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It's time for another posting refresher course - Volume 3 (Welcome Newbies)
Admin Lecture Series ^ | 7-23-04

Posted on 07/23/2004 6:27:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

It's time again for another posting refresher course. Please take a moment to read. Thanks for your cooperation.

Only one of these topics will show up in a sidebar, 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.

Announcements – Notifications of Activism events, FR business

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.

Business/Economy - Business, industry, financial, markets, trade, banking, budget, debt, taxes and economy news.

Constitution/Conservatism - Discussion of conservatism and conservative principles and issues.

Crime/Corruption – News and discussion of crime, corruption government abuse, power grabs, and scandal.

Culture/Society - Discussion of health, education, welfare, drugs, abortion, environment, housing, unions, employment, social security, religion, arts, humanity, sports, and other cultural and societal issues.

Foreign Affairs - News and discussion of international politics, foreign affairs, diplomacy, national security, war, military, defense and armed forces issues.

Government - News and discussion of all branches of government, departments, agencies, law, policy, legislation, processes and judiciary.

Miscellaneous - Anything which doesn't fit into another category.

News/Current Events - News and discussion of current events.

Philosophy - Discussions of philosophy and ideology.

Political Humor/Cartoons - Funny stuff

Politics/Elections - Discussions of politics and elections.

Unclassified - Articles awaiting re-classification.

Any State or Country - Do not spam every single state or country, please use only those that pertain to your article.


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.

General interest (Chat)

– Is for discussions of news and interest topics unrelated to the news forum. We will move articles unrelated to the news forum here.


Bloggers & Personal

For all of you who have blogs or personal web sites or personal news or opinion or forum sites that you would like to discuss or promote on Free Republic, here's the place to do it.

Our new Bloggers & Personal forum is for:

Click on the "Bloggers & Personal" forum link on the Forums sidebar of the latest posts pages.

Hopefully, this will become a very popular forum for promoting and or discussing blogs and personal opinion/news/forum pages.


SEARCH

If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted.

To avoid duplicate posts, please search before posting. The best method to search is to pick a key word or two from the title. If the article you are posting is, "Funny Video, This Land", start with 'Land' for the key word. If it is a hot topic, you might want to use two or more keywords, in this case, try 'Jib'. For an effective search, select 'match any words' and select 'order by post time'.

Search Land jib


And lastly, please bookmark this excerpt only list, Jim updates frequently.

Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

FYI: The New York Times is not on the excerpt list.


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1 posted on 07/23/2004 6:27:48 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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bump...


2 posted on 07/23/2004 6:30:03 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Admin Moderator
One more item: If you want to view all forums, use the Forums (Browse All) located at the top right side of the latest posts page.
3 posted on 07/23/2004 6:30:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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**bump**


4 posted on 07/23/2004 6:31:58 PM PDT by FourPeas (In spoonerism John Kerry is Kon Jerry.)
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Thank you for posting this.


5 posted on 07/23/2004 6:34:10 PM PDT by EggsAckley (You can't be pro small business and pro trial lawyer at the same time! ** George W. Bush **)
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This doesn’t mean your one thought is a thread by itself.

ROTF!

Newbie bump

6 posted on 07/23/2004 6:34:39 PM PDT by grellis (No payments, no interest until June 2005! Hurry now and SAVE!)
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bump for lots of info

thanks :)


7 posted on 07/23/2004 6:43:15 PM PDT by backinthefold (ask me if I care...... go ahead, ask me)
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Any State or Country - Do not spam every single state or country, please use only those that pertain to your article.

But the list available STILL has some glaring omissions: China, France, Puerto Rico, Korea, India, Italy, Spain, just to name a few.

8 posted on 07/23/2004 6:44:18 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green; John Robinson

That's John's area.


9 posted on 07/23/2004 6:45:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

I think it would be helpful if a link to the Excerpt List was provided on the "Posting new thread" page. Would be a reminder for us all, and would be plainly visible for newbies.


10 posted on 07/23/2004 6:46:51 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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BTTT!


11 posted on 07/23/2004 6:48:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: gitmo

Thanks!


12 posted on 07/23/2004 6:49:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Areday posted here:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1177448/posts

;)


13 posted on 07/23/2004 6:52:40 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Counter offer. All prisoners are to be killed unless he is released)
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I must not post until I've read this. I must not post until I've read this. I must not...


14 posted on 07/23/2004 6:53:31 PM PDT by Graymatter (Cowboys make the best presidents)
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bump


15 posted on 07/23/2004 6:56:04 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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Cool! There's a whole lotta FR history in these links.


16 posted on 07/23/2004 6:56:52 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Why Indeed Not Destroy Our Work Stations)
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Thanks for the post. It answered some of the questions I had.

And a big thank you for Free Republic and the moderators. It's nice to be able to go to a board and share conservative thoughts, opinions, etc. without having to worry about trolls. I have wound up abandoning numerous sites due to the DUmmies invading them.
17 posted on 07/23/2004 6:56:54 PM PDT by MissyMa
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thanks for this information.

What kills me is the freepers who start posting threads their very first day here!


18 posted on 07/23/2004 6:58:32 PM PDT by JockoManning (preview, preview, preview)
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It’s also wise to be a member for a few days before you start a thread that might be important only to you.

Since Oct 30, 2001

You've posted a total of 0 threads and 3,804 replies.

19 posted on 07/23/2004 7:01:23 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

We're just newbies too.... LOL!

Admin Moderator
Since Sep 3, 2001

"You've posted a total of 92 threads and 4,699 replies."


20 posted on 07/23/2004 7:04:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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