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Posted on 10/13/2001 11:07:30 PM PDT by Askel5

You're amazing. This is SO cool!

I'm going to play with my style sheet tomorrow!

Request for comments: new feature
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I've been tinkering with a new way to do self-search. It will display the comments as if they were in a thread, but only displays those comments addressed to you or posted by you. Have a look at it here: Last 100 posts involving you -- in reverse chronological order, like latest posts New posts to you (since last time you checked) -- in forward chronological order, like a normal thread I think this should be listed in forward chrono order, but that might make browsing your self-search awkward.

9436594 posted on 10/13/01 3:17 AM pacific by John Robinson

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Making changes to the Self-Search function, and in particular, how the database is organized in relation to Self-Search. Self-Searches should now be lightning quick and should span many months. The current index holds about 6 months of data (all I have available.)

9431639 posted on 10/12/01 7:46 PM pacific by John Robinson

Colorful Free Republic Daily Site Statistics
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With the conclusion of last week, two years of Free Republic site statistics are now available for comparison. Watch the forum grow 300-400% in those two years. A remarkable achievement for a site advertised almost solely word-of-mouth. Click here to dazzle yours eyes and mind. A bountiful cornucopia, statistically pleasing, matrix of pure joy awaits.

9328763 posted on 10/8/01 6:49 AM pacific by John Robinson

Free Republic "Bump List" Register
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I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register

9164521 posted on 9/30/01 4:46 AM pacific by John Robinson

Free Republic Supported HTML Tags and Attributes
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The following is a list of support Free Republic HTML tags and attributes. The lefthand column is the HTML tag or attribute for the preceeding tag. Tags are listed in bold red uppercase letters. Attributes are listed in black lowercase letters. "Common Attributes" are available on all tags. The righthand column is the status of the tag or attribute. Possible status values are: allowed This tag or attribute will not be filtered. stripped; attribute removed This tag or attribute is disallowed, and will be stripped if HTML Auto Corrected is selected. pruned; html and contents removed This tag or attribute ...

8626661 posted on 09/04/2001 00:32:57 PDT by John Robinson

Recent Changes - Problem Thread I
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Many technical changes are taking place here at Free Republic. While these changes are taking place, I will run a "Recent Changes - Problem Thread". The purpose of this thread is to document problems, bugs, and general difficulty which may be related to these changes. Comments and criticism are expressly welcome. Issues Author, Source, Keyword searches are currently disabled. Topic listings are currently disabled. Occassional difficulty submitting posts. Desires Return of the E-mail field on replies. I am deciding if it is worth the visual clutter. More distinction between posting a reply and sending a private reply. More space between ...

9164091 posted on 9/30/01 2:59 AM pacific by John Robinson

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There is some odd problem with Netscape and italics getting stuck on. It's something to do with the style sheets, I believe. So I am killing the default style sheet. Original Thread See the original thread if you would like to install your own custom style sheet.

9140925 posted on 9/28/01 5:34 PM pacific by John Robinson



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1 posted on 10/13/2001 11:07:30 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: BADJOE
I'm not sure we get what we pay for around here.

Seems to me we get FAR MORE.

Trust you still have the fund for the Chief open. I may also include a check to treat the Robinsons to take-out. (I'm getting the impression John doesn't get out much ... =)

2 posted on 10/13/2001 11:10:01 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: Askel5
Lookin good! Well... you too of course.
3 posted on 10/13/2001 11:11:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: ThanksBTTT

4 posted on 10/13/2001 11:13:07 PM PDT by ThanksBTTT
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To: Askel5
So many toys. But i most love the old style button !
5 posted on 10/13/2001 11:16:02 PM PDT by quimby
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To: John Robinson
I'm feeling really really stupid, just reading this whole thing. Ya know that old saying about not being able to program one's VCR??????????? John, you're absolutely brilliant. Now, if I could just learn some of this....
6 posted on 10/13/2001 11:16:34 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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7 posted on 10/13/2001 11:17:02 PM PDT by Free the USA
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To: Askel5
Oh, all right... since you asked...
 
Thankyou, JohnRob! YOU ROCK!
 
(although I DO miss e addies for punch lines and the ability to comment on the reason for a "ping" in the post line... JOHN?!)

8 posted on 10/13/2001 11:17:56 PM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: quimby
Lol !

Very cool of him to leave us a security blanket to hold on to during this last explosion of new features. =)

9 posted on 10/13/2001 11:19:46 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: AnnaZ
(although I DO miss e addies for punch lines and the ability to comment on the reason for a "ping" in the post line... JOHN?!)

