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RimJob Cries Uncle! [from the DUmp]
Democraps Underground ^ | 4/19/12 | The DUmp

Posted on 04/19/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

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To: Jim Robinson

I just got back from jogging and had a silly idea while I was stomping up and down the neighborhood streets.

Freeper avatars.

You buy an avatar for your home page. You buy custom clothes for your homepage. hair styles, etc. You make it look like yourself or like you wish you looked like. Kinda like xbox does for their xbox live accounts.

I’m not a computer programmer so I have no idea how difficult it would be to do something like this. It might be more work than its worth.


101 posted on 04/19/2012 7:03:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (If I had a dog, it would look like the dog 0bama ate)
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To: tet68
Re: Rimjob, it’s always about sex with those people!

Of course lib minds are always on sex - they're constantly looking for new ways to screw the American taxpayer, aren't they?


102 posted on 04/19/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: Jim Robinson
One of their comments (and I'll clean it up a bit) was..."Good thing for RimJob that the average freeper is too f***ing stupid to install AdBlock Plus"

Just more typical drivel from DU (DemonicUpchuck).

103 posted on 04/19/2012 7:06:40 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Gay State Conservative
As for Jim Robinson...I'm surprised they aren't calling him a "tea bagger"

For a Gay State Conservative, you're not up on the local dialect.

"Rim job" is defined on urbandictionary.com.

104 posted on 04/19/2012 7:06:44 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Last Dakotan

I was just going by Romney’s own record, he appointed liberal Democrats to the bench.

What else should I judge a politician by?


105 posted on 04/19/2012 7:07:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: trisham
The denizens of the DUmp are relentlessly stupid.

They really are. One can not find a deeper pool of ignorant, confused and wrong as one sees in the DUmp.

106 posted on 04/19/2012 7:18:29 PM PDT by A message
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To: central_va

I’ve tried to follow the DU website a few times and can’t figure out how to follow a conversation thread.


107 posted on 04/19/2012 7:20:40 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Jim Robinson

Redesign the main site as a FAQ page and move the system to a large group of trusted freepers that have high-speed connections.

This would be a modified P2P system where the main web site would hold a list of ip addresses to the multiple servers in freepers homes and businesses. This group of servers would ensure the system would never go down. They would not handle all the traffic, the users would be both serving and using the system at the same time...much like the torrent system.

The whole thing would consist of three parts..part one would be the Freerepublic.com FAQ site.

The second part would be the circle of freepers running 24/7 servers from their homes or businesses. The ip’s of these servers would be in a text file on the FAQ site. This file could also be placed on the yahoo backup site. It’s quite possible that these servers could be hosted on the new Raspberry Pi 35 dollar Linux computers. They only use a max of 7 watts power...just plug it into a jack on your router or cable modem, run the software and you are a FR server on the cheap.

The third part would be the registered users. They would be serving data to other users to take the load off of the main circle of servers... the higher you set your outgoing data to other freepers the faster your access.

This is just an idea, perhaps a good one. In addition to a dramatic lowering of costs it would ensure that FR was always up and running. It might also increase the systems safe-harbor protection.


108 posted on 04/19/2012 7:23:21 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: GeronL
I was just going by Romney’s own record, he appointed liberal Democrats to the bench.

Any wise Latinas?

109 posted on 04/19/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Jim Robinson

Dear Jim -

Here’s my suggestion:

Run the ads for 6 mos or a year, at the same time you are doing your usual Freep-A-Thons. Take all that money, set it aside for a nest egg for Free Republic, and take some of it to take a nice vacation, or buy a new car, or do some nice things for yourself...

I have a feeling you are too stingy when rewarding yourself for all that FR accomplishes. Since the last great capitulation of conservative media types, it’s even more evident what a rarity you and this place are...

Godspeed.


110 posted on 04/19/2012 7:31:33 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Um... Why? Do we really care what those simpering dirtbags feel about us?

Your site has gotten so popular that it needs to shift its means of funding. That’s a bad thing?

Be proud of being a Capitalist.


