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FR Posting Style Book - format for replying (We seem to be slipping)
Me, Myself and BJungNan | April 9, 2005 | BJungNan

Posted on 04/09/2005 11:51:09 AM PDT by BJungNan

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To: GoldCountryRedneck

lol


101 posted on 04/09/2005 12:54:26 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: BJungNan

Some say Shibboleth, others Sibboleth, but one thing I know for sure is that FR can consider itself a family or an exclusive country club. "Diversity" may become so reprehensible a term that some, formerly on the inside, may soon find themsevles looking over the hedge.


102 posted on 04/09/2005 12:54:51 PM PDT by Socratic (Ignorant and free? It's not to be. - T. Jefferson (paraphrase))
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To: BJungNan
Lately there seems to be some slippage of what has been for years the common style for replying to posts. In the interest of FR Stylebook maintenance, here is what has been proper style on replying to comments in a thread.

I hear and will obey...with pleasure ;-)

103 posted on 04/09/2005 12:55:11 PM PDT by infocats
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To: beltfed308

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104 posted on 04/09/2005 12:55:18 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: beltfed308
How to learn HTML in 6 hrs:)
105 posted on 04/09/2005 12:57:57 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: thoughtomator
Join the FR green-bold-blink-reply club - or FRGBBR as we like to call ourselves - you'll love it... it's a way of life!

But what shade of green should we use?

106 posted on 04/09/2005 12:58:27 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: No Blue States

Ah, come on I am trying :)


107 posted on 04/09/2005 12:59:12 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Then is is about grammar?

Doh! PIMF!!

108 posted on 04/09/2005 1:00:21 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (You should be TERRIfied that you may someday be SCHIAVOed to death!)
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To: raybbr

You can use any color green you like; the favorites are envy, jealousy, jaundice, and dollar.


109 posted on 04/09/2005 1:00:56 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("The Passion of the Opus" - 2 hours of a FReeper being crucified on his own self-pitying thread)
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To: dixiechick2000

It's an easy one, "hr" in brackets with line breaks.


110 posted on 04/09/2005 1:01:46 PM PDT by John Lenin (Real Men Wear War Paint)
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To: beltfed308
Ah, come on I am trying :)
111 posted on 04/09/2005 1:04:11 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: beltfed308
Ah, come on I am trying :)
112 posted on 04/09/2005 1:05:28 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: BJungNan
1. Quote the person you are replying to with italics (if you are replying to someone specifically and what they said).
2. Seperate with a paragraph mark.
3. Show your reply in regular text

A couple of additions I would add:

  1. If it is necessary to quote a nested quotation, e.g., if replying to someone who asks "what do you mean?" I place the nested quotation in bold-italic. Note that if the nested quotation begins with [i][b] and ends with [/b], FR will sometimes allow the [i] tag to persist through a paragraph break and sometimes not. Using [br][br] instead of [p] can ease this problem.
  2. When writing a private reply to someone, HTML tags won't work. In this case, I use enclose quoted text in // characters //like this//. For nested quotations (most typically when replying to email that contains such quoting) the nested quotes are done ///like this///.
One of my major pet peeves on FR is the apparent inability of some people to quote anything when they write private email replies. Since email replies do not link to the post or email being responded to (unlike thread replies) quotation is even more necessary there than in threads, but for some reason seems to be less common.
113 posted on 04/09/2005 1:06:20 PM PDT by supercat ("Though her life has been sold for corrupt men's gold, she refuses to give up the ghost.")
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To: John Lenin

Ahhhhh.....thanks! ;o)

I learned something new today!



114 posted on 04/09/2005 1:06:21 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: beltfed308
Ah, come on I am trying :)
115 posted on 04/09/2005 1:06:30 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: thoughtomator
Placing the comments of the person you are replying to in quote marks or in Bold may get the job done, but really it is not common style. At least not to my FR eyes.

Arrrrrgh, I'm blind. You will be hearing from my attorney, Mr. Whatshisname, shortly.

116 posted on 04/09/2005 1:07:14 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: thoughtomator

LOL


117 posted on 04/09/2005 1:07:24 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: MindBender26
Placing the original passage being replied to in italics requires the poster to use HTLM throughout the entire post

All the tags most will probably ever need on FR:

  1. <I> </I> Italics
  2. <B> </B> Bold
  3. <P> Paragraph break.

    One blank line between paragraphs. The corresponding </P> is not necessary.

  4. <BR> Line break.
    Text will display one line below.
  5. <A HREF="URL">Any text to click on</A> Creates an active link.
    Free Republic

118 posted on 04/09/2005 1:07:43 PM PDT by Misty Memory (Making a mental note.)
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To: BJungNan
Already posted here.
119 posted on 04/09/2005 1:07:52 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (God, I wanna be a Marine in my next life. Please, please.)
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To: beltfed308
Ah, come on I am trying :)

I was testing my own ability. Good job on the bold, very useful to place emphasis on one or several words within an article..etc. :)

One of the most useful things I learned in the html sandbox was paragraphs! After posting an article without them. hehe

120 posted on 04/09/2005 1:08:06 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: beltfed308
Kool
121 posted on 04/09/2005 1:08:07 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
greatpostgoodideashopeitworks

A little warning for those of us with old eyes would be nice. :-)

122 posted on 04/09/2005 1:08:54 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: No Blue States

At least I have a thread to practice.


