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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: southernnorthcarolina
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.

I agree wholeheartedly but could not have said it as succinctly as southernnorthcarolina.

My greatest dislike for "pinging" is it is so impersonal and especially when your handle isn't even on the list of "pingees"(please don't interpret this to mean I want to be on any ,repeat on any "ping" list).

Another peeve I have is it takes up valuable space in the "My Comments Section" where I go to see what responses I might have received from those who are interested to either criticize or agree with something I have posted or responded to.

401 posted on 12/21/2002 10:16:02 AM PST by VOYAGER
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To: southernnorthcarolina
May I suggest that you start a ping list for all those who object to being on ping lists..
402 posted on 12/21/2002 10:21:05 AM PST by ken5050
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To: gitmo
Many have had that same experience with the FReeper Foxhole. Thanks so much for your note. One man's Spam is another's filet mignon - it's a matter of taste, and perspective I suppose. I'm glad you like the Foxhole thread and you'll stay on the ping list as long as you want to be on it. Have a great weekend.
403 posted on 12/21/2002 10:21:06 AM PST by Jen
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To: Robert_Paulson2
I get a little fed up with seeing "new posts to you" and finding ten or fifteen "pingers" trying to get me to visit their thread.

Good, Good and how about a "LOT" fed up?

404 posted on 12/21/2002 10:21:37 AM PST by VOYAGER
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To: VOYAGER
But honestly, how many great thread would you have missed if you hadn't been pinged......?
405 posted on 12/21/2002 10:22:26 AM PST by ken5050
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To: katnip
So sorry to inconvenience you to have to read this post.

You didn't. It's all part of the FR experience. I like to be pinged. Also, I didn't know I had a profile.
406 posted on 12/21/2002 10:29:08 AM PST by aruanan
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Geez, if I had you on a ping list, I'd kick you off for posting this!
407 posted on 12/21/2002 10:32:17 AM PST by Junior
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To: katnip
Everything should be done at your convenience, for your convenience, and fully in accord with whatever your wishes happen at the time to be.

Sounds a bit like socialism?

If this issue is so dreadful access limitations could be employed to appease the disgusted.

408 posted on 12/21/2002 10:39:22 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: ken5050
All!

As soon as I see from the first few words which generally set forth the subject matter of the post, and I have no interest, I hang up.

Thanks for your comments, ken5050.

409 posted on 12/21/2002 10:44:20 AM PST by VOYAGER
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To: aruanan
I enjoyed your original post and the sarcasm so much I was returning same.

You changed your profile!!!
410 posted on 12/21/2002 10:56:55 AM PST by katnip
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Maybe we should start having descriptors next to peoples names when they post.
You know like "friendly", "grumpy", "don't ping", "assh#le".

411 posted on 12/21/2002 11:01:22 AM PST by katnip
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To: katnip
If a ping access to someone were denied, what would you conclude?
412 posted on 12/21/2002 11:22:19 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
If a ping access to someone were denied, what would you conclude?

Hmmm, let me think on that one......

Ok, I would think they are the type of person who is puffed up with self-importance.

413 posted on 12/21/2002 11:28:30 AM PST by katnip
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To: katnip
You changed your profile!!!

Well, after you said what you did about the profile, I tried to find it. I thought that comment was just some kind of default. I don't ever remember putting anything in there. Wait a second, I'll add something. Okay, added.
414 posted on 12/21/2002 11:37:47 AM PST by aruanan
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To: AntiJen
I got put on your ping list. The problem I have is that without any involvement in the threads at all, I continue to be pinged over and over. I agree with others here that I should not have to freepmail to let you know. I think you should start over on your foxhole ping list and include only those who ask to be included ....same here!!!

....why not wait until someone askes to be on your list?

415 posted on 12/21/2002 11:41:54 AM PST by GrandMoM
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To: katnip
> It just can't be that easy (now stomping my foot). <

Well, if people have problems getting off of ping lists, all I can say is that "my ping guys" are nicer than "your ping guys". :0)

416 posted on 12/21/2002 11:52:21 AM PST by JudyB1938
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To: fuquadukie
This site has deteriorated dramatically over the past few years.

Then why are you here?

