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Announcement Regarding the Breaking News Posting Category
Free Republic | March 18, 2003 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 03/18/2003 6:51:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson

To All Posters of Articles, News, and Announcements, etc:

For the duration of the war on Iraq, we would like to reserve the "Breaking News" category for news items that are pertaining to truly breaking news stories. Please post other news stories to Front Page, Editorial, Extended, or News categories as appropriate.

For the time being, please post announcements or news of rallies, chapter events, radio shows, TV shows and other items that are normally allowed in breaking news to Activism, Announcements, Free Republic, News, State categories, etc., as appropriate.

Please try to keep vanity posts or personal posts to a minimum or post them to the appropriate topics in the General Interest forum.

(notice that I did not post this announcement in breaking news)

Thanks very much for your continued support in this effort to keep our news forum focused on the news and for making Free Republic the premier conservative news forum on the planet.

Jim


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adminlectureseries; faq; gulfwarii; infinitefreep; jimrob; jimrobinson; jimroblist; postingguidelines; rulechange; rules; sanfrancisco; warlist
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1 posted on 03/18/2003 6:51:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
So this explains why my Elizabeth Smart thread was pulled from breaking earlier today.
2 posted on 03/18/2003 6:52:18 PM PST by Maedhros (They haif said. Quhat say they? Let thame say.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks.
3 posted on 03/18/2003 6:53:09 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: Maedhros
A let's roll bump. Don't forget to fly your flags when the fur flies. (And I know, a lot of us never took them down since 911).
4 posted on 03/18/2003 6:53:54 PM PST by Peach
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To: Jim Robinson
Sound direction.
5 posted on 03/18/2003 6:54:04 PM PST by groanup (Whom the market gods humble they first make proud.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Free Republic the premier conservative news forum on the planet.

i disagree, a little. it is true that it is the premier conservative news forum on the planet, no doubt about that. but it is the premier news forum of any sort on the planet.

dep

6 posted on 03/18/2003 6:54:12 PM PST by dep
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To: Jim Robinson
bump...
7 posted on 03/18/2003 6:54:25 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; PhiKapMom; MeeknMing
Maybe a ping or two would be appropriate.....
8 posted on 03/18/2003 6:54:32 PM PST by deport (Fermez la bouche, Monsieur Daschle)
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To: Jim Robinson
I would anticipate a lot of "war-related" threads in the very near future that would qualify as breaking news. We sure don't stuff like "Did Ya See Hannity Just Slam That Liberal On Fox!!" in Breaking News. Not that that's a bad thing
9 posted on 03/18/2003 6:54:53 PM PST by SamAdams76 (California wine beats French wine in blind taste tests)
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To: Jim Robinson
AOK.
10 posted on 03/18/2003 6:55:47 PM PST by Bob J (Join the FR Network! Educate, Motivate, Activate!)
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To: Peach
My flag was up before 911! We have been flying one for 7 years daily.
God bless our troops!
11 posted on 03/18/2003 6:56:14 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes Sir
12 posted on 03/18/2003 6:56:19 PM PST by Mother Abigail
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim
I suggest that you put a notice at the top of the forum page reminding everyone to post only really breaking news.
13 posted on 03/18/2003 6:56:23 PM PST by Patriot1998
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To: solzhenitsyn
"Thank Ya' Mr. Jim!"

The Home of The Free
The Land of The Brave

14 posted on 03/18/2003 6:56:25 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: diotima; Interesting Times; Nick Danger; The Shrew; MinuteGal; abner; Seeking the truth; Skeet; ...
ping
15 posted on 03/18/2003 6:56:44 PM PST by Bob J (Join the FR Network! Educate, Motivate, Activate!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I DON'T HAVE TO, AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!!!

Oh, wait. Yes you can.

Oh, fine then!
16 posted on 03/18/2003 6:56:48 PM PST by apeman81
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To: Jim Robinson
DOD pressers with Rummy qualify for "breaking news"? (g)
17 posted on 03/18/2003 6:57:11 PM PST by abnegation (They're not just anti-Bush, they are just plain anti-American.)
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To: Jim Robinson
WILCO - thanks for giving us a home Jim. In times like these I don't really know what we would do without this place.
18 posted on 03/18/2003 6:57:58 PM PST by 11B3 (.308 holes make invisible souls. Belt fed liberal eraser.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good idea. Lately, we've looked more like FNC where every story is an alert or breaking story.
19 posted on 03/18/2003 6:58:06 PM PST by umgud (War determines who is left, not who is right)
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To: Jim Robinson
While bumping this I'd like to offer a suggestion for a software enhancement. There should be a category available to you and the moderators that will keep announcements at the top without the need for constant bumping.
20 posted on 03/18/2003 6:58:21 PM PST by js1138
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To: Jim Robinson
I think it would help to keep anyone that signed up in the last couple of days from posting a thread. I think there will be quite a few trolls around when war starts. IMHO
21 posted on 03/18/2003 6:58:23 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Jim.

As responsible as most Freepers are in their posting this reminder/note was needed.

