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Admin Lecture Series ^ | February 1, 2006 | Olive

Posted on 02/01/2006 2:00:18 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Edited on 02/01/2006 2:49:56 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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We all hope you enjoy FR, and we want to continue to provide good service to you. It's not always black and white, but, we're not the big bullies either. I'm on the right...Olive, the other Reindeer...


1 posted on 02/01/2006 2:00:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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THANK YOU!


2 posted on 02/01/2006 2:02:19 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Admin Moderator
ibtz ;^)

Seriously, thanks for all you all do...

3 posted on 02/01/2006 2:02:31 PM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: Over 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: Admin Moderator

Another tip : Please use the spell check. For example, it is alligator and not aligator.
cheerio


4 posted on 02/01/2006 2:02:59 PM PST by razoroccam (Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
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I think I'm going to click the abuse button.


5 posted on 02/01/2006 2:03:18 PM PST by Xenophobic Alien (At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world)
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Fascinating.


6 posted on 02/01/2006 2:03:23 PM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K virus -only without the handy deadline.)
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You will earn eternal diety status with that picture.


7 posted on 02/01/2006 2:03:34 PM PST by pissant
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you are one hot ...... ummmmm .... FReeper


8 posted on 02/01/2006 2:04:19 PM PST by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: Admin Moderator

You are numero uno.


9 posted on 02/01/2006 2:04:41 PM PST by 300magnum (We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us)
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What?

No mention of the Kitties? Sheeesh..


10 posted on 02/01/2006 2:05:20 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (13th AF, 3rd TFW, 3rd AGS, 3rd AMU - ESC The Blue Screw will get you too! 86-89)
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Another tip:

KEYWORDS are your friends.

If the story has something to do with Iran, enter IRAN.


11 posted on 02/01/2006 2:05:31 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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Ask questions, we'll do our best to answer.

Who is on the left?....

12 posted on 02/01/2006 2:05:43 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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ping


13 posted on 02/01/2006 2:06:50 PM PST by Cruz
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Are you logged in?


14 posted on 02/01/2006 2:06:54 PM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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Bush's Fault!


15 posted on 02/01/2006 2:07:53 PM PST by JimWforBush (3 things I won't discuss...Politics, Religion and The Great Pumpkin)
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To: 300magnum

This is very helpful.

Why is it when I post a comment the thread seams to automatically stop?

And what in blazes does BTTT mean?

Thanks


16 posted on 02/01/2006 2:09:01 PM PST by Dacula
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And remember: They're not PETA fanatics. They're PETAphiles.


17 posted on 02/01/2006 2:09:30 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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bump


18 posted on 02/01/2006 2:11:45 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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Already posted here.
19 posted on 02/01/2006 2:12:44 PM PST by Glenn (What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do!)
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You forgot to tell them that they must be wearing pajamas to post.


20 posted on 02/01/2006 2:13:19 PM PST by SirChas (I seem to be rapidly approaching the apex of my mediocre career)
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"We are personally trying to 'trash' you."

Why? What'd I do? What'd I do?
21 posted on 02/01/2006 2:13:29 PM PST by Trampled by Lambs (I think, therefor I Zot!)
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Thank You All Wise, all Powerful, All Seeing and All Knowing Mod!

Did I say that the way you wrote it?



22 posted on 02/01/2006 2:14:43 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I'll admit it , I'm a Snow Flake !(Snoq) The rest of my tagline redacted by court order.)
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IBTZ!


23 posted on 02/01/2006 2:15:13 PM PST by StrictTime (What a beautiful day!)
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"we can analize your content"

Ummm, no thanks.

24 posted on 02/01/2006 2:15:17 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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Thanks for informing the newbies and refreshing the oldtimers.


25 posted on 02/01/2006 2:15:30 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: razoroccam

Over the years, I've learned to 'hide' stuff, just to keep you guys on your toes.


26 posted on 02/01/2006 2:15:43 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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"Those" look like BIG bullies to me! ;^)


27 posted on 02/01/2006 2:16:22 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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Just watch me, kiddies.


28 posted on 02/01/2006 2:16:25 PM PST by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings............Modesty hides my thighs in her wings......)
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To: rface

Just remember, I'm Olive... FMCDH


29 posted on 02/01/2006 2:16:42 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

My awards include:

two thread pulls (with a nifty suspension on the second)
and two "knock it off"s

I guess I am doing pretty good.


30 posted on 02/01/2006 2:17:14 PM PST by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: finnman69

Keywords are optional, not everyone likes to use them. Posters can always add them.


