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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

Don't forget, us old people are stupid too


51 posted on 07/27/2004 1:46:27 PM PDT by woofie ( I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

I was too darn nasty, tho'. Shouldn'ta been.


52 posted on 07/27/2004 1:46:54 PM PDT by TheBigB (OUT OF THE ASHES by William W. Johnstone...READ IT!!!)
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Moved to 'chat' in 5... 4... 3... 2...


53 posted on 07/27/2004 1:47:03 PM PDT by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks, I needed that!

54 posted on 07/27/2004 1:47:14 PM PDT by rightwingreligiousfanatic (We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail. -- W)
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To: RushCrush

Stats like number of posts and number of newbies (or trolls trying again) are here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/weekday-report?r=s


55 posted on 07/27/2004 1:48:12 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Am I logged in?

A moose just ate Terayyyysa Kerry.

Move Zig

For infinite justice!

Make your time!

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

56 posted on 07/27/2004 1:48:39 PM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Scutter
We generally use a 4 hour rule for duplicates, unless a thread is overkill, ie, "Terror in the skies, again". If a thread is posted over 4 hours, we usually let it go. If it's a breaking news item, in the breaking news sidebar, we pull it because it's still in the first couple positions in the breaking news sidebar. What we're trying to do is eliminate multiple posts within an hour or two. Today for example, we had a ton of "ann coulter was banned" threads. When a simple search for 'coulter' would have turned up hits.
57 posted on 07/27/2004 1:48:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Scutter
Many people don't want to wade through thousands of comments

Double edged sword.

There wouldn't be "thousands of comments" to wade through that are needless if people cut down vanities and duplicate posts.

If you subscribe to "Breaking News" and it is listed on the right sidebar, you can click the words "Breaking News" at the header of that topic and it will take you to that forum. They will all be listed there.

In some cases, the search might not find a previously posted article or vanity, but in most cases it would if JoeLazyButt would use it.

It clutters up the forum to make duplicates and vanities, and it shoves down the list the articles when they are originally posted.

58 posted on 07/27/2004 1:49:10 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: TheBigB

No you weren't.


59 posted on 07/27/2004 1:49:41 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Admin Moderator
A little visual for those who don't read all of the article...


60 posted on 07/27/2004 1:51:34 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Be a Dollar a Day FReeper, and SMILE when you get your Mastercard bill!)
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To: Yardstick
Do you know that I didn't realize until last night that I could just paste a hot hyperlink without having to type in the code too?

How long's THAT been fixed?

61 posted on 07/27/2004 1:51:38 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
There wouldn't be "thousands of comments" to wade through...

I think Yogi Bera said "That's why nobody goes there because it's always so crowded".

62 posted on 07/27/2004 1:55:52 PM PDT by expat_panama
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Maybe Newbies should be forced to watch Free Republic Schoolhouse Rock:

JimRob's Search Function, what's your compunction?
Looking up words and phrases and keywords........


63 posted on 07/27/2004 1:55:54 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: woofie

I was trying to be kind...


64 posted on 07/27/2004 1:57:25 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: VOA
and as a reminder (to graybeards like VOA)

I resemble that remark.

65 posted on 07/27/2004 1:57:28 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Admin Moderator

Dear Admin...

Can't tell you how many times I have been burned because people use STUPID keywords.

Exaggerating a little...(but not by much)...an Ann Coulter post would have "ANNIE, BABEALICIOUS, etc."

If your post is about "COULTER," use "COULTER," fer cryin' out loud!!!! If it's about Michael Moore, use "MOORE," however you might be tempted to use "FAT COMMIE PIG!!!"


66 posted on 07/27/2004 1:57:53 PM PDT by paulat (Thanks. The meds are kicking in...I feel much better now....)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Yeah, but still.

The greatest three-word comeback in history. ;)

67 posted on 07/27/2004 2:00:09 PM PDT by TheBigB (OUT OF THE ASHES by William W. Johnstone...READ IT!!!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
One legitimate problem is the news sites change titles. That will happen, a poster in good faith searches, doesn't see the thread, posts an article, and it's an exact duplicate of another thread posted an hour or so before. Sometimes, depending upon the popularity of the subject, we will let it go because we know others will search for that title.
68 posted on 07/27/2004 2:00:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: paulat

Don't use keywords for searching, it doesn't work.


69 posted on 07/27/2004 2:01:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

While we are all here, is FR slow lately, or is it just something wrong on my end?


70 posted on 07/27/2004 2:05:08 PM PDT by snopercod (What we have lost will not be returned to us.)
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To: snopercod

Heavy usage. Jim and John are aware.


71 posted on 07/27/2004 2:06:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Yardstick
You were the guy who always put the <font color="white"> tags in there, weren't you?
72 posted on 07/27/2004 2:06:46 PM PDT by snopercod (What we have lost will not be returned to us.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Another reason why I don't mind multiple thread postings is that it brings topics to light that i may not have even thought to discuss..... anyway- I'm sure this is the bazillionth time this was mentioned.


73 posted on 07/27/2004 2:07:48 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: Admin Moderator

Thanks. I thought perhaps I was not logged on ;-)


74 posted on 07/27/2004 2:09:05 PM PDT by snopercod (What we have lost will not be returned to us.)
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To: snopercod
You were the guy who always put the tags in there, weren't you?

If the "close tags" thing hadn't been fixed, can you imagine the havock that trolls could have caused?

