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Way too many duplicates and vanities. Please read - again. (Welcome Newbies)
Volume 3 ^ | 7-27-04 | AM

Posted on 07/27/2004 1:11:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

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1 posted on 07/27/2004 1:11:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

bump for publicity (to newbies)
and as a reminder (to graybeards like VOA)


2 posted on 07/27/2004 1:13:14 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Admin Moderator

Another Admin Moderator vanity, I see (c8


3 posted on 07/27/2004 1:13:28 PM PDT by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man." -- John Dryden)
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To: Admin Moderator

Bump for brownie points...


4 posted on 07/27/2004 1:13:58 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I'm going on vacation in 3 days...)
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To: Admin Moderator

Ya posted a vanity into Breaking News (I always wanted to do that to a Mod).


5 posted on 07/27/2004 1:14:00 PM PDT by dirtboy (Forget Berger's socks - has ANYONE searched his skin folds for classified documents?)
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To: Admin Moderator

Wasn't this already posted? *ducking*


6 posted on 07/27/2004 1:14:22 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Admin Moderator
This was already posted here.

;->

7 posted on 07/27/2004 1:17:42 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Already posted here.
8 posted on 07/27/2004 1:17:46 PM PDT by diotima (She's in parties. It's in the can.)
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To: Admin Moderator
VANITIES!? Baaaahhhhhh!

In MY DAY, we didn't Haaaave Vanities!

If you couldn't source the story, you didn't post it! We didn't have nice AdminMods that tried to TEACH the Newbeeees!!! If they didn't like what you posted, they sent you to Chat, where your head would explode and your eyeballs would fry!

Aaaaand weeeee LIKED IT!!!


9 posted on 07/27/2004 1:18:11 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: Admin Moderator
SEARCH

Is it really so difficult to automate the search for those posters who can't be trusted to do it for themselves (similar to the way excerpting requirements are detected/enforced)? Or, at least, put a link to the Search function on the Post page?

Given all the improvements I've seen here over the years, this one seems like a no-brainer.

10 posted on 07/27/2004 1:18:14 PM PDT by newgeezer
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To: Corin Stormhands

You are up to 1,253 points. :o)


11 posted on 07/27/2004 1:18:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Izzy Dunne

3 seconds, 3 seconds.


12 posted on 07/27/2004 1:18:31 PM PDT by diotima (She's in parties. It's in the can.)
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To: Admin Moderator

You could make a check box required for posting in things like breaking news, etc.

Kind of like "I have searched the site and have found no duplicate articles. I understand the penalty for falsifying this information is to find... a shrubbery!"


13 posted on 07/27/2004 1:18:55 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (John F-ing Kerry??? NO... F-ING... WAY!!!)
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To: JBassett

bump...


14 posted on 07/27/2004 1:19:49 PM PDT by donozark (Screw the French. They F with their faces, and fight with their feet!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Zot! (just kidding)


15 posted on 07/27/2004 1:20:57 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Bump


16 posted on 07/27/2004 1:21:02 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: diotima

I rewired my computer to run on 160 Volts AC.


17 posted on 07/27/2004 1:21:09 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Vanity Post on Vanity Posts, Duplicate Posts, Trash Posts, Commie Propaganda, etc., Vol V, No. 1
18 posted on 07/27/2004 1:21:50 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: TomServo
This was already posted here.

And to think, I used to admire your Nazi-like qualities. You're slipping.

19 posted on 07/27/2004 1:21:59 PM PDT by ShadowDancer
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you sir. May I have another?


20 posted on 07/27/2004 1:22:08 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I'm going on vacation in 3 days...)
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To: Admin Moderator; Howlin; MeekOneGOP; Mo1; PhiKapMom; Liz

BOOKMARKED.
I really need this
because I've posted
35 articles in 5 years.
I might want to post #36.

Seriously, this GOOD info needs a mega bump.


21 posted on 07/27/2004 1:22:51 PM PDT by onyx (The FRENCH capitulate. Are you FRENCH or GOP? BUSH/CHENEY '04.)
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To: Corin Stormhands
"Bump for brownie points..."

LOL!!!

22 posted on 07/27/2004 1:23:44 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: hispanarepublicana

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


23 posted on 07/27/2004 1:23:46 PM PDT by biblewonk (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK...AND I USE IT TOO.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Why not pull them for awhile with a note showing why they were pulled.... After a person gets one pulled at least he/she will have a chance to read the note.... If there are no consequences to posting them then what is the incentive to cease and desist?
24 posted on 07/27/2004 1:23:55 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Zot! (just kidding)

Like living dangerously??

25 posted on 07/27/2004 1:23:59 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (--waiting for something witty--)
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To: newgeezer

The mod's requested that several times. I don't know all details, that's John's area. All we are asking is to do a search before posting.


26 posted on 07/27/2004 1:24:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Abuse reported...


