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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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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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To: Admin Moderator
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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To: Admin Moderator
But, we know when a developing hot story is in the works,

Like when you moved recently a modest 're-title' post request from me into breaking news, +8000 views later?  ;-)

51 posted on 04/07/2006 3:22:29 PM PDT by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect, it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: SmithL
There are html codes that can do the greater than and less than symbols, and a bunch of other stuff.

mash here

& #60 ;(remove spaces) is less than
& #62 ;(remove spaces) is greater than

Incorporate that into your html, and poof, instant < or >

52 posted on 04/07/2006 3:23:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: AmeriBrit

It might be newsworty, as a 'saga'.


53 posted on 04/07/2006 3:25:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
The 1/3 rule sounds fine to me,will do.The rule is a fair one.

Personally, I try not to post from those sites..

Don't confuse the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.The Trib is one of the best conservative newspapers in the country, while the Post-Gazette is just another liberal rag.

You know better than I, but I'd be surprised if the Trib gets "bitchy" about posting their stuff on FR.

Thanks for the guidance! :-)

56 posted on 04/07/2006 3:36:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing (FIRE MURTHA-Support Diana Irey--http://www.irey.com)
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To: Admin Moderator
<Too Cool!>

Thank You, I've bookmarked that one.

57 posted on 04/07/2006 4:12:21 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: Admin Moderator
Regarding the bitchy newspapers, I hate giving hits to papers like the Tennessean, who won't even let us excerpt. Sometimes, though, they're the only ones carrying a story that I've already classified (in my own mind) as newsworthy.

That's my biggest concern with the sale of Knight-Ridder. McClatchy does allow excerpting, but they're not keeping all the papers, including my local paper. Lord help us if Gannett ends up with a fresh bunch of papers.

58 posted on 04/07/2006 4:24:44 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: Admin Moderator

Thank you. As a newbie, though getting better at posting and some basic HTML, all the information was noted and this page link added to my browser favorites. I'm not sure how to "bookmark" on FR yet.

Because the Iran keyword link disappeared today (later put back by Admin) I learned how to search using the "keyword" drop down search menu option. Finding out everything I need to know does seem to depend on "experience" over time.

Some of us still need all the help we can get. :-))




59 posted on 04/07/2006 4:36:00 PM PDT by FARS
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To: FreedomFarmer
AWWWWWW That's cute
60 posted on 04/07/2006 4:36:33 PM PDT by Cheapskate (America , -- -- -- -- Yeah!)
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