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Your Attention Please [Breaking News and WoD Flamewars]

Posted on 02/13/2003 6:20:56 AM PST by Admin Moderator

Edited on 02/13/2003 7:35:18 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Since my last vanity announcement on keywords went so swimmingly (it ended up with something like 5000 keywords added to it) I thought a great idea would be to throw some propane on some other fires with a vanity.

Breaking news is being abused again, big time. This goes in cycles, with sometimes people being responsible, but other times people not being very responsible.

We are in one of the not-very time periods.

Please, do not post something in Breaking News because you think it is something you want people to see. Place something in Breaking News only if it is

  1. Something the networks would interrupt their programming to say,
  2. The networks would interrupt their programming to say if they weren't overwhelmingly liberal,
  3. Something that honestly would (not should, would) be of interest to majority of self-described conservatives
  4. Official chapter announcements
Or things along those lines. Don't consider that a list of rules, but of guidelines. But act as if the guidelines matter, please. And flame the heck out of people that don't. And provide appropriate feedback to people who don't.

Some things that are never breaking news: Stories that have been posted before, stories that are over a day old, opinion vanities, freep this poll, or anything from the op-ed section of any newspaper.

Now, on to the WoD [War on Drugs] flamewars. There are a few problems with them. The flaming on them is tremendous. It is wrong for several reasons, and it should stop and the first thing we are going to do to try to get them to stop is to make a request for them to stop. If you feel the need to flame someone for something they say on one of these threads, do this (and yes, it involves a lot more work than just hitting reply, but such is life):

  1. Post a copy of the article to the Smokey Backroom
  2. Ping your flamee to that copy.
  3. Go to town over there and keep the crap off the main forum.

Instead of hitting abuse on someone on a WoD thread right away (unless it is extremely bad), please just advise them to do what I am saying here- take it to the backroom. Link them to this if need be. And if you don't want to get into a flamewar, leave it at that. If you do, then join them in the backroom and have at it. The WoD flamewars overwhelm the latest posts page with a neverending sequence of posts that are just mindless insults. Please, spare us, and don't try to put it on the moderators to determine who fired the first shot. There are rarely clean hands here, and no matter what we do one side or another is going to complain.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Freeping. I expect no fewer than 500 taunts at us in the keywords here before this is over. Thank you, and God Bless. ;-)


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1 posted on 02/13/2003 6:20:56 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
No taunt just a thank you and bump
2 posted on 02/13/2003 6:24:27 AM PST by harpseal (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: Admin Moderator
And flame the heck out of people that don't.

OMG did you really just say that? This could be fun. ;-)

3 posted on 02/13/2003 6:24:59 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (HHD)
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To: Admin Moderator
You could also argue your point in a civil manner using logic and persuasion instead of name calling and bitter responses.
4 posted on 02/13/2003 6:25:19 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Admin Moderator
So glad you posted this; thank you and keep up the good work. BTW, what is a WoD?
5 posted on 02/13/2003 6:25:35 AM PST by Peach
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To: Peach
Worship of Democrats.
6 posted on 02/13/2003 6:26:15 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Duck...and cover....Duck...and cover....)
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To: Admin Moderator
Not to mention vanities out the gazoo....
7 posted on 02/13/2003 6:26:26 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Admin Moderator
My birdfeeder is now empty but I think I shall refrain from posting it as breaking news, only because it has happened before and is now considered a common occurance....
8 posted on 02/13/2003 6:27:44 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Nothing worse than an angry herd of hungry finches....)
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To: Admin Moderator
BTTT
The Flame wars and Flame Baiting is good entertainment(sometimes)
thanks for posting the rules on Breaking news.
I guess if people would just look at latest posts they would still see
the latest stuff. Personaly I almost never look at breaking but latest posts.
Anyway to all AM's keep up the good work.
9 posted on 02/13/2003 6:27:54 AM PST by vin-one (I wish i had something clever to put in this tag)
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To: Admin Moderator
"WoD flamewars"

Sorry, I must have missed that class - what's "WoD"?
No, really - I'm always behind on the acronym stuff, I'm not trying to be a smart-alec.

10 posted on 02/13/2003 6:27:56 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is a war room".)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
What a concept.
11 posted on 02/13/2003 6:29:02 AM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Peach
WoD = War on Drugs

If you've never seen a WoD thread flame war, you haven't seen a fascinating aspect of Free Republic, IMHO.
12 posted on 02/13/2003 6:29:31 AM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: Tijeras_Slim
WoD explanation - thank you.
13 posted on 02/13/2003 6:30:37 AM PST by Peach
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To: Blood of Tyrants
using logic and persuasion instead of name calling and bitter responses

Yeah, can't we all get along?