27 posted on 07/27/2004 1:24:25 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP (Nothing is Bush's fault... Nothing is Bush's fault... Nothing is Bush's fault...)
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To: Admin Moderator

Standard FR response: "Bump to read later;" who died and left whatshisname in charge? :>)


28 posted on 07/27/2004 1:25:49 PM PDT by Old Professer (Interests in common are commonly abused.)
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To: Admin Moderator

What's a Newbie? :)


30 posted on 07/27/2004 1:26:27 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Stay Prayed Up)
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To: deport

We do that. There is a note section available to us when we pull articles. We usually link them with the url to the duplicate. All we are asking is to search and use original titles.


31 posted on 07/27/2004 1:27:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

What I find most amusing are the duplicates where people append to the title "didn't find this". You can almost always garauntee that'll be like the 12th time that article has been posted, and at least half of those have a perfectly matching title all the up to the "didn't find this" tag.


32 posted on 07/27/2004 1:28:40 PM PDT by discostu (Gravity is a harsh mistress)
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To: StoneColdGOP

Dang, I'll have to ban me.


33 posted on 07/27/2004 1:28:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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It would be kind of funny to make a duplicate post or two of this, but far be it from me to land on the AMs' bad side.


34 posted on 07/27/2004 1:29:14 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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To: Diver Dave

Not you :o)


35 posted on 07/27/2004 1:29:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Lurking in Kansas

36 posted on 07/27/2004 1:31:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Admin Moderator
Dang, I'll have to ban me.

Or at least suspend yourself.

By your toenails over a pot of boiling oil. ;-)

37 posted on 07/27/2004 1:32:47 PM PDT by Bella_Bru (It's for the children = It takes a village)
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To: discostu
Like this?
38 posted on 07/27/2004 1:32:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

We do that. There is a note section available to us when we pull articles. We usually link them with the url to the duplicate.



My bad...... I was referring but didn't so indicate to the 'Vanities' part of the Title, not the duplicates.... Sorry. Thus my suggestion to pull them and leave a note so the poster would know why it was pulled and thus be warned ... i.e. Vanity


39 posted on 07/27/2004 1:36:05 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Are there more newbies lately than normal? Perhaps this means the Dim convention is turning people off, and toward the light (FreeRepublic!)???


40 posted on 07/27/2004 1:37:00 PM PDT by RushCrush (Republicans think every day is July 4. Democrats think every day is April 15- R. Reagan)
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To: Diver Dave

I love your tagline.


41 posted on 07/27/2004 1:37:13 PM PDT by onyx (The FRENCH capitulate. Are you FRENCH or GOP? BUSH/CHENEY '04.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I understand the desire to eliminate "duplicate" threads. The problem is, because we are so vigilant about it, it diminishes this sites utility as a source of breaking news.

Many people don't want to wade through thousands of comments to find the two or three posts with an update on a breaking issue. It would be different if the original poster had the ability to ammend (or append to) the lead article with new details.

But since we do not have that capability, it really makes it harder to use FR as a good source for breaking news.

Anyway, that's my two cents worth. Flame away...


42 posted on 07/27/2004 1:38:12 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Normal4me
Wasn't this already posted?

Yep .. twice :0)

BUMP TO THE TOP

43 posted on 07/27/2004 1:41:02 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Admin Moderator

Did you know there's an election in 2008?


44 posted on 07/27/2004 1:42:51 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Maybe add a graphic as the header on the Latest Posts page - a still from the 'Jib-Jab' video with a red circle and X superimposed on it, and a note beneath it saying 'This was posted 723 times this month - please DO NOT POST IT AGAIN!!!'


45 posted on 07/27/2004 1:43:22 PM PDT by AzSteven
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To: Admin Moderator

I love those. I think most people's idea of searching is scrolling down the main forum page. There was a time when FReepers were some of the best keyword searchers in the world (masters of the Google plain and all that we survey), we must return to those times.


46 posted on 07/27/2004 1:43:41 PM PDT by discostu (Gravity is a harsh mistress)
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To: RushCrush
Lot's of newbies. Check the stats.
47 posted on 07/27/2004 1:44:04 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: TheBigB

You had it right earlier.


48 posted on 07/27/2004 1:44:07 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Admin Moderator

thank you! I was beginning to wonder if we'd become the black hole of the blogosphere.


49 posted on 07/27/2004 1:44:49 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: hispanarepublicana
LOL -- Grumpy Old Man! (from the days when SNL made you laugh instead of groan)

When I was a boy, we didn't have these automatic-shmiggledeeschmatic html tag closers. If you wrote in double-sized red italics, everybody wrote in double-sized red italics, and they'd yell at you and push you in the snow and steal your shoes.

And we *liked* it.

50 posted on 07/27/2004 1:45:53 PM PDT by Yardstick
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