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FREEREPUBLIC RECORDS HIGHEST EVER NEW SIGNUPS ON SEP 16, 2004 - WELCOME NEWBIES!
Freerepublic.com ^ | September 18, 2004 | nwrep

Posted on 09/18/2004 2:42:30 PM PDT by nwrep

The ongoing controversy over the fake CBS documents and the prominent role played in shedding the light on this by Freerepublic.com has caused an unprecendented surge in new memberships on the website.

Thursday, September 16, 2004 should be remembered as a landmark day for this website. On that day, more new users signed up on Freerepublic.com than on any single day before.

Click here for a running tally of daily new signups that the website keeps.

The 390 users signed up on the website eclipsed sign-up spikes caused during other newsworthy events, such as the Florida recount during the 2000 election, and the events of September 11, 2001.

The name of the website has been publicized widely in many media outlets as the source of the first revelation that the CBS memos were forgeries.

According to web traffic tracking site Alexa, Freerepublic.com has shown a remarkable increase in traffic over the last few weeks, as shown below:

Note from founders of the website: Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. In our continuing fight for freedom, for America and our constitution and against totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, terrorism, etc., Free Republic stands firmly on the side of right, i.e., the conservative side.


TOPICS: Announcements; Free Republic; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congrats; faq; keepingitreal; newbie
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1 posted on 09/18/2004 2:42:30 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep

May God bless Jim Robinson and all the FReepers, pajama clad or not.


2 posted on 09/18/2004 2:44:36 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: nwrep

And without the trolls, I wonder how many? I could just about believe we're getting several hundred new trolls a day!


3 posted on 09/18/2004 2:44:42 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: nwrep
Explain the left axis of that chart. It appears that we are losing traffic, rather than gaining.

Numbers are inverted.

4 posted on 09/18/2004 2:44:43 PM PDT by sinkspur ("I heard that the traditionalists have taken over the FR religion forum"--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: nwrep

about how many people are signed up for FREEREPUBLIC total?


5 posted on 09/18/2004 2:46:06 PM PDT by albie
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To: MizSterious
Considering how many ZOTs I've seen lately, a good number of recent sign ups have been trolls.
6 posted on 09/18/2004 2:46:27 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Hannity Was Right, FReepers Tend To Eat Their Own)
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To: nwrep

We should weed out those that have become enhanced lurkers (those who rarely post, if ever) and our beloved trolls... it should be like 100 new bona-fide freepers.


7 posted on 09/18/2004 2:46:28 PM PDT by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: nwrep
The left will use this as prove of the "vast right wing conspiracy", but they will have to also look at the fact that CBS's nightly news viewership has taken an even more extreme change in the downward direction.
8 posted on 09/18/2004 2:46:33 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: sinkspur

it's the rank among all webpages.


9 posted on 09/18/2004 2:46:36 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (DECISION 2004: IT'S THE SPITBALLS, STUPID)
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To: COEXERJ145

I saw at least 6 new trolls in an hour yesterday afternoon.


10 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:15 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: nwrep

Could you move over just a bit? Thanks, it's getting a bit crowded in here.


11 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:15 PM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: sinkspur

Because it's a rank, rather than an absolute number...


12 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:17 PM PDT by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: nwrep

FreeRepubwhat?


13 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: nwrep

All your traffic are belong to us.


14 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:19 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("The Hummer is a regular Pat Buchanan on wheels." PJ O'Rourke from C&D magazine)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

Ok. Thanks.


15 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:24 PM PDT by sinkspur ("I heard that the traditionalists have taken over the FR religion forum"--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur

Yes. What is the left axis there? Please do explain.


16 posted on 09/18/2004 2:47:48 PM PDT by formercalifornian (Democrat platform: Hate, hate, hate, hate, tolerance, hate, hate, hate, hate)
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To: formercalifornian

See post #9.


17 posted on 09/18/2004 2:48:25 PM PDT by demlosers (The FreeRepublic Pajama Press!)
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To: El Conservador

Are you saying FR is rank?


18 posted on 09/18/2004 2:48:48 PM PDT by Drango (PJs? Never. FReep in the "Buff")
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To: sinkspur

That's right. Absolutely sinkspurian.


19 posted on 09/18/2004 2:49:17 PM PDT by bvw
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To: nwrep

The timing is suspicious.....


20 posted on 09/18/2004 2:49:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: nwrep
It's official. We're on the map! This calls for a pajama party. Some may want to credit Buckhead, but please keep in mind that since I signed up this year, this site has really taken off. Let's face facts here. LOL. ;)

I know FR is listed as the 6th political website, but something tells me things are about to change.

http://www.rightwingnews.com/special/pop125.php

21 posted on 09/18/2004 2:49:22 PM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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To: demlosers

Yes. Thank you. Got it. Way to go, Buckhead!


22 posted on 09/18/2004 2:49:34 PM PDT by formercalifornian (Democrat platform: Hate, hate, hate, hate, tolerance, hate, hate, hate, hate)
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To: nwrep

Don't cut the trolls any slack, they are ruining this place.


23 posted on 09/18/2004 2:50:00 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: bvw

???????????????


24 posted on 09/18/2004 2:50:10 PM PDT by sinkspur ("I heard that the traditionalists have taken over the FR religion forum"--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: nwrep

What a long way since Feb 1998 when I first lurkedhere from a link on Drudge. Since I found Freerepublic, I have not watch network news a half dozen times. Thanks again Jim.


25 posted on 09/18/2004 2:50:28 PM PDT by not-alone
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To: nwrep; Jim Robinson

Good for America...thanks Jim.