14 posted on 02/13/2003 6:31:36 AM PST by FoxGirl
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"You could also argue your point in a civil manner using logic and persuasion instead of name calling and bitter responses."

And what fun would that be, pray tell?


15 posted on 02/13/2003 6:31:39 AM PST by sinclair (Hey, I just come in here for nothin'... Hope I'm not wastin' anybody's time.)
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To: Peach
We obliviate Democrats
16 posted on 02/13/2003 6:31:49 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers. I mean, it's really quite frightening.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Groovy.
17 posted on 02/13/2003 6:31:55 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Admin Moderator
AM. throw some propane on some other fires

How do you throw a "gas"? Is that anything like "letting one"?

LOL. I could just see the "keywords" for that!

18 posted on 02/13/2003 6:32:26 AM PST by sausageseller
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks.
19 posted on 02/13/2003 6:33:02 AM PST by Constitution Day (Note to DU Lurkers and Trolls: GET BENT!)
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To: Peach
"what is a WoD?"

A noble effort, undertaken and supported by those of us who desire a safe, sane, and drug-free America.

20 posted on 02/13/2003 6:33:04 AM PST by robertpaulsen (With "God Bless America" playing in the background)
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To: Corin Stormhands
I did not. I swear.
21 posted on 02/13/2003 6:33:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Psalm 73
Sorry, I must have missed that class - what's "WoD"?

War on drugs. Almost always guaranteed to start a 300+ thread with lots of name calling (flaming).

22 posted on 02/13/2003 6:33:25 AM PST by JimRed
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To: sausageseller
With much difficulty, and not very far.
23 posted on 02/13/2003 6:33:50 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
A please and thank you bump! (assuming posts like this don't 'stick' to the top of the forum). lol
24 posted on 02/13/2003 6:34:39 AM PST by Frapster (My grief is real.)
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To: Admin Moderator
So are you an authoritarian Statist who desires to rule with an iron fist and shred the Constitution or a Soros worshipping, libertine doper/pedophile/hippy pornmonger?
25 posted on 02/13/2003 6:35:09 AM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excessive legislation.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Better move this to Breaking News...sounds vey series. :)
26 posted on 02/13/2003 6:35:19 AM PST by TheBigB
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To: Admin Moderator
And flame the heck out of people that don't.

Hold muh torch alert!

27 posted on 02/13/2003 6:35:48 AM PST by TheRightGuy
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To: Quilla
The gazoo? Where's that, Quilla? ;)
28 posted on 02/13/2003 6:36:13 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: robertpaulsen
How is that working for you?
29 posted on 02/13/2003 6:37:03 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Your profile page is way cool; especially your picture hahaha!!!
30 posted on 02/13/2003 6:37:08 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (It's been a really bad day)
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To: robertpaulsen
A noble effort, undertaken and supported by those of us who desire a safe, sane, and drug-free America.

An insane effort, undertaken and supported by those of you who need a boogieman to fight/make $$$/feel good about yourselves. I say we turn the no-more-flamewar thread into a flamewar!!!

31 posted on 02/13/2003 6:37:17 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost
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To: Admin Moderator
It's my understanding that Breaking News is also okay for Chapter/FRN activism announcements and reports, yes?
32 posted on 02/13/2003 6:38:20 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: Admin Moderator
That is all.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled FReeping.

33 posted on 02/13/2003 6:38:23 AM PST by fuquadukie (This tag line available for rent or sale.)
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To: harpseal
Currently, as I write this, an announcement regarding the NC Freepers Patriot Rally scheduled for Feb 15th is at the top of the breaking news column. I wish this were in the announcement column. So many of these announcements get dumped onto breaking news that the really interesting news gets bumped off very quickly. It would be nice if announcements such as these were moved over to announcements. I agree with everything you say about the abuse of breaking news, and wish to include with your remarks this observation.
34 posted on 02/13/2003 6:38:23 AM PST by Publius Maximus
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To: Hot Tabasco
My bird feeders are also empty! This is series!
35 posted on 02/13/2003 6:39:38 AM PST by Augustus McCrae (That's mighty big talk for a one-eyed fat man!)
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To: robertpaulsen
A noble effort, undertaken and supported by those of us who desire a safe, sane, and drug-free America.

