Skip to comments.Way too many duplicates and vanities. Please read - again. (Welcome Newbies)
Posted on 07/27/2004 1:11:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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bump for publicity (to newbies)
and as a reminder (to graybeards like VOA)
Another Admin Moderator vanity, I see (c8
Bump for brownie points...
Ya posted a vanity into Breaking News (I always wanted to do that to a Mod).
Wasn't this already posted? *ducking*
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!!!
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.
You are up to 1,253 points. :o)
3 seconds, 3 seconds.
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!"
Zot! (just kidding)
I rewired my computer to run on 160 Volts AC.
And to think, I used to admire your Nazi-like qualities. You're slipping.
Thank you sir. May I have another?
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.
Like living dangerously??
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.
Standard FR response: "Bump to read later;" who died and left whatshisname in charge? :>)
What's a Newbie? :)
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.
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.
Dang, I'll have to ban me.
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.
Not you :o)
Or at least suspend yourself.
By your toenails over a pot of boiling oil. ;-)
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.
Are there more newbies lately than normal? Perhaps this means the Dim convention is turning people off, and toward the light (FreeRepublic!)???
I love your tagline.
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...
Yep .. twice :0)
BUMP TO THE TOP
Did you know there's an election in 2008?
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!!!'
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.
You had it right earlier.
thank you! I was beginning to wonder if we'd become the black hole of the blogosphere.
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.
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