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Ping List Manager's Thread, Tips, Tweaks and Tricks
Today | narses

Posted on 02/03/2013 10:06:59 AM PST by narses

OK fellow FR ping list managers, here is a place to gather, to chat and to identify issues that we need help with.

Me first, since this is my thread. The pro-life/Catholic ping list is now so large that the system pings twice and three times all too often. Any ideas on fixing this?


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1 posted on 02/03/2013 10:07:06 AM PST by narses
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To: narses; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

2 posted on 02/03/2013 10:07:51 AM PST by narses
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To: narses; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

3 posted on 02/03/2013 10:08:33 AM PST by narses
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To: narses

Sarah Palin’s List sometimes does the same thing, particularly when I preview. I’ve tried to stop previewing.

You can also separate your list into two parts. Try to post it in equal half’s.

God Bless and Keep You.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 10:11:30 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: narses

Since there’s a “Pennsylvania” sidebar, I usually don’t ping for every article. I try to keep it a relatively low-volume ping list.

If someone pings me to ping the list, I always do so, assuming the poster deems it important.

I then use use judgment to ping articles if I find them pertinent or of special interest.

I keep the ping list & generic message in a text file, to copy and paste as needed.

Suggestions are always welcome (complaints are referred to the third floor customer service desk, right next to gift-wrap).


5 posted on 02/03/2013 10:14:34 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: expat1000

fyi


6 posted on 02/03/2013 10:18:24 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: narses
The pro-life/Catholic ping list is now so large that the system pings twice and three times all too often. Any ideas on fixing this?

Um... convert to Baptist?

::ducks::

;)

7 posted on 02/03/2013 10:18:50 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: narses

I used to ping a really large list. It did not re-ping two or three times by itself. I think there is something else wrong with the system now. Has anyone gotten an answer from JohnRob?


8 posted on 02/03/2013 10:20:00 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: narses

I only encountered that problem one time—can’t recall whether it was with the Lutheran or the Orthodox ping list (I do both).

My recollection is that everything had seemed to freeze so I hit post a second time and voila, a double ping.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 10:25:34 AM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Albion Wilde; PJ-Comix

I’m on a couple of pinglists and it’s not uncommon these days to get multiple pings. Interestingly enough, I seldom do from PJ-Comix’s DUmmie FUnnies. Maybe it has something to do with coupons? ;-)


10 posted on 02/03/2013 10:30:53 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: narses; cgk; SunkenCiv
We could use an updated List o' Ping Lists
11 posted on 02/03/2013 10:31:16 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: narses

12 posted on 02/03/2013 10:33:07 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: narses; SJackson

Three of my lists are pretty big, so when I post, I always have my own ping page open. IF the post seems to freeze on the posting page, I hit refresh on my ping page as fast as I can, and if it is there, I immediately close the posting page. I usually catch it in time to stop the double posts, but every once in awhile, it beats me.
Poor SJackson’s list must be HUGE. His always post three or four times.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 10:39:05 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: narses; onyx

As Onyx mentioned cutting the list in half has worked most of the time for me with the Sowell list. Once in a while one half may still post twice.

I also have two windows open and when I post half the list I go to the other window and open the thread to see if it’s posted. If it has posted I’ll go back to the post thread and many times it hasn’t posted yet so I’ll terminate that post.

It’s a lot of messing around but it most always solves the double posts and it makes the pingee’s happier. :-)


14 posted on 02/03/2013 10:41:49 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: rockrr

Several years ago when I did a big list, I used to get a “Session Timed Out” window, requiring me to go back to the Forum from scratch instead of being returned to the thread automatically. It usually made me wonder if the entire list pinged. However, the entire list did ping — I found this out by FReepmailing the last few names on the list from time to time and asking if they got their ping. (They did.)


15 posted on 02/03/2013 10:43:40 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: narses; cgk; SunkenCiv
i have the F1/Formula One/Grand Prix ping list now... thx
16 posted on 02/03/2013 10:50:37 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: narses; NYer; SJackson

Is it because of a large list of pingees that pings are double or triple? I’m on SJackson’s Middle East/Terrorism list and it’s always many duplicates; also NYer’s list and it’s often dupes.

And when I ping it’s almost always double or triple. It’s getting very tiresome. Is there a cure?


17 posted on 02/03/2013 12:56:17 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MestaMachine; little jeremiah; Admin Moderator
Usually three, though I've been told as many as six which may be a record.

AM, if it's a function of the number of recipients I'd do multiple pings to a smaller number if I knew what the number might be. Wouldn't help my own my comments page which becomes unmanageable, but might help everyone else.

18 posted on 02/03/2013 1:48:37 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

I don’t mind. Rather that than no pings at all.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 1:53:31 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: little jeremiah; Youaskedforit; KirbDog; Teófilo; mojo114; malkee; missingwv; HalfIrish; ...

Ping list test.


20 posted on 02/03/2013 2:29:10 PM PST by narses
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To: little jeremiah; Youaskedforit; KirbDog; Teófilo; mojo114; malkee; missingwv; HalfIrish; ...

