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Mod Lecture Series- Freeper Community Update

Posted on 10/26/2009 4:32:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

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To: glock rocks

n00bie!

;<)


151 posted on 10/26/2009 6:17:59 PM PDT by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: rabscuttle385

I thought the envelope was pretty cool.


152 posted on 10/26/2009 6:18:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Me too. :-)

And I love Bibi.


153 posted on 10/26/2009 6:18:24 PM PDT by JRochelle (Newt in '12? NEVER!)
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To: deport

You helped me out so much as I had never heard of HTML in those days. Remember if you did bold, it would go into the next post if you were not careful. I still laugh at that and then some techie would come along and try to figure out how we could be dumb to not to do a close tag. Without you and others, I wouldn’t know HTML today and be able to use it on my blog where they tell you that you don’t need it. Bet me!

Have a good one!


154 posted on 10/26/2009 6:18:28 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: ApplegateRanch
At a dollar a year, that would be almost a week's worth of FReeping!

I think the idea was $1 a month but I catch your drift.

155 posted on 10/26/2009 6:19:03 PM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
(Hugggggz)

You are an apostate of the religion of peace, harlot! No hugs!

ZOT!

156 posted on 10/26/2009 6:19:48 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: umgud
Just funnin Glock.

Dang...


157 posted on 10/26/2009 6:21:50 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104
I bet the AM recieves a lot more than I do.

Oh, I doubt it.

158 posted on 10/26/2009 6:22:00 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: OCC; Admin Moderator

“What about sending a FReepmail welcome letter to any new user with FR mission statement, FReeper etiquette hints, and links to html sandbox and FR acronyms?”

That is a really great idea... Make it non-deletable.

;-)


159 posted on 10/26/2009 6:22:46 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Thank you :)


160 posted on 10/26/2009 6:22:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: Admin Moderator
We would like to start up a ‘welcome wagon’ type of ping list or group whose job it is to welcome new members, show them the ropes, and guide them through our community.

Good, and constructive points and thanks for publishing. Well taken.

It is time to roll out this for new members:

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161 posted on 10/26/2009 6:23:01 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Windflier
would it even be wise to change the basic layout, or functions?

This system has a long legacy and changing it in any radical way would be very destabilizing. And there is no purely information/communications reason to change much.

Even embedding videos is not necessary in that any video on youtube, for example, is only one click away through an URL that the reply editor will format for you without HTML. You can always post a pic with your link if you want to show the opening screen.

I see no real *reason* to change things drastically. There are a lot of details I'd change but I'm sure others would like them to remain the same so - there you have it.

162 posted on 10/26/2009 6:23:23 PM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl; DoughtyOne; mkjessup
On FR we have folks who trash lots of Republicans for not being conservative enough: Bush, Medved, Gingrich, even Cheney. Eventually, nobody is good enough. It makes you wonder what the true goal of these perfect conservatives is, really.

There is much to be said for

"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
which must not be compromised
to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers."

RONALD REAGAN

There are "certain fundamental beliefs" which are the core of conservatism. For example...

"The basis of conservatism is a desire
for less government interference or less
centralized authority or more individual freedom
and this is a pretty general description
also of what libertarianism is."

RONALD REAGAN

But hey, if you don't enforce any minimum standard of what constitutes conservatism, then you will support practically anything, in essence standing for nothing.

163 posted on 10/26/2009 6:28:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: Grizzled Bear; xzins; Admin Moderator

Armored coffee powered wombats..?
Okers, they’re being prepped.
But where does the zipline ninja hippopatamus come in?


164 posted on 10/26/2009 6:29:09 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is that why you pinged me ?


165 posted on 10/26/2009 6:29:30 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: paulycy
This system has a long legacy and changing it in any radical way would be very destabilizing. And there is no purely information/communications reason to change much.

I very much agree with that viewpoint, although adding a Rich Text Editor wouldn't hurt or change the basic function or layout of the site. It would make posting a lot less tedious, though.

166 posted on 10/26/2009 6:29:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PhiKapMom
I can remember when BLINK worked! I loved “blink” for just one word.........until someone forgot to use the close tag and everything below blinked too, lol.
167 posted on 10/26/2009 6:31:11 PM PDT by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Squantos; Cinnamon Girl

See 21. CG is uncomfortable with the “rageaholics” in “the anti-McCain crew” and “the anti-Romney crew.”


168 posted on 10/26/2009 6:31:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LoL I’ve noticed an increase of non-contributors call free-loaders. I don’t want them to feel bad. I had to wait until daughter got married before I could become a monthly. ;-]


169 posted on 10/26/2009 6:33:24 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Admin Moderator

I changed my email address and now I am getting prescreened. I’ve been here since 1998.


170 posted on 10/26/2009 6:34:00 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: glock rocks

I did an Opus once. It ended up being a fundraising thread . . .


