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Posted on 07/14/2003 3:40:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Do NOT post ads, offers, solicitations or links to pages for the purpose of selling or offering merchandise, t-shirts, bumperstickers, coffee mugs, pens, pins, stamps, books, mousepads, stocks, bonds, gold, guns, etc., etc., etc.

FR was not intended as a commercial site or for merchandising your products. Do in on eBay or elsewhere.

Thank you.


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1 posted on 07/14/2003 3:40:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Spoilsport! ;-)
2 posted on 07/14/2003 3:41:46 PM PDT by RoughDobermann
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To: Jim Robinson
Serious question, what about books authored by freepers ?
3 posted on 07/14/2003 3:42:35 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: All
SHOW ME THE MONEY !!!


4 posted on 07/14/2003 3:43:49 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Centurion2000
I told them they could post reviews and announcements about their books and a link to their websites, but not to post ads, attempts to sell them and not to spam them.
5 posted on 07/14/2003 3:44:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Free to the next 10 people who pledge, a free video of Bill Moyers's "The Power of Myth"...

Oops, sorry...I thought this was a PBS pledge drive. Speaking of pledge drives, please do what you can for FR. (hint, hint)

6 posted on 07/14/2003 3:44:20 PM PDT by Drango (Just 5 a day will end pledge drives on FreeRepublic.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sounds like a plan .... there are a lot of good books authored here.
7 posted on 07/14/2003 3:45:06 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: Jim Robinson
I wasn't aware we had a plague of this. I'd only seen references to things like cafepress for artwork that Registered has done. Or if someone asks where to buy such and such, somebody furnishes a link. Is that the kind of thing you mean?
8 posted on 07/14/2003 3:45:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Jim Robinson
Boooo! 0Cents does some good stuff...
9 posted on 07/14/2003 3:45:44 PM PDT by smith288 (We are but a moon, reflecting the light of the Son.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Which means that this thread should be pulled, right?

-Jay

10 posted on 07/14/2003 3:46:23 PM PDT by Jay D. Dyson (Threaten me? That's life. Threaten my loved ones? That's death.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I wonder if the Toddler is going to call you a socialist and a nazi for that?
11 posted on 07/14/2003 3:46:42 PM PDT by Houmatt (And if she asks you why you can tell her that I told you that I long, for sulfur in the air.........)
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To: Jim Robinson
What if someone asks where to get something.

We were discussing some of the finer vehicle crash protection decals and often the question arises: Where can I get one of those?
12 posted on 07/14/2003 3:47:36 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Does that include charity solicitations?
13 posted on 07/14/2003 3:50:32 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: CyberCowboy777; Jim Robinson
Logically speaking (if you can believe that!!),
posting specifically for solicitation for purchase is different then offering advice in the middle of a thread as to availability of a product related to the subject of the thread.

I tink. But, I'm not JimRob. :-)

What say you Jim?
14 posted on 07/14/2003 3:53:24 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I think we should have some kind of ranking system here...

Tenure, number of posts and maybe some losely applied ratings (members rate each other) system would established to see who is a nuisance or not.
15 posted on 07/14/2003 3:53:32 PM PDT by smith288 (We are but a moon, reflecting the light of the Son.)
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To: Jim Robinson
BTT. Fortunately, I'm not trying to sell anything, nosiree. I'm from Nigeria, you see, and I'm a former government official with access to a secret bank account...
16 posted on 07/14/2003 3:57:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson
Does this mean I can't post the directions to my yard sale?

J/K!

17 posted on 07/14/2003 3:57:47 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm selling my body. Can I still do that?
18 posted on 07/14/2003 3:59:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (PROUDLY POSTING WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE SINCE 1999!)
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To: JoeSixPack1
Do not advertise, or attempt to sell or solicit. It's plain enough. Should need no further explainations. Every day one or more newbies gets nuked for this. Links to cafepress, ebay, et al, for the purposes of offering merchandise for sale are not welcome here. If we allowed this, we'd be wall-to-wall spam for t-shirts, books, stamps, coffee mugs, etc.


19 posted on 07/14/2003 4:00:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)
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To: smith288
Tenure, number of posts and maybe some losely applied ratings (members rate each other) system would established to see who is a nuisance or not.

I can't speak for Jim, but that's never stopped me from posting befor. It's NOT a nuisance thing. It's a liablity thing. FR holds it's self out as a non-commercial site. This came up in the law suit from the LA Times/ Wash Post.

