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Freerepublic features (the run-down)
Myself | 10-15-2001 | Smith288

Posted on 10/15/2001 5:57:32 AM PDT by smith288

With all the new changes going on, I was thinking of all the cool thing FR does. The notify feature was sweet and I JUST found out about it. Can anyone else thing of the cool things Freerepublic has to offer (must be a member to use)? Here is my list(with URL):



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1 posted on 10/15/2001 5:57:32 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
Thanks for the post. The notice of replies feature is awesome. Thank you Jim and John Rob!
2 posted on 10/15/2001 6:01:51 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: smith288
The #1 bug on my list is documentation. As soon as I make a few more changes (as soon as things settle down) I'll write up some nice documentation for all that can be done.
3 posted on 10/15/2001 6:02:05 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: smith288
Way cool! Bookmarked for sure.

I see the week of 12/11/00 has the highest replies 26,000+.

4 posted on 10/15/2001 6:02:52 AM PDT by fone
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To: smith288
how/where do you turn this on?
Notify of replies/mail
5 posted on 10/15/2001 6:03:44 AM PDT by error99
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To: fone
Gore conceded.
6 posted on 10/15/2001 6:04:53 AM PDT by John Robinson
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FR seems to be chewing up less bandwidth now.
7 posted on 10/15/2001 6:07:54 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: error99
the link is next to it.
8 posted on 10/15/2001 6:07:54 AM PDT by smith288
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To: John Robinson
Yes! Traffic was heavy on the sight that week, listen to me singing to the choir! By the way thank you for your hard work. You will be getting money from me at the end of the month sir. Well done.
9 posted on 10/15/2001 6:08:48 AM PDT by fone
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To: John Robinson
I am so grateful to you guys for all your hard work to make this site even better. kk22tt
10 posted on 10/15/2001 6:11:36 AM PDT by kk22tt
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To: John Robinson
I love the new software. I notice when I go to self-search and click on the post # that I go directly to the post (maybe it was always like that and I never noticed!! ) and 'Show Full' is great!

Good job.....am sending $hank you.

11 posted on 10/15/2001 6:13:56 AM PDT by Jackie222
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To: John Robinson
Hey, when i use the notify, it always opens a new window. Can you give the target window a name?
12 posted on 10/15/2001 6:16:04 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
...the link is next to it...
but that's not where you turn the feature on.
where do you do that?
13 posted on 10/15/2001 6:17:08 AM PDT by error99
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To: error99
I just visited the link and it opened up a little window and voila` it was there. Nothing special to turn it on that I know of.
14 posted on 10/15/2001 6:20:33 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
bookmarked and thanks from a grateful FreeRepublic nation...
15 posted on 10/15/2001 6:24:59 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: smith288; error99; John Robinson
I think the problem is how do you get that to automatically pop-up when you visit FR? I, myself, would hate to have to go to the special link everytime I visit. I'd rather just do a self-search.

And thanks for all the hard work John. I am beginning to really like how you've changed things.

16 posted on 10/15/2001 6:27:13 AM PDT by RedWing9
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To: smith288
Isn't it named? I believe I named it "notify".

open('/perl/notify','notify','height=200,width=200')

I'm not terribly familar with JavaScript, if that's not what I did, do you know the syntax?

17 posted on 10/15/2001 6:27:49 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: RedWing9
thanks, i apparently was not being very clear with my question.
18 posted on 10/15/2001 6:29:47 AM PDT by error99
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To: RedWing9
I just leave the window up all day... i hear a tone when i get something new. I enjoy that much more than hitting F5 all day long.
19 posted on 10/15/2001 6:29:57 AM PDT by smith288
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To: RedWing9
Thanks.

If I had a redirect URL on the URL which opens the little window, you would be able to bookmark, say... http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/notify?detach=1&url=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/involved to get both the pager and a self-search in one bookmark. HRMMMM... (lightbulb)

20 posted on 10/15/2001 6:30:26 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: John Robinson
You got the right syntax...maybe thats a reserved word or something?
21 posted on 10/15/2001 6:32:48 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288; error99; John Robinson
Is this it?
first you go to your profile
then go to your locale
then you turn the notify switch on/off?
22 posted on 10/15/2001 6:33:58 AM PDT by error99
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To: John Robinson; peabers; jjbrouwer; Jaidyn; CheneyChick
JR - great job! No one likes change, but I think the changes so far are big improvements!

everyone else:

if you haven't done this already check out the settings - I finally FIXED things that have been annoying me!
Plus all the other nice new features! :)

23 posted on 10/15/2001 6:37:46 AM PDT by SunnyUsa
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To: error99
No, that just takes the "New locale message" on or off notification when you are at the Latest Posts
24 posted on 10/15/2001 6:38:09 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288; RedWing9
I dunno. Since I added the URL feature, I also added a name feature. You can supply a name to notify and the detached window will be that name. Example: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/notify?detach=1&name=barf

Also, the URL feature... http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/notify?detach=1&url=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/involved does the popup and redirects to Self-Search. Change the URL located after url= to anything you wish. Another example: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/notify?detach=1&url=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/530701/posts

25 posted on 10/15/2001 6:40:05 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: smith288
These are some of my most used. Can anyone think of any others?

