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Long-time Freeper Has No Complaints About FreeRepublic or its Management
Self | May 8, 2003 | William Wallace

Posted on 05/08/2003 12:01:31 PM PDT by William Wallace

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
May 8, 2003
For Immediate Release:

Long-time Freeper William Wallace announced today that he has no complaints whatsoever about FreeRepublic. Wallace claims he harbors no animosity, deep-seated grudges or pathological hatred toward forum management and moderators.

“I’m not as active on FR as I was during the Clinton years and the election controversy,” Wallace admitted. “I lurk a bit, but rarely post these days.” Wallace went through a period where he spent most of his free time here, but now mainly uses the forum as another news source and antidote to the mainstream media spin. “For the most part, the forum meets my expectations and I am generally satisfied with it in this regard,” he said.

Wallace joined FreeRepublic in October 1998 and attended the impeachment rally in Washington, D.C. later that month. His participation on the forum has waned considerably since the halcyon days of the Elian Gonzalez saga and the 2000 Presidential election crisis. “I probably won’t even have time to respond to posts on this thread,” Wallace admits. “But I’ll enjoy reading the comments later, especially the insults.”

Wallace states he is basically indifferent toward issues regarding administration and operation of the forum that galvanize other long-time and former Freepers. “I’ve visited some of the Anti-Freeper sites,” he said. “The vitriolic fulminations directed at an Internet political forum and its management are surreal, entertaining and pathetic at the same time. Don’t these people have lives?” he wondered.

Wallace admits to occasional run-ins with forum moderators, including a couple of warnings from Jim Rob to “knock it off.” “I thought they were perfectly justified,” Wallace insists. “Once I received flack over a flame war somebody else instigated, but I never had the impression I was being singled out for punishment or treated unfairly,” he said. “It’s unreasonable to expect Jim Rob or the moderators to review every single post of every thread. I think they do a good job under difficult circumstances.”

Wallace understands that his views represent a radical departure from the norm for vanity and opus threads, if only for his total lack of resentment toward forum management and implied assumption that their purpose in life need not revolve around accommodating his every demand and expectation. “Believe it or not, I’ve never even contemplated posting a farewell opus or starting a web site exclusively dedicated to bashing FreeRepublic,” Wallace said, “or a web site dedicated to bashing sites that bash FreeRepublic, for that matter,” he added.

Despite his uncharacteristic lack of fixation with FR and its management, Wallace tries to resist the urge to stereotype all Anti-Freepers as disgruntled malcontents who should seek professional help. “Some clearly fall under this classification: Eschoir and his myriad incarnations for example, but others are misguided or troubled souls whose passion and sincerity I respect, however misdirected.”


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Forgive the vanity. I had a lot of (non-existent) anger and (total lack of) resentment that I just had to (not) vent. I'm (not) mad as hell and I'm not (not) going to take it any more!
1 posted on 05/08/2003 12:01:32 PM PDT by William Wallace
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To: Admin Moderator
Can this go under Breaking News?

yes I am kidding :-)

2 posted on 05/08/2003 12:04:47 PM PDT by William Wallace
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To: William Wallace
The anti-opus!
3 posted on 05/08/2003 12:04:47 PM PDT by Just another Joe (FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: William Wallace
I'm too new to know the history but.. Thanks for the post!
4 posted on 05/08/2003 12:05:12 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: William Wallace
Newbie.
5 posted on 05/08/2003 12:05:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Just another Joe
Must be a first.
6 posted on 05/08/2003 12:05:41 PM PDT by PatrioticAmerican ("hatemonger")
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To: William Wallace
I'm going to miss not having you around here.
7 posted on 05/08/2003 12:05:58 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: PatrioticAmerican; Lazamataz
Nope. Lazamataz did one of these last year....
8 posted on 05/08/2003 12:06:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: William Wallace
Already posted here...
9 posted on 05/08/2003 12:06:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WMD-40: Lube your nukes)
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To: William Wallace
Maybe the head should be "Prozac contaminating water supply nationwide? Scientists rush to explain national outbreak of good-feeling and camraderie."
10 posted on 05/08/2003 12:06:30 PM PDT by bvw
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To: William Wallace
I'll respond to this as soon I've taken a shower.
11 posted on 05/08/2003 12:06:35 PM PDT by Loyalist
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To: MEG33
History of Free Republic


Click The Logo to Donate

12 posted on 05/08/2003 12:07:10 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Lazamataz
Show-off. Jerkface.
13 posted on 05/08/2003 12:07:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Cyber Liberty
LOL! The sincerest form of flattery, and all... ;^)
14 posted on 05/08/2003 12:07:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WMD-40: Lube your nukes)
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To: William Wallace
I shall ignore this thread.
15 posted on 05/08/2003 12:07:30 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: William Wallace
I miss the dancing girls

Didn't there used to be dancing girls?