We geed good Karma points in a court of law if we truly are non-commercial...

20 posted on 07/14/2003 4:00:30 PM PDT by Drango (Just 5 a day will end pledge drives on FreeRepublic.)
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To: Jim Robinson
taglines off limits?
21 posted on 07/14/2003 4:01:16 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write 'damnation' with your fingers." C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Support Free Republic
It is utterly TOO FUNNY that you post THAT particular fundraiser blurb on THIS thread... LOL!
22 posted on 07/14/2003 4:01:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (PROUDLY POSTING WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE SINCE 1999!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I think your criteria are quite sensible.

Don't know if it would help or not . . . but how about whatever committee of your approved old timers &/or you if you want to bother--vetting whatever few you cared to consider and putting them at a page reached through FR's home page. Just keep them out of the threads entirely except for a line or 2 invitation to check that page for a new entry.
23 posted on 07/14/2003 4:04:04 PM PDT by Quix (LIVE THREAD NOW STARTED. UFO special Tues eve & share opinions)
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To: rwfromkansas
Ads in taglines are off limits.
24 posted on 07/14/2003 4:04:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)
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To: Jim Robinson
How about adding that caveat to the "please no profanity etc." warning that comes up when somebody posts. The profanity warning, I am well aware, is honored much more in the breach than in the observance.
25 posted on 07/14/2003 4:04:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Jim Robinson
Do not advertise, or attempt to sell or solicit.

It seems simple enough to me.

26 posted on 07/14/2003 4:08:33 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Lazamataz
In pieces or in one lump ...??
27 posted on 07/14/2003 4:12:02 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks. I think you are likely right...if allowed, this place would be overrun with stuff.

Have a good evening.
28 posted on 07/14/2003 4:13:34 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write 'damnation' with your fingers." C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: CyberAnt
In pieces or in one lump ...??

One lumpy piece.

29 posted on 07/14/2003 4:18:02 PM PDT by Lazamataz (PROUDLY POSTING WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE SINCE 1999!)
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To: Drango
It is non profit... Jim makes nothing off someone trying to sell something... Unless Jim is making a profit, I dont see how he could be held liable... (dont get me into RIAA lawsuits however)
30 posted on 07/14/2003 4:18:07 PM PDT by smith288 (We are but a moon, reflecting the light of the Son.)
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To: Jim Robinson
How about bloggers putting their web addresses in tag lines? Ban those too, I say. Maybe on the profile page, but not in a post or tag line.
31 posted on 07/14/2003 4:20:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (You can have no better friend and no worse enemy than a US Marine.)
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To: clintonh8r
How is blogging trying to make a buck?
32 posted on 07/14/2003 4:21:39 PM PDT by smith288 (We are but a moon, reflecting the light of the Son.)
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To: Lazamataz
One lumpy piece.

How much are you offering for someone to take it?

33 posted on 07/14/2003 4:21:58 PM PDT by michigander
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To: Lazamataz
ROTFLOL! I spit all over my screen!
34 posted on 07/14/2003 4:23:26 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: clintonh8r
I agree!
35 posted on 07/14/2003 4:24:14 PM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: CyberCowboy777
I believe everyone on FR could ask a question to only be answered on private FR email only.......

Not on a FR Reply Post to be seen by all unsolicitated.......

Obviously there are many free Web Image and Audio storage sites and free HTML Help WebSites that benefit all on FR but do do solicite business ads for profit........

I know that I myself have benefitted from some of those free Web Storage services after I had trouble with two that would not post and securely keep my posted images in view of all that read the threads........

Such as Tripod stored images can disappear and leave an annoying "RED-X BOX" where you posted your image, yet Angelfire stored images work just "peachy", don't they Slick?

(sorry, I just could not help myself)

I also found by using free URL "downsizers" like TinyURL.Com helps with many Audio URLs that seem hard to get to work from several FreeSource WebSites; after using them, I seem to have a quicker, shorter, bulletproof Audio URL.

One example I just made up:

http://tinyurl.com/gxff

(You may have heard it before)

This FR "Post Page":

http://tinyurl.com/gxig

Purty ol' "peachy"!

It works wonders on those BellLabs "Text-to-Speech" page long URLs -

Cuts all URLs down to just 23 characters, even from 500 characters down to 23........