171 posted on 10/26/2009 6:34:20 PM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I concur. And similarly, I lurked for a long time before signing up, and it was about 10 months from sign-up to my first thread-originating post.


172 posted on 10/26/2009 6:34:52 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
No, you’re right, it’s much better to have Ozero as the commander in chief. I’ll let my brother know. And my friend in Iraq. Maybe you could explain it to them. How it’s better to have the worst possible president than one who isn’t a perfect conservative.

While you're at it, please let them know that even though the last wonder-lust was Republican and did 'love the military' he didn't bother to lift a finger against Iran or Syria when they trained, armed, and deployed terrorists into Iraq.  Need I remind you of who those terrorists victims were in many instances?  How about the upgraded flack jackets?  What about the new upgraded personel carriers?  Did our guy do all that he could?  In a word, no.

He was just too busy doubling the budget of the Department of education in his first three years, and pushing through the largest single Great Society program in 40 years.

Until our populace gets tired of the leftists, we're going to have them with us. The best we can hope for is to out them for who they are, and change directions in this natioin.  We simply cannot do that by voting in people who claim to be conservative but drag their feet.  I spent the last eight years trying to talk sense into 'Conservaives' on this fourm, hoping Bush would get it.  He never did.  He was defended to the bitter end.  Nothing he did was worthy of him being taken to the wood shed over.

Well, Bush was bad enough.  I will never sign on to the likes of John McCain to lead this nation. While our troops risk their lives on foreign soil, he would be using our borders to further his globalist agenda.  He would be whittling away at our military as surely as Obama is.  He's happy enough calling them tortureres.

When McCain worked with George Soros and Teressa Heinz Kerry to form a foundation, I promised myself I would never support him.  When he sided against our POWs, their families and the military to grant Vietnam normalized status, I said to myself, this man is evil.  I will never support him.  I have a list of forty to fifty things that reveal to me that I can never support this man.  He is EVIL.

On FR we have folks who trash lots of Republicans for not being conservative enough: Bush, Medved, Gingrich, even Cheney. Eventually, nobody is good enough. It makes you wonder what the true goal of these perfect conservatives is, really.

Well, I know it's a quaint concept, but perhaps they want people who truly believe what they profess to believe.  Did you read Gingrich's latest diatribe on the forum today?  Have you listened to Medvid over the years?  Medvid means well, but he's lost in the ozone.  He takes the wrong side on so many issues that it's a surprise when he doesn't.  Every time I turn his show on, he convinces me I've come to the wrong place.  Newt is now convinced that it's too much to think a right wing majority could win a national election.

As for Cheney, I've had some problems with him over the years.  I would still probably vote for him.

Look, if these folks want to lead us, they need to think about what they say.  It's not my fault they don't believe in Conservatism.

How many tenets of Conservatism am I supposed to dismiss so I can vote for a Democrat who only believes a couple of things I do?

Sorry, we're so much farther left today than we were under Reagan, there's no denying that going along to get alone has brought us to where we are.  At some point we must take a stand or we'll be standing in the middle of leftist central as happy as a lark to be there.

Not me today.  Not me tomorrow.  If you think that makes me a leftist operative, then that's just sad.
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173 posted on 10/26/2009 6:35:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: Windflier
I very much agree with that viewpoint, although adding a Rich Text Editor wouldn't hurt or change the basic function or layout of the site. It would make posting a lot less tedious, though.

John Robinson is the tech guy (that's his screen name, too) and he, I'm sure, would be open to your suggestions.

Again, I am not an insider. I'm just blathering my own experiences here on FR. It is a great site, accomplishes what it intends to accomplish and my vote is for the slow, evolutionary approach and not a revolutionary "upgrade" that doesn't improve fundamental communications abilities.

Even then, I agree that a nice editor would be an improvement if they can work it out. And fix the search, like others have suggested.

174 posted on 10/26/2009 6:36:28 PM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Reagan also said, “unless someone agrees with me on everything, he’s off the team.”

Oh, no, wait, that wasn’t Reagan. He actually said: “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.”


175 posted on 10/26/2009 6:37:32 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: potlatch
I can remember when BLINK worked!

Blinks still work, sort of:




176 posted on 10/26/2009 6:37:38 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: crazyhorse691; Admin Moderator
a good drinking song would be ok.....Just take a chug everytime BO uses the words I,my and me.... He's on TV enough and one should be drunk after the first paragraph.....Should keep the threads interesting!
177 posted on 10/26/2009 6:37:52 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Windflier
[It would make posting a lot less tedious, though. ]

Gosh, I post some pretty involved table graphics with music linked and have no problem. I've not seen another forum setup that I like as well, guess I'm just used to doing the html and don't understand what I'm missing?

178 posted on 10/26/2009 6:38:10 PM PDT by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
He actually said: “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.”

Percentages are worthless if the other person stabs you in the back when you need his/her help the most.

