Skip to comments.Mod Lecture Series- Filtering Content on FR
Posted on 01/12/2010 12:41:22 PM PST by Admin ModeratorEdited on 01/12/2010 12:52:41 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
FreeRepublic has many options that allow all users to view specific topic categories the way they want.
For example, if you want to view all categories, link to this page:
If you, however, dont want to see blogs, chit chat, religion, etc, link to this page:
If you are only interested in a specific subject, lets say 2nd Amendment Issues, you can also sort just by keywords like this:
The architecture of this site allows for the end user to see the content he wants in the way he wants more than most other forum platforms. This site also has XML feeds on which, you can use various widgets around the web to actually feed you information you want. For example, if you want a feed of just breaking news articles, you can link to it using the RSS link at the bottom of the page like this:
You can even use these feeds to display custom content on a mobile device that is formatted best for that device if you like. For example, if you have a Blackberry, you can use this app with the RSS feed of the content you like.
Speaking of mobile devices, weve had a lot of reports from members that the architecture of this site allows it to work far better on most mobile devices than other forum platforms.
We have one member who has actually created a desktop AIR application he uses to give him a custom view of the sites content he wants to see using these feeds.
As you can see, you can do a lot with this site and filter what you want. This isnt a one-size fits all site. A little exploring and you can get exactly the content you want delivered to you the way you want.
We give you the tools and information, but we aren't Nanny State Mods who will do it for you.
Might it ever be possible to get FR on an iPhone?
How do I filter out those darn Admin Mod vanities?!
(woohoo! *ducking and running*)
FR actually works fine on an iPhone/iTouch just by typing in the URL into the browser. At that, it is one of the only forums I’m on that does work on it.
I’ve also used it on a Droid and BlackBerry Storm with no problems.
What I meant to say was “Thank you for that information, Mr. Admin Moderator.”
I guess this means I have to share my AIR app?
Check it out on this emulator:
The only problem is you can’t change that to landscape view.
When one clicks vies all why cant one see the the forum topic, blogger and personal,religion, etc. right there next to each article?
sorry “view all”
Is there some sort of widget I can use with FR in order to ONLY see vanities and opuses?
Free beer and pretzels would be great!
Noting to pass along. Good idea.
How do you say eliminate or block maybe two forums from being displayed? It’s either all or one isn’t it? In other words say I’d like to follow all but Religion and chit chat. How do you do that?
Use any RSS reader with these two links:
we aren’t Nanny State Mods who will do it for you.
Damn and you’re not for hire either? .. and here we just sprung for a Internet capable HDTV,, I wish you could help me figure it all out,, I hope I can at least get RSS feed working but I know you’re kind of busy too. So many options yet people are crying for even more. I’m just gonna spend the bucks and go wireless all around.. :-]
Go figure. lol
OK, that’s easy - thanks!
in The Graduate
it was ‘plastics’
today .. it’s ‘widgets’
Absolutely, FR works incredibly well on my BlackBerry!
Ping if you want to add any notes or tips
How about a filter to filter out the idiots who want to have a discussion on the state announcement board. Why don’t they just start a thread? (along the lines of get a room for God’s sake)/rant off
How about running this stuff past Jim Thompson next time, before you just go posting it....??
I wholeheartedly agree with you, the freaking blogpimps are ruining an integral feature of FR’s relevance, archival links to original documentation and original mainstream media news reports along with discussion based upon those sources.
Many if not all of the blogpimps will eventually remove/abandon/reorganize the content of their blog urls. Leaving FR with a archive of discussions on source material that is disconnected and probably permanently severed from the Freeper discussions/threads on the source.
Zero value long term for FR.
Very high short term value to blogpimps in their push for unique visitors, long tail authority ratings on technorati and thuthlaidbear etc, advertising click through revenues, and etc.
I get it on my Blackberry, but it only does one column at a time, so I have to drop to the bottom to get the News/Activism and topics. Responding is easy, too.
I read this on a desktop computer, scrolling through all the topics and pings; and I communicate by email, or posts. I guess I’m hopelessly out of date. **sigh**
EVERYBODY DONATE TO FEED THE GERBILS!!!!
You can get free beer and pretzels at DU, but the beer is skunky, the pretzels are stale and both are rationed.
Is there a way I can see only the posts where Lazamataz posts “I’d hit it” about ugly or dead women?
You said: “Is there a way I can see only the posts where Lazamataz posts Id hit it about ugly or dead women?”
Simply enter this URL into a feed reader tool.
bookmark for later, maybe much later...
FYI: my FR front page view from a few months ago. Don't ask how I did it a could of yrs ago. I could never figure out how to do it again, 'cause it is confusing to non-left brains like me. I love it and won't change it, as it's a very comprehensive view of the site.
I'm sure one of our many trusty techies on FR can give tips for those who'd like them.
Blog pimps...someone has got to come up with a graphic for that term. Very funny!
I have been waiting for that answer. sorry I’m not an http expert.