BONUS:

You only need to remember the last 4 characters and/or note them in your notebooks or WebPage storage with the .jpg, .gif or .mid, .wav, .au File Name

Gotta ride:

http://tinyurl.com/gxjc

(Was 51 characters, now is only 23!)
36 posted on 07/14/2003 4:25:39 PM PDT by autoresponder (. . . . SOME CAN*T HANDLE THE TRUTH . . . THE NYT ESPECIALLY!)
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To: smith288
It is non profit... Jim makes nothing off someone trying to sell something... Unless Jim is making a profit, I dont see how he could be held liable...

I think the argument is more along the lines that if Jim were to allow "ads" from say the Republican Hat Club, or t-shirts from "Concerned Women for America", or the "Book of the Month" from the Heritage Foundation, that there would be a linkage. That FR was a tool or a shill for a select cause, even if that cause is non-profit.

Finally, a blanket "no solicitation" clause is much easier to administer. No group can claim they are being treated different from another group.

37 posted on 07/14/2003 4:27:58 PM PDT by Drango (Just 5 a day will end pledge drives on FreeRepublic.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...adding that caveat to the "please no profanity etc." warning

Uh oh.

'Profanity' is classified as the really, really really bad words, right?


(I sort of favor the word "damn"...Is that a yes or no?)

:*)
38 posted on 07/14/2003 4:28:34 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (Posting at the SuperSonic Speed of Light...Since 2002-05-19)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm selling my body. Can I still do that?

You MAY. Whether you can is open to question. lol

39 posted on 07/14/2003 4:29:04 PM PDT by jammer (Nasa knows why Columbia crashed. Now all they need to figure out is why they still exist)
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To: Drango
You are right...I was just debating the "Jim held liable" which I do not think he would regardless of how many hits came from FR.
40 posted on 07/14/2003 4:29:04 PM PDT by smith288 (We are but a moon, reflecting the light of the Son.)
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To: Jim Robinson
You mean I can't get rid of an autographed copy of hillary's book here?
I was counting on this sale to put me through my golden years!
41 posted on 07/14/2003 4:30:27 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: The Brush
I believe that would put you in debt pal
42 posted on 07/14/2003 4:32:40 PM PDT by smith288 (We are but a moon, reflecting the light of the Son.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Bingo.

You ought to change the title of the thread to "post your stupid-assed questions here. Can't people use their judgement and figure things out for themselves?

43 posted on 07/14/2003 4:34:32 PM PDT by AAABEST (www.cataction.com)
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To: autoresponder
WHOOPS!

N/G on that FR Post URL

It is protected (as it should be from member &/or password bypassing by DUers, Etc)

Jim Robinson is way ahead of my noggin today; I shoulda known

Coffee transfusion, Quick!

44 posted on 07/14/2003 4:35:48 PM PDT by autoresponder (. . . . SOME CAN*T HANDLE THE TRUTH . . . THE NYT ESPECIALLY!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ads in taglines are off limits.

Great idea!
45 posted on 07/14/2003 4:36:59 PM PDT by adam_az (This space for rent.)
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To: AAABEST
Can't people use their judgement and figure things out for themselves?

Hey, didn't I see you "outted" (sp?) as a member of the Democratic Party earlier?
J

46 posted on 07/14/2003 4:38:32 PM PDT by michigander
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Dude, the charity threads are the worst of all. Jim used to put up with it.

Worst thing is that some are rip-offs and FR "customers" don't appreciate being solicited when they're FReeping, I know I don't. Bad for biz.
47 posted on 07/14/2003 4:38:32 PM PDT by AAABEST (www.cataction.com)
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Darn!

And just when I had this brand new and completely revolutonary idea to sell viagra and breast enlargement pills on the internet!

48 posted on 07/14/2003 4:39:16 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (BREAKING: Supreme Court Finds Right to Sodomy, Sammy & Frodo elated.)
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To: Lazamataz

Okay, but make sure any non-citizens who do the same post under "Foreign Affairs"

49 posted on 07/14/2003 4:41:16 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (BREAKING: Supreme Court Finds Right to Sodomy, Sammy & Frodo elated.)
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To: michigander
Hehe. Yeah! After all these years getting past experienced FReepers and beefing up my cover by going to all those FReeps, some n00b comes along blows my cover revealing my true party affiliation.

Boy was he good.
50 posted on 07/14/2003 4:41:41 PM PDT by AAABEST (www.cataction.com)
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