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Repeatedly submitting abuse reports when you disagree

Posted on 11/04/2004 9:08:17 AM PST by Admin Moderator

Hello.

Over the past hour or so, there have been individuals who have hit abuse dozens upon dozens of times, sometimes for the very same thing they had previously hit abuse on.

Please do not do this. It is highly annoying.

I am aware that there are about 10 threads on Arafat dying. I made the decision that I was not going to pull all of them. I did not want to lose the first few comments made on them, and besides, the explosion of threads on FR when something big happens is somewhat of a tradition. I'll be pulling new threads, at least the new ones that do not have actual real articles associated, but the ones that were up will remain up.

If you don't agree with this policy, I am sorry and I did hear your complaints. If Jim wants the approach taken changed, he'll let us know. But one person hitting abuse 5 or 6 times on the same thread saying "duplicate, please pull" is just being a pest.

Also, about the CBS/not-dead thread. If CBS is reporting that, it is news regardless of if CBS has the story right or wrong. If they have it right, then it is news about Arafat. If they have it wrong, then it is news about CBS. Either way, I am not taking that thread down. Besides, it was a missed opportunity when the abuse report came in "He's dead." The correct abuse report should have been, "He's dead, Jim."

Thanks, AM


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1 posted on 11/04/2004 9:08:17 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

I hit the abuse button for this thread...


2 posted on 11/04/2004 9:09:25 AM PST by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for your hard work, AM!


3 posted on 11/04/2004 9:09:38 AM PST by Ready4Freddy (Carpe Sharpei !)
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To: Admin Moderator

I disagree.


4 posted on 11/04/2004 9:09:48 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

The correct abuse report should have been, "He's dead, Jim."




ROFL!


5 posted on 11/04/2004 9:09:57 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: 2banana

We think you should take a more nuanced position.

6 posted on 11/04/2004 9:10:07 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: DoctorMichael

"I disagree."

You should hit the Abuse button. :-)


7 posted on 11/04/2004 9:10:28 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Admin Moderator

I just hope the fact that DU is open for biz isn't considered "something big".....


8 posted on 11/04/2004 9:10:33 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Admin Moderator

Heheheheh.

Keep up the good work.


9 posted on 11/04/2004 9:10:53 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Admin Moderator

Are you the cool mod or the snarky one?


10 posted on 11/04/2004 9:10:59 AM PST by CholeraJoe (I'm just three lost teeth and a neck tattoo away from being a Soccer Hooligan. Go Gunners!)
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To: 2banana

actually, I hit the "Abuse" button too. I hope it doesn't make the moderator mad.


11 posted on 11/04/2004 9:11:55 AM PST by rface (Ashland, Missouri - Monthly Donor / Bad Speller)
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To: 2banana

actually, I hit the "Abuse" button too. I hope it doesn't make the moderator mad.


12 posted on 11/04/2004 9:12:05 AM PST by rface (Ashland, Missouri - Monthly Donor / Bad Speller)
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To: Admin Moderator

Maybe the webmaster needs to put the "Report Abuse" link on the other side of the page. I have accidently hit it a few times when trying to respond to the first post.


13 posted on 11/04/2004 9:12:20 AM PST by P8riot (A gun is just a substitute for a penis, so when attacked by a mugger one should pull out a..........)
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To: Admin Moderator

"He's dead, Jim." Oops… wrong thread.:-)


14 posted on 11/04/2004 9:13:19 AM PST by auboy (Bye bye Daschle, bye bye Kerry, you can go now, please don't tarry.)
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To: CholeraJoe
Cool. Exhibit A:

The correct abuse report should have been, "He's dead, Jim.

15 posted on 11/04/2004 9:13:36 AM PST by kimmie7 (We all say God bless America, but I think maybe, just maybe, America is starting to bless God again!)
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To: TaxRelief
TR,

I wonder if this includes certain Freepers who are able to have threads in conflict with their RINO agenda exiled to the Memory Hole Smoky Backroom?

;^)

16 posted on 11/04/2004 9:13:42 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry. I couldn't locate the "Death Report Abuse" button.