Maybe a reminder like the "loose lips sink ships" reminder below the posting window would be a good idea while we are in the war phase. Something like, "Is it really Breaking News?"

God Bless
22 posted on 03/18/2003 6:59:02 PM PST by TSgt (“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” - General George S. Patton)
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To: Jim Robinson
Great idea. Thanks for Free Republic!
23 posted on 03/18/2003 6:59:07 PM PST by MEG33
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To: Lil'freeper
big'ol_bump
24 posted on 03/18/2003 6:59:37 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("When do I get to lift my leg on the liberal?...err...make that French")
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To: Happy2BMe
Ya need to add a Cross above the US symbol tattoo on his arm. Christian first, American second.
25 posted on 03/18/2003 6:59:47 PM PST by griffin
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To: Jim Robinson
If we capture Bin Laden while invading Iraq.....would that be breaking news??
26 posted on 03/18/2003 7:00:20 PM PST by Dog (Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!!!!!!)
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To: Brett66
A very good idea.
27 posted on 03/18/2003 7:01:01 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Jim Robinson
I would like to see everyone go into their 'my preferences' page and reduce number of replies to 50 (or maybe 20). It will spare server cycles and bandwidth.
28 posted on 03/18/2003 7:01:16 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: griffin
The Cross is over the heart - always.
29 posted on 03/18/2003 7:01:18 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Charge!!!!
30 posted on 03/18/2003 7:01:29 PM PST by robby
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To: Dog
What if daschle gets booted off the senate, think that would be breaking news? (I can dream.....)
31 posted on 03/18/2003 7:01:32 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: abnegation
If you truly feel a certain item is worthy of breaking news (and its not already posted), then, by all means, please post it as such. If we disagree we may move it. If too many threads by the same poster(s) have to be moved, well, we may have to take a little look see.
32 posted on 03/18/2003 7:02:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Save our sovereignty. Dump the UN! Save our sanity. Dump the RATs!)
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To: Indy Pendance
:-)
33 posted on 03/18/2003 7:02:59 PM PST by Dog (Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!!!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
How about a countdown clock on the index.html file???
34 posted on 03/18/2003 7:03:46 PM PST by Porterville (Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Bump!
35 posted on 03/18/2003 7:03:52 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Leave the monkeys alone.)
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To: Brett66
"I think it would help to keep anyone that signed up in the last couple of days from posting a thread . . new trolls"

Dim Undyground to name a few.

36 posted on 03/18/2003 7:04:06 PM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: griffin
Ya need to add a Cross above the US symbol tattoo on his arm. Christian first, American second.

Oh, my oh my; why ever did you have to go and say that.

37 posted on 03/18/2003 7:04:53 PM PST by harrowup (Powell, Rumsfeld, Meyers, Rice, Cheney to the woodshed, asap.)
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To: Happy2BMe; Jim Robinson; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; ...
Love the Graphic!

Thank you Jim for an incredible facility !

Check the bumplist --- War_List --- for a list covering the last several days of articles on this topic also!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

38 posted on 03/18/2003 7:05:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Jim Robinson
...for making Free Republic the premier conservative news forum on the planet.

You stayed the course when all others removed their links. Godspeed to ya.

39 posted on 03/18/2003 7:06:42 PM PST by swheats
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To: Jim Robinson
YES SIR
40 posted on 03/18/2003 7:07:44 PM PST by tbird1
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To: harrowup
the Truth and salvation dear friend. Bushie would agree.
41 posted on 03/18/2003 7:08:30 PM PST by griffin
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To: dep; Jim Robinson
Any likely it is the premier conservative news forum on ANY planet.
42 posted on 03/18/2003 7:08:46 PM PST by error99 ("I believe stupidity should hurt."...used by permission from null and void all copyrights apply...)
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To: griffin
No, he wouldn't.
43 posted on 03/18/2003 7:09:20 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim,

Just a suggestion but would it be possible to set up a stand-alone War catagory for breaking as well as other news pertaining to the war with Iraq. This way, most posts of importance would be in one general area.

Brytani
44 posted on 03/18/2003 7:10:07 PM PST by Brytani (What Freepers will go through for a good cause!!!)
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To: Dog Gone
If he is truly a born-again he would. Sorry.
45 posted on 03/18/2003 7:11:58 PM PST by griffin
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To: griffin
He takes seriously the responsibility of being President of all Americans, regardless of their faith or lack thereof. Don't make him out to be some sort of Christian Taliban.

But thanks for the opportunity to bump this important thread.

46 posted on 03/18/2003 7:14:32 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Jim Robinson
Will do boss.
47 posted on 03/18/2003 7:15:12 PM PST by The Toad
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To: Jim Robinson
"......and for making Free Republic the premier conservative news forum on the planet.">/b>

Indeed, that it is!

48 posted on 03/18/2003 7:15:18 PM PST by soozla (We fought communism, we're fighting terrorism BUT liberalism will bring this country down!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim.
Bump.
49 posted on 03/18/2003 7:16:55 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson; comwatch
Good idea, Jim! Will do!


50 posted on 03/18/2003 7:17:09 PM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief and our Troops!)
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