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Traffic tonight and back up plan for updated chat
October 22, 2012 | Self

Posted on 10/22/2012 4:09:30 PM PDT by shoedog

It is a credit to the success of FR that we run into traffic issues and slow downs on debates. I will continue to come here for updates. However a back up plan may be to use twitter and end with #FR so tha twe can search by Free Republic tweeters. Just a thought.

Jim thanks for all your work on this site!


TOPICS: Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debatetwitter; faq
Thoughts?
1 posted on 10/22/2012 4:09:35 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: shoedog

There’s a free republic Facebook group. I’ve been posting there during debates.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 4:12:05 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: shoedog

It seems to work faster when your not logged in.

Really

Try it.

It works for those who mostly read.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: shoedog

DRINK!


4 posted on 10/22/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: shoedog
TheStreet.com live Presidential debate blog wasn't bad last time as an emergency backup. It's not FR and it is moderated, but it was reasonably current.
5 posted on 10/22/2012 4:13:26 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: shoedog

FR on Facebook is where I’m going. Twitter is too limiting.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 4:14:42 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: shoedog

There are no issues on FreeRepublic! None! :)

7 posted on 10/22/2012 4:15:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Heh heh heh ... thanks, Bob.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: shoedog

So is FR already on Twitter? I can’t find it..or free republic or freerepublic.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 4:21:33 PM PDT by Fawn (Obama for Libyan Ambassador in January!)
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To: shoedog

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26012226159/


10 posted on 10/22/2012 4:26:55 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

I prefer the yahoo group as a backup.

it collects less personal data. (or at least is less obvious)


11 posted on 10/22/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: shoedog

Obama just announced he’s only going to stand there and scowl tonight so that should cut down on the traffic.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 4:32:51 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: hattend

I don’t use facebook. Am I the only one left?


13 posted on 10/22/2012 4:33:18 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Yep, I’ve used them before, still have my Yahoo group subscription.

Facebook has faster reloads and does most on the fly (no having to push reload every time). Very desirable in a live thread.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 4:34:33 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: shoedog

Sadly, and as much as I love it here, this site is built with 1995-esque technology, and can’t keep up with today’s bandwidth demands. I won’t even both trying to look in tonight.
Truly, this whole site is dated, and could use a face lift.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: donna
You are not alone.

Read their EULA . . . Facebutt is EVIL !


seriesly

16 posted on 10/22/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: donna
NO your not. I will never be either. Hope this reaches you before Midnight.

We may be the only two on regular FR tonight, lol

17 posted on 10/22/2012 4:40:26 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: donna

Nope, you’re not. I don’t do Facebook, nor Twitter.

I don’t know if anyone else is having issues, but FR has already slowed down greatly for me, and keeps timing out. I’ve been trying to post to this thread for 15 minutes.

I guess tonight I’ll check out gopbriefing room’s live thread, like before. Also, a Freeper said the Daily Caller has a good one for debates and the like.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 4:42:10 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: luckystarmom

Thanks for bringing that up! It’s been a fun one on Facebook, and I’m sure that someone will open the discussion!

Me, if no one else does. LOL!


19 posted on 10/22/2012 4:42:57 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: donna

No, you’re not the only one left not on FB....I’m not on it either. Guess we’re left out, as I see FR is already coming to a crawl =(


20 posted on 10/22/2012 4:43:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: shoedog

FR is already running slow for me here in TX, so, sadly, I won’t be trying to follow the Live Thread here tonight..

I am not a glutton for punishment, and it’s just been frustrating for the Live Events this cycle.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 4:46:58 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. This is FreeRepublic, afterall.)
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To: shoedog

FR is already starting to slow down! For COL can’t they find a freaking server to handle the load?


22 posted on 10/22/2012 4:47:21 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Facebook isn’t collecting much personal data on me — it doesn’t even know who I am. Besides the fake name and profile, have installed several add-ons to the browser to prevent scripted data mining on the pc. If is does manage to get anything it is going to be one confusing mish mash of contradictions.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 4:49:30 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Jane Long

It really isn’t slow for me yet — posting is perfectly normal for me at this point. We may be assigned to different servers or routers?


