Skip to comments.Mod Lecture Series- Freeper Community Update
Posted on 10/26/2009 4:32:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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No question about it, this is the best forum I've seen in years of browsing the web! We can ping, we can reply directly to people and we know who is replying to us. Freepmail is great here too.
My one ‘unhappiness’ is that I can't get my TIME right in Freepmail. It is two hours earlier than my own time and ‘options’ no longer allows me to get it set right. Totally off-topic, I know!
I agree with PhiKapMom and would carry it a bit further. I’d suggest a blanket, automated block on thread-starting (any threads, not just vanities) by people who have been registered less than a couple of months, and even then, only after they reach a certain number of total posts (to weed out delayed use of phony registrations by people aren’t really participating in the forum).
I’m sure I was here, actively posting AND donating for many, many months (maybe even over a year), before I ever started a thread. If a newbie has something really special to post, they could ask an established FReeper, either on a related thread or by FReepmail, to post a thread with the material. For a newbie with some sort of valuable inside position (e.g. in government or a major media organization) whose identity is known to the management, the block could be manually removed upon request, if the management sees fit.
There are hundreds of threads posted here every day, and not much legitimate reason for newbies to start threads. They could spend all day participating in fascinating threads on a huge variety of topics, covering all major issues currently facing the nation, and still not have exhausted the day’s offerings. What’s the big rush to skip over threads posted by established FReepers and start their own threads?
Everyone falls short. We can't let our weaknesses become excuses or to allow them to redefine the goal.
Criticism is often constructive, even if done in a back-handed way.
Here's a test:
Would you support a practicing homosexual pedophile rabbi as long as he was for lower taxes and voted Republican most of the time? I mean, after all, he is mostly a Republican, right? If you don't support him, by what criteria do you put him down?
Oh thank goodness!
At a dollar a year, that would be almost a week's worth of FReeping!
That sounds like 2 cents is worth a lot.
“I appreciate this thread. This should cut down considerably the FReepmail I get from angry FReepers on the Religion Forum calling the VK to ZOT this HERETIC or that APOSTATE.”
LoLYou deserve a big hug for that!!
Do you really think that is a meaningful and realistic example to make your point?
Just funnin Glock.
Agree. And for that reason, I'm perfectly ok with the basic system here. Like you, I only need a few basic HTML commands to do what I need to do around here.
Given that this forum has a larger, and more active membership than perhaps any political forum on the internet, would it even be wise to change the basic layout, or functions? If I were the owner, I'd have to study the ramifications of doing that with a fairly serious analysis before committing to it.
I thought the envelope was pretty cool.
Me too. :-)
And I love Bibi.
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!
I think the idea was $1 a month but I catch your drift.
You are an apostate of the religion of peace, harlot! No hugs!
Oh, I doubt it.
“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.
Thank you :)
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