17 posted on 11/04/2004 9:13:48 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: rface

You made a double post. I'm hitting Abuse.


18 posted on 11/04/2004 9:13:58 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Admin Moderator
But one person hitting abuse 5 or 6 times on the same thread saying "duplicate, please pull" is just being a pest.

People who abuse the abuse button should be banned to the Chat forum.

19 posted on 11/04/2004 9:14:13 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: DoctorMichael

Last week I sent a message about this very thing; my complaint was that they were pulling too many and the existing one was turning into a BS session; I guess they can't please us all.


20 posted on 11/04/2004 9:14:53 AM PST by Old Professer (About the hearty and haughty the humble harbor a horrid hatred that hobbles the heavy heart.)
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"The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need! My name in print! That really makes somebody! Things are going to start happening to me now."
21 posted on 11/04/2004 9:15:04 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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22 posted on 11/04/2004 9:15:15 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: rface

I hit the abuse button for the double post


23 posted on 11/04/2004 9:15:26 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Admin Moderator

I'm new here but having had a good thread pulled and restored, and a bad thread (CNN's Election coverage) pulled, you people are doing an exceptional job.


24 posted on 11/04/2004 9:15:38 AM PST by kipita (Rebel the proletariat response to Aristocracy and Exploitation.)
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To: Darksheare

LOL ping!


25 posted on 11/04/2004 9:15:53 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Liberals have no logic)
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To: hellinahandcart
I'm hitting Abuse.

And I'm hitting "Abuse" to report your abuse of the "Abuse" button.

26 posted on 11/04/2004 9:15:53 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: P8riot
I have accidently hit it a few times when trying to respond to the first post.

That's why you have a "back" button on your browser.

27 posted on 11/04/2004 9:16:59 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Democrats strongly support voting rights for Necro-Americans)
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To: Admin Moderator
"The correct abuse report should have been, "He's dead, Jim."

LOL! We gotta keep a sense of humor around here.

28 posted on 11/04/2004 9:17:07 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: PBRSTREETGANG; hellinahandcart

What happens if I hit the abuse button on my own post?
And why do I keep following myself around?
This is terrible.
What do I do?


29 posted on 11/04/2004 9:18:12 AM PST by Darksheare (Democrats make for excellent lemming studies.)
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To: 2banana
when it doubt, zot it out...
30 posted on 11/04/2004 9:18:23 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece: Hope IS on the way...)
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To: Admin Moderator
The correct abuse report should have been, "He's dead, Jim."

ROFL - you ***ROCK***


31 posted on 11/04/2004 9:18:48 AM PST by dansangel (Thank You GOD for answering our prayers!)
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To: Admin Moderator
YOU'RE OUT OF ORDER!

THIS THREADS OUT OF ORDER!

THIS WHOLE BOARD IS OUT OF ORDER!

32 posted on 11/04/2004 9:18:56 AM PST by The G Man (Are Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein better off now then they were 4 years ago?)
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To: Admin Moderator

I voted to hit the abuse button before I voted against it.


33 posted on 11/04/2004 9:19:45 AM PST by afnamvet (Tuy Hoa AB RVN 68-69 Jet Noise...The Sound of Freedom!)
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To: The G Man
Fill in this form to report abuse on Repeatedly submitting abuse reports when you disagree
Please describe the nature of abuse:

34 posted on 11/04/2004 9:21:12 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: Admin Moderator

I am one of the ones who hit the abuse link. If there are multiple threads on the same subject, then the threads lose focus and posters may miss valuable information. I understand your frustration and respect your decision but think that server performance and keeping the discussion focused should be factored into the decision.

It also would help if people would just look in the Breaking News sidebar or do a search before they post a thread. Many Freepers want to be able to look at the Breaking News sidebar to see what truly is going on in the world.



35 posted on 11/04/2004 9:21:20 AM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: Admin Moderator

Mr Barnard: WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Man: Well, I was told outside that...

Mr Barnard: Don't give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings!

Man: What?

Mr Barnard: Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, malodorous pervert!!!

Man: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not going to just stand...!!