179 posted on 10/26/2009 6:40:41 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: CharacterCounts

Sorry about that. Not sure why it happened - should be taken care of now. If it pops up again we have a bug. Hit the abuse button anywhere and let us know if it does.


180 posted on 10/26/2009 6:41:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Grizzled Bear; Admin Moderator; Darksheare
wombat...armor...custard..trampoline

Are we gonna require a sprinkling of custard or full immersion?

181 posted on 10/26/2009 6:41:38 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: rabscuttle385

You know, there are a good many people here who don’t understand this concept. There are times when I am guilty of this infraction, but I try to have a good reason and do it very seldom.

I know folks who support guys like McCain mean well. I can understand where they are coming from. It’s just sad to see what length’s they’ll go to to support a guy with an (R).

I once asked someone if there was a political race between Satan’s Lt. and the devil himself, who should we vote for. The obvious answer was neither. Oh I was assured that Satan’s top Lt. was the go to guy. Nevermind he would be implementing Satan’s plan 100%. He was better...


182 posted on 10/26/2009 6:42:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: 50mm
Lol, that made me kinda 'googlie eyed' but I managed to find a blink too!


184 posted on 10/26/2009 6:43:59 PM PDT by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: xzins
"Are we gonna require a sprinkling of custard or full immersion?

I Think that a really good hosing down will work.

185 posted on 10/26/2009 6:44:14 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I don't have time to Procrastinate)
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To: Billthedrill
I like floggings.

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186 posted on 10/26/2009 6:44:52 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I found this place in '03 when my son went to Iraq the 1st time. I was desperate to find any information as to what was going on over there. I found the replies to certain posts most helpful, and grew to love and understand the FReepers.

I didn't join right away, mostly just "feeling out" this place, but I get almost all my good information, (and laughs), in the replies to posts.

Give the "newbies" a chance, we were all one once.

But if they're a troll, call out the Viking Kitties!

187 posted on 10/26/2009 6:45:07 PM PDT by MountainDad
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To: potlatch

LOL


188 posted on 10/26/2009 6:46:05 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: potlatch

Some people still use blink, I can see the blink command works on this blackerry. Wierd!


189 posted on 10/26/2009 6:47:16 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks.


190 posted on 10/26/2009 6:48:46 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: CharacterCounts

9/11/98? NOOB!


191 posted on 10/26/2009 6:49:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Can we get a time out donation process here ?

Sort of like if I donate 50 bucks I can choose a freeper that gets suspended for 24 hours ?

I’d be willing to piss off any number of new or old freepers to promote such a fund raising effort !.........:o)


192 posted on 10/26/2009 6:49:44 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Windflier

One thing I like is it is easy to freep on an iPhone. It is tough to post on forums that have wysiwyg editors, and impossible to use Flash based forums on it. Simplicity has it’s advantages (freeping on iPhone now).


193 posted on 10/26/2009 6:50:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Cinnamon Girl
I wanted to bring it home to you.

You must have standards of some sort to determine if you support such a person or not, right? The same is true of the posters you criticize. They see the wrong in what an otherwise “stand up” guy is doing and pillory the guy for claiming they are the “conservative standard bearer” (as McCain did at the Conservative Union meeting last year) or for not following general conservative principals (like Romney with "RomneyCare" (who I had donated money to, along with McCain, both at key times to help)). I held my nose and did the best that I could at that time.

However, I always stood against the wrong in both people and their positions. You should support that berating of those who support wrong.

I assume you would say that you would not, in any palpable way support such a rabbi and would, in fact, seek to have him put in jail.

194 posted on 10/26/2009 6:51:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (I love it every time a POS dies at the hands of a victim.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

What was worse than blink was

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195 posted on 10/26/2009 6:51:23 PM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: CharacterCounts

Yep, you are just the type “they” are looking for... lol


196 posted on 10/26/2009 6:51:43 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
It hasn't worked here in years. They also had to stop Marquee, lol. Imagine the whole thread marquee-ing across the page!!
197 posted on 10/26/2009 6:52:26 PM PDT by potlatch (Actions Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: Admin Moderator

Bump and a comment:

Please Freepers, new and old, we don’t need to start a thread for every thought that passes through your brain.

Vanities & Freep This Poll threads are as out of control as 0-bammy’s spending.


198 posted on 10/26/2009 6:53:03 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I’ve been here for years....very seldom post a thread....By the time I get things filled out and downloaded....The story has already been posted....SO just limit to useful information.


199 posted on 10/26/2009 6:53:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl; ConservativeMind

“Do you really think that is a meaningful and realistic example to make your point?”

Look at the NY House race and ask that question again. We have the GOP party backing a pro abortion, pro homosexual Obama lover as the “future of the party.”

The example given is not far off.


200 posted on 10/26/2009 6:53:19 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!)
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