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Is Anybody Home In FReeperville?
May 28, 2003 | sweetliberty

Posted on 05/28/2003 4:46:33 PM PDT by sweetliberty

When I first joined Free Republic, the single most useful tool to me in becoming familiar with the forum and finding stuff that was helpful was the home page feature. It was nice to wander the FR neighborhood and see what others had bookmarked and learn a little about these people called FReepers. Back then, the pages were somewhat limited if you used the bookmark feature, but still, there were many unique and some very elaborate pages. Browsing these pages I learned about the FR lexicon, the html sandbox and bootcamp threads, I learned about moose and cheese, CPAC, and many other relevant things. I found important links, beautiful graphics and great quotes along with inspirational passages and prayers and hilarious cartoons and photoshop creations. I quickly felt quite comfortable in my new cyber home.

Somewhere along the line many of those fabulous pages got nuked by accident and most were never rebuilt. The most recent change in the format allows for bookmarks to be on a separate page. Jim and John have given us these blank html enabled pages limited only by our imaginations, and the vast majority of FReepers have done nothing with them. If I had happened onto the forum now and tried to familiarize myself with the neighborhood in the same way, I would have to say that FReepers must to be the most boring people on the planet, not even coming close to living up to their "bigger than life" reputation. Of course I know that nothing could be furthur from the truth.

Imagine moving into a neighborhood where all the houses look exactly alike, just these dull, drab, crackerbox affairs with the curtains drawn tight, the only thing differentiating them at all being the names on the mailboxes and, in some cases, the flags flying on the front porch. That is very much what our FReeperville neighborhood looks like these days and that is too bad. Oh, there are some "homes" that have added signs to the front door and some who have posted an embellishment or two. Some have done some work on their pages and a few have gone all out and created a real work of art. Those pages are really enjoyable to visit. Each FReeper could do so much to enrich the forum just by doing a little "home improvement" on his or her profile page. Some of you have obviously done some work at one time but your "homes" have fallen into disrepair. Please take a little time and cut the grass, mend the fence, paint the house, and for heaven's sake, haul off the junk in the yard.

In all fairness, some of you may not even realize that this feature exists. Membership in the community doesn't come with a how-to guide and new FReepers are pretty much on their own. Some may be aware of it and have just not gotten around to it. Others are intimidated by html and still others are afraid of their privacy being invaded. Let's address these issues one at a time.

Use this thread to share ideas or to make or ask for suggestions. Look at other FReeper pages. Most of all, have fun with it.

Check out this interesting assortment of FReeper home pages, in no particular order:

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Lady GOP
LindaSOG
mikrofon
ppaul
Skooz
Tailgunner Joe
Texaggie79
AKbear
Ouachita
AgThorn
flamefront
Grammy Bear
JustAmy
Mama_Bear
mtngrl@vrwc
Sabertooth
velvet
JulieRNR21
truenospinzone
southernpatriot_usa
m1-lightning
Enemy Of The State
Admin Moderator
westerncanon
cpforlife.org
Pippin
Radix
michigander
Registered
Tooters
ecurbh
jdege
Johnny Gage
sheltonmac
lawgirl
ST.LOUIE1
Alberta's Child
ApacheTear
bentfeather
deadhead
lowbridge
Revelation 911
Victoria Delsoul
Overtaxed
savd_rn7
PeaceBeWithYou
Billie
rdb3
2Jedismom
Archie Bunker on steroids
SAMWolf
JamesWilson
Nix2
Mr. Mulliner
thatdewd
archy
carlo3b


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Okay FReepers; hit your ping lists. Let's all work together to spruce the place up a bit, and by all means, post links to other FReeper homepages that have caught your attention.
1 posted on 05/28/2003 4:46:33 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: MeeknMing
Meekie, can you hit your Texas ping list?
2 posted on 05/28/2003 4:47:31 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Lady GOP; LindaSOG; mikrofon; ppaul; Skooz; Tailgunner Joe; Texaggie79; AKbear; Ouachita; ...
Since there are links to all y'alls' home pages......ping!
3 posted on 05/28/2003 4:48:52 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
If I could ever get the HTML thing for pictures to work, I would make a fancy page, also. I just haven't figured it out.
4 posted on 05/28/2003 4:52:06 PM PDT by freedom4ever
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To: 100American; a history buff; acapesket1; afreethinker; Aggressive Calvinist; AirIntel1; alex; ...
Boring home pages are a FReeping crime. You know who you are!

