:24 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Preech1
Hmm...maybe if I invoke the Zot Cow I can stop this thread from propogating...
27 posted on 03/01/2004 10:37:31 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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Bonfire of the Vanities

28 posted on 03/01/2004 10:40:56 AM PST by KarlInOhio (The idea of five Supreme Court justices appointed by President Kerry chills me to the bone.)
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To: Preech1
I'll see your vanity and raise you one...

The girl knelt in the confessional and said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned."

"What is it, child?"

"Father, I have committed the sin of vanity. Twice a day I gaze at myself in the mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am."

The priest turned, took a good look at the girl, and said, "My dear, I have good news. That isn't a sin... it's simply a mistake."
29 posted on 03/01/2004 10:41:15 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: ZGuy
Oh, it is sooooo tempting to copy this and repost it!

Repost a repost of an already reposted thread? Interesting.

30 posted on 03/01/2004 10:44:32 AM PST by babaloo999 (Zionist troll since 2001)
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To: Preech1
can i borrow your zot cow some time in the future?
31 posted on 03/01/2004 10:46:02 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Happy Birthday, Dad!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Sure...I found it through Google looking for Mad Cow gifs
32 posted on 03/01/2004 10:47:33 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: babaloo999
Go ahead...do it...heeheehee...Muahaaaahhaaaahaahaaa!
33 posted on 03/01/2004 10:48:32 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Publius6961
Thank you for not replying to my post.
34 posted on 03/01/2004 10:48:39 AM PST by JeepInMazar (www.JesusLovesMuslims.com)
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To: Preech1
Ahem, I can see that some Freepers (You shall remain nameless, but you know who you are) are not taking your incredibly timely and quite articulate advice seriously.

It is apparent to me that you are trying to bring a little decorum to an otherwise nonstop verbal barrage of well...ummm...horsepucky.

35 posted on 03/01/2004 10:53:11 AM PST by PeteFromMontana (Admin Moderators are my friend.......)
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To: Grit; dighton
Man: Well, what've you got?

Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam...

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam...

Waitress: ...spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam...

Vikings: Spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!

Waitress: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.

Wife: Have you got anything without spam?

Waitress: Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got much spam in it.

Wife: I don't want ANY spam!

Man: Why can't she have egg bacon spam and sausage?

Wife: THAT'S got spam in it!

Man: Hasn't got as much spam in it as spam egg sausage and spam, has it?

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam... (Crescendo through next few lines...)

Wife: Could you do the egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam then?

Waitress: Urgghh!

Wife: What do you mean 'Urgghh'? I don't like spam!

Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Waitress: Shut up!

Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Waitress: Shut up! (Vikings stop) Bloody Vikings! You can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam.

Wife: I don't like spam!

Man: Sshh, dear, don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam spam spam spam spam spam spam beaked beans spam spam spam and spam!

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Waitress: Shut up!! Baked beans are off.

Man: Well could I have her spam instead of the baked beans then?

36 posted on 03/01/2004 10:54:23 AM PST by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsënspåånkængrüppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: rabidralph; Preech1
Lots of people who post stories don't bother to post any key words.

Don't search by keyword. Search for a significant word in from the title of the article. Of course - that's one reason we're asked to post original titles only...

37 posted on 03/01/2004 11:01:37 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: PeteFromMontana
As you can see, I too am not taking the article as seriously as I should ehttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/684933/posts?q=1&&page=51ither..
38 posted on 03/01/2004 11:02:22 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
...people are asking me questions about the subject that I am unworthy of answering...

You're doin' fine....

39 posted on 03/01/2004 11:02:49 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: TomServo
Um...you don't understand...I am supposed to be going grocery shopping and I cannot leave the computer screen for fear of leaving unanswered questions...
40 posted on 03/01/2004 11:04:38 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: TomServo
By the way, this thread is almost as long as the original...
41 posted on 03/01/2004 11:06:47 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
I am supposed to be going grocery shopping and I cannot leave the computer screen for fear of leaving unanswered questions...

Hey, I went and fed-exed my taxes to the CPA while this thread was going. The questions will still be here...;-)

42 posted on 03/01/2004 11:07:20 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: TomServo
Good point...well, I'm off! Gotta buy Spam! (Five kids, don't you know...)
43 posted on 03/01/2004 11:08:28 AM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Preech1
By the way, this thread is almost as long as the original...

Keep it going....;-)

44 posted on 03/01/2004 11:08:54 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: Preech1
Good point...well, I'm off! Gotta buy Spam!

Fry it up!!

45 posted on 03/01/2004 11:09:21 AM PST by TomServo (Stay together, cheeks...)
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To: Preech1
Go and shop!
TomServo can hold down the fort!

(TomServo is a nice guy....
I don't care what anybody says.) ;-)
46 posted on 03/01/2004 11:12:47 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: TomServo
I'm Baaaaack! Bump this to the Top!
47 posted on 03/01/2004 3:51:23 PM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Tooters
I don't care what anybody says.) ;-)

Why thank you...(blush)....

48 posted on 03/01/2004 3:52:34 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Preech1; Constitution Day
I'm Baaaaack! Bump this to the Top!

LOL!!! Join the fun, CD!!!

49 posted on 03/01/2004 3:53:11 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Tooters
Send in the CLONES!
50 posted on 03/01/2004 3:55:19 PM PST by Preech1 (There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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