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The Ultimate Sidebar Management Thread

Posted on 03/04/2003 7:15:40 AM PST by I Am Not A Mod

Edited on 03/04/2003 7:24:00 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Did you know that any Free Republic topic can be a sidebar for you? Did you know you can remove any sidebar that you currently have? Did you know you can control how many posts show up in each sidebar, and what order the sidebars show up on your latest posts page?

I have compiled this thread to help make the task of managing your sidebars easier.

The following table shows all the Free Republic topics that are currently configured. For any of them, you can click to topic name to see what the actual topic is, in case the one-word name doesn't make that obvious. For each topic I have included a link that will either add the topic as a sidebar or remove it as a sidebar for your account.

Topic Name: Click the topic to browse the topic and see what it is about Subscribe: The link in this column subscribes you to the topic to the left. By subscribing it becomes a sidebar. Unsubscribe: The link in this column unsubscribes you from the topic to the left. It no longer will be a sidebar for you.
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Once you have the sidebars you want chosen, then you can set how many posts for each and what order the sidebars are displayed. The My Subscriptions link brings up a page where you can change these options. For any sidebar, the value you put in the MAX column is the maximum number of articles which will show up in the sidebar. The ORDER column is used to designate the order you want them to appear. The sidebar that has the lowest number will be displayed first-- so the easiest way to set this up is to just go and put a 1 in the ORDER field for the sidebar you want to go on top, then a 2 in the one you want second, and so on. If you give the same ORDER number for two or more sidebars, then whichever one has been most recently posted to will come first.

A little known about feature is the Review page, which can be quite handy after you have set up all your sidebars. Try it out after you have done all the rest.


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Hope this is handy.
1 posted on 03/04/2003 7:15:40 AM PST by I Am Not A Mod
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Interviewer: "Are you a Mod or a Rocker?"

Ringo: "I'm a Mocker"

All kidding aside, thanks.
2 posted on 03/04/2003 7:18:16 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: I Am Not A Mod
The Mod Squad. I always liked the blond.
3 posted on 03/04/2003 7:20:12 AM PST by IncPen
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Very cool!
4 posted on 03/04/2003 7:43:41 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: I Am Not A Mod
I am Not A Mod. Sure....you 'spect me to believe that? I'm keepin' an eye on you.....

. )

5 posted on 03/04/2003 7:46:33 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Nice work. Bookmarked for my future use.
6 posted on 03/04/2003 7:47:51 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: RnMomof7
bump
7 posted on 03/04/2003 7:48:22 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Amazed bump.
8 posted on 03/04/2003 7:50:04 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Very cool...bookmarked..
9 posted on 03/04/2003 7:50:39 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Bookmarked
10 posted on 03/04/2003 7:50:41 AM PST by demlosers
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Where is RKBA topics, *bang_list? Can these be added as a sidebar? Education?
11 posted on 03/04/2003 7:51:42 AM PST by umgud (War determines who is left, not who is right)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Thanks, I have book marked this for reference, and I too am not a Mod (please excuse the mutitation of the English language).
12 posted on 03/04/2003 7:53:06 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Marvelous. Bookmarked.
13 posted on 03/04/2003 7:54:34 AM PST by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Ok...what's the secret handshake???
14 posted on 03/04/2003 7:55:57 AM PST by Neets
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To: umgud; John Robinson
Those are set up as something different than topics (I forget the exact term).

John eventually is going to migrate them over to topics but he has not done so yet. When he does then they would be handled just like these. Thanks, AM

15 posted on 03/04/2003 7:57:05 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
Thank you.
16 posted on 03/04/2003 7:59:04 AM PST by umgud (War determines who is left, not who is right)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
PING
17 posted on 03/04/2003 7:59:17 AM PST by Orion78
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Impressive....

Bookmarking...

18 posted on 03/04/2003 8:04:02 AM PST by mhking (Message to Axis of Weasals: Get in, sit down, shut up, & hold on...)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
I am not a Mod, but I DID stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...
19 posted on 03/04/2003 8:10:39 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Matt: "Ye should salt the Earth, lest it lose it's flavour")
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To: I Am Not A Mod; All
It is way past time for an official FR FAQ file to be developed and a link to it posted in the upper LH corner along with "Topics", "Search", etc.

This post would be a very good piece to include in it. There have been other posts in recent weeks with regards to vanities, etc. Let's get going on it!