417 posted on 12/21/2002 11:56:26 AM PST by Timesink
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To: JohnHuang2
I enjoy the attention........ please ping me whenever you wish

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418 posted on 12/21/2002 12:08:32 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Howlin; xsmommy; SeaDragon; Slip18; RikaStrom; CholeraJoe; hobbes1; maxwell; Bella_Bru; Argh; ...
Check out the keywords....
419 posted on 12/21/2002 12:35:01 PM PST by NeoCaveman
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To: Amelia
"Honestly, I thought you wouldn't,
Naturally, you thought you couldn't,
And probably we shouldn't.
But aren't you kind of glad we did?"
420 posted on 12/21/2002 12:43:15 PM PST by Six Bells
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To: dubyaismypresident
I added one!
421 posted on 12/21/2002 12:51:04 PM PST by Howlin
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To: dubyaismypresident
i am sure one of those is your reserve screen name isn't it??
422 posted on 12/21/2002 12:52:37 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: dubyaismypresident
i see the point with the ping lists, but i would never open my mouth to complain about it, you know?
423 posted on 12/21/2002 12:54:00 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Thanks wimpy. I show up on those threads to help bring attention to the problem. What is your purpose for showing up on threads regarding illegal aliens?

Just to keep you on your toes, Joe.

424 posted on 12/21/2002 1:04:50 PM PST by wimpycat
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To: JohnHuang2
LOL, I asked twice to be on your ping list and I want to stay on!!
425 posted on 12/21/2002 1:38:59 PM PST by MaeWest
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To: southernnorthcarolina; Jim Robinson
"How about separating pings from "my comments?""

Is that doable?

I would think that this would be easier to engineer:
Allow us to delete items from "My Comments".

Is that doable?


426 posted on 12/21/2002 1:39:18 PM PST by VMI70
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To: ken5050
honestly? how many would I miss?

NONE... I receive email from certain posters that I ASK to let me know when they find or create an important post. ALWAYS.

When I opt in, I like ping lists.
When I don't opt in, they are irritating.

It's the involuntary ping lists that seem to be an abuse of the system.

I end up wasting time going to articles where folks are NOT really asking me to comment on information or events.

When on a dial up away from the t-1, it takes a LONG time to load, review then skip down till I find the articles where someone is actually asking me a question or calling me to a thread I WANT to see.

I am on several ping lists.

I am on several email chains.

I don't need involuntary spam links put in my "comments to me" page... they waste my time, bandwidth and keep me from getting to the data that is relevant.

427 posted on 12/21/2002 2:09:06 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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You know, there are ping-free zones all over the internet. There are places where, when someone else directly insults you, you might completely miss the fact. ;-)

The annoyance of pings resembles the annoyance one feels when one climbs into one's car, and there's this big WHEEL thing in the way in front of you, taking up all the space where your knees want to be. And under your feet, these annoying pedals. Man, those things sure get in the way. And that tilt lever, my oh my, that is mighty inconvenient, having to push it and then move the whole wheel and everything.
428 posted on 12/21/2002 2:15:51 PM PST by ChemistCat
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To: farmfriend; Howlin; mhking; MeeknMing; Sabertooth; JohnHuang2; AntiJen; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ..
Mhking is the only one of you three that pings me, with a request I might add, I wish to be included on MeeknMing and Howlin's lists. Thank you and happy pinging.
Howlin has a PING list?!?
Why did I not know about this???
Howlin, please ADD me to your ping list! :o)
Gee whiz! How many GREAT threads have I missed because I was not pinged by Howlin? ;(
Also, mhking please add me to YOUR ping list.
And, MeeknMing, Sabertooth, JohnHuang2, AntiJen, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub, madfly, Ernest_at_the_Beach, Mama_Bear, ALOHA RONNIE, Joy Angela, dansangel, farmfriend, rintense, Pokey78, Brad's Gramma, Jessamine, buffyt and others: please KEEP me on all of YOUR wonderful ping lists!!!
Personally, I would MUCH rather wade through a few pages of pings to ho-hum threads than to MISS one REALLY WONDERFUL thread. :o)
FWIW, I can also NOT answer the telephone when it rings - an ability the whiners seem to lack.

