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DID I ASK TO BE ON YOUR PING LIST?
vanity | December 20, 2002 | southernnorthcarolina

Posted on 12/20/2002 3:57:53 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina

Apologies for the vanity post. But I want to rant a bit.

In the past few months, ping lists have proliferated to the point of annoyance. And it is especially irksome to find oneself on a list without having requested inclusion.

There's a word for this: .

Ponder this question, Chester: Did I ask to be on your #%&@ing ping list? No? Well, then. Draw the logical conclusion. If I wish to be on your ping list, rest assured you'll be the first to know. But while you wait with bated breath for my entreaty to be a party to your wisdom, I'll thank you not to make the assumption that I consider your blog indispensable.

Personally, I'd like to see pinging stopped entirely, via the placing of a limit on the number of people a post may be directed to -- preferably one, but no more than five, in my opinion. But failing that, it should at least be the case that unsolicited spam has no place on Free Republic.


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To: SamAdams76
Re: Arthur McGowan

You must have FreeRepublic set to scan on PING in the title line. I always try to ping Arthur to these, but you always beat me to it...
201 posted on 12/20/2002 7:55:04 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: southernnorthcarolina; All
Everyone, please put me on the "Bill Clinton finally goes away" ping list.
Thanks! ;-)
202 posted on 12/20/2002 7:55:27 PM PST by FBD
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To: southernnorthcarolina

203 posted on 12/20/2002 7:58:44 PM PST by StriperSniper
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To: Utah Girl
Merry Christmas to you and yours UG.

Good to hear from you.

5.56mm

204 posted on 12/20/2002 8:03:07 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Amelia; Chad Fairbanks; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; Howlin; Texasforever; Southflanknorthpawsis; ...
Well you can all ping me any old time you want to ;)
205 posted on 12/20/2002 8:07:52 PM PST by terilyn
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To: SamAdams76
ROTFLMAO !!!!

Stay Safe !!

206 posted on 12/20/2002 8:08:39 PM PST by Squantos
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To: ChemistCat; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
"If only it was possible to "flip a switch," say, on the profile page, so that you couldn't be included in long lists of people in the TO: field. That would fix this so easily, if it is workable, and with no hurt feelings.

What a perfect solution to the problem. If there are more than X number of semi-colons in the "To:" line then the freeper can choose in the "My Preferences" section to disallow their inclusion in the "My comments" section. The code should be easy to write and would solve a lot of problems.

207 posted on 12/20/2002 8:08:46 PM PST by DeSoto
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To: kitkat
I've often thought that graphics on the My Comments page are a waste of bandwidth. We can see the graphics if we decide to look at the thread. Good thought, jmc.

Why not use Lynx, a text-only web browser instead? Or, you can try the older web browsers that allowed you to turn on images or not.

208 posted on 12/20/2002 8:14:20 PM PST by Frohickey
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To: backhoe
Frankly I do not recall having ever been pinged from you . If I may speak openly to you I've learned more and have had the honour of getting an education far beyond what the brick & mortar world affords .

Thank you for being here backhoe . I believe you serve far more than you know .

209 posted on 12/20/2002 8:15:01 PM PST by Ben Bolt
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To: Poohbah
Sorry 'bout that Poohbah. It's just flowed out...a lot easier than nose-blowing Dew!
210 posted on 12/20/2002 8:22:45 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Don't worry, you're not on the Western Civilization Military History ping list.

(If anyone else wants on, please let me know.)
211 posted on 12/20/2002 8:23:50 PM PST by Sparta
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To: StriperSniper
Stuck Ping...F1: Help not working...
212 posted on 12/20/2002 8:23:56 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Sparta
"Don't worry, you're not on the Western Civilization Military History ping list"

Does that include everytime Mexico has gotten their butts handed to them?
213 posted on 12/20/2002 8:25:50 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: fatima
Thank you for your 'ting', but I don't mind being 'ping'ed. ;-)
214 posted on 12/20/2002 8:25:56 PM PST by Jen
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To: dorben; backhoe
Could you two get a room please? LOL!!
215 posted on 12/20/2002 8:26:58 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: AntiJen
You have mail...
216 posted on 12/20/2002 8:27:21 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: AntiJen
DO NOT TAKE ME OFF THE FOXHOLE PING LIST!!!!
217 posted on 12/20/2002 8:27:26 PM PST by Sparta
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To: southernnorthcarolina; Texaggie79
I love my pings, The make me feel wanted. The more of them I can't read, the better I feel.

Sometimes, though, I have a dream. I dream that my life is so wonderful and free that I could one day wake up and my biggest problem would be all of those ping lists I'm on.



218 posted on 12/20/2002 8:29:31 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: ApesForEvolution
I received your freepmail, and the information is very interesting. Thank you for sending it to me.
219 posted on 12/20/2002 8:30:02 PM PST by Jen
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To: M Kehoe
Thanks for the heads up!!!
220 posted on 12/20/2002 8:30:06 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
OK!! hahahaha

Thanks for the chuckle!
221 posted on 12/20/2002 8:30:38 PM PST by Jen
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I like being pinged to threads that I would most likely miss. But if it bothers you ask to be removed. Is it really that big a deal?
222 posted on 12/20/2002 8:30:50 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: sit-rep
Ping lists are one thing that irritates, the second is pings with graphics. I am tired of going into self search and having to wait for graphics to load...it's a pain in the ass.