5 posted on 05/28/2003 4:57:39 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
Wow! I made the list! Does this mean that I don't have to put up the pink flamingos?
6 posted on 05/28/2003 4:57:44 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed
LOL!
7 posted on 05/28/2003 4:58:23 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty; Overtaxed
I'm so flattered I made the list!!
8 posted on 05/28/2003 5:00:08 PM PDT by 2Jedismom (HHD FMM)
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To: freedom4ever
If I can figure it out, anybody can. I'm still fumbling my way around but I'm improving. Did you check the html sandbox and bootcamp threads? The links are in the main post or click on michigander's home page link.
9 posted on 05/28/2003 5:01:05 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty; Sidebar Moderator
Sidebar Moderator's page is highly underrated.

(highly under? Hmmm)

10 posted on 05/28/2003 5:02:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: sweetliberty
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I've been told that my own homepage is quite good. Come one, come all, and enjoy!
11 posted on 05/28/2003 5:03:09 PM PDT by Long Cut (ORION Naval Aircrewman!)
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To: A&P_Keeps_'em_Flying; ak_rayhoo; ALASKA; Alaskan Exile in Boston; Aleutian Longliner; ...
Ping!
12 posted on 05/28/2003 5:03:49 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
Hey Liberty,

Early last summer I read a few books and one of them (Ann Coulter's) mentioned the FR.com! I have been on-line for a pretty long time (9 years now) but somehow FR.com had never made it to my radar screen. Once I did come here I lurked for a week or two. I finally had to sign up.

My favorite feature was the profiles. I was FReep mailing people because I was so impressed with the things that they had done to personalize their accounts. I literally must have thanked a few dozen people in those early days just because I appreciated their profiles.

I have for most of my life been a reader. I have always appreciated the "letters to the editor" page in magazines, newspapers, and whatever. It is just my thing. I see Fr.com as just that, A fantastic great cyber "letters to the editors" page.

I love your thread here, and thank you for the ping.


13 posted on 05/28/2003 5:05:04 PM PDT by Radix
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To: sweetliberty
Homepages and bookmark lists are overrated.
14 posted on 05/28/2003 5:07:01 PM PDT by William McKinley (You're so vain, you probably think this tagline's about you)
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To: sweetliberty
Here's a link to my modest site:

Future History

It's a Sci-fi site.

15 posted on 05/28/2003 5:07:50 PM PDT by Brett66
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To: sweetliberty
Thanks, for the mention, Sweets. : )

This is a great post! If I can help anyone out....just give me a shout. It's really very simple once you know a few HTML commands.

16 posted on 05/28/2003 5:08:26 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: sweetliberty
I'm one of the guilty ones. I can do much better.

I'll get right on it, sir!

17 posted on 05/28/2003 5:12:18 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: 1tin_soldier; Ahban; AmericanHeroes.com; Arkansas Banana Republican; Arkansawyer; Asphodel; bilh; ..
Ping!
18 posted on 05/28/2003 5:12:24 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Admin Moderator
"Sidebar Moderator's page is highly underrated..."

Not by me!

"Columbia news about to break? Posted by Tooters to Admin Moderator On News/Activism 05/23/2003 9:25 AM EDT #31 of 86
Like your page!"

19 posted on 05/28/2003 5:12:52 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan ("Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.")
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To: sweetliberty
I'm bookmarking this....as you may see by my tiny profile page, I have learned picture posting, thanks to Freeper assistance, but anything else is a struggle!
20 posted on 05/28/2003 5:14:34 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Bumperootus!)
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To: sweetliberty
For those of you who keep meaning to do something with your home page and just haven't gotten around to it, make the effort. Look at it as contributing to the beautification of the neighborhood and making it a pleasant place to be. It really does add another important dimension to the FReeping experience.

Perhaps many believe we're here to debate the facts concerning the present political reality.

Perhaps they wish to present their opinions and have a discussion as to what must be done to preserve our Republic and believe to gratify the nosey, soap opera types who just have to know all the “touchy/feely” aspects of everyone's life detracts from that noble endeavor.

21 posted on 05/28/2003 5:15:14 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: sweetliberty
Someone is itching for a thumper to be planted in her front yard. ;-)
22 posted on 05/28/2003 5:16:01 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Long Cut
The list is by no means exclusive. I couldn't possibly review them all. There are some really nice ones, and you're right. I just looked at your page, and it is quite good. ;-)
23 posted on 05/28/2003 5:16:08 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Long Cut
Not to toot my own horn or anything,

John L. Lewis: "He that tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted.":)

24 posted on 05/28/2003 5:16:49 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Tooters
Thanks. But unless I was reading that wrong, you were complimenting our page, and not Sidebar Moderator's page.

