Skip to comments.It's that time again, posting refresher course.
Posted on 08/09/2005 5:18:14 PM PDT by Admin ModeratorEdited on 08/09/2005 6:51:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
We've had many 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. Anyone who has a link that might be useful, feel free to post it.
If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted. Don't try to be the first one with the story, you've already been beaten by about eight threads.
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'.
All non-sourced non-news threads are posted here. All fluff stories are posted here. We are a political forum, not a pit bull, SUV or porno site. Keep your threads to a political nature. There are of course exceptions, but post those to the General/Chat forum. This doesnt mean your one thought is a thread by itself, and your vanities should be substantial to be considered a news forum thread. Others will be moved to the various forums. 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/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 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.
Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints
Don't think you are being sly or tricky, the mods have seen every trick in the book, so don't try to get around the posting rules with creative antics, your thread will be deleted. We have these rules for a reason. We want Free Republic to be on the internet, not shut down by liberals trying to silence our voices. Please, if you post an article and get an excerpt rule, follow it.
We will pull unlinked threads that might violate the excerpt rules.
Statement by the founder of Free Republic
Jim and the Mod threads (cool band name)
HTML Sandbox (practice html here, learn new tricks)
Thanks for the update!
Are we going to get a "search by author" function any time soon? That would be such a big help with editorials, since newspapers and websites often use different titles for the same column by a major commentator.
Well, I am Olive, the other reindeer.
Anyway to review threads with the ability to omit posters by the reviewer....?
...a longstanding tradition on FR, right?
Any programming, modifications to the forum, software stuff is beyond the general moderator duties. All that has to be addressed by John.
Ah, the "enemies list" function!
And I thought you were just nuts, the other Mod. ;-)
Nope, grin and bear it. It builds character.
I've been a member for a while, but didn't keep up for years. The last thing I remember is "all your base are belong to us." Somebody please update me...what is a zot?
Nah, that's Daryl.
How many posts before we get an "already posted" link.
It's linked above, in big red letters.
Not the other Daryl?
scratch that last post, my screen was cut off, I didn't see the bottom.
>>Ah, the "enemies list" function!
In old-school Usenet parlance, this would be called a "Bozo filter".
Click on my name, there's an explanation on our profile page.
You're the cool mod, huh?
No, besides being Olive, I'm Daryl too.
Where should we post pics of hot naked women? (or men. I am not sure where the moderators "stand"...not that there is anything wrong with that).
On your homepage!
I used to format my posts by using the Netscape browser editor.
I would develop what I wanted to see, then view it by the HTML presentation. Then I'd highlight and copy the body without the html heading. It worked nicely.
This no longer works. I've wondered why. Do you know?
How do I post a reply?
How about something a bit more outspoken about disinfo / spam. These sorts of forums can be abused by people who have conflicts of interest in portraying news a certain way - example - commodity traders posting "oil going to $100/BBL" opinions on top of oil price stories.
Did I miss something? Lately I feel like the last grape on the vine...
I've been here too long, yep, I'm the cool one too. I wear lotsa hats. Then again, there's only 12 or so mods, and 200,000+ posters. We're never bored.
Could someone possibly post a link to the copyright/excerpt article from the Help screen (under Posting Guidelines)?
SYBIL! NOW I understand someone's attitude all day. AHA!
This no longer works. I've wondered why. Do you know?It's Bush's fault.
Something about the Patriot Act.
What happened to Darryl?...
We are a political and family forum.
Cindy Sheehan is a moron. Oops, wrong thread. 8^)
I honestly don't know how you stand the 2 of you...
Thanks for all you do, cool one :-)
A newer version? Perhaps FR isn't up to speed with the latest browers stuff? It's just my guess, but browers are changing so fast, they have a team of programmers, where, we just have John.
Gads! How long has the Lead Mod been here then?