Mr Barnard: OH, oh I'm sorry, but this is abuse.

Man: Oh, I see, well, that explains it.

Mr Barnard: Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.

Man: Oh, Thank you very much. Sorry.

Mr Barnard: Not at all.

Man: Thank You. (Under his breath) Stupid git!!


36 posted on 11/04/2004 9:22:14 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Darksheare
What happens if I hit the abuse button on my own post?

I think we all know what self-abuse leads to.

37 posted on 11/04/2004 9:22:23 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
And I'm hitting "Abuse" to report your abuse of the "Abuse" button.

Now I have a headache.....

38 posted on 11/04/2004 9:22:31 AM PST by dansangel (Thank You GOD for answering our prayers!)
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Abuse room (WAV)
39 posted on 11/04/2004 9:22:58 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Admin Moderator
We need a whole gaggle of bunnies with stacks of pancakes on their heads, then further abuse the bunnies by calling them names and speaking ill of their illegitimate offspring.
40 posted on 11/04/2004 9:23:18 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I'm blind!
NOOOOooooooooo!


41 posted on 11/04/2004 9:26:01 AM PST by Darksheare (Democrats make for excellent lemming studies.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Not meaning to tell you how to do your job, O Great and Powerful Bearer of the Ring of ZOT, but perhaps the dups should be locked with links leading to one consolidated thread.
42 posted on 11/04/2004 9:26:05 AM PST by Redcloak ("FOUR MORE BEERS! FOUR MORE BEERS! FOUR MORE BEERS!" -Teresa Heinz Kerry)
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To: Old Professer

Admittedly, I've hit the ABUSE button a lot lately too. Lots of Newbies and Trolls with Vanities and purposeful disruption.


43 posted on 11/04/2004 9:26:18 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Repeatedly submitting abuse reports when you disagree...

is gay.

Isn't if fun offending people who need to be offendend. :P


44 posted on 11/04/2004 9:27:05 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Well, that's all well and good but all I need is this desk....and this keyboard.... and this lamp. That's all I need. And this radio. This desk and this keyboard and this lamp and this radio. That's all I need. And this pen....


45 posted on 11/04/2004 9:28:00 AM PST by kimmie7 (We all say God bless America, but I think maybe, just maybe, America is starting to bless God again!)
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To: Admin Moderator
I'm proud to say that I have never hit the abuse button on anyone over the past few years. Even trolls.
46 posted on 11/04/2004 9:28:31 AM PST by Sender (*F*O*U*R*M*O*R*E*Y*E*A*R*S*!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Besides, it was a missed opportunity when the abuse report came in "He's dead." The correct abuse report should have been, "He's dead, Jim."

Contrary to popular belief, you do have a sense of humor... :O)

47 posted on 11/04/2004 9:29:56 AM PST by in the Arena (James Wayne Herrick, Jr. Captain/US Air Force - MIA - Laos - 27 October 1969)
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To: Admin Moderator

I question the timing of this thread.


48 posted on 11/04/2004 9:34:10 AM PST by Semper Paratus (Michael)
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To: Sender
I'm proud to say that I have never hit the abuse button on anyone over the past few years. Even trolls.

That makes you a masochist.

49 posted on 11/04/2004 9:36:59 AM PST by MontanaBeth (NEVER FORGET)
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To: Admin Moderator
I am aware that there are about 10 threads on Arafat dying. I made the decision that I was not going to pull all of them. I did not want to lose the first few comments made on them, and besides, the explosion of threads on FR when something big happens is somewhat of a tradition.

I understand the desire to preserve comments, but when the initial post amounts to "breaking" or developing," aren't the admins able to lock duplicate threads without deleting them, and funnel them into one main thread? That would preserve the desirable posts while ore informative threads like your CBS example could still stand alone.

BTW, you guys have done a great job filtering duplicate threads the last few days, especially Election Night. I know some feel you can't have enough "Susan Estrich looks Weird" commentary, but the appeal eludes me.

50 posted on 11/04/2004 9:38:00 AM PST by Fatalis (John Kyl in 2008)
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