I appreciate the good words, but dagnabit, SM deserves some props too!

25 posted on 05/28/2003 5:16:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: sweetliberty
Any way to make this thread "sticky"? Tia
26 posted on 05/28/2003 5:17:20 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: Radix
Glad you are enjoying it. Thanks for joining in.
27 posted on 05/28/2003 5:17:32 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: tiamat
Crazyglue?
28 posted on 05/28/2003 5:18:41 PM PDT by William McKinley (You wouldn't like Pee Wee Herman's idea)
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To: sweetliberty
Check out this interesting assortment of FReeper home pages, in no particular order:

Feh.


29 posted on 05/28/2003 5:20:56 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Thanks Louie. You're an angel, as always.
30 posted on 05/28/2003 5:21:06 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
Oh no, the gauche-gardai cometh!
31 posted on 05/28/2003 5:22:11 PM PDT by Old Professer
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To: sweetliberty
Thank You for linking my homepage, I sure do appreciate it. One of these days I have to get a photo of my Dad on my homepage, thanks for the reminder :-)

Great post sweetliberty. Thanks to Free Republic, I have learned a lot about HTML, with the assistance of other Freepers and tutorial threads. I still have a lot to learn.

Colleen

32 posted on 05/28/2003 5:22:19 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: sweetliberty
Awwww....thanks.

Your kisses are sweeter than wine. : )

33 posted on 05/28/2003 5:23:12 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: sweetliberty
---got to enjoy this later. Great idea.
34 posted on 05/28/2003 5:24:24 PM PDT by SandyEgo
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To: Drew68
Wow! Who is that?
35 posted on 05/28/2003 5:24:52 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: sweetliberty
FReeper homepages
Thanks, I needed that. I have good intentions, like the road to ****, but have trouble getting the round tuit.
36 posted on 05/28/2003 5:25:16 PM PDT by jrushing
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To: William McKinley
"Homepages and bookmark lists are overrated."

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You have a nice page as well.

37 posted on 05/28/2003 5:25:19 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Long Cut; sweetliberty
Long Cut, are these yours?



38 posted on 05/28/2003 5:25:50 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Hey Long Cut!! How are you? ~~I'm not awake yet!~~)
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To: Paul Atreides
Some guy.
39 posted on 05/28/2003 5:27:35 PM PDT by trick question
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To: sweetliberty
;-)
40 posted on 05/28/2003 5:28:25 PM PDT by William McKinley (You're so vain, you probably think this tagline's about you)
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To: Dog Gone
"I'll get right on it, sir!"

Do I look like a "sir" to you? ;-)
41 posted on 05/28/2003 5:31:36 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
Thanks for the ping!

Your not going to start a Freeperville Web Page owners association to make sure we keep our pages up to date are you?? :-)
42 posted on 05/28/2003 5:32:14 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: 2Jedismom
I was thinking of changing it to all tacky yard art and paint schemes. You know....the kind of stuff neighborhood covenants frown on. :)
43 posted on 05/28/2003 5:33:03 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: sweetliberty
As always, I am confused.

I have many bookmarks under my profile, and I would be very proud to have people read them as I think they represent a valuable resource.

How does this differ from a "homepage" and what are the advantages?

Best regards,

44 posted on 05/28/2003 5:33:32 PM PDT by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: eskimo
Perhaps you haven't reviewed many of the profile pages. Some of them are a wealth of information and resources.
45 posted on 05/28/2003 5:34:53 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Paul Atreides

46 posted on 05/28/2003 5:36:26 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: tiamat
"Any way to make this thread "sticky"?"

I DO hope so. It could be a classic.

47 posted on 05/28/2003 5:37:43 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty

ms feather, thanks you for your recognition.


48 posted on 05/28/2003 5:38:16 PM PDT by Soaring Feather ( ~~I'm not awake yet!~~)
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To: sweetliberty
Interesting you ping me to this thread at this moment. I just read this thread about a half hour ago and have been messing with my homepage and FINALLY put something there (insert Twilight Zone music here).

49 posted on 05/28/2003 5:38:42 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Why not go out on a limb, isn't that where the fruit is?)
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To: Paul Atreides
"She" was a "he"....oh, maybe not the girl in the picture, but the poster it was supposed to be was a guy.
50 posted on 05/28/2003 5:39:56 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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