75 posted on 07/27/2004 2:09:08 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: Admin Moderator

"Don't use keywords for searching, it doesn't work."


Okay...then why do you have "KEYWORD" as a search choice???

I am confused.


76 posted on 07/27/2004 2:10:44 PM PDT by paulat (Thanks. The meds are kicking in...I feel much better now....)
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To: Admin Moderator

On FR's home page search function on the left sidebar I have been able to use keywords for a search (I think)


77 posted on 07/27/2004 2:11:27 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Diver Dave
What's a Newbie? :)

Am I logged on?

78 posted on 07/27/2004 2:11:57 PM PDT by woofer
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To: RushCrush
anyway- I'm sure this is the bazillionth time this was mentioned.

Probably.

Did you bother to do a search, first?

79 posted on 07/27/2004 2:12:21 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Corin Stormhands
>>Bump for brownie points...<<

You are hilarious!
(I second the bump)
80 posted on 07/27/2004 2:12:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom ("We haven't begun military action. the world will know when we do." -Marine in Fallujah)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks. In that case, I'll refrain from hitting abuse and reporting duplicate threads.


81 posted on 07/27/2004 2:13:12 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: hispanarepublicana
...can you imagine the havock that trolls could have caused?

I don't have to. I was here when they used to blank out entire threads with clever HTML tags. We used to have to put about 20 or thirty </font> or </span> tags in each post to turn off whatever they had done.

It was wild and wolly back then, and kinda' fun. But the new focus software is much better for serious conversation.

82 posted on 07/27/2004 2:14:43 PM PDT by snopercod (Quatro por las quatro con la Quatro)
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To: Admin Moderator

Cool Charts. In the membership section along with signups you need a chart for "Trolls Zotted"


83 posted on 07/27/2004 2:18:25 PM PDT by VRWCmember (This tagline not to be removed under penalty of law except by consumer.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Oh yes, the auto hyperlink feature -- that's one of my favorite upgrades to FR. Before that, it'd take me half an hour just to get a link up and running. Now you just type it and go. Probably been that way for a year (guessing).


84 posted on 07/27/2004 2:19:44 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: paulat
Keywords are for your personal use. Searching them for duplicate articles is fruitless, as you mentioned earlier, in post #66
85 posted on 07/27/2004 2:19:52 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Bumpity Bump!


86 posted on 07/27/2004 2:20:47 PM PDT by Maigrey (May 19, 2005. Be there or be sith-tory!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Needless vanity.;-)


87 posted on 07/27/2004 2:22:38 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Let the Dems have a Reagan speak at their convention. We have a Kennedy at ours.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Holy radioactive zotbait, Batman!


88 posted on 07/27/2004 2:26:08 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: ShadowDancer
It's tough home-schooling myself, building a new house and being a dupe-post Nazi.

But I'll try and do better....;-)

89 posted on 07/27/2004 2:26:15 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Yardstick

Back in the bare-knuckle days, we didn't have these fancy ones and zeroes to program with. We used the letter "o."

And we were thankful for it!


90 posted on 07/27/2004 2:28:00 PM PDT by Tarantulas
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To: hispanarepublicana
All you newbies pay attention and follow the rules! Or you'll find yourself living in a van down by the river...eating Government cheese!


91 posted on 07/27/2004 2:29:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (May the wings of Liberty never lose so much as a feather.)
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To: TomServo
Here, munch on one of these while I get you a tissue.


92 posted on 07/27/2004 2:32:24 PM PDT by ShadowDancer
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To: Admin Moderator; Corin Stormhands
You are up to 1,253 points.

Is that good? Or... um, nevermind.

93 posted on 07/27/2004 2:33:56 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: ShadowDancer
LOL!!!! oh you......;-)

But you'll be pleased to know I nailed about a dozen dupes yesterday. :-)

94 posted on 07/27/2004 2:35:08 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: Admin Moderator
we had a ton of "ann coulter was banned" threads.

You banned Ann Coulter??

95 posted on 07/27/2004 2:36:40 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: TomServo
But you'll be pleased to know I nailed about a dozen dupes yesterday.

Yeah, um, not touching that one.

96 posted on 07/27/2004 2:42:29 PM PDT by ShadowDancer
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To: Admin Moderator
Maybe a link at the top of the page labeled NEW USERS might help. Just a suggestion.


97 posted on 07/27/2004 2:42:47 PM PDT by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: donozark

Profound.


98 posted on 07/27/2004 3:06:55 PM PDT by JBassett (Civil debates, always)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

You have completely missed the point of my post.


99 posted on 07/27/2004 3:08:03 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Admin Moderator
We generally use a 4 hour rule for duplicates, unless a thread is overkill, ie, "Terror in the skies, again". If a thread is posted over 4 hours, we usually let it go. If it's a breaking news item, in the breaking news sidebar, we pull it because it's still in the first couple positions in the breaking news sidebar. What we're trying to do is eliminate multiple posts within an hour or two. Today for example, we had a ton of "ann coulter was banned" threads. When a simple search for 'coulter' would have turned up hits.
I understand, and that seems like a reasonable rule. I just feel like the site is not as useful as a breaking news tracker as it used to be (I've been here as a lurker since 1998). What we really need is the ability for an author to append to his original post.
100 posted on 07/27/2004 3:11:29 PM PDT by Scutter
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