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Admin Moderator ^ | 8-9-05 | The Mods

Posted on 08/09/2005 5:18:14 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

Edited on 08/09/2005 6:51:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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As always, your input is appreciated. Welcome aboard!

Olive

1 posted on 08/09/2005 5:18:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Olive

LOL!!!

2 posted on 08/09/2005 5:18:51 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'd wear a Lone Ranger mask and a swimsuit made of string cheese.")
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To: Admin Moderator

bttt

Thanks for the update!


3 posted on 08/09/2005 5:19:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Admin Moderator

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.


4 posted on 08/09/2005 5:20:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Liberals: Too stupid to realize Dick Cheney is the real Dark Lord.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Bumpin' Olive's thread.






Shall I do a Freepathon post or two or three? :)
5 posted on 08/09/2005 5:20:51 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: TomServo

Well, I am Olive, the other reindeer.


6 posted on 08/09/2005 5:21:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Comment #7 Removed by Moderator

To: Admin Moderator

Anyway to review threads with the ability to omit posters by the reviewer....?


8 posted on 08/09/2005 5:22:05 PM PDT by dakine
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To: Admin Moderator
What about the rule to post a vanity to breaking news upon signing up to announce your arrival?

...a longstanding tradition on FR, right?

9 posted on 08/09/2005 5:22:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tax-chick

Any programming, modifications to the forum, software stuff is beyond the general moderator duties. All that has to be addressed by John.


10 posted on 08/09/2005 5:22:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: dakine

Ah, the "enemies list" function!


11 posted on 08/09/2005 5:22:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Liberals: Too stupid to realize Dick Cheney is the real Dark Lord.)
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To: Admin Moderator

And I thought you were just nuts, the other Mod. ;-)


12 posted on 08/09/2005 5:22:54 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'd wear a Lone Ranger mask and a swimsuit made of string cheese.")
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To: dakine

Nope, grin and bear it. It builds character.


13 posted on 08/09/2005 5:23:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
thanks. I wish, I could tpye/spell. :D
14 posted on 08/09/2005 5:23:42 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Admin Moderator
You might want to post the thread about which news sources must be excerpted from and which sites can't be posted from in any way, shape and form.
15 posted on 08/09/2005 5:23:43 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Admin Moderator

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?


16 posted on 08/09/2005 5:23:48 PM PDT by Excellence
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To: TomServo

Nah, that's Daryl.


17 posted on 08/09/2005 5:23:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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How many posts before we get an "already posted" link.


18 posted on 08/09/2005 5:24:13 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (There are 10 types of people -- those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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This is my plea to bring back the MARQUEE HTML command....

(Just kidding)

19 posted on 08/09/2005 5:24:18 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Sonny M

It's linked above, in big red letters.


20 posted on 08/09/2005 5:24:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Not the other Daryl?


21 posted on 08/09/2005 5:24:48 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'd wear a Lone Ranger mask and a swimsuit made of string cheese.")
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To: Admin Moderator

scratch that last post, my screen was cut off, I didn't see the bottom.


22 posted on 08/09/2005 5:24:54 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Tax-chick; dakine

>>Ah, the "enemies list" function!

In old-school Usenet parlance, this would be called a "Bozo filter".


23 posted on 08/09/2005 5:25:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (NRA)
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To: Admin Moderator
"Any programming, modifications to the forum, software stuff is beyond the general moderator duties. All that has to be addressed by John."

Noted, thanks.

24 posted on 08/09/2005 5:25:06 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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Olive's Oil HERE.
25 posted on 08/09/2005 5:25:07 PM PDT by jigsaw (The Democratic Party has Irritable Howl Syndrome.)
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To: Excellence

Click on my name, there's an explanation on our profile page.


26 posted on 08/09/2005 5:25:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

You're the cool mod, huh?


27 posted on 08/09/2005 5:25:29 PM PDT by glock rocks (Will you read me a story?)
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To: TomServo

No, besides being Olive, I'm Daryl too.


28 posted on 08/09/2005 5:25:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

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).


29 posted on 08/09/2005 5:26:00 PM PDT by NathanBookman
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To: NathanBookman

On your homepage!



Dare you.


30 posted on 08/09/2005 5:26:36 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Admin Moderator

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?


31 posted on 08/09/2005 5:26:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Admin Moderator

How do I post a reply?


32 posted on 08/09/2005 5:27:14 PM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: Admin Moderator; Brad's Gramma
No, besides being Olive, I'm Daryl too.

and Sybil.

33 posted on 08/09/2005 5:27:27 PM PDT by glock rocks (Will you read me a story?)
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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.


34 posted on 08/09/2005 5:27:34 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the"and Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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"not shut down buy by liberals"
35 posted on 08/09/2005 5:27:36 PM PDT by TAquinas (Demographics has consequences.)
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Please change default font to this style, thanks.
36 posted on 08/09/2005 5:27:50 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Free Michael Graham!)
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Olive

Did I miss something? Lately I feel like the last grape on the vine...

37 posted on 08/09/2005 5:27:58 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: glock rocks

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.


38 posted on 08/09/2005 5:28:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Could someone possibly post a link to the copyright/excerpt article from the Help screen (under Posting Guidelines)?


39 posted on 08/09/2005 5:28:15 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: glock rocks

AAAAAAAhhhhhh!!!!!

SYBIL! NOW I understand someone's attitude all day. AHA!


40 posted on 08/09/2005 5:28:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: DoughtyOne
This no longer works. I've wondered why. Do you know?
It's Bush's fault.
Something about the Patriot Act.

41 posted on 08/09/2005 5:28:45 PM PDT by RonDog
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What happened to Darryl?...


42 posted on 08/09/2005 5:29:05 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Home of the free, because of the Brave)
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To: NathanBookman

We are a political and family forum.


43 posted on 08/09/2005 5:29:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Cindy Sheehan is a moron. Oops, wrong thread. 8^)


44 posted on 08/09/2005 5:29:30 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Excellence
"The last thing I remember is "all your base are belong to us." Somebody please update me...what is a zot?"

Let's refresh shall we...
between "All your base are belong to us" and Zot, you've missed...Hugh and Series, my beeber is stuned, ahhhhhh what else...let me think, there's others but I just had a brain freeze and can't remember...hehhehehe
45 posted on 08/09/2005 5:30:19 PM PDT by RoseofTexas (I)
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No, besides being Olive, I'm Daryl too.

I honestly don't know how you stand the 2 of you...

46 posted on 08/09/2005 5:30:24 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'd wear a Lone Ranger mask and a swimsuit made of string cheese.")
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"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."

Thanks for all you do, cool one :-)

47 posted on 08/09/2005 5:30:46 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


48 posted on 08/09/2005 5:30:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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"I've been here too long, yep"

Gads! How long has the Lead Mod been here then?

49 posted on 08/09/2005 5:30:58 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: Mears

bfl


50 posted on 08/09/2005 5:31:00 PM PDT by Mears (Keep the government out of my face!)
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