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Posted on 04/05/2005 1:20:10 PM PDT by redlocks322

Being new and all, I don't understand what a ping is...


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1 posted on 04/05/2005 1:20:10 PM PDT by redlocks322
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To: redlocks322

Oh boy


2 posted on 04/05/2005 1:21:27 PM PDT by RushCrush (My tagline escapes me.)
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To: redlocks322

I'm not telling!


3 posted on 04/05/2005 1:21:45 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Heooo to the ganags of epople.)
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To: redlocks322

sending an alert (ping) to another (set of) FReeper(s) on a thread you've been reading.


4 posted on 04/05/2005 1:21:46 PM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: redlocks322; Flyer; Eaker; humblegunner
OH GEEZzzzzzzzzzz, now you did it! ROFL

PING.....

5 posted on 04/05/2005 1:22:05 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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To: redlocks322

this is a ping


6 posted on 04/05/2005 1:22:08 PM PDT by al baby (Dick Trickle is not just a medical condition)
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To: redlocks322

It means you are notifying other Freepers about the thread.


7 posted on 04/05/2005 1:22:13 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: redlocks322

8 posted on 04/05/2005 1:22:45 PM PDT by RushCrush (My tagline escapes me.)
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To: al baby

this is your brain on ping


9 posted on 04/05/2005 1:22:49 PM PDT by al baby (Dick Trickle is not just a medical condition)
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To: redlocks322

First, you must be certain that you are logged in.


10 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:02 PM PDT by Skooz (Host organism for the State parasite)
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To: add925

yankee party pooper! ;-)


11 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:05 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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To: redlocks322

Kinda like a kidney stone; can hurt enough to have certain FReepers want to share the pain with others.


12 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:06 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (I don't drink and FReep...it just looks that way)
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To: redlocks322

ping [from the submariners' term for a sonar pulse] 1. n. Slang term for a small network message (ICMP ECHO) sent by a computer to check for the presence and alertness of another. The Unix command `ping(8)' can be used to do this manually (note that `ping(8)''s author denies the widespread folk etymology that the name was ever intended as acronym `Packet INternet Groper'). Occasionally used as a phone greeting.


13 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: redlocks322

When you want to alert someone to a particular story, you ping them. There are several ping lists here for different types of things.


14 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:09 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: redlocks322

Do we have to start a new thread everytime we don't understand something?


15 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:24 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (What're you looking at?)
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To: Callahan
Aren't FReepers so warm & friendly to newcomers?

LOL

16 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:35 PM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: redlocks322

17 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:45 PM PDT by RushCrush (My tagline escapes me.)
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To: redlocks322

This is a "PING"

18 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:45 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: redlocks322

First make sure you are logged in ..if you are not the pings will escape and cause havoc


19 posted on 04/05/2005 1:23:57 PM PDT by woofie
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To: redlocks322

Are you an attention seeker ? You can ask this question on any thread and get an answer.


20 posted on 04/05/2005 1:24:00 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: redlocks322

SIGH.

You're going to be given a hard time, you know.

Okay.

a "ping"" is an alert to a particular thread or aarticle that a FReeper thinks might be of interest to certaain other people.

Youu simply put the names of posters wwhose aattention you wish to draw and then "ping" them..

Give me a moment.

I will show you.


21 posted on 04/05/2005 1:24:11 PM PDT by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: redlocks322

check this out:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1011945/posts
That should be the sandbox, hope that helps.


22 posted on 04/05/2005 1:24:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our Founding Fathers: all conservative gun owners)
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To: redlocks322; TheBigB; Happygal; Darksheare

It is not to be confused with a ZOT, in which the Viking Kitties of Death descend on disruptors (real or perceived) and zap them with lightning bolts. The Big B has an excellent collection which I am sure he will be happy to share!

Welcome abroad!

Thag


23 posted on 04/05/2005 1:25:19 PM PDT by thag (Notice How They Called it a "Thagline"?)
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To: redlocks322
When you post a reply, the name of the person you are replying to appears in the "To:" box. You can substitute or add other names to the box, separated by a semi-colon.

Often, when posters see an article that they think others would be interested in, they will type those peoples' names in the box. They type "ping" in the reply, and all of the people who wre listed in the box will have that thread show up on their list of articles to which they have replied or to which they have been "pinged."