Ping list test.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 2:29:56 PM PST by narses
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To: narses; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; ...

Ping list 2 test.


22 posted on 02/03/2013 2:30:54 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

To limit the ping to one instance, do this:

1) Hit the ‘post’ button
2) Count off 15 seconds
3) Hit the ‘back’ button on your browser.

I have 521 names on the border/illegal immigration list, and this is working for me.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 2:31:47 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: HiJinx; Youaskedforit; KirbDog; Teófilo; mojo114; malkee; missingwv; HalfIrish; Dr. Morrall; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

24 posted on 02/03/2013 2:37:32 PM PST by narses
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To: HiJinx

For my smaller list it looks like a long ten count works - thanks!


25 posted on 02/03/2013 2:38:31 PM PST by narses
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To: martin_fierro; Chode

My tip is, do a search for the term “Ping List” plus whatever topic, site:freerepublic.com before one even *thinks* of starting one. ;’) Or ask me if I’ve got one I’d be willing to part with. (please please please please please)


26 posted on 02/03/2013 2:50:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: narses

It’s a system glitch — the only fix is to split your list into smaller pieces and ping each section of it separately (but otherwise identically). Test to see how large the list has to be before the trouble starts, although I will say that, the Astronomy Picture of the Day list has only 99 names, and it *sometimes* doubles, but *usually* doesn’t.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 2:53:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: narses
This happened to me a few years ago. To resolve it, I started from scratch. As you know only too well, freepers come and go but rarely ask to be removed from a list before their departure.

I freepmailed the ping list advising them of the situation and asking them to confirm if they wanted to remain on the Catholic Ping List. I allotted 1 month before the conversion to allow infrequent posters and traveling freepers sufficient time to respond. Based on the responses, I built a new list. After one month, I switched over. After that, a few freepers freepmailed saying they were no longer receiving pings and their names were added to the new list.

The new list has also grown since then and I will go through this process again, sometime soon. Most importantly, It resolved the problem.

28 posted on 02/03/2013 3:11:07 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: martin_fierro; SunkenCiv; cgk; narses; lightman
We could use an updated List o' Ping Lists

I bookmarked this thread which was last updated in 2006. Not sure if cgk is still maintaining these lists but, check it out!

UPDATED List of FReeper PING LISTS... Vol. V - September Edition!

29 posted on 02/03/2013 3:16:09 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: SunkenCiv

thx, i’ve had this list for a few years, just wondering if you updated the master here... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1811878/posts?page=306#306


30 posted on 02/03/2013 3:34:11 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SJackson

It doesn’t bother me that your pings are multiples really, just makes it a bit harder to keep track of things on my comments page but heck, counted amongs the hardships and tragedies of life, the multiple pings aren’t even in the top million.

I feel bad my own ping lists because they each take up more room.


31 posted on 02/03/2013 4:23:24 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NYer

Thanks!


32 posted on 02/03/2013 4:24:48 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer

What was the number for which the ping list didn’t generate multiples?

Even with my 111 member list, it still does multiples. Some of my pings involve both lists and the total is around 360.


33 posted on 02/03/2013 4:26:27 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: rockrr

The secret is to CLOSE the window about two to three seconds after hitting the “POST” button. That seems to work.


34 posted on 02/03/2013 6:51:14 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: MestaMachine

MM - what is the difference between “ping page” and “posting page”? I don’t quite understand your method. I would like to stop hitting people two double and triple pings.


35 posted on 02/03/2013 9:45:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: HiJinx; MestaMachine

MM - don’t worry about answering my question, I’ll try HiJinx’s method and see if that helps.

HJinx - am I on your ping list? If not, I’d like to be. It’s hard to remember since I’m on quite a few lists, am busy, and then the multiples add fun.


36 posted on 02/03/2013 9:49:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

You’re on it now!

I use the keyword ‘aliens’ on all threads of interest, then ping once a day to a thread. Then, FReepers can use the keyword link at the top of the FR Forum page to see a list of what has been posted at any given time.


37 posted on 02/04/2013 10:14:15 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: NYer; Chode

cgk was (if memory serves) given the zot way back when.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 8:01:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
thx...
39 posted on 02/04/2013 8:11:46 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: little jeremiah
What was the number for which the ping list didn’t generate multiples?

Don't know. I try to keep the list under 100, and that seems to work.

40 posted on 02/05/2013 5:13:53 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: Albion Wilde

A belated thank you for the ping!


41 posted on 02/05/2013 5:23:02 AM PST by expat1000
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To: NYer

Aha - yesterday I did what a couple of people up the thread suggested and it worked; for the first time in weeks I did solitary pings!!

I hit post, counted to 15, and hit the back button. At least I think that’s what I did...yeah, that’s it.

No doublets or triplets!

And when I ping both Moral Absolutes and Homosexual agenda lists there are about 360 names, and voila, no problem.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 12:43:25 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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