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Vanity Post on Vanity Posts, Duplicate Posts, Trash Posts, Commie Propaganda, etc., Vol V, No. 1
Free Republic ^ | 1/26/02 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/28/2002 9:45:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator

Way too many vanity threads lately. And way too much trash being posted. Please try to stay on topic (politics). Also, please do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting. This will reduce the number of duplicates. And, along these same lines, please use the original titles on your article posts. Do NOT edit the titles. Do NOT use "My Title" titles. This will also help to reduce the number of duplicates.

And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free Republic was intended to be a socialist free zone. We've gone to a heck of a lot of trouble to make it that way. Why in the world would you think we would be interested in having their trash posted here?

And QUIT trashing each other. You know who you are. Knock it off! Way too many flamewars and feuds going on. And, while I'm thinking about it, QUIT trashing our conservative candidates. If you want to criticize someone's position on some policy, have at it. But do not trash or smear the man. That would include Browne, Buchanan, Bush, Keyes, et al, or whomever else may be your favorite trashee (examples listed in alphabetical sequence). The idea is to get more conservatives elected, not to trash the ones you don't like. If you want to trash someone, make it a Democrat. Thank you.

And QUIT dredging up old communist propaganda to smear our conservatives. Sheesh! Whatever else you may think about our guys, they did not hijack airliners full of people and crash them into buildings. No, my friends, not even the dreaded CIA. Anyone who would believe (or even suspect) that crap is no FReeper. I've been pulling this crap whenever I see it and several people have been banned for continuing to post it. I do not want it on Free Republic. Any current FR poster who believes this leftist propaganda, please logoff immediately, send me your resignation via email, and I will delete your account.

Thanks,

Jim


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This thread here has the original discussion of this matter.
1 posted on 01/28/2002 9:45:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator
And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free Republic was intended to be a socialist free zone. We've gone to a heck of a lot of trouble to make it that way. Why in the world would you think we would be interested in having their trash posted here?

Thank you. I am so sick of us giving them credibility by the constant "Look what they are saying on DU" threads.

2 posted on 01/28/2002 9:48:18 AM PST by Rodney King
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To: Admin Moderator
Hey! Doesn't this post violate the rules outlined within this post??? (/sarcasm)
:o)
3 posted on 01/28/2002 9:48:24 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Admin Moderator
Thanks for re-posting this.
Seems like a lot of FReepers either missed this or don't understand what Jim is saying.
4 posted on 01/28/2002 9:50:01 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Admin Moderator
Did excessive vanities crash the system for two hours?
5 posted on 01/28/2002 9:50:14 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Admin Moderator
sheeesh....

member since September 3rd, 2001

6 posted on 01/28/2002 9:50:26 AM PST by rface
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To: rface
ROFL! A newbie. . .
7 posted on 01/28/2002 9:51:55 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: ken5050
The vanity acceptance chip had to be recalibrated.
8 posted on 01/28/2002 9:52:16 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Admin Moderator
Just as long as we are still allowed to strongly criticize Bill and Hillary, I'll be happy.
9 posted on 01/28/2002 9:52:16 AM PST by Mark
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To: Admin Moderator
do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting

Don't you think that would happen a lot more if the Post Article page had the admonition (and, maybe the tools to do the search) in bold, red lettering at the top of the page?

10 posted on 01/28/2002 9:52:54 AM PST by newgeezer
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To: Admin Moderator
I'm still trying to find where he addressed removing all humorous threads.
11 posted on 01/28/2002 9:53:06 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Admin Moderator
Thank you, sir. We were about to give up on this website with all the personal attacks and cursing. We can all disagree without being disagreeable, using profanity and or personally attacking each other.
12 posted on 01/28/2002 9:53:14 AM PST by kellynla
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To: Admin Moderator
Can I still post Monty Python's "Henry Kissinger" song under "Breaking News"? Because it is pretty good...
13 posted on 01/28/2002 9:53:47 AM PST by jrherreid
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To: Admin Moderator
And QUIT trashing each other. You know who you are. Knock it off! Way too many flamewars and feuds going on.

link 5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary attack the messenger ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as "kooks", "right-wing", "liberal", "left-wing", "terrorists", "conspiracy buffs", "radicals", "militia", "racists", "religious fanatics", "sexual deviates", and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues.

14 posted on 01/28/2002 9:53:53 AM PST by jmp702
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To: Admin Moderator
Posting etiquette bump
15 posted on 01/28/2002 9:54:24 AM PST by Rain-maker
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To: Texaggie79
Its probably covered under "Trash" posts.
16 posted on 01/28/2002 9:55:05 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Admin Moderator
Vanities are great. There have been some absolute beauties.

My favorite is "Help!! I can't access Drudge. What's going on?"

Superb. We ignore this wisdom at our peril.

17 posted on 01/28/2002 9:55:32 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: Admin Moderator
No hablo ingles.
18 posted on 01/28/2002 9:55:58 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Rebelbase
So are we removing the "humor" section?
19 posted on 01/28/2002 9:56:05 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Sir Gawain
LOL!
20 posted on 01/28/2002 9:56:45 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Admin Moderator
"I don't know how to define 'off-topic,' but I'll know it when I see it."

There was a LOT of griping on the previous thread, and a lot of seemed to relate to what is defined by "off-topic," and what tortures should be visited upon those who would promote such things.

Good luck, kind Moderator...you'll need it. Leave the humorous stuff if you can: We need to vent some steam once in a while.

21 posted on 01/28/2002 9:57:06 AM PST by Cyber Liberty
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To: kellynla
What the [fudge]? We aren't allowed to post any more profanity? [Shoot]! Why the [heck] not? It's not like we're [freakin'] kids here. We should be able to post whatever kind of [shinola] we want.
22 posted on 01/28/2002 9:57:33 AM PST by jrherreid
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To: Admin Moderator
Behold the power of the Big Cheese.

