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Free Republic Update: Multiple 'Sidebars'

Posted on 03/10/2008 7:18:15 PM PDT by John Robinson

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1 posted on 03/10/2008 7:18:15 PM PDT by John Robinson
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you are amazing. Thanks!


2 posted on 03/10/2008 7:19:56 PM PDT by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: John Robinson

Thanks for the update and a better place......


3 posted on 03/10/2008 7:20:41 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" Since 11/20/06)
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To: John Robinson

Can you please increase the size of the fonts on the second and third line of thread titles?

Free Republic Update: Multiple ‘Sidebars’
Posted by RDTF to John Robinson
On News/Activism 03/10/2008 10:19:56 PM EDT · 2 of 2


4 posted on 03/10/2008 7:24:07 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: John Robinson

Sidebars on the left and right = SWEET!


5 posted on 03/10/2008 7:24:35 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: John Robinson

Any chance of having the latest posts on a continuous scroll like at Free Dominion?

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6 posted on 03/10/2008 7:25:44 PM PDT by Yardstick
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John, could you fix the sidebar links so they’ll open new tabs? They’ve lost that ability lately.


7 posted on 03/10/2008 7:27:52 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the RINO population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: John Robinson

I no longer see what forum each story is in. (News, Chat, Religion,etc.)

Sometimes before posting a story, I will search to see if it belongs in News or Chat.

For instance, the San Francisco Zoo / Tiger mauling stories could have gone either in News or in Chat (which is where they ended up).

In the past we could search “tiger zoo” and see that the moderators desired them in chat by making note of which forum they ended up in.

The new format makes it more of a guessing game for those news articles in the ‘grey area.’

Anyway, nice changes overall.


8 posted on 03/10/2008 7:28:55 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: John Robinson

Thanks John! I’ve been waiting for you to put up a thread about the changes here at FR. I’m very impressed with the way you are doing subtle enhancements that keep the style and flavor of Free Republic intact.

Well done, many thanks, and keep up the great work!!

BC


9 posted on 03/10/2008 7:29:02 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: John Robinson

Thanks for making the best web site in the world even better!

It is possible to create “Browse by Forums” for:

1. Science
2. Technology

Many of my favorite threads are those related to these topics and I suspect many others feel the same.

THANK YOU!!!


10 posted on 03/10/2008 7:29:15 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: John Robinson

Woohoo! my suggestion made it! thank you very much. Now, I’d like a pony ... but not a silky one. :)


11 posted on 03/10/2008 7:30:02 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: John Robinson

Good stuff! It was a little rough for me at first, but I’m liking it more and more.


12 posted on 03/10/2008 7:30:41 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shephards we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: John Robinson

Thank you! My sidebars just appeared today since the start of the updates. I’m liking the changes more and more.


13 posted on 03/10/2008 7:31:10 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: John Robinson

Cool! New playground!


14 posted on 03/10/2008 7:31:44 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I kid because I love . . . and I loved and now have kids.)
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To: John Robinson

Might be good to have a Default Settings button on the Manage Blocks page so you if you botch the weightings or get confused you can start over.


15 posted on 03/10/2008 7:32:03 PM PDT by Yardstick
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Even Free Republic wants change. Let’s all go out and vote for Obama!

:-)


16 posted on 03/10/2008 7:32:57 PM PDT by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative and Rush Limbaugh knows it.)
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To: John Robinson

Sweeet!


17 posted on 03/10/2008 7:33:11 PM PDT by jaz.357 (When you throw mud, you lose ground.)
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To: BigBlueJon

Guess I should hit the spell check sometimes.....


18 posted on 03/10/2008 7:33:26 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: JoJo Gunn

I’ll second that.


19 posted on 03/10/2008 7:35:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: Yardstick

I protest, not unless it’s user selectable. If it’s not done right, it can be a processor hog, and even hang older systems, (like Macromedia Shockwave Crash™). Not all of us have the latest whiz-bang machines.


20 posted on 03/10/2008 7:36:42 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the RINO population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: John Robinson

Looks great! Much better than the old version!


21 posted on 03/10/2008 7:36:50 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "a whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: John Robinson

While you are at it digging in the innards, can you add a edit function?


22 posted on 03/10/2008 7:37:12 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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23 posted on 03/10/2008 7:37:21 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Yardstick

Good idea.


24 posted on 03/10/2008 7:39:19 PM PDT by John Robinson
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To: John Robinson

Cool - thanks!


25 posted on 03/10/2008 7:40:09 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (By their false faith in Man as God, the left would destroy us. They call this faith change.)
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To: John Robinson

Cool.
You have been a busy bee.


