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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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To: Admin Moderator
How about asking John to set up a sidebar category that only the Moderators could assign topics to labeled "Important Threads" or something similar.

You guys see something that everyone should be aware of, edit it and add it to that Topic. Take it out when it is old news. Right now the Breaking News category is about useless.

John-John crashes, its news once. The next three hundred threads on that or M. Jackson or that guy that killed his wife in Modesto aren't really news....they are crap.

101 posted on 07/27/2004 3:18:30 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: Scutter

Did I, or did you not understand my reply?

Were you not justifying duplicate posts as being alright?


102 posted on 07/27/2004 3:19:16 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Scutter
It would be different if the original poster had the ability to amend (or append to) the lead article with new details.

Contrary to popular belief, the AR button isn't just for abuse. You can ping the AM to amend to original post if you'd like. Doesn't mean they'll do it, never hurts to ask, though.

103 posted on 07/27/2004 3:27:10 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: TomServo
Contrary to popular belief, the AR button isn't just for abuse. You can ping the AM to amend to original post if you'd like. Doesn't mean they'll do it, never hurts to ask, though.
Yeah, someone PM-ed me with that info. However, that is WAY too much effort, and if it was used to append to every post, support for it would quickly be dropped for obvious reasons. What is needed is a feature (like virtually every bit of Forum software out there) to allow the poster to append to or perhaps ammend his original post.
104 posted on 07/27/2004 4:21:10 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for the instructions.

I'm just about to post a vanity with the stunning news that Kerry served in Vietnam...



105 posted on 07/27/2004 6:44:19 PM PDT by Tamzee (Tell me honestly, Honey... do these classified documents make me look fat?)
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To: Admin Moderator

A question. How do we remove bookmarks? Having trouble!


106 posted on 07/27/2004 8:49:50 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Sidebar Moderator; Lead Moderator; John Robinson

Any help here?

previous post...how do I get rid of bookmarks?


107 posted on 07/27/2004 8:55:23 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

On your profile page? Go to your profile, select the "Links" tab, at the bottom of the page it will say "You can edit this page" which is underlined--it's a link. It will take you to a page that allows you to add and remove your bookmarks.


108 posted on 07/27/2004 11:57:49 PM PDT by John Robinson
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To: Admin Moderator

What about stuff that I pick up on another board and they don't source?


109 posted on 07/28/2004 6:19:05 AM PDT by TBP
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To: John Robinson

Thank You, missed that.


110 posted on 07/28/2004 7:49:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Way too many duplicates....


Way too many duplicates....


Way too many duplicates....


Way too many duplicates....


Way too many duplicates....


Way too many duplicates....


Way too many duplicates....


111 posted on 07/29/2004 3:20:02 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Admin Moderator
Just "chip" all Freepers. They interface with their mouse for authentication, and just give em a "ZAP" when they post a vanity.

For the children's sake, doncha know...

112 posted on 07/29/2004 10:38:07 PM PDT by Windsong (FighterPilot)
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BUMP.


113 posted on 07/30/2004 12:03:13 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

volley bump...


114 posted on 07/30/2004 12:04:33 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: TomServo

Back atcha...


115 posted on 07/30/2004 12:55:49 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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It's been a very long time since folks have seen this, so it deserves another bump..
116 posted on 07/30/2004 2:53:12 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: RushCrush

Each and every time a conservative starts whining, I tell them to come here. Freepers set the record straight.


117 posted on 07/30/2004 3:49:33 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Admin Moderator

I could swear I've seen this before...


118 posted on 07/30/2004 4:47:52 PM PDT by thoughtomator (End the imperialist moo slime colonization of the West!)
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bttt..


119 posted on 07/31/2004 10:08:56 AM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Admin Moderator

And yet another bump for Thundering Apoplexy!
No.. wait.. that's not right..

Aww heck, Bump.
Just so I can go and make sure I get it right next time..


120 posted on 07/31/2004 11:39:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Lunatic turtle on the barnyard fence with a fruitcake gun, shouting many squirrels..)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks. I needed that.


121 posted on 08/01/2004 5:43:24 PM PDT by Barset
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To: leftyontheright
Ping......................

122 posted on 08/03/2004 6:03:46 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: TomServo
Way too many duplicates....

And way too much snottiness back when one points it out.

123 posted on 08/04/2004 6:24:52 AM PDT by technochick99 (Sanctimonious prig, proudly posting and criticizing (except the FRN) since 1999.)
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To: technochick99
And way too much snottiness back when one points it out.

LOL - Don't read it, then.

124 posted on 08/04/2004 6:58:08 AM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Admin Moderator

bttt


125 posted on 08/05/2004 7:20:29 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: Admin Moderator

bttt


126 posted on 08/05/2004 7:20:49 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: deport

bttt


127 posted on 08/06/2004 6:15:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: deport

bttt..


