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Merry Christmas from Olive, and the rest of the herd
Mod Squad ^ | 12-17-06 | Olive

Posted on 12/17/2006 9:55:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator

Hi everyone, Olive here, it's been awhile since we had a refresher course on the posting guidelines. Santa says hi, and we're all looking forward to a great new year!

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.

Let's talk about profanity, your f**k and s**t and other posts will be pulled. We are not a gutter site, so don't treat us as such. We all get what you're saying, same as STFU, it's really not necessary. Also, graphic pictures with those kinds of words will be pulled. Got a problem with that, see the boss, I'm sure Santa agrees with me. Keep it clean.

Talking about keeping it clean, way too many flame wars lately, we hate giving out coal (suspensions). So, please try to tone that down. Keep your discussions to factual information. Calling someone an idiot or a moron really does not add to the intellect discussion we are striving for. Free Republic prides itself upon facts and the discussion of them, we aren't a cute, one liner, bash forum. (Lately that can be argued, but let's get back to our roots and discuss the issues). Idiot, bushbot, weiner, etc really lowers the discussion to that of DU, and as conservatives, we should aspire to a higher level of discourse.

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1 posted on 12/17/2006 9:55:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator


Merry Christmas BTTT


2 posted on 12/17/2006 9:56:41 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for the valuable information here. Keep up the great work, Mods! Y'all certainly deserve a pay raise!


3 posted on 12/17/2006 9:56:42 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks


4 posted on 12/17/2006 10:00:37 PM PST by null and void (You might as well do something big, because doing something small is just as hard ~ Larry Bock)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks and Merry Christmas to all.


5 posted on 12/17/2006 10:03:03 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks for the info and the hard work you all do!....and a Merry Christmas to you also.


6 posted on 12/17/2006 10:03:16 PM PST by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: onyx

Ok, so how do I save this puppy?


7 posted on 12/17/2006 10:05:03 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator; Skylus

Merry Christmas.

(Freep makes the best forum for daddy - daughter dates.)


8 posted on 12/17/2006 10:05:23 PM PST by Sundog (Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: Admin Moderator

9 posted on 12/17/2006 10:06:31 PM PST by pissant
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To: Admin Moderator

Merry Christmas, Ho, Ho, Ho!


10 posted on 12/17/2006 10:06:34 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Just Lori

Go to post number one. Click BOOKMARK (it's in blue letters).


11 posted on 12/17/2006 10:06:40 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Admin Moderator
Idiot, bushbot, weiner, etc really lowers the discussion to that of DU, and as conservatives, we should aspire to a higher level of discourse.

You are indeed correct. My apologies for previous indiscretions.
12 posted on 12/17/2006 10:07:24 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Just Lori

Under the main article (just above post #1), hit bookmarks, it'll save in your links page.


13 posted on 12/17/2006 10:07:32 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Vulgarity/Profanity Prohibition BTTT! Thanks.

And while we're at it, OMG is taking the Lord's name in vain, also a form of profanity.


14 posted on 12/17/2006 10:07:56 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: onyx

Three years a FReeper. Whoda thunk? Tanks. Weely. I'm series. =)


15 posted on 12/17/2006 10:09:02 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I've seen OMG is "Oh My Gosh".


16 posted on 12/17/2006 10:09:48 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

This is most welcome...hugh sigh of relief...and Merry Christmas.


17 posted on 12/17/2006 10:09:54 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Just Lori


You're welcome. When you want to access it, just go to your FReeper page and click LINKS.


18 posted on 12/17/2006 10:10:14 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Now I just gotta find my links page! LMAO! (Oh, dear. Was that vulgar?)


19 posted on 12/17/2006 10:10:46 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

That's a bit puritanical, dontcha think? I'll go along with the real profanity prohibition, but jeez, banning OMG is loopy.


20 posted on 12/17/2006 10:11:10 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Good answer!


21 posted on 12/17/2006 10:12:03 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
And while we're at it, OMG is taking the Lord's name in vain, also a form of profanity.

When I use "OMG!" I mean "Oh, My Goodness!"

You must mean something else....

22 posted on 12/17/2006 10:12:04 PM PST by paulat
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To: Admin Moderator

I recall we used to be able to see how many posts and threads we've done. is there atill a way to do that?


23 posted on 12/17/2006 10:13:37 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Just Lori

Click on your name, it'll bring up your page, there's a "links" tab there. Anything you bookmark will be stored there.