24 posted on 10/22/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

Help! The paranoids are after me!!!!!!


25 posted on 10/22/2012 4:57:25 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: shoedog

I have to agree. FR is already slowing way down for me. I will try logging off and see what happens.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 4:57:49 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: luckystarmom

I’m getting a gambling app when I hit your link


27 posted on 10/22/2012 5:00:30 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: donna

I don’t use facebook. Am I the only one left?

Don’t worry.I don’t use Facebook or Twitter either.I just don’t see a reason to get involved with those sites that are busy spying on what your doing.


28 posted on 10/22/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: steve86

Help! The paranoids are after me!!!!!!


29 posted on 10/22/2012 5:00:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: donna

Nope I don’t do Facebook either...lol. I do twitter though.


30 posted on 10/22/2012 5:04:21 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: driftdiver

Not much of interest here anyway. Which thrift stores I shop at maybe?

Still lightning-quick response for me! I guess Jim Thompson gives his favorite posters highest priority? LOL


31 posted on 10/22/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: donna
I don’t use facebook. Am I the only one left?

I'm with you. Facebook is evil.

32 posted on 10/22/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by upchuck (Barack Obama has become a joke. The only problem is that it's not funny. ~ William L. Gensert)
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To: shoedog

#FR is for all things “FRance”, so that’s a non-starter.


33 posted on 10/22/2012 5:07:52 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: steve86

It’s hot and cold, for me. Hot right now =) Praying it stays that way!


34 posted on 10/22/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

I clicked browse at the bottom of this thread and got the full new page of comments in under two seconds. And this is slow DSL.


35 posted on 10/22/2012 5:16:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: donna

Nope, that makes at least two of us.


36 posted on 10/22/2012 5:20:36 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: longtermmemmory

I’ll be at Yahoo too, if need be. For old time’s sake.

I avoid Facebook like the plague.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/


37 posted on 10/22/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT by randita
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To: donna

There are at least 2 of us, I don’t do facebook either.


38 posted on 10/22/2012 5:24:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: hattend

>FR on Facebook is where I’m going. Twitter is too limiting.<

Not me, thanks. I’m not using FB where I have to be myself. Twitter is more anonymous. I follow a whole bunch of very wise folks, and stay away from the “Ima bust yo inna mouf” types.


39 posted on 10/22/2012 5:30:38 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Ditter

That makes three of us. I don’t either.


40 posted on 10/22/2012 5:30:56 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport
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41 posted on 10/22/2012 5:36:09 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: shoedog

Working faster now - but I’ve discovered that when it’s slow loading, I get the timed-out page saying “Windows Explorer can not complete this connection” - if I then hit the “Diagnostics” button and run the Windows XP diagnostics, it always reports that there is no problem and indeed if I just leave that screen up, usually shortly the page I was going for loads in the background - it’s as though the connection is being made into FR, but somehow an inaccurate message saying the connection cannot be made is sent back to my computer - maybe somebody with lots more tech knowledge than I have can make sense of it......


42 posted on 10/22/2012 9:47:55 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Darnright

Thanks for the info.


43 posted on 10/23/2012 5:29:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: donna
I don’t use facebook. Am I the only one left?

Nope, I'll never have a FB account. I've been trying to find a thread about a local issue and came across this thread. One of the few that would load today.

44 posted on 10/23/2012 10:59:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: shoedog

Is there any way to restrict threads. Like is done for newbies. Put up a notice only moderator approved threads from noon election day until 6 am the next day. One thread for pres race, one for senate, one for house, and one for states and local.

Last night there were at least 6 debate threads ancillary to the “live” thread.

Other threads running like welcome the drunk newbie and peace to Jerusalem etc.

If there is no technical software or hardware fix in two weeks, need some thread limitations.

IMO.


45 posted on 10/23/2012 11:05:20 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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