128 posted on 08/06/2004 6:22:29 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: TomServo

bttt


129 posted on 08/06/2004 6:43:37 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


130 posted on 08/06/2004 6:44:26 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: deport

bttt


131 posted on 08/06/2004 6:44:58 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Arthur McGowan

bttt


132 posted on 08/06/2004 6:48:53 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: rickyc

ping

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1075071/posts


133 posted on 08/06/2004 6:50:32 PM PDT by deport (Please Flush the Johns......)
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To: Admin Moderator

Bump for less duplicates


134 posted on 08/08/2004 8:36:39 PM PDT by lawgirl (is RNC bound! W here I come!)
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To: Admin Moderator

One type of vanity that is kind of becoming a peeve for me is the "My relative died" thread, especially one where the death wasn't a surprise. When my Mom died, I didn't think it was appropriate to impose upon a political forum with a post about it. It is a small issue and such postings obviously bring comfort to those who need it. They definitely belong in Chat and not in News and Activism, though!


135 posted on 08/19/2004 6:54:06 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: Admin Moderator
Comment 136 Removed by Billthedrill

Yeah. It's all about the power, isn't it?

136 posted on 08/19/2004 7:10:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Admin Moderator

Bump for a busy day of duplicate threads.


137 posted on 08/24/2004 9:19:19 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: All

Bump!!


138 posted on 08/31/2004 6:06:40 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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bttt................sheesh...


139 posted on 09/02/2004 9:59:17 AM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: Admin Moderator
I've been agnostic on the topic of vanities because of my own Publius Essays that I post a few times a year. I take the time to work on my facts and prose style before I post. In that sense I'm guilty of posting vanities.

But the proliferation of one-line vanities is destroying this site. Most of the stuff should be a reply or comment to an existing thread, and the waste of bandwidth is starting to turn us into a conservative copy of DU.

It's time for the moderators and Jim Robinson to get together, crack down on vanity posts and come up with a policy where well-written essays will survive the cut, but most of the junk that's being posted will be deleted by a moderator as soon as it shows up.

Just my two pennies.

140 posted on 09/06/2004 6:44:13 PM PDT by Publius (Mother Nature is a hanging judge.)
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To: Publius

Damned straight...bump...


141 posted on 09/06/2004 6:45:51 PM PDT by TomServo ("Hi, welcome to Deep 13, would you like to try a creamy thruster-buster?")
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To: Publius; Admin Moderator
Part of the problem as I see it, and no I don't have the answer either, is that there is way too much cross over between the forums. There is a religious catagory under news and a religious forum. You have a catagory for politics but a political forum. You have a editorial catagory and a blog forum. Hmmm where to post things. The confusion and differing opinions are going to keep the mods busy. Things need to be simplified. Easier on the posters and easier on the mods.

Just my two cents.

142 posted on 09/06/2004 6:53:38 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: Admin Moderator

It might be helpful to put those brief definitions next to the catagories as well so that when you are posting you can see them.


143 posted on 09/06/2004 6:56:08 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: Publius; TomServo
Well said.

Particularly troublesome are certain Freepers who post one-paragraph (or less) vanities but insist on using three stars on each end of the title.

144 posted on 09/06/2004 6:58:28 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Happy Labor Day from Communists for Kerry)
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To: Admin Moderator
In the dictionary for redundant it says "see redundant"
145 posted on 09/06/2004 7:01:42 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (I'm mad as Zell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Well I don't see a religion category but I think you know what I meant. These two are good examples:

Philosophy - Discussions of philosophy and ideology.
Political Humor/Cartoons - Funny stuff

These seem like they are things that should not be listed under news. Anyway, I've said my piece. I'll go hide in my corner now.

146 posted on 09/06/2004 7:02:52 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: farmfriend
Dunno FF. All it takes is a little common sense to figure out where, what and why to place a post. With the "look-at-me-itis" running rampant here, folks are tryin' to turn this place into an IRC site.

I guess my take on this is that all the rules, hints, help and "pointers" go down the crapper when folks are in a rush to be first.

No matter what they post.

147 posted on 09/06/2004 7:05:40 PM PDT by TomServo ("Hi, welcome to Deep 13, would you like to try a creamy thruster-buster?")
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To: Admin Moderator

I clicked on 3 articles and all of them were vanities. What is this crap ?


148 posted on 09/06/2004 7:08:43 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: TomServo; Admin Moderator
Yes there have been a lot of "let me ask my question in a separate thread on breaking news" posts lately.

My suggestions strike at a deeper problem than that. I had several friends who were prolific thread posters, all worthy posts, but there was confusion about where stuff should be posted even given the guide lines. I just think some simplification could help alleviate future problems.

149 posted on 09/06/2004 7:12:00 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: John Lenin
What is this crap ?

Crap...;-)

150 posted on 09/06/2004 7:12:10 PM PDT by TomServo ("Hi, welcome to Deep 13, would you like to try a creamy thruster-buster?")
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