God Bless

Mel

16 posted on 05/08/2003 12:07:46 PM PDT by melsec
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To: Cyber Liberty
Show-off. Jerkface.

Am I a show-offy loOser, too? ;^)

17 posted on 05/08/2003 12:08:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WMD-40: Lube your nukes)
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To: William Wallace
Troll Alert!!!

heh heh heh

18 posted on 05/08/2003 12:08:01 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Dieses sieht wie ein Job nach Nothosen aus!)
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To: William Wallace
bttt
19 posted on 05/08/2003 12:08:13 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Lazamataz
;^)

We've missed you terribly over at the Cyber household. I hope things are going well for you.

20 posted on 05/08/2003 12:08:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: William Wallace
Even though, when compared to you, I'm just a newbie.
IMHO, yawn. :)
21 posted on 05/08/2003 12:08:24 PM PDT by michigander
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To: Lazamataz
OK. I'll say it: Your a looser.
22 posted on 05/08/2003 12:08:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: William Wallace
Hey, where's the link??
23 posted on 05/08/2003 12:09:01 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: William Wallace
ah, the good old days...........
24 posted on 05/08/2003 12:09:15 PM PDT by cd jones
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To: michigander
You're both newbies. So there.
25 posted on 05/08/2003 12:09:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Grampa Dave; Mo1; glock rocks; RottiBiz; justshe; Brad's Gramma; Gabz
Ping
26 posted on 05/08/2003 12:09:44 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a monthly donor!)
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To: Lazamataz
You would be the first NOT to leave.
27 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:01 PM PDT by William Wallace
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To: Cyber Liberty
Someone needs to ping a certain Mr. McGowan.
28 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:17 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: EdReform
Noted and marked under continuing education!
29 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:25 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: William Wallace
I hate this (total lack of) whinning. You should have just (kept on posting while the cry babies) left.
30 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:25 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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To: Cyber Liberty
We've missed you terribly over at the Cyber household. I hope things are going well for you.

Things are going so well, I could simply s**t. :^)

New GREAT job, really wonderful friends (wink wink nudge nudge say no more), now all I need are a few dogs and my life will be complete! ;^)

31 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WMD-40: Lube your nukes)
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To: Constitution Day
Someone needs to ping a certain Mr. McGowan.

How 'bout if we all ping Arthur?

32 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:53 PM PDT by Carolina
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To: William Wallace; Senator Pardek
I plead guilty to not being mad as hell at anyone or anything today; we'll have to see what tomorrow and the next days bring forth.
33 posted on 05/08/2003 12:10:59 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: William Wallace
Nicely written.

Were you logged in when you wrote this?
34 posted on 05/08/2003 12:11:03 PM PDT by Johnny Gage (We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail. - George W. Bush)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Yeah but I'm newbier. :P
35 posted on 05/08/2003 12:11:27 PM PDT by michigander
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To: William Wallace
If you were logged in, you'd have complaints :o)
36 posted on 05/08/2003 12:12:44 PM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: Lazamataz
Facist.
37 posted on 05/08/2003 12:12:47 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Just another Joe
"The anti-opus!"

Or maybe, "The Bizzaro Opus"

38 posted on 05/08/2003 12:13:27 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: William Wallace
I am also completely content, and I like contented people.
39 posted on 05/08/2003 12:13:46 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: William Wallace
Pardon me, I just want to move a little further back. Is that an aluminum pole you are carrying in this terrible storm?
40 posted on 05/08/2003 12:13:49 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: William Wallace
Don't let the door hit you on ..

nevermind.
41 posted on 05/08/2003 12:14:00 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Carolina; Arthur McGowan
Like this?
42 posted on 05/08/2003 12:15:02 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: William Wallace
Could you just exhibit enough bitterness to justify the kitties?
43 posted on 05/08/2003 12:16:18 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Lazamataz
Great to hear all that! Stop by for java next time you're in PHX.
44 posted on 05/08/2003 12:16:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: michigander
Yes, you are.
45 posted on 05/08/2003 12:17:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: EdReform; William Wallace
Thanks for the ping!

The question remains.....can a vanity thread that contains no animosity survive? We shall see. :-)
46 posted on 05/08/2003 12:18:01 PM PDT by justshe
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To: bmwcyle
Wow, bmwcyle and Lazamataz on the same thread!

I'm having deja vu all over again.

47 posted on 05/08/2003 12:18:24 PM PDT by William Wallace
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To: William Wallace
Great way to stay...
48 posted on 05/08/2003 12:19:18 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Cyber Liberty
OK. I'll say it: Your a looser.

This could get hugh! I'm series.

49 posted on 05/08/2003 12:19:38 PM PDT by William Wallace
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To: William Wallace
It's not Deja Vu. It's the wood alcohol in the cheap bathtub gin.
50 posted on 05/08/2003 12:20:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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