111 posted on 04/19/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: rlmorel
yup, my point exactly... f-this and f-that are mild to some of what goes on over there
112 posted on 04/19/2012 7:46:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jim Robinson
 
 
 
 
The dark side to the idea of utilizing ads is that the dang ad servers get hacked from time to time, being used as conduits to spread nasties around of unknown capabilities and intent. Have another machine that caught a hostile worm from hell fed in through an ad off of a benign website - don't know what it does or what it wants, but the worm is at least locked down and not able to do anything, and is so new there is no removal procedure for it (yet).  There would have to be ways to securely run ads, like not using outside servers, especially since FR and it's membership is a target for a fair amount of reckless hate.
 
 
 

113 posted on 04/19/2012 7:58:31 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Democratic Underground is like walking through a feed lot.
You don’t want to breathe, you watch where you step and wonder if your tetanus shots are up to date.
Trolls and orcs, and dumb as hammers. No redeeming value.


114 posted on 04/19/2012 7:59:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Jim Robinson
It's hilarious that a left-wing Democratic website is criticizing the owner of Free Republic for considering a more traditional capitalist business model — especially when they have ads too!

Jim, it's obviously your call what you do with your own site, but as I said over on the other thread, I do encourage you to consider a mixed model of advertising along with a “premium member” plan. I have believed for many years that, as someone else said last year on a now-deleted thread, you are “leaving money on the table” by not taking ads. Free Republic could be much stronger, financially speaking, if it had a good advertising agency selling ads to people who value the readership Free Republic attracts.

But it's your site and your rules.

115 posted on 04/19/2012 8:02:56 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Jim Robinson

My vote is for whatever makes it easiest for you to run FR. I’m thankful for FR. It’s my major source of news.


116 posted on 04/19/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: Jim Robinson
good for you. :)
& yes, i have sent $$$$.

117 posted on 04/19/2012 8:09:16 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...an Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: Repeal The 17th
But what features would you offer to the members?

How about avatars and an ignore button?

118 posted on 04/19/2012 8:36:56 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ngat
The people at DU are Rimjobbers.

Now that's a definition that is both true and descriptive...

119 posted on 04/19/2012 8:44:03 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Jim Robinson

............install some new equipment, make improvements................

JimRob:

As the cost of maintaining this active website on your servers has escalated geometrically, have you and John looked at keeping only active threads on in-house equipment, and offloading the millions of inactive threads off to some cloud servers?

We can all wait for the few seconds delay in accessing cloud backup, and I would believe that the capital costs of storage could be dramatically reduced.

Just a thought - I guess I need to send another check!


120 posted on 04/19/2012 9:05:12 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Jim Robinson
Once again DU exemplifies why, Inbreeding is, and should remain a crime.

Just sayin....

Go Jim!

121 posted on 04/19/2012 9:22:51 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: Last Dakotan

Get lost, troll.

This is a CONSERVATIVE website, not a GOP cheerleading site.


122 posted on 04/19/2012 9:26:12 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: mdittmar

I nominate this as funniest post of 2012.

:D

Nicely done.


123 posted on 04/19/2012 9:27:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Don't eat dogs)
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To: Jim Robinson

Whatever you decide to do is cool with me. I, like you, do not like change. FR has been my homepage ever since I joined. I am NOT currently in the market for a new one.

NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! ABOVE ALL, NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!


124 posted on 04/19/2012 10:00:28 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve done time on that site. It is proof positive that humans evolve at different rates. I think they’re at the early DUrasic stage. They whine better than most though. You must be doing something right. Keep up the good work and everybody donate who reads this site!


125 posted on 04/19/2012 10:44:12 PM PDT by tweakDU (Someday karma will run over leftist dogma.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ever notice almost all of their weak-kneed insults reference homosexual activity? Tea baggers, RimJob, etc, etc. Says more about the DUmmies, Kos Kids, Moron.Org, nutroots and the rest of that filth. Either they are latent, closeted, bi or conflicted. I thought the left LIKED homosexuality?


126 posted on 04/19/2012 11:29:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Jim Robinson

Guess what? Amazon.com is down. I guess being “commercial” doesn’t insulate you from down time. :)


127 posted on 04/19/2012 11:42:23 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: Jim Robinson

I would like a viking kitty coffee mug.
A zot mug would be cool too.