26 posted on 03/10/2008 7:41:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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We're doomed! DOOMED!!!
27 posted on 03/10/2008 7:41:42 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: John Robinson

My Against Obama/Hillary is at 140% now ,YYYYEEEEEEEEHHHHHAAAAAWWWWWW

Just kidding


28 posted on 03/10/2008 7:42:57 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,and I Vote..,..)
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Bttt.


29 posted on 03/10/2008 7:47:31 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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Thanks JR! New fun, useful bells and whistles!

I'd still like to see a US flag and maybe an eagle graphic. And for me personally the ability to change the background from white to something softer.

But that's all nitpicking. Great job and thanks again!

prisoner6

30 posted on 03/10/2008 7:47:38 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: John Robinson

Really nice. Thanks.


31 posted on 03/10/2008 7:51:53 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: JoJo Gunn

In Safari, set your Tab preferences. I just Command Click on a link and it opens in a new tab. No changes needed to the web site.


32 posted on 03/10/2008 7:52:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: prisoner6
I'd still like to see a US flag and maybe an eagle graphic.

Seems like back in the day, the management tried a flag background. I remember it looking really good.

33 posted on 03/10/2008 7:52:41 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: John Robinson

Nice idea


34 posted on 03/10/2008 7:54:03 PM PDT by deadmenvote (I Don't mind change, long as I'm not their. MONK)
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To: John Robinson

as long as you have added the tabs, how about making one of them “latest post to you” instead of having the link at the top? or maybe make it into sidebar?


35 posted on 03/10/2008 7:56:07 PM PDT by fnord (If gun owners, pot smokers, and poker players start a political party, they'd never lose an election)
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Great work, Jim. The best is even better.

I’m puzzled, though, why I can only post a new article if I’m reading an article. How come users can’t post articles anymore from the main page.

Also, how about updating the “Hot Topics” list? Anthrax hasn’t been a hot topic for years. “Global Warming” is the really hot topic now.


36 posted on 03/10/2008 8:02:32 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Thanks


37 posted on 03/10/2008 8:02:55 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: John Robinson

With all these option I need a 2nd monitor.


38 posted on 03/10/2008 8:05:03 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (It's a slow night so, In for a penny in for a pound.)
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John (or anybody). How do you find what a particular FReeper has posted...that dropdown menu by keyword, by poster, by title...what happened to it.


39 posted on 03/10/2008 8:06:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yeah, but you already have the option here in your User Preferences to open in either the same window or tab or the links open a new one, which doesn’t work now (it’s still working okay in the main body, the white section).


40 posted on 03/10/2008 8:08:15 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the RINO population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: John Robinson

Thank you. Nice user interface.

In the area of functionality, I really need an “ignore user” and “stop-FReepmail-and comments-from-user”.

Heck, why not throw in a self “account is banned or suspended” option for when we really get fed up. Give us the option of one week, two, permanent opus, etc.


41 posted on 03/10/2008 8:09:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: PGalt
This?
42 posted on 03/10/2008 8:12:21 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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John, I clicked on your link "Manage Blocks" and I can't figure out how I would get to that without your post. I don't see anything on my page to access it. In fact all I see now is: Forum, Account, Mail, Pings, Sign Out,I used to have "More" there also and when I went to that I could access my bookmarks, local, preferences, profile, etc. Now I can't do that at all.

This has gotten very, very confusing. Thanks for making it so I could access Keywords and users though, which I hadn't been able to do untill you fixed it for those who have java disabled.

43 posted on 03/10/2008 8:15:25 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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I just wish there was a ‘search’ (By date/or relevance) link on the comments page.

I have to go to a post to get that type of search.


44 posted on 03/10/2008 8:16:15 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: jdm

Not exactly, but thanks. How do I find you, jdm, and all of the great comments you make in the forum (it used to be at the top...in the middle...with a dropdown menu)


45 posted on 03/10/2008 8:19:04 PM PDT by PGalt
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I would love to se an “ignore post” option also. For example, in the case of that lamp post thing the last few days I had no desire to even see the title.


46 posted on 03/10/2008 8:19:14 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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FR is looking great, John! Thanks for all the work you put in to the greatest conservative spot on the Net.


47 posted on 03/10/2008 8:19:44 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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"....that dropdown menu by keyword, by poster, by title...what happened to it."

Up in the top right had corner is an oblong box with the word Go next to it. Click on the box then a drop down menue will appear. It will say keyword, user, etc. Click on user. Then in the box type in the users name.

48 posted on 03/10/2008 8:19:47 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Spunky

“More” has been renamed to “Account”. You can find Manage Blocks there. Manage blocks is also on the sidebar but is labeled “Configure Sidebar”... probably need to change that now.


49 posted on 03/10/2008 8:20:28 PM PDT by John Robinson
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Most totally awesome!


50 posted on 03/10/2008 8:22:11 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Eliot Spitzer: Living proof that the bigger they think they are, the harder they fall.)
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