Skip to comments.How to post a thread and other interesting facts. (Welcome Newbies)
Posted on 02/01/2006 2:00:18 PM PST by Admin ModeratorEdited on 02/01/2006 2:49:56 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Hi everyone, Olive here, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. We've had a lot of newbies sign up! Welcome Aboard! The more the merrier! And it doesn't hurt you longtimes to re-read this. As always, we're here to help. Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer.
If it's a breaking news topic, check breaking news first, it's probably already posted. Check the breaking news sidebar first. 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, "Cindy Sheehan is a witch in a ditch", start with 'Cindy' for the key word. If it is a hot topic, you might want to use two or more keywords, in this case, try 'Cindy Sheehan'. For an effective search, select 'match all words' and select 'order by post time'.
Search "Cindy Sheehan.
If your thread title has a unique word, like 'moonbat' try using that word first in your search. Again, use the "order by post time" option to see the latest threads posted.
Vanities and General Interest.
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.
Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America. And we always have fun doing it. Hoo-yah!
Free Republic is huge, we're pushing 250,000 registered posters, so don't clutter up our news forum with your one thought lines, local interest aligator stories, or whatever floats your boat. Jim and John have worked hard to keep us current, let's utilize the tools they've built. There are areas to have fun discussions as well, but let's keep the news forum dedicated to news. And at times we'll let something fun in news, move something you think is important to chat, and variations of. We're trying to run a forum, not dis you as a poster. Nothing personal, it's just business, and we have to cater to a multitude of personalities. If you disagree, the fastest way to contact us is hit the abuse link, state your name and other usefull stuff, like a link. We're human, we make mistakes. And we can't always read inflection into posts.
Bloggers & Personal
For all of you who have blogs or personal web sites that you would like to discuss or promote on Free Republic, here's the place to do it.
Our 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.
We know many of you think your blog is special. There are some blogs out there worthy of news, like Little Green Footballs. If your blog scoops something, and we blog it, again, let us know. We see most all articles posted, we can analyze your content and compare it to similar threads. We aren't personally trying to 'trash' you. We're trying to keep FR optimized. You have a problem, just ask, we'll work with you. Again, the fastest way, use the abuse function, leave your name and we'll try to get back to you as fast as we can. You can always FR mail us, but that might take longer. Remember, there are 12 of us and 30,000+ posts daily. We don't see it all.
Only one of these topics will show up in a sidebar, posting to multiple topics will still only show one topic.
Activism/Chapters - Activism, protests, news and business of Free Republic Chapters. Freep this poll should be placed in vanity. General news stories about activism should be place in news. After action reports from Freeps are allowed here.
Announcements Notifications of Activism events, FR business
Breaking News - Not every story is breaking news. Breaking news should be news that affects most of us. There are some exceptions. If there is a hot current event happening, check breaking news. Most likely, it's there already, please check first, then use our search function. (Explained below)
Editorial - Editorials are opinions. Some vanities, if well written and thought out can be considered editorial material.
Extended News - Extended news is for stories which have been posted previously and have updated or newer information.
Free Republic - This category is reserved for Free Republic business.
Front Page News - Front page is for stories which are not breaking news, but would be found on the front page of a newspaper.
These are just some of the topics that you may use two or more. Do not go out of your way to put in more topics just to try to get more views for your thread. Doing so makes the topics less usable for everyone. Also, do not list every state on your thread. It is unnecessary. Please limit the state topics to those states that the story pertains to.
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Miscellaneous - Anything which doesn't fit into another category.
News/Current Events - News and discussion of current events.
Philosophy - Discussions of philosophy and ideology.
Political Humor/Cartoons - Funny stuff
Politics/Elections - Discussions of politics and elections.
Unclassified - Articles awaiting re-classification.
Any State or Country - Do not spam every single state or country, please use only those that pertain to your article.
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.
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Certainly (if I have the guts to do it). At least I have my wife around. She could teach English usage to Prince Charles.
I had it backwards.
She's doing fine...thanks!
I surrender...hands in the air
That's a classic.
I'm second to the left. Olive...
Yeah, but never on an internet web site.
My hip is alright, don't you think?
Not fair to show those pics of beer. I have been craving a Carlsberg ever since yesterdays buy Danish thread. Must wait until weekend.
Does your mother know what you're up to at this moment?
OOOOPS... that was NOT the speaker button. Oh well.... get some sleep.
Do I have to lock my door at night? :)
Thanks for that tidbit, Olive!! Tell Long John I said hello! He he he!
Thanks for posting this.
Tell us how you managed to aquire these rewards so that we may not repeat said mistakes :-)
Do the daily evolution threads have a special exemption for being posted in breaking news - when much more pertinent topics get moved?
All our posts are belong to you?
Great post, but you should have mentioned the "preview" button, which is very handy for proofreading to catch typos before you post. ;-)
Wow...if thats a pic of the Admin Moderators...the Sidebar Moderator must be double smoking hot!
Particular news items have appeared in the, Breaking News section, on my screen. After commenting, then posting the message, the title is no longer in the, Breaking News section. This only occurs with a few. Why does this happen?
Good info, thanks for the post.
Y'all ain't never seen nuttin' like this before!
Darn, I understand being the least pretty is difficult. That being said.....did this thread disappear and then re-appear, or am I also the least pretty......?
!*@^^$%! Bump ^!$#@^*
Is this thing on?
I got a question? How do you post a pic....thanks
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Can you give me posting instructions for pictures and mp3's?
Independence From the Press Rocks the Gatekeeper's World
To say, I dont think newspapers can be the gatekeepers anymore, as James OShea did, is to recognize an historic shift in the politics of information. Its the sort of thing that can leave you stunned, angry, confused and depressed, if you have always thought of yourself as keeper of the gate.
This thread is extremely helpful. As a newbie, I used it every time I posted a new thread. Now I still use it frequently. It’s been 3 years since this thread was originally posted.
Will you revise the thread and post an updated version of it? If you don’t have time to do so, may I use this thread as a template for a new one? I’ll submit it for your approval and edits. It will be accepted as official only if you post it though.
Good idea? Bad idea? Mind my own freaking business? :)
I was sent here after getting in trouble. I did what I was asked and read all this stuff.
1) How to I make quotes appear in italics?
2) How to post a picture to a thread
You may want to consider updating this sentence in the Blog area. IIRC, LGF has gone bonkers...
Is the search function broken? When I search for user Ernest_at_the_Beach I get nothing, but I can find his FR posts using google. Thanks!
Thanks, just delete the underscores!
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