An evil effort, using the 'commerce clause' to regulate what people do in their private lives. Perputrated by nazis.

"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. President. Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives
36 posted on 02/13/2003 6:39:43 AM PST by toothless
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To: Admin Moderator
Something the networks would interrupt their programming to say

So, if I'm watching Fox News, and they interrupt with a breaking news alert that there is a car chaase in East Podunk, I can put it in breaking news? Cool!

37 posted on 02/13/2003 6:39:53 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers. I mean, it's really quite frightening.)
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To: mewzilla
Right beside the ying-yang! LOL!
38 posted on 02/13/2003 6:40:38 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Psalm 73
WOD = War On Drugs or Weary Of Drugs depending on your situation. Someone posts an article about drugs. Then someone praises the authorities about an arrest. Then the Libertarian Church Ladies(LCL) appear and attack that person as a communist, burying them under a hail of purse strikes. Then the Goofs appear, demanding more drug laws as a way to prod the LCL's to watch them catch fire and swing harder.

See Civil War threads for another example.

39 posted on 02/13/2003 6:41:53 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: Quilla
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."

Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921
40 posted on 02/13/2003 6:42:12 AM PST by toothless
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To: robertpaulsen; Admin Moderator
"what is a WoD?" A noble effort, undertaken and supported by those of us who desire a safe, sane, and drug-free America.

Hoooo booooy, better move this thread to the Smokey Back Room real quick.

Legalize it and tax the hell out of it. Continuing to keep drugs illegal will not create a safe, sane America. My dad was old enough to remember when Coca Cola had the dreaded cocaine additive. I think America was a lot safer and saner back then.

41 posted on 02/13/2003 6:42:35 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (my bad?)
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To: Admin Moderator
"Now, on to the WoD flamewars. There are a few problems with them. The flaming on them is tremendous. It is wrong for several reasons, and it should stop and the first thing we are going to do to try to get them to stop is to make a request for them to stop."

Amen.

42 posted on 02/13/2003 6:42:35 AM PST by RabidBartender (Hi!)
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To: Admin Moderator
This should've been in Breaking News.... ;-)
43 posted on 02/13/2003 6:42:48 AM PST by b4its2late (STOP ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS. Use lawyers.)
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To: Admin Moderator; dighton; aculeus; general_re; Poohbah; L,TOWM
"...take it to the backroom..."


If you two are going to play rough ...


... I said, "Take it to the back room!"

45 posted on 02/13/2003 6:44:39 AM PST by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Where in Podunk is the car chaase? Does it involve hostages? Will some hysterical FReeper post a "FREEP THIS POLL" concerning the chaase? Will you keep up posted?
46 posted on 02/13/2003 6:44:49 AM PST by ofMagog ( We are all tap dancing in the canoe of life.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"You could also argue your point in a civil manner using logic and persuasion instead of name calling and bitter responses. "

But name calling and bitter responses is the only tools that drug warriors can come up with, since they are way short on evidence. To deny them the use of such would be to silence them.

47 posted on 02/13/2003 6:46:16 AM PST by Kerberos
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To: Admin Moderator
Dave
(Knocking)
Who is it?
It's me Dave, open up, I got the stuff.
(Long Pause.Knocking.)
Who is it.
It's me Dave, man, open up I got the stuff.
Who??
It's Dave, man, open up, I think the cops saw me come in here.
(Pause.Knocking.)
Who is it?
(Getting A Little Mad) It's, it's Dave, man, will you open up I got the stuff with me.
Who?!
DAVE!! Man, open up!
Dave??
Yeah, Dave! Come on man open up!I think the cops saw me-
Dave's Not Here!!
Frantically Knocking.) Open Up The Door It's Dave!!!
WHO?!
DAVE!!D-A-V-E!!!!! WILL YOU OPEN UP THE [blank] DOOR!!!
DAVE??
YEAH DAVE!!
DAVE??!!
Right man, Dave. Now will you open up the door??
(Pause)
DAVE'S NOT HERE!!
48 posted on 02/13/2003 6:46:56 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Being clever?
49 posted on 02/13/2003 6:47:35 AM PST by robertpaulsen (Now, do I give him the a$$ or the crotch?)
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To: ofMagog
Only if it's series... If it's Hugh, of course I'll keep up posted... :0)
50 posted on 02/13/2003 6:47:51 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers. I mean, it's really quite frightening.)
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