20 posted on 03/04/2003 8:14:13 AM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: Stefan Stackhouse
Are you volunteering to compile it? ;-)
21 posted on 03/04/2003 8:15:18 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
I can't do it all, but I would be glad to be part of the team and compose some of the answers to some of the questions. What I suggest is that you discuss it among the FR leadership, appoint someone "in charge" of the project, and ask for volunteers for a team. I'll be glad to be ONE of the volunteers. A groop effort involving about a dozen or so should suffice to get the job done.
22 posted on 03/04/2003 8:19:43 AM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: Stefan Stackhouse
I think that is a great idea. Let's see if we get more volunteers and if we do I will work on the logistics of setting up a working place and such.
23 posted on 03/04/2003 8:24:52 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: I Am Not A Mod; biblewonk
The Smoky Backroom

For some reason, the "official" FR spelling is "Smokey."

Its not vey series, nor is it realy hugh. The point maybe truely mute. Some times, than, alot of us are fast and lose with our speling here. Its alright anyways. Atleast thats the subject of a whole nuther thread. Your not loosing perspective, are you.

25 posted on 03/04/2003 8:37:27 AM PST by newgeezer (We learn by trail and errror. :-)
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To: Admin Moderator
please see your freepmail
26 posted on 03/04/2003 8:45:36 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Admin Moderator
John eventually is going to migrate them over to topics but he has not done so yet. When he does then they would be handled just like these.

That is an enhancement for which I've been patiently waiting for what seems like forever. I don't want to harp and nag JohnRob about it, because I understand that there are much higher priorities involved in the maintenance and development of forum software/hardware. But in the interim, could we PLEASE have a little refinement of the "topics" that are available for selection?

In particular, I'm thinking of the foreign nations that are currently on the list. These presently consist of canada, germany, israel, japan, mexico, russia and uk. While we certainly don't need every nation on the face of the planet listed, there are certainly newsworthy nations that are conspicuous by their absence: China, Puerto Rico, France, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Korea, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, etc. If nothing else, I'd appreciate it if at least these nations for which there are a significant number of articles posted be included in the topics. Thank-you.

27 posted on 03/04/2003 8:46:11 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Very cool-bump!
28 posted on 03/04/2003 9:01:33 AM PST by InShanghai (Saddam will eat pork!)
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To: I Am Not A Mod; John Robinson
I wish if I subscribed to Breaking News and Front Page (or any other topic) that Breaking would still be on top (unless it's changed recently).
29 posted on 03/04/2003 9:07:35 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: I Am Not A Mod; John Robinson; Admin Moderator
Any possibility that Breaking news can be broken up into Breaking, Activism, and Radio/TV announcements?

Thanks



30 posted on 03/04/2003 9:12:21 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Sir Gawain
You didn't read this full post, did you? :-)

Below the table up above, I put directions on how to accomplish exactly what you just asked.

31 posted on 03/04/2003 9:14:32 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Wow, so very helpful. Thank you.
32 posted on 03/04/2003 9:35:06 AM PST by ganeshpuri89 (We miss you Daniel Pearl)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
WOW! Bookmarked.
33 posted on 03/04/2003 9:56:03 AM PST by Jen (The FReeper Foxhole - I can dig it!!!)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Thanks alot. I didn't know they had all this stuff.
34 posted on 03/04/2003 10:00:14 AM PST by freedom4ever
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To: Admin Moderator
I got bored before I scrolled through all the topics. hehe
35 posted on 03/04/2003 10:05:38 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Kewl! Thanks.
36 posted on 03/04/2003 10:55:40 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: I Am Not A Mod
I don't get it. :(
38 posted on 03/04/2003 11:22:19 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Very Nice

But why did you put it in Breaking News?

42 posted on 03/04/2003 11:33:40 AM PST by toast
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To: I Am Not A Mod; Admin Moderator; John Robinson
I know you all have higher priorities these days, but the "tech" forum is still only working sporadically at best as a sidedar. Nothing shows up immediately when moved to "tech", some show up after a mysterious and unpredictable delay, and some never show up (especially the ones I change!)

I will keep on testing this feature (on relevant articles only, of course!) and let you know when it is working.
43 posted on 03/04/2003 11:34:01 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Bookmarking and thanks for a wholelotta work!!!
44 posted on 03/04/2003 11:36:15 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for President Bush, our Country, our Military and your family)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Very handy! Thank you.
46 posted on 03/04/2003 11:38:18 AM PST by k2blader (Please do not feed the Tag Lion. ®oar.)
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To: I Am Not A Mod; Travis McGee; wardaddy; harpseal
BTTT
48 posted on 03/04/2003 11:48:01 AM PST by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Wow! Thanks.

Does the size of my monitor help...make any difference?

Seriously.
50 posted on 03/04/2003 11:49:35 AM PST by CaptSkip
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