Skip to comments.It's time for another posting refresher course - Volume 3 (Welcome Newbies)
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.
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Search Land jib
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.
I don't believe it's possible with FR's built-in search. At one time, it might have been, as for instance one could search by author or publication.
It would be nice if in the future this also mentioned the intention of the state groups, that they are limited to local and regional issues, and not intended for the "REALLY important story" of national interest that an idiot poster wants to force everyone to find in their local state's news.
bump for reference
Isn't that a sign of the apocalypse?
Understanding me being number 2337 or so on the list?
What happened to "Computers/Internet" topic?
how do I bump a thread to a freeper list?
Like I want to send it to all CT freepers.
Looks like it was moved to "General Interest (Chat)"
LOL, put me on your thought fragments ping list, please!
Not sure if there is a ping list for it, but we have the "road killed beeber association" ping list.
And everyone on it has a strange sense of humor.
OK . . . Could I get on that one? I qualify. :-)
Crew: A request for an addition to the RKBA.
All in favor say "Ar!"
To say nothing of Central and South American countries. I'm not sure Mexico is on the list currently, and last week, the President entertained leaders from Malaysia, Poland, and Chile. Those countries are not on the list either.
If we could add the countries to the post, after putting up the thread, that would even be okay, but I've tried to add items to that area, and it's a no go.
And while we're on the subject of missing things, whatever happened to being able to do a "Sort" in our FReepmail, so that it would wind up sorted by sender, and we could easily find something that had been sent by a FReeper whose name we remembered but not "when" they sent it?
I miss the sort.
Other than that, I love out FR works.
d'you want on Da List?
In the land of FReepdom where the dead trolls lie.
Yes, please . . . Looks like it's lotsa fun!
Click on KP's biopage to see the list of weird.
it is madness, i tell you... MADNESS!!!
not bad, Fedora, not bad at all
Very easy to figure out, just takes awhile ot get teh hang of it.
An RKBA alert is issued, and when we have confirmation of a troll's passing (from MeekOneGOP) we begin paving operations.
And.. it is all madness, but there's a pattern to it.
Oh fine, fill my head with "too much information". That's just what I needed, now I have to run a Biz and learn all that information.
Ok Ok I'll add to favorites.
Jim, how about a statement on the DNC, coach. Shake some booty here.
Thanks for the posting, it is really appreciated.
Democratic National Convention that is. Sorry JimRob.
Ar! Or ranks are swelling. We better put some ice on that.
That they are.
Thanks :) I had one that flowed slightly better before but it didn't fit the context so I had to change it a little. Needs slight tweaking . . .
Thanks Tonk. I bookmarked it.
What he said! :)
You still are one of my mentors!
LOLOL! And all this time I've been learning from you...
YOU are the pro!
I owe a lot to you!
You are waaay too kind! Hugs!!!
Add me if you please. I thrive on madness.
Saved and bumped!
Hmmm...I got that beat!...3804, I think. :))
Grandpa: ...We walked 25 miles in the 20 inches (and w/temp. -10 below zero :) of snow to get to School...
5 yr. Grandkid:..but, you lived in Floriduh as a Kid? :))
John is also modifying/changing/removing bump lists.
Since this should answer all of the questions I've been losing sleep over, I know you did this just to keep me from making any mistakes. thanks!
Why not make an FAQ tag and get this out of breaking news?
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