And I'd like to still "ping" my Mom without having her register a recognizable (and FReepmail-able) name.

(She's gotten enough grief about me over the years ... =)

Still, all in all ... this is too cool.

10 posted on 10/13/2001 11:22:10 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: ThanksBTTT
Thanks JohnRob...You sure have made Freeping a lot easier.
11 posted on 10/13/2001 11:23:06 PM PDT by Truth Speaker
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
I like the ability of the Mod Squad to remove specific comments without having to remove the entire article.

Eschior and A+Bert are going to be so disappointed if they ever figure out a way to get back in.

Great Work!

12 posted on 10/13/2001 11:27:43 PM PDT by rainingred
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To: Askel5
Askel5 -- Thanks for posting this!

this fella --- John Robinson --- really does some fantastic work doesn't he!!

13 posted on 10/13/2001 11:28:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Askel5
the more i use it, the more i like the new format! especially when it goes right to one of your responses from 'self search'! thanks JR!!!
14 posted on 10/13/2001 11:36:31 PM PDT by rockfish59
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To: rainingred; John Robinson
Eschior and A+Bert are going to be so disappointed if they ever figure out a way to get back in.

Don't you mean A+Bert^? (What's with the little ^ after everyone's name, anyway?)

Love the changes, John^!

15 posted on 10/13/2001 11:37:07 PM PDT by malakhi
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To: Askel5
This is cool. You can reply from your self-search-full feature, that is new right? Or I've just missed out on a lot.
16 posted on 10/13/2001 11:46:07 PM PDT by swheats
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To: Askel5
John Rob rules.
17 posted on 10/13/2001 11:54:13 PM PDT by Godel
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To: Askel5; Mercuria
I'm going to have to register a plethora of new screen names: "BLQOTD", "GAGGING AS I PING" and "just a BUMP"... for starters.
 
If I was trying to page my mom it would have to be addressed to:
"HEY, MOM, READ THIS AND SNAP OUT OF IT!! CNN DOES NOT HAVE A MONOPOLY ON THE TRUTH!!!

18 posted on 10/13/2001 11:55:43 PM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: Askel5
And I'd like to still "ping" my Mom without having her register a recognizable (and FReepmail-able) name.

Har - I just spent more time than you did trying to find a "work around".

Hooda thunk JohnRob was craftier than the two of us?

19 posted on 10/13/2001 11:59:00 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Askel5
COOL!
20 posted on 10/13/2001 11:59:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: rintense; Hillary's Lovely Legs; Billie
ping
21 posted on 10/14/2001 12:03:54 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Askel5
Recent Changes to FreeRepublic - Feedback Thread
22 posted on 10/14/2001 12:08:03 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Senator Pardek
Oooh ... THAT clever, eh?

Thank God for small favors! =)

23 posted on 10/14/2001 12:52:48 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: Askel5
LOL - we're gonna have to Mark this thread somehow!
24 posted on 10/14/2001 12:56:37 AM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Askel5
thanks bump
25 posted on 10/14/2001 5:19:21 AM PDT by IRtorqued
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
A big THANKS bump. One last request (forgot it on the self-search-is-live thread); could you enclose the navigation inside the .fr_page class? Not that it's a big deal, but with the way I had to write my style sheet to get .fr_page_here and .fr_page_goto to display properly on Internut Exploder 6 (it's only IE that's the problem there; all versions of Nutscape, both 4.x and Mozilla-based, didn't have a problem with the lazy-man's way of setting those text properties), it doesn't quite work on self-search. Thank you again for the work you put in. MUCH better you than me <VBG>
26 posted on 10/14/2001 7:04:07 AM PDT by steveegg
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To: johnrob
For all you do...this Bud's for you!
27 posted on 10/14/2001 7:34:24 AM PDT by Sender
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To: Askel5
I'm still disgruntled, but just a bit more fixing will fully gruntle me.

At the top and bottom of every thread, we find a number of options, including "Self-Search" and "Abuse".

So where's the "Self-Abuse" option, hmmmmmmm? As long as they're down in the code wrenching away . . . . . .

28 posted on 10/14/2001 8:18:42 AM PDT by Hank Rearden
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To: Askel5; John Robinson; AnnaZ
Or..."How To Teach An Old FReeper New Tricks!"

Ouch.

My brain hurts...hehehe.