"Ping" comes from the sound of radar, I believe.

I hope this explanation helps! Welcome aboard!

24 posted on 04/05/2005 1:25:29 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
yankee party pooper! ;-)

LOL! I'm sorry.....doesn't seem that long ago, I was thinking WTF is it with this forum?

I promise not to help anyone again ;))

25 posted on 04/05/2005 1:25:29 PM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: redlocks322; Darksheare; Darkchylde; scott0347; timpad; KangarooJacqui; The Scourge of Yazid; ...

THIS is a "ping".

PING!

Newbie here, but not a troll i don't think.


26 posted on 04/05/2005 1:25:31 PM PDT by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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27 posted on 04/05/2005 1:26:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'd rather be a Crack-er than a Crack Ho........)
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To: redlocks322

At the top of the main page there is a place to do seraches. Do a search for Freeper Lore and you will learn just a ton about FR.

Also, Read up on the posting rules.


28 posted on 04/05/2005 1:26:28 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Heooo to the ganags of epople.)
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To: redlocks322

It's like a pong, only different.


29 posted on 04/05/2005 1:26:30 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: kingattax
So is this


30 posted on 04/05/2005 1:26:40 PM PDT by al baby (Dick Trickle is not just a medical condition)
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To: redlocks322
It means you are being challenged to a game of Ping pong


31 posted on 04/05/2005 1:26:41 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: redlocks322

all your pings are belong to us...


32 posted on 04/05/2005 1:26:56 PM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: redlocks322

Being new and all, how do you know what a ping is?

(hint: It sometimes looks like a kitty)


33 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:02 PM PDT by Flyer ( http://dahtcom.com)
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To: redlocks322
Being new and all, I don't understand what a ping is...

It is the reflexive response to a "pong", which can only be issued by certain diminutive FReepers bearing a likeness to Frodo.
34 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:03 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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35 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:08 PM PDT by Yehuda (America: Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: redlocks322

Pongs' kid brother :)


36 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:09 PM PDT by Kramster (" You can't confuse me ... that's my job.")
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To: redlocks322
Its a smaller version of..... BLAM!
37 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:13 PM PDT by DainBramage
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A golf club


38 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:13 PM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: redlocks322

See how the little "new posts to you" is in red, up in the upper right hand corner of your screen (be sure to hit 'refresh' first)... well you click on that, then hit 'reply' and tell us what your theories on life are.


39 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:37 PM PDT by RushCrush (My tagline escapes me.)
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To: redlocks322

A ping is the sister to a pong.


40 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:45 PM PDT by najida (I wish I had Tina Turner's legs, Ann Coulter's brains and Paris Hilton's credit cards.)
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To: thag
Welcome abroad!

How do you this poster is a broad?

41 posted on 04/05/2005 1:27:46 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Heooo to the ganags of epople.)
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To: redlocks322

A golf club, I think.


42 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: redlocks322

If I want to alert someone else to this thread, I put their handle into the "To:" box above, and that is a ping.


Unfortunately, you have now taken the first step on what will become a multi-hundred post long thread with many references to moose, killer rabbit, being logged in, ignore this post, and various other forum jokes.
Questions are encouraged, but be forewarned that this is a different kind of web forum where any excuse to kid and joke is a good excuse.

Though, admittedly, there are times when seriousness is required.
You will learn the difference eventually.
Heck, there are thigns I am still learning.


43 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:13 PM PDT by Darksheare ("I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor, don't bring me clowns." -misheard lyrics)
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Do you like cheese?.......


44 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'd rather be a Crack-er than a Crack Ho........)
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To: redlocks322

If we tell you, we'd have to kill you.


45 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: tiamat

You rang?

46 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:29 PM PDT by Hi Heels ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927)
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To: thag
ZOT? I'm stuned you would disclose such a series thing. Think that was a hugh, beeber mistake.

(I still think we're all bozos on this bus)

47 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:32 PM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: redlocks322

48 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:37 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: redlocks322

BTW from now on post everything in Breaking News.


49 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:47 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: redlocks322
Here's a cute lab assistant, named Ping:


50 posted on 04/05/2005 1:28:48 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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