31 posted on 02/01/2006 2:17:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

The list of tips I occasionally post if I feel kindly towards a newbie:

New User Rules of Thumb

This is actually a quite friendly place once you realize some basic rules of thumb:

Don't post personal essays in News Activism. In fact, posting personal essays is frowned upon, especially if you don't respond to people who want to discuss it with you.

Don't post duplicate threads

Don't use this as an advertising place

Don't expect it to be a debating society, cause it's not.

Don't post and run. This gets more people marked as trolls than anything.

Don't use it as a place to do your homework.

Don't post in the wrong area.

When in doubt, use your spell checker.

Use the preview function to make sure your paragraphs are there.

Be respectful of the fact that many people who post here love guns, God, and the Constitution.

Viking kitties can be your friends.

Best way to get a feel for it is to get involved with discussions on threads and read a lot of what is being posted.


It's really not necessary to lurk for 6 months, rumour to the countrary!

Special vocabulary:

Zot - when the moderators declare a troll has posted, and the game of pile up on the thread takes place. Frequently symbolized by a lightning strike or an atomic explosion.

Viking Kitties - the ones who do the zotting for the mods! (a great game!)

BTTT - back to the top - when you want to bump a post back up, usually because you don't have the time to read it, but want it on your "My Comments" section.

Hugh - inhouse joke for huge

vey series - inhouse joke for very serious. Can be shortened to just series.

all your base are belong to us (I suggest you google that one. Great fun!)

Stuned - inhouse joke. Stunned, usually used in a humourous or sarcastic way, usually by a "beeber like device"

And finally:

DO NOT EVER POST A WHOLE MESSAGE IN ALL CAPS.

Remember, paragraphs are your friends.

Beware the spelling and grammar nazis. Good content will keep them at bay some times, but not always.


32 posted on 02/01/2006 2:17:44 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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Couple of nice SUVs there.


33 posted on 02/01/2006 2:17:48 PM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

That's another shemod. She's on vacation right now.


34 posted on 02/01/2006 2:18:02 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Dacula
"Why is it when I post a comment the thread seams to automatically stop? "

I don't know.

BTTT is 'bump to the top'. Some posters like to follow the latest 'thread' options, some like to follow the latest 'messages' option. Look at the upper right hand corner, under 'latest search topics post help'. You can adjust your preferences according to your preferences, select 'threads' or 'messages'. The bttt will add a message to the thread and will appear in the message option.
35 posted on 02/01/2006 2:21:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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Thanks much! Bookmarked this...For quick reference.


36 posted on 02/01/2006 2:21:20 PM PST by Majie Purple
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Why is it when many people reply with a general comment, their replys go to the article poster (the one who started the thread) rather than the last person to make a post?

What I mean is, many times I'll read a multipage thread, and then reply to whoever was last, rather than page back to the beginning-are others just not reading past the first post or am I missing something?

Thanks!


37 posted on 02/01/2006 2:21:57 PM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: HAL9000

You guys are just mean to little ole me.


38 posted on 02/01/2006 2:22:38 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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Nice hardware their packin.


39 posted on 02/01/2006 2:23:10 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude
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Those are sure big guns....makes me want to....what?....I was just look.......(((SMACK)))....OUCH!!!!


40 posted on 02/01/2006 2:25:14 PM PST by afnamvet
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To: cgk

OLIVE BUMP


41 posted on 02/01/2006 2:25:19 PM PST by kitkat
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I notice that oddly "shns.com", McClatchy's syndicated news service, is not listed on the restricted list even though many articles from McClatchy's staff writers are first avaliable on Scripts Howard and then later, with slightly altered titles, are published on sites from our restricted list (sacbee.com, modbee.com and fresnobee.com.)

What's the rule? Thanks.

42 posted on 02/01/2006 2:26:43 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I didn't hear you, I was in the shower.


43 posted on 02/01/2006 2:27:11 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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And close your tags!!!!
(Just got kind of nostalgic there for a moment).


44 posted on 02/01/2006 2:27:13 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (Chuck Cooperstein is a tool.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

And set the sensitivity of your sarcasm detector to MAX!


45 posted on 02/01/2006 2:28:04 PM PST by OSHA (Liberal Utopia: When they shoot people going over the wall.)
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LOL!


46 posted on 02/01/2006 2:28:08 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: OSHA

That's probably a good hint to those who don't appreciate the sarcasm game...but I was raised to it, so I forget....


47 posted on 02/01/2006 2:29:06 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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Place Marker!


48 posted on 02/01/2006 2:30:22 PM PST by aShepard
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THank you!


49 posted on 02/01/2006 2:31:24 PM PST by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: icwhatudo

It depends who you select to 'reply' to.


50 posted on 02/01/2006 2:31:29 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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