26 posted on 09/18/2004 2:51:19 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: nwrep
Love those newbies, but I hope they can take a hint:


27 posted on 09/18/2004 2:51:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (Funny how militant environmentalists always ruin the lawn)
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To: nwrep
fresh meat for oldbies to hurl disparagement's such as "troll" and "newbie" at.
28 posted on 09/18/2004 2:51:42 PM PDT by phxaz (those who associate with liberal family or friends are part of the problem.)
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To: MizSterious

I want ALL their names.


29 posted on 09/18/2004 2:53:09 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: sinkspur

rank trend.

Not traffic itself.....site rank.


30 posted on 09/18/2004 2:53:26 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: nwrep

A big thanks to Jim and all the other folk who make this site possible.


31 posted on 09/18/2004 2:53:46 PM PDT by dandi (I protested sKerry and all I got was this lousy digital brownshirt.)
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To: Howlin

32 posted on 09/18/2004 2:55:20 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irritate a liberal. Buy "Right Angles and Other Obstinate Truths.")
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To: billhilly
Could you move over just a bit? Thanks, it's getting a bit crowded in here. ___________________________________________________________ Don't complain....join in!!!
33 posted on 09/18/2004 2:55:59 PM PDT by SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch ("If you don't read the paper, you are uninformed. If you do read the paper, you are misinformed."...)
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To: ApesForEvolution

This really is hugh.


34 posted on 09/18/2004 2:56:27 PM PDT by formercalifornian (Democrat platform: Hate, hate, hate, hate, tolerance, hate, hate, hate, hate)
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To: formercalifornian

Hey hugh...lol


35 posted on 09/18/2004 2:57:15 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: nwrep

when I signed up there was an average of 19 per day...back in '98.


36 posted on 09/18/2004 2:57:55 PM PDT by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: John Lenin

I love this site! Nothing like troll hunting on a slow saturday. Shouldn't there be awards for freepers who catch trolls? After all it is a skill that takes patience and the right amount of patience. Usually the blinding light of truth found on FreeRepublic is enought to stune a troll temporarily while his beeber goes off.


37 posted on 09/18/2004 2:57:55 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: nwrep

Nobody goes there any more, it's too crowded!


38 posted on 09/18/2004 2:58:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: nwrep

Over 12,000 views of the new swift boat ad.


39 posted on 09/18/2004 2:59:55 PM PDT by Melinda
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WELCOME GANG!

(But if you're a liberal, beware. You WILL be found out!)

40 posted on 09/18/2004 3:00:20 PM PDT by Humidston (COMUNIST PARTY (cpusa.org) USED TO HAVE A DIRECT LINK TO MOVEON.ORG. WHERE IS IT TODAY???)
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To: SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch

NOTE: Those legs are not forged!


41 posted on 09/18/2004 3:00:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: dandi

I'm one of yesterday's signers. I didn't know about this until the see bs flap. I thought I was a lone voice in the wilderness against the libs, especially the enviros. It is great


42 posted on 09/18/2004 3:00:46 PM PDT by midwyf
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To: John Lenin; nwrep

> Don't cut the trolls any slack, they are ruining this place.

Doesn't seem to be much more of a problem than ever.

In any case, there are simple strategies to deal with it
should it become so, like:

* newbies have full mail capability, but are read-only
on articles/responses for the 1st 24 hrs after new account

* then are limited to 3 Responses per day for a week
(no new base articles)

* then, after 8 days, have full capabilities

Or something like that. Many other approaches exist.
Attention also needs to be paid to "sleeper" accounts
set up long ago, but never used for posting.

If a problem is going to arise, it will be a few days
before the election, just as some bogus "surprise"
appears from the opposition. They will want to deny
this site the ability to respond. I presume that
contingency plans exist.


43 posted on 09/18/2004 3:01:55 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: Revolting cat!

congrats!


44 posted on 09/18/2004 3:02:00 PM PDT by USA_Soccer (Try a better (free + open source) browser -> Mozilla Firefox @ mozilla.org)
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To: 2nd Amendment

All the trolls are putting up stupid vanites. I would nuke them immediatey for not following the rules.


45 posted on 09/18/2004 3:02:27 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: Revolting cat!

46 posted on 09/18/2004 3:02:33 PM PDT by formercalifornian (Democrat platform: Hate, hate, hate, hate, tolerance, hate, hate, hate, hate)
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To: nwrep

This is all the more reason for us freepers to stay above the bar in terms of our comments, language, researched contributions, etc. If we are getting this kind of viewer audience, they are just looking for a way to discredit us. One visit to DU and it is obvious the IQ and/or rage level discredits anything they post. Their language is atrocious; their research "isn't" and they are all screaming all the time.


47 posted on 09/18/2004 3:02:48 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: nwrep

OHHHHH, I'd better change my pajamas, company's coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 09/18/2004 3:06:30 PM PDT by soozla ("I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure............"-John Kerry)
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To: John Lenin

I've been a faithful lurker and poster to FreeRepublic for over 4 years, but I've never Zotted a troll, yet. I,m looking forward to catching one of these beady-eyed creatures under some muddy bridge. FreeRepublic to me is about liberty and truth and this noble country we love. You can generall tella DU type person by their negativity, their hatred, their cynicism and their disgust for anything wholesome, or true, or patriotic. Jim Robinson has done America a great favor by building this site. In all honest, its about time for me to make a contribution to this site. Some friends of mine have and I respect them for it.


49 posted on 09/18/2004 3:08:06 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: formercalifornian

50 posted on 09/18/2004 3:08:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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