429 posted on 12/21/2002 3:20:42 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
My ping list is the LIVE THREAD/BREAKING NEWS thread......mostly we "cover" live events on TV (and alert the cubicle bound).....you know, the really juicy news!

If you want on, I'll be more than glad to add you.

Anybody else who wants on, let me know!

430 posted on 12/21/2002 3:33:13 PM PST by Howlin
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To: xsmommy
For the life of me, I cannot understand why a simple "Please remove me from your ping list" in Freepmail would not have sufficed, can you?
431 posted on 12/21/2002 3:35:46 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
If you want on, I'll be more than glad to add you.
Yes, I do.
Please ADD me to your LIVE THREAD/BREAKING NEWS ping list!

432 posted on 12/21/2002 3:41:02 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Howlin
Can I request to be pinged whenever okie01 or cake_crumb gets a ping? I love them.
433 posted on 12/21/2002 3:43:39 PM PST by txhurl
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To: RonDog; AntiJen
please KEEP me on all of YOUR wonderful ping lists!!!

Oh, alright!! You talked me into it. ;-)

FWIW, I can also NOT answer the telephone when it rings - an ability the whiners seem to lack.

LOL! Great reply! I'm with you on that, RonDog.

As you have said, AntiJen,......it would be wonderful if ping lists were my biggest problem.

BTW, Jen, even though I have not had time to visit the foxhole recently, please keep me on your list.....I'll get there when I can. And I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you during the difficult time ahead.

434 posted on 12/21/2002 3:47:36 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: dubyaismypresident
Check out the keywords....

The best part is they're anonymous....

435 posted on 12/21/2002 3:50:39 PM PST by katnip
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To: Howlin
Please ADD me to your LIVE THREAD/BREAKING NEWS ping list!

Me too!
436 posted on 12/21/2002 3:55:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: RonDog; mhking; JohnHuang2
You realize that mhking has at least 2 ping lists that I know of. Both are great. One is the black conservative list and the other is the hold my beer list. I can never seem to get on JohnHuang's list.
437 posted on 12/21/2002 4:18:40 PM PST by farmfriend
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To: txflake
In the interest of furthering "relationships" here on FR -- or is it "issues".....LOL.......I'll be glad to!
438 posted on 12/21/2002 4:18:46 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Mama_Bear
Hi Mama_Bear! You keep freeping those peaceniks for us! The Foxholers know you love our troops and vets, but we'd sure like to see you visit when you can!
439 posted on 12/21/2002 4:28:46 PM PST by Jen
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To: RonDog; Howlin
WOW!!!!!! When did I get my own ping list? I feel so important now!

Howlin, yes please......ADD ME to yours!
440 posted on 12/21/2002 4:28:56 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: RonDog
Thanks for your post RonDog! It's a pleasure to ping you to the Foxhole. :-)
441 posted on 12/21/2002 4:30:18 PM PST by Jen
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To: Brad's Gramma
Done.
442 posted on 12/21/2002 4:31:29 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
i don't need to be on your ping list, because i search for your name to find the cool threads! ; )
443 posted on 12/21/2002 4:34:56 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Howlin
Thanks.

Want me to add you to mine?

444 posted on 12/21/2002 4:44:30 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Howlin
You have a ping list & I'm not on it??????? I am so hurt. How could this happen?
445 posted on 12/21/2002 4:47:42 PM PST by Ditter
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To: RnMomof7
What you said.

I agree and appreciate the ping lists I have been added to because someone thought I might be interested (they've been right so far) and the ones that I ask to be added to.



446 posted on 12/21/2002 4:48:51 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Ping back atcha!

And I'm doing ok, how about you?
447 posted on 12/21/2002 4:55:14 PM PST by terilyn
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To: Amelia
May I connect you to the party to which you are calling?
448 posted on 12/21/2002 4:56:48 PM PST by terilyn
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To: xsmommy
You're nice, but then everybody knows that!
449 posted on 12/21/2002 5:17:34 PM PST by Howlin
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To: RonDog
Ping!

So glad that you like to be pinged! I love it when people send me articles here at FR. I can't possibly keep up on all the hot topics..

Especially the ones about Hillary!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

450 posted on 12/21/2002 5:18:31 PM PST by Joy Angela
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