Free Republic "Bump List" Register- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/536123/posts
Actual Bump Lists- http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/bump-list

26 posted on 10/15/2001 6:42:41 AM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: John Robinson
Does the name=barf also apply to the forum|Mail links too? because its still opening a new window.
27 posted on 10/15/2001 6:47:52 AM PDT by smith288
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To: John Robinson
Sorry to quibble but on latest posts you can do a from: search but not a to: search.
28 posted on 10/15/2001 6:49:37 AM PDT by remaininlight
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To: smith288
Ohh. You want those links to open in a targeted window? Blah. I'm using _blank, but that is easily solved.

Did you need the name= feature for the little window, because I'd rather just use that arg for the forum|mail links within.

29 posted on 10/15/2001 6:55:29 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: remaininlight
The full utility of to: was sacrificed on the altar of progress, at least temporarily. Now I have to sweep up the pieces and reimplement it. I'm working on a new latest posts which will take care of that.
30 posted on 10/15/2001 6:57:12 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: John Robinson
Here is my humble opinion....

Little notify window has a < base target="blah" > so all the links WITHIN the notify window will all open to the same window. There is only three.

31 posted on 10/15/2001 6:59:38 AM PDT by smith288
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To: John Robinson
John, I really like all the new stuff. Especially "show full". Great job. I'll get out the crowbar and send you all a donation. Love the new functionality.
32 posted on 10/15/2001 7:02:36 AM PDT by Huck
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To: SunnyUsa
Pray tell Sunny, how do we get to the settings? (remember, I'm a busy executive and father to be, and don't have time for frivolity =8>)

I need "specicifty". LOL

33 posted on 10/15/2001 7:03:17 AM PDT by peabers
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To: peabers
Here you go! - http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/settings
34 posted on 10/15/2001 7:07:28 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
Good idea. You should now find all links opening in a slave window.
35 posted on 10/15/2001 7:08:54 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: peabers
Ok..

since you're so busy:

I.... W I L L.... T Y P E .... R E A L L Y .................. S L O W ! ! !

just click the link above posted in the beginning of this thread (Settings for the new forum - http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/settings)

OR just click the "SETTINGS" at the bottom of the screen

Someone had to tell me that too actually
(that's how I got to be such an expert!) LOL

Increasing the amount of posts to view at a time is a plus for me, and you can adjust your time zone
tho.... I don't know if they offer YOUR TIMEZONE!) :)

36 posted on 10/15/2001 7:11:37 AM PDT by SunnyUsa
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To: John Robinson
"You should now find all links opening in a slave window"

why is it called "slaves" tho....

This is also a great feature, but I didn't try it at first because of the name!

(I'm so conditioned to be sensitive) ha

37 posted on 10/15/2001 7:13:55 AM PDT by SunnyUsa
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To: SunnyUsa
It's a slave because it's not a master.
38 posted on 10/15/2001 7:15:19 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: John Robinson
Thanks....that works beautifully! I appreciate your hard work.
39 posted on 10/15/2001 7:16:40 AM PDT by smith288
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To: John Robinson
"It's a slave because it's not a master."

ummmmmmmm..OK, thanks for clearing that up!

Techie jargon is not for the faint of heart!

40 posted on 10/15/2001 7:20:15 AM PDT by SunnyUsa
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To: smith288
pinging myself for later read.
41 posted on 10/15/2001 7:20:28 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: John Robinson
"Its a slave because its not the master"

Your clarity is refreshing.

42 posted on 10/15/2001 7:24:27 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288; SunnyUsa
Duh, okay!

Thanks guys. I've noticed the changes during my brief forays, but haven't had the time to explore.

Ciao.

43 posted on 10/15/2001 7:25:00 AM PDT by peabers
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To: peabers
You dont have TIME???!?!!!!?! Perhaps you should re-evaluate your priorities? Sheesh... ;)
44 posted on 10/15/2001 7:27:19 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
Top Articles - FreeRepublic Topic Articles (although it doesn't seem to be giving the correct day's top articles right now).
45 posted on 10/15/2001 7:42:58 AM PDT by ironman
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To: ironman; John Robinson
Is there any options for the /perl/top besides "d="? (ie. perl/top?d=2001-10-14)
46 posted on 10/15/2001 7:56:51 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
sleep= used to work; I forgot the parameters though.
47 posted on 10/15/2001 8:07:28 AM PDT by John Robinson
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To: smith288
Thanks for pulling all of those links/featues together.
48 posted on 10/15/2001 8:30:20 AM PDT by ELS
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To: ELS
Anytime...i longed for something of substance. John will put something more formal than this in the future. it will please all im sure.
49 posted on 10/15/2001 8:32:26 AM PDT by smith288
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To: smith288
Have I screwed something up? I have always had in the top left corner a message box that showed my flag and if I had any mail it showed how many messages.

That whole box is now gone. I have tried to find out what I did to make it leave and cannot figure it out.

Help........

50 posted on 10/15/2001 8:35:03 AM PDT by Jackie222
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