123 posted on 04/09/2005 1:09:17 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: ElkGroveDan
Leave all those rigid formats and rules for the government bureaucrats and corporate paper shufflers and lets make up our rules as we go along, and skip them when we feel like it. That's how we came up with bunny pancakes and viking kitties. I love Free Republic for the free-wheeling come as you are atmosphere.

One mark of a learned practitioners in most endeavors is that they are familiar enough with common practices to know when they should deviate from them.

124 posted on 04/09/2005 1:10:05 PM PDT by supercat ("Though her life has been sold for corrupt men's gold, she refuses to give up the ghost.")
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To: BJungNan
Testing Is this right?

How 'bout this?

Now I will try italics

Hey, I did it. How do I do font and size together? TESTING>font face=arial>OK, is this right?

I don't think the arial font face showed up, and I am TIRED Bye

125 posted on 04/09/2005 1:11:50 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: beltfed308
This is big!
126 posted on 04/09/2005 1:15:45 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: beltfed308
Now I mooch off other peoples articles, its easier.

The "new posts to you" factor was overwhelming.

127 posted on 04/09/2005 1:16:37 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: thoughtomator
My grand-daughter likes white paper with green ink on it.     About the size of a one dollar bill.     OH!, it is a                  d  o  l  l  a  r                     she likes.
128 posted on 04/09/2005 1:16:56 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: thoughtomator
dc2k....proud member of the FRGBBR since today. ;o)
129 posted on 04/09/2005 1:17:33 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: beltfed308
This is big!
130 posted on 04/09/2005 1:18:06 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: beltfed308
This is hard.
131 posted on 04/09/2005 1:22:51 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: BJungNan

OK...in grade school, back when the earth was cooling, we learned this:

There is A RAT in separate.

That's how I remember it.


132 posted on 04/09/2005 1:24:38 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Buddy B
POSTING
133 posted on 04/09/2005 1:24:41 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: beltfed308
dc2k....proud member of the FRGBBR since today. ;o)

How is this?>/font>

134 posted on 04/09/2005 1:25:05 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: BJungNan
IT ALSO MIGHT BE SAID THAT THOSE WHO USE ALL CAPS ARE JUST CLAMORING FOR ATTENTION. (oR P'HAPS THEIR KEyboarD is broke.
135 posted on 04/09/2005 1:26:18 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Buddy B
Head on Fire
136 posted on 04/09/2005 1:27:14 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: BJungNan
Y'all want color?? Here's yer color !!!

137 posted on 04/09/2005 1:27:15 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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To: BJungNan
Placing the comments of the person you are replying to in quote marks or in Bold may get the job done, but really it is not common style. At least not to my FR eyes. Those using quotes perhaps don't know html but it is really easy. FR is where many people learned html. Somewhere on here is an html sandbox (perhaps someone can offer up that link).

I agree

138 posted on 04/09/2005 1:27:57 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II)
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To: dixiechick2000; John Lenin
You can also control the width of the <HR> tag by adding a width tag as either a percentage or length:

<HR WIDTH=60%>


<HR WIDTH=40%>


<HR WIDTH=60>


<HR WIDTH=40>



139 posted on 04/09/2005 1:29:14 PM PDT by Misty Memory (Making a mental note.)
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To: thoughtomator

Poor color choice. Try again.

Multicolor posts haven't been the same since Classygreeneyedblonde was outed as "none of the above."

140 posted on 04/09/2005 1:29:25 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: No Blue States
FR Posting Style Book
141 posted on 04/09/2005 1:31:16 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: No Blue States
Junk
142 posted on 04/09/2005 1:34:11 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Misty Memory

What about the thickness ?


143 posted on 04/09/2005 1:34:12 PM PDT by John Lenin (Real Men Wear War Paint)
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To: mdittmar

Thanks


144 posted on 04/09/2005 1:34:55 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
Gee...didn't know you could do that

FreeFileHosting.Net

145 posted on 04/09/2005 1:36:06 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Buddy B
Posting on Ebay
146 posted on 04/09/2005 1:36:46 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: beltfed308

147 posted on 04/09/2005 1:38:16 PM PDT by beltfed308
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To: John Lenin
Thickness works too...This one is 15 pixels high



148 posted on 04/09/2005 1:38:36 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II)
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To: brityank
That's too much work!If you do itto every other word and vary the shading it's more effective.
149 posted on 04/09/2005 1:39:12 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: thoughtomator

puce?


150 posted on 04/09/2005 1:39:18 PM PDT by xsmommy
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