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How to post a thread and other interesting facts, part II. (Welcome Newbies)
April 7, 2006 | Olive

Posted on 04/07/2006 2:12:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

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1 posted on 04/07/2006 2:12:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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You left out the part about saying prayers before the ZOT.

2 posted on 04/07/2006 2:17:03 PM PDT by FreedomFarmer (If R<1ohm, Resitance is Futile!)
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To: Admin Moderator
I will not be the first to do the tired "Already posted" reply.
3 posted on 04/07/2006 2:17:14 PM PDT by Flyer (Preserve American Culture)
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To: Admin Moderator

I still don't know how to go between the different subscrition deals.. I like the old format. Anyway, you forgot to post that it is against the rules to post a thread about a female teacher/male student unless there is an accompanying pic of the teacher.


4 posted on 04/07/2006 2:18:04 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Book marked & Bumped!
5 posted on 04/07/2006 2:21:50 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (She left suds in the bucket, And the clothes hangin' out on the line)
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To: Rodney King

Try this link, (top of the latest threads page)

{more....}
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/my/

Then

{subscriptions}
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/my/subscriptions

And set your 'order' (right hand side sidebar configurations), one being first, 5 being fifth. "MAX" is the number of articles you want to see. 5, 10, 15, etc will show 5 or 10 or 15 articles in your sidebar. 'Color' is something John was playing with. Enter that at your own risk.


6 posted on 04/07/2006 2:26:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Rodney King
An oldie, but a goodie:

5th Edition of the Lexicon of FreeRepublic * * A helpful FR dictionary for newcomers * *

7 posted on 04/07/2006 2:26:16 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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I can post in color occasionally, can't I? Thanks.
8 posted on 04/07/2006 2:26:58 PM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: Admin Moderator

How do you attach a picture?


9 posted on 04/07/2006 2:27:53 PM PDT by Auntbee (I have become comfortably numb.)
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To: Bush_Democrat

Is that the latest?


10 posted on 04/07/2006 2:28:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator; All
USE KEYWORDS!

11 posted on 04/07/2006 2:28:53 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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To: Auntbee
Snakes on a Plane!

12 posted on 04/07/2006 2:29:50 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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Being a well-trained FReeper, I searched on the word "Lexicon" and "FreeRepublic" and that was the latest one to come up. It does look like it needs to be updated - I'm series, my beeber is stuned...


13 posted on 04/07/2006 2:31:32 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: Auntbee
Type this:

<img src="put image url here">

For example

<img src="http://www.richardpoe.com/images/jimrob.jpg">

will end up as


14 posted on 04/07/2006 2:33:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Auntbee

"How do you attach a picture?"

OK, here's the Reader's Digest version...

1. Go to PhotoBucket and register for a free account http://www.photobucket.com/

2. When you're in your album, under Add Pictures, there is a place to click if the photo you want to place is somewhere on the internet, or there is a Browse button if the picture is somewhere on your own computer.

3. Hit the Submit button to upload the picture to your PhotoBucket account, and look at it. There are 3 boxes under the picture with coding in them. Pick the middle one (the one that starts with "img", highlight it and copy it (edit-->copy)

4. Come over here to FreeRepublic, open your reply window, and paste it in (edit-->paste)

5. Preview it (remember, preview is our friend) Voila - it should appear like magic!


15 posted on 04/07/2006 2:33:21 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: Bush_Democrat

Sounds like a good project for you to take on!


16 posted on 04/07/2006 2:34:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Bush_Democrat; Admin Moderator
I'm series, my beeber is stuned...

Hate to sound like an idiot, but what is a 'beeber' or a 'Stuned Beeber'?! (Still somewhat of a Newbie!!)
17 posted on 04/07/2006 2:34:19 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Some more items to consider: Thanks!
18 posted on 04/07/2006 2:34:48 PM PDT by upchuck (Wikipedia.com - the most unbelievable web site in the world.)
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I sent a rather blunt email to Diane Feinstein last night which I posted on FR and have just received a reply from her which I'd also like to post. My question is since the original thread is now pages back should I still post it there?
19 posted on 04/07/2006 2:34:58 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION !)
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Have we just had a system change?

When did the keywords get moved to the upper right.....it's nice.


20 posted on 04/07/2006 2:37:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Admin Moderator

Where is Olive?

This can't be a newbie thread without Olive.


21 posted on 04/07/2006 2:37:40 PM PDT by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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250,000 registered posters

I did not know that. Good grief, that's HUGE! That's gotta be a record setter somewhere.

22 posted on 04/07/2006 2:38:55 PM PDT by Musket
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To: proud_yank
There once was a thread on FR...

Seriesly (most of our jokes come from unintentional misspellings that continue to haunt the perpetrator for years)

A thread was posted years ago that started the beeber joke. I finally bookmarked it so I could reference it: Would like freeper help (origin of beeber)

Ever since that day, we've all been stuned at some point or another...

23 posted on 04/07/2006 2:40:16 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: AmeriBrit

Sure, link back to your original. Is it newsworthy? Or is it a canned response. Then, consider, what good would a canned response be on the forum? We all know the MO of libs. Posting is not cut and dried. If you think your canned reply is worthy, then post it. But, it'll probably be moved to chat. Just because we have heard their pathetic responses a zillion times. If you get a unique response, then, it's probably newsworthy. The 'ho hum' replies will be chatted.


24 posted on 04/07/2006 2:40:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As far as I know, that's where they were all along.


25 posted on 04/07/2006 2:41:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: fanfan

Duh, did you look at the author? You're chatting with Olive.


26 posted on 04/07/2006 2:42:24 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: fanfan
Where is Olive?