24 posted on 12/17/2006 10:13:56 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: La Enchiladita

THAT'S the word I forgot! I am "Hughley" grateful for the asist!


25 posted on 12/17/2006 10:14:15 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance; The Spirit Of Allegiance

Are you two related, perhaps? =)


26 posted on 12/17/2006 10:15:02 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks much! Merry Christmas to all of you. Bookmarking.


27 posted on 12/17/2006 10:15:44 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Just Lori

De nada.

:)


28 posted on 12/17/2006 10:15:58 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

At the top of the threads page, click on 'more'. You'll get your numbers there, and a list of other stuff to explore.


29 posted on 12/17/2006 10:16:30 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: La Enchiladita

In that case......muchismas gracias! =)


30 posted on 12/17/2006 10:16:47 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Just Lori

The answer (response) comes before the question (comment), just as in my fave TV show, Jeopardy!

Personally, I'm excited to discover I have a Links page... "I did not know that."


31 posted on 12/17/2006 10:18:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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IBTZ

Just kidding
32 posted on 12/17/2006 10:19:32 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Admin Moderator

I thought OMG meant Oil My Guns :^)


33 posted on 12/17/2006 10:20:24 PM PST by jellybean (Proud to be an Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: Admin Moderator

True but Gosh is typically used as a surrogate for God just as Jiminy Cricket or Jeez are often used in lieu of saying Jesus Christ verbatim in vain. Often someone is catching themself and avoiding actually verbalizing their thoughts and intended meaning.

No way an army of Mods could or even should police all that...this was just my heartfelt reminder to all that words mean things, some sacred....

Thanks and Merry Christmas!


34 posted on 12/17/2006 10:22:13 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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Abso[censored]lutely! JimRob is the [censored] man and anyone who doesn't follow the rules is a [censored] troll, weenie, dork...

:)

Merry Christmas to yours and yours. Thank you for your work. Will try to keep clean.


35 posted on 12/17/2006 10:23:40 PM PST by Killborn (Age of servitude. A government of the traitors, by the liars, for the sheep.)
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To: Just Lori

LOL!


36 posted on 12/17/2006 10:23:56 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Good reminder!


37 posted on 12/17/2006 10:25:50 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

It is said that there is no 'I' in 'team.'

In the end thanks to the big picture and mods, FR is team.

38 posted on 12/17/2006 10:26:35 PM PST by quantim (Carcinoma Senatorus = Incurable malignant cancer causing senators to think they're Presidential.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Am I Puritanical? No. Do I show reverence in deference to God and Jesus Christ? Yes.

Literally, your use of jeez is profane. I don't expect to persuade or change you. I do want you to be aware. Now you are.

Loopy? Sounds like a breakfast cereal with a toucan.... ;^)


39 posted on 12/17/2006 10:29:47 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Could you include posting pictures of Helen Thomas
as vulgar?


40 posted on 12/17/2006 10:30:15 PM PST by Uneasy Rider
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To: Uneasy Rider

LOL! BUMP!


41 posted on 12/17/2006 10:31:36 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * Allen for U.S. Senate in '08)
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Just Lori

"Are you two related, perhaps? =)"



We were separated at birth of our nation.... ;^)


42 posted on 12/17/2006 10:32:57 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Nah, that'd be froot loopy.


43 posted on 12/17/2006 10:33:01 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: burzum

Bookmark self ping.


44 posted on 12/17/2006 10:33:19 PM PST by burzum (Despair not! I shall inspire you by charging blindly on!--Minsc, BG2)
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To: Uneasy Rider

Yeah that! Posting the helen thomas pic, especially on thread with hot bikini pics should be grounds for a 24 hour suspension, and limb removal for every time thereafter.


46 posted on 12/17/2006 10:34:50 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Uneasy Rider
She is, but, it's boundary crossing. This is a good example of self policing.
47 posted on 12/17/2006 10:35:22 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: quantim
It is said that there is no 'I' in 'team.'

But there is a me!

48 posted on 12/17/2006 10:35:50 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Iron my shirts, woman!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you Admin Moderator and Christmas blessings to you and all the moderators. I appreciate you all.


49 posted on 12/17/2006 10:35:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you, thank you, thank you. FR is starting to look alarmingly like DU only with strategically placed asterisks.


50 posted on 12/17/2006 10:39:01 PM PST by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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