128 posted on 04/19/2012 11:47:20 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Politicalmom
Get lost, troll.

I'm no fool and I know that given his way, a Romney presidency will wander all over the political spectrum.

But in that same no fool school of thought, I'm not going to fight battles that are already lost. Elections were held and my guy didn't win enough of them.

Personally I am putting time and money into electing conservative Senate candidates. That is where the real fight is now.

129 posted on 04/20/2012 6:03:58 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Jim Robinson

I thought Jim Robinson said we should never post anything from DU.


130 posted on 04/20/2012 9:05:06 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: dalereed

Why?


131 posted on 04/20/2012 9:14:36 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jim Robinson

How about “donating means donor/subscriber doesn’t see fundraising solicitations”?


132 posted on 04/20/2012 9:16:35 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jim Robinson
This thread reminded me to donate. Thanks DUmmies.

5.56mm

133 posted on 04/20/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Gay State Conservative
As for Jim Robinson...I'm surprised they aren't calling him a "tea bagger" while they're...well,I won't go *there*.

I'm surprised leftists consider those types of things insults at are. Don't they usually champion the right to engage in deviant sexual practices?

134 posted on 04/20/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: ReneeLynn
RimJob? That’s pretty lame.

This group of people who style themselves as sophisticated and intellectuals nevertheless almost universally go for a cheap sexual innuendo snark as their first instinct. Funny, that...

135 posted on 04/20/2012 11:56:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: txhurl

$500 a plate dinner at JimRob’s house. Keynote speakers to include Allen West, Sarah Palin and the Newtster.


136 posted on 04/20/2012 11:56:25 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: mamelukesabre
"I like the marketing idea best. Sell FreeRepublic merchandise."

I completely agree. I wish that I could have bought my FreeRepublic bumper stickers and mousepad directly from a FreeRepublic store, as opposed to having to go to somebody else to make the purchase.

137 posted on 04/20/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: umgud
My very first desire is to keep FR up and running. Some change may be acceptable if the alternative is to shut FR down. I would like to point out that DU has advertising and it doesn’t appear to me that much censorship of words or themes is evident there.

You're forgetting one thing. It's leftist. It gets a free pass on lots of things that would cause conservative organizations trouble.

138 posted on 04/20/2012 1:40:03 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: kevkrom

What else have they got?


139 posted on 04/20/2012 2:19:51 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for posting that. It was one of the things I intended to deal with today. After seeing it early Friday morning, 1:15am PDT more or less, either my ISP, FR or the entire internet froze, verified on 3 different computers.

I also have a different favor in a private message. Thanks.

140 posted on 04/20/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Vile creeps. They are without conscience, honor or principles.


141 posted on 04/20/2012 3:10:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I just realized I had already posted to this. :)

I guess I feel strongly about it!

142 posted on 04/20/2012 3:12:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mdittmar
IBTZ


143 posted on 04/20/2012 3:17:55 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: Jim Robinson
The possible loss of my amassed fortune (LOL) is nothing.

Hey, I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it!

144 posted on 04/21/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: txhurl
That's hilarious! Every time I went to look for a typical catchphrase, like "let me be clear", it was already in there! Did you create this?


145 posted on 04/21/2012 8:51:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: JediJones
$500 a plate dinner at JimRob’s house. Keynote speakers to include Allen West, Sarah Palin and the Newtster.

That's not a bad idea, although the cost of those particular speakers might be prohibitive. There is already an FR convention in DC every few years.

But anyone who wanted to organize regional dinners at a hall and book speakers from a little farther down the conservative food chain would be able to raise funds for FR.

146 posted on 04/21/2012 9:04:37 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim I personally pledge an additional $250


147 posted on 04/24/2012 1:19:50 PM PDT by Living4theGreatIam (2012 Rino vs.Pinkco)
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To: Living4theGreatIam

Thank you very much, Living4theGreatIam!!


148 posted on 04/24/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: null and void

Oh at least a million five! (grin)


149 posted on 04/24/2012 10:54:35 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Every time a liberal gets pissed off an angel gets their wings.)
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