On the right!
27 posted on 04/07/2006 2:45:38 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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To: proud_yank
*Blush*
28 posted on 04/07/2006 2:46:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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There are some blogs out there worthy of news, like Little Green Footballs.

Can I ask about this topic? I agree with this sentence -- most blogs aren't great, and we don't want them cluttering up the main page.

And on the other hand, a few of them are much better and much more important than anything in the MSM. Michael Yon's blog comes to mind. So does "The Belmont Club" by our own Wretchard.

So if I want to post something from one of these top-quality blogs, does it make sense to do it in News/Activism?

29 posted on 04/07/2006 2:49:23 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: proud_yank

Dang -- that's some picture.


30 posted on 04/07/2006 2:50:17 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: 68skylark

bump


31 posted on 04/07/2006 2:50:17 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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Don't forget FRDeepSearch...

click here!

"Thank a GoogleScript near you...."

32 posted on 04/07/2006 2:50:19 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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This guy is one of my heroes. His anger is pure comedic brilliance.
33 posted on 04/07/2006 2:50:59 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: proud_yank

Ok.Is that 'title' a play on words?

Is it really "Sport Shooter" or "Sports hooter"?

:0)


34 posted on 04/07/2006 2:52:02 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Admin Moderator

How soon after a story has been posted can it be posted again?


35 posted on 04/07/2006 2:52:14 PM PDT by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: SmithL

Around here? About 20 seconds!

:)


36 posted on 04/07/2006 2:53:13 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: proud_yank

You hadn't read that thread yet?

When you get over LOL!, tell me.

;-)


37 posted on 04/07/2006 2:53:48 PM PDT by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I post editorials from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review almost every week.The Trib requires excerpting and linking.

Here's the rub, most Trib editorials are under 300 words and excerpting guidelines allow up to 300 words.

When posting, I drop a sentence or two and post the remainder of the editorial as an excerpt.

Usually this seems to satisfy the moderators, but on one or two occasions my post has been altered by a moderator to an "auto excerpt" which leaves one or two random paragraphs as the final post.

Is this a "grey" area or do you have a preference that I should conform to?

:)

38 posted on 04/07/2006 2:54:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FIRE MURTHA-Support Diana Irey--http://www.irey.com)
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To: SmithL

Check the "DejaVu" clock


39 posted on 04/07/2006 2:54:17 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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I know, but without a picture, all the guys will think you are a reindeer.

;-)
40 posted on 04/07/2006 2:55:52 PM PDT by fanfan ( We have become the best/biggest news gathering entity in the whole known history of the world.)
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To: 68skylark
"So if I want to post something from one of these top-quality blogs, does it make sense to do it in News/Activism?"

Here's the skinny. Go ahead and post it. Blogs are a dime a dozen. We all know that. If it's newsworthy, and an obscure blogger posted it, it'll eventually end up in news. We don't limit blogs to blog only. We've put articles in blog only to shortly realize, this is big news. It's not easy, what's legit news, what's just opinion. But, eventually, the cream will rise to the top. If you're adamant about a thread, send us off a note, we'll review it. 9 times out of 10, we'll move it to news. We aren't Nazis, as the trolls would have you think. We see a lot more than the average poster, even the poster who's here 24-7. But, we know when a developing hot story is in the works, and we try to credit the blogger who first posted it. Hope this helps.

41 posted on 04/07/2006 2:56:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

We're ALL newbies from time to time. How did you post HTML as text?


42 posted on 04/07/2006 2:57:15 PM PDT by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: xcamel
again?
43 posted on 04/07/2006 2:58:39 PM PDT by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Bush_Democrat

That is hilarious! I never knew that, but always wondered. I checked the FReeper dictionary, but never saw it in there. Do I dare ask about "Cheese" or "Moose"? Others I've seen thrown around a bit!


44 posted on 04/07/2006 2:59:54 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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Bears Repeating:

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.

Not your emails, your phone calls, your letters to the editor, your screamfest with co-workers, your WOD threads or your WOT threads or your random thought(s) that'll probably be chatted anyway.
45 posted on 04/07/2006 3:00:34 PM PDT by TomServo ("You think that's funny? Shoot yourself in the leg, I'll be right back.")
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To: fanfan
You hadn't read that thread yet?

I've never read that before, but I've heard 'beeber' mentioned quite a bit. That is just too funny!
46 posted on 04/07/2006 3:02:00 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Thankyou,

I don't think it's a canned reply but then again I'm no expert. Her reply will warrant another email from me.
47 posted on 04/07/2006 3:04:07 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION !)
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To: SmithL

We have "GUIDELINES". About 4 hours. But a lot depends on the topic. Is it hot, is it in breaking news? How many other posts have been posted? Is it so hot, we've been pulling tons of additional threads? If you post the exact same article 7 hours later, but it's number two in the breaking news sidebar, should we pull it? We discuss this behind the scenes. And sorry to say, a lot 'depends' on the situation. Case by case.

If it's just a generic repost, then we follow the four hour guideline. If it's a hot, everyone is following it, it depends. Moderating doesn't have the 'if then else' rules. It's a dynamic situation. Mostly we have a set of rules......Mostly, we can't follow them.

Jim always has the final say.


48 posted on 04/07/2006 3:09:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: smoothsailing

If an article is excerpt only, personally, go by the 1/3 rule. Even though John's written a 300 word code, I try to abide by the guidelines and be fair (I'll post the first one or two sentences) Personally, I try not to post from those sites, why give them additional hits when they're being bitchy about it? I don't want to see FR shafted by, "you posted 253 words, and it should have been 216 words".


49 posted on 04/07/2006 3:13:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Jim always has the final say.

It is good to be King!
; )

Thanks for the explanation.

50 posted on 04/07/2006 3:13:57 PM PDT by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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