(I vote with Anna, though, on the e-mail addy space...wasn't that fun?)

youmeanwecantdoth@anymore.com?

29 posted on 10/14/2001 10:32:19 AM PDT by Mercuria
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To: steveegg
Thanks too for your help. Having pulled the articles last night, I realize the default style sheet was killed (explains the dead link on the other site) but -- as I said -- shall play with all that some time today once I get my chores done.
30 posted on 10/14/2001 10:32:52 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
Dear John,

This is my first 'Dear John' letter. So, I hope it comes out OK.

Thank you for all you do.

Sincerely,
summer :)

PS Askel5 - nice post
32 posted on 10/14/2001 10:37:19 AM PDT by summer
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
Thank you John Robinson! I am delighted with all the new stuff!
33 posted on 10/14/2001 10:41:01 AM PDT by Katie_Colic
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To: Hank Rearden
So where's the "Self-Abuse" option, hmmmmmmm?

You're not getting the mouse-over effect on your post button depending on what sort of thread or to what poster you are replying?

My post button not only turns red but sounds a siren in warning if I even think about posting to the likes of Sinkspur, taking umbrage with "sexual liberation" or sticking up for Keyes or Klayman. =)

34 posted on 10/14/2001 10:42:25 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ; ThanksBTTT
Lol! Can't wait to see the homepage of "Gagging As I Ping".

I'll admit I definitely have the Old Dog syndrome but am handling it fairly well.

35 posted on 10/14/2001 10:48:27 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: Askel5; John Robinson; Jim Robinson
Not so sure I like everything, but I can get used to it. Love you and your dad.
36 posted on 10/14/2001 10:56:23 AM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
Thank's for the whole darn deal, John Robinson! And hug your Daddy! FReegards -- Brian
37 posted on 10/14/2001 12:38:48 PM PDT by Brian Allen
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
Thanks, John, for all the new stuff, and thanks, Aske, for putting it all in one place for the technically challenged.
38 posted on 10/14/2001 1:39:48 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
Askel, thanks for the thread (many good links).

John, quite a few really good ideas incorporated into this one revamp. The 50-reply thread chunks should help 'load-balance', especially when there are several 'hot' threads, the self-search takes me back some 1057 replies, if I want, the HTML reset will save a lot of headache.

Overall, remarkable. Kudos, and a brew or two, John.

39 posted on 10/14/2001 3:14:03 PM PDT by Le-Roy
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To: all
Thanks everybody, but no thanks is really necessary. I'll be content with my privileged ability to address all posters. :-)
40 posted on 10/14/2001 3:25:34 PM PDT by John Robinson
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To: Le-Roy
the self-search takes me back some 1057 replies

Mine goes back 3,649!

Gee, my eyes and fingers hurt!!

41 posted on 10/14/2001 3:31:58 PM PDT by michigander
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To: michigander
Mine takes me back 10,622 posts. Yikes!
42 posted on 10/14/2001 3:54:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: John Robinson
Hey, who's that guy abusing the "all" feature? Did someone get that license plate?
43 posted on 10/14/2001 3:54:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: John Robinson
Damn your eyes ... I wondered how you managed that!

I suppose you rate a perk or two or ten ...

THANKS AGAIN for your hard work (and Tammy's, if I'm surmising the fine print correctly ... =)

All the best.

44 posted on 10/14/2001 4:00:00 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: DoughtyOne
I feel better now! THANKS!!!!
45 posted on 10/14/2001 4:01:39 PM PDT by michigander
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To: John Robinson
Thanks John Rob, now can I post an article about the cruize...I know I am a newbie here but...
46 posted on 10/14/2001 4:04:48 PM PDT by FR Cruise Group
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To: michigander
Yeah but I'm suddenly feeling weak in the fingertips...
47 posted on 10/14/2001 4:14:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Askel5; John Robinson
I'm going to play with my style sheet tomorrow!

Time for a bump.

I've been too busy playing with my "New Style" style sheet today, to say

Thanks, JohnRob!

This is some really cool stuff, all of it. I wish you'd post the Perl source somewhere :-).

umbagi

48 posted on 10/14/2001 4:16:24 PM PDT by umbagi
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To: John Robinson
No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU. No.Thank YOU.

And your dad...

49 posted on 10/14/2001 4:19:55 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: DoughtyOne
Yeah but I'm suddenly feeling weak in the fingertips...

Better than limp in the wrists.

50 posted on 10/14/2001 4:22:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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