Thanks Jim, for an important reminder.

23 posted on 01/28/2002 9:57:37 AM PST by Ward Smythe
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To: Admin Moderator
This is Jim's site and he sets the rules. I realize that and I do try to abide by them.

Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown

24 posted on 01/28/2002 9:58:12 AM PST by harpseal
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To: Mark
Just as long as we are still allowed to strongly criticize Bill and Hillary, I'll be happy.

I concur on that note. That should be a given.

But I agree; there are way too many duplicate posts.

25 posted on 01/28/2002 9:58:18 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Texaggie79
I don't know, but several posters here have definitely lost their humor, come to think of it several never had any to begin with.
26 posted on 01/28/2002 9:58:45 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Admin Moderator
I missed it the first time, but am I glad you posted it! I have been sick and tired of people telling us to go to RAT sites to read. This is great!
27 posted on 01/28/2002 9:59:28 AM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Sir Gawain
No hablo ingles

que?

28 posted on 01/28/2002 10:00:17 AM PST by clintonh8r
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To: Admin Moderator
Let me add one thing:

I see alot of duplicate replies in the threads lately. Just so you all know...HIT THE POST BUTTON ONLY ONE TIME.

29 posted on 01/28/2002 10:00:31 AM PST by francisandbeans
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To: Admin Moderator
Let me add one thing:

I see alot of duplicate replies in the threads lately. Just so you all know...HIT THE POST BUTTON ONLY ONE TIME.

30 posted on 01/28/2002 10:00:52 AM PST by francisandbeans
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To: Admin Moderator
And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout).

I guess that means nothing more from the NYTimes.

31 posted on 01/28/2002 10:01:55 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: Texaggie79
Texaggie79
32 posted on 01/28/2002 10:02:47 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Texaggie79; redbloodedamerican
Humorous threads? Like that leisure suit that Redbloodedamerican has? The plaid one with the big butterfly collar???
33 posted on 01/28/2002 10:03:23 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: francisandbeans
LOL!!
34 posted on 01/28/2002 10:03:25 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Sir Gawain
When did you quit being sirgawain and become Sir Gawain? Were you knighted by Ted Nugent?
35 posted on 01/28/2002 10:03:38 AM PST by francisandbeans
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To: francisandbeans
Peter Frampton.
36 posted on 01/28/2002 10:04:11 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Admin Moderator
And, while I'm thinking about it, QUIT trashing our conservative candidates. If you want to criticize someone's position on some policy, have at it. But do not trash or smear the man. That would include Browne, Buchanan, Bush, Keyes, et al, or whomever else may be your favorite trashee...

Can't tell you how much I appreciate this statement Jim.  I have always felt that issues were fair game, but some of the attacks are savage and lack basis in fact.

37 posted on 01/28/2002 10:04:26 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Sir Gawain
I do.

Feel like you do.

Please welcome Sir Francis & his pimp "Beans"

38 posted on 01/28/2002 10:05:18 AM PST by francisandbeans
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To: jrherreid
You might be suprised to know how many teenagers and younger are registered Freepers. Profanity is never necessary or desirable.

Of course I grew up in a society 180 degrees from todays where you NEVER heard profanity in mixed company.

39 posted on 01/28/2002 10:06:53 AM PST by dalereed
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To: harpseal ; Poohbah ; Travis McGee ; Mississippi Man ; Long Cut ; Pocat ; SLB
I'm getting scared, two trips to the wood shed in one week and they/we/us /me /you/I still don't get it !?!?!?

JR will get really pissed IMHO and pull the plug on this great place if disruptors from within aren't careful. It's all about respect, disagree to disagree and move on......heck I even get along with Poohbah :o) ......so theres no reason anyone here can't get along with the exception of Illbay maybe.....somethings just aren't possible.

Stay Safe

40 posted on 01/28/2002 10:07:08 AM PST by Squantos
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To: Admin Moderator
I hope this hasn't been mentioned on the other thread, but what about all these threads bashing Lincoln and supporting the CSA?

That seems to me a class of vanity we could easily do without.

Walt

42 posted on 01/28/2002 10:08:08 AM PST by WhiskeyPapa
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To: all
That's all well and good, but can anyone point me to last nights thread about what/when/how members of the press new about Enron's failings and their liabilty for covering up said info..
43 posted on 01/28/2002 10:09:37 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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RINO's are still fair game...right?
44 posted on 01/28/2002 10:10:07 AM PST by alphadog
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To: dalereed
I was kidding. Little bit of humor.
45 posted on 01/28/2002 10:10:16 AM PST by jrherreid
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So, is there any chance of these guidelines being applied CONSISTENTLY in the future? I didn't think so.
46 posted on 01/28/2002 10:11:04 AM PST by Sloth
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To: Sir Gawain
Not again!
47 posted on 01/28/2002 10:11:22 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: WhiskeyPapa
For crying out loud, Walt, why don't we just re-write history?
48 posted on 01/28/2002 10:11:42 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Admin Moderator
I did notice that on the original thread that there were FReepers complaining about daliy "chat" threads
like the Daily Dose, America the Right Way, The Guild, The USO Canteen etc.
Last I read Jim and John were going to add new chat forums,
not discourage people from having friendly discussions that include conservative view points.
Next thing you know some FReepers will be complaining about Radio Free Republic
because Hosts and Callers don't stay on topic 100%
49 posted on 01/28/2002 10:13:10 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Cyber Liberty
Leave the humorous stuff if you can: We need to vent some steam once in a while.

Seconded on the humor. Life's pretty crappy when you live in NJ.

50 posted on 01/28/2002 10:13:57 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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