Get high-speed access.




223 posted on 12/20/2002 8:31:33 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: SamAdams76
Thanks - that was CLASSIC! If you don't want be pinged, ask to be removed from the PING list!

224 posted on 12/20/2002 8:33:02 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Sparta
I see you've got thread duty on ATRW. If you need any help I'm just a ping away (most of the time).

5.56mm

225 posted on 12/20/2002 8:33:25 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: AntiJen
No problem. God bless AJ.
226 posted on 12/20/2002 8:33:26 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: Sabertooth
"Get high-speed access."

High speed rules!
227 posted on 12/20/2002 8:34:41 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I don't place people on either of my lists unsolicited. (I hate spam with a passion, and I respect and anticipate that others feel the same way) Not only that, but if anyone wishes to be either added or removed from my lists, they have but to ask. The only thing I ask is that you let me know via FREEPmail; that ensures that the message doesn't sail out of the bottom of the queue on me.
228 posted on 12/20/2002 8:36:20 PM PST by mhking
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Man, you would have hated my Poll Ping List during the three months preceding elections, then! :) Close to a hundred people were on it, and every single one of them asked on.
229 posted on 12/20/2002 8:38:26 PM PST by BlackRazor
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To: southernnorthcarolina
It doesn't bother me. I certainly isn't on my top ten annoyance or concern list. Or even on my top 500.

Whining about being placed on a ping list without express permission strikes me as being something that a liberal would do. It's victimology thing.

If I'm pinged and the thread heading doesn't interest me, I just ignore it.

230 posted on 12/20/2002 8:38:31 PM PST by Kevin Curry
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To: ApesForEvolution
Looking @ the screen name you have I'd never use my credit card . Night sweetie *-)
231 posted on 12/20/2002 8:38:53 PM PST by Ben Bolt
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To: AntiJen
I assume you don't want to be on the Foxhole ping list.

Please remove me as well. Not sure how I got on it. Thanks.

232 posted on 12/20/2002 8:39:15 PM PST by BlackRazor
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To: AntiJen
AntiJen,I love the new thread and I am happy to be on your ping list as you know because of my dad,your dad is in my prayers and I am sorry to hear this.
233 posted on 12/20/2002 8:39:29 PM PST by fatima
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To: dorben
Too-shay! Night.
234 posted on 12/20/2002 8:40:16 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: BlackRazor
Done. Thanks for letting me know.
235 posted on 12/20/2002 8:41:29 PM PST by Jen
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To: Rummyfan
If you don't want be pinged, ask to be removed from the PING list!

But that's so hard... I'll never remember all the steps.




236 posted on 12/20/2002 8:42:31 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: SamAdams76
RE your post #22 - priceless!

Happy Holidays, SamAdams!

LVM

237 posted on 12/20/2002 8:43:43 PM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: ApesForEvolution
Oh yeah!!! We can talk Mexico, but I've only linked to the Battle of the Alamo (although I'm considering other Mexico battles.)
238 posted on 12/20/2002 8:45:27 PM PST by Sparta
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To: general_re
That was the funniest thing I've seen on the internet in a long time.
Thank you for "ponging"
239 posted on 12/20/2002 8:45:27 PM PST by ASA Vet
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I used to rant about the same spam, to no avail. I even asked to have it sent to the Maestro of FR, only to have my thread or reply deleted.
240 posted on 12/20/2002 8:46:50 PM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: Sparta
Opt me in! Wow, I've opted into 2 pinglists in one night! That makes two opt-ins total!
241 posted on 12/20/2002 8:47:18 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: MtHLancerFan
Why should the pingee be responsible for being taken off of lists they don't want to be on in the first place? I'd say the pinger should initiate the contact rather than just putting my name on the list and when I ask in the open forum to be removed, they get all pissy about it.

I'm pinging you here just to annoy you.

Sheesh, been here all of 3 weeks and complaining about the place already ;)

242 posted on 12/20/2002 8:48:14 PM PST by katnip
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To: southernnorthcarolina
It's the old "opt-in vs. opt-out" war that has raged recursively online for years.
243 posted on 12/20/2002 8:49:40 PM PST by Illbay
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I don't have any problem with the ping lists. I'm on the Black ping and the Israel ping, and I appreciate getting that mail. If someone picks up on some view that I've expressed and pings me for an article that discusses that viewpoint, I don't mind. I can't respond to all the pings or even open all the articles, but it's not like my mailbox is flooded.
244 posted on 12/20/2002 8:49:48 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Dog
Coming up, amigo
245 posted on 12/20/2002 9:03:46 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Dog; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; ...
Ping..
246 posted on 12/20/2002 9:04:59 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: alisasny
He doesn't like to wait five minutes for the page to load with the graphics and all, if on a dial up line. I have DSL here, so I can hang, but there needs to be a better solution to this. People should check the info for their own state once in a while. And no more cheese.
247 posted on 12/20/2002 9:05:38 PM PST by babaloo999
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To: JohnHuang2
LOL, I saw this. JH2, have I ever asked to be on your ping list? hehehehehe
248 posted on 12/20/2002 9:07:56 PM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Bella_Bru
"And now we will have the annual airing of grievances.".

Or...

The Who's Who list of "Who pissed on my parade?"

LVM

249 posted on 12/20/2002 9:08:53 PM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
ROFLOL!
250 posted on 12/20/2002 9:09:14 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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