Skip to comments.You all need to read this
Posted on 09/11/2004 12:24:17 PM PDT by Admin ModeratorEdited on 09/11/2004 8:05:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
We've had a lot of new folks join up recently. Welcome aboard, this thread is a gentle reminder of some basic posting guidelines. (And for some of you old timers as well) Please read the follow, and ask any questions. We will all try to help you out.
If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted.
To avoid duplicate posts, please search before posting. Use the published article title to prevent duplicates. The best method to search is to pick a key word or two from the title. If the article you are posting is, "Dan Rather Memo", start with 'Memo' for the key word. If it is a hot topic, you might want to use two or more keywords, in this case, try 'memo rather'. For an effective search, select 'match all words' and select 'order by post time'.
General Interest (Chat)
All non-sourced non-news threads are posted here. This doesnt mean your one thought is a thread by itself. Lately, we have been seeing articles posted that should be comments made on the main article. Your comment/vanity article will be pulled or moved to General Interest (Chat). Vanities should be limited to the mission of Free Republic.
Bloggers & Personal
For all of you who have blogs or personal web sites or personal news or opinion or forum sites that you would like to discuss or promote on Free Republic, here's the place to do it.
Our new Bloggers & Personal forum is for:
- Posting from your blog.
- Posting from other peoples blogs.
- Posting your from your personal web site.
- Posting from other peoples personal web sites.
- Promoting your blog.
- Promoting other peoples blogs.
- Promoting your personal web site.
- Promoting your favorite web sites.
- Posting from your favorite outside forums.
- Posting from your favorite lefty forums or sites (DUh and the like).
Click on the "Bloggers & Personal" forum link on the Forums sidebar of the latest posts pages.
Hopefully, this will become a very popular forum for promoting and or discussing blogs and personal opinion/news/forum pages.
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You've got my attention.
We try to include a link when we pull duplicates. If you see a duplicate, it's handy for us if you include the duplicate thread url. We get about 700 abuse reports a day, give or take a hundred or so.
this has probably been asked before, but can you rig things so that a new person cant post for a week? that way maybe we all would not have to wade through all that zot stuff.
from a FR newbie. Thank you. We need help.
Hey, was that you outside Madison Square Garden last week?
Remarkable likeness! ~</;o)
One thing about blogs that **I** think should be discouraged is for the poster to excerpt their own blog, just for the purpose of luring Freepers to their blogsite. We are required to do enough excerpting already, so I don't approve of bloggers doing it to acquire "hits."
Dang you! I was working on my welcome newbies post when you did this!
BUMP! Glad to see the rosters are growing. Set beebers to stune!
That was a lot of fun - as I recall, in the midst of a Freepathon; and they became givers.
Post it here. It would make a good reference.
You are my hero! I was slammed the other day when complaining about too many vanities taking up space that were just someone's opinion that should have been on a thread not separate.
